Michael Rogan is up to his old tricks. This time he has gone after the Ice Bear Maddog, a Honda Ruckus clone that has been spotted terrorizing the US streets for the last year or so.
His first priority was performance. By upgrading the ignition system with our NCY CDI, Direct Ignition Coil and Performance GY6 Regulator, he was able to squeeze a little more fire out of this beast’s belly. He also added the NCY GY6 Performance Exhaust for a freer-flowing throatiness and the NCY Decompression Tube, for good measure. All of this was topped off with a Scooterworks Performance Air Filter.
He then went after the handling, to better tame the beast he’d built. He replaced the stock tires with Vee Rubber Sport shoes and replaced the grips, bars and clamp with NCY-goodness for a more comfortable feel and a better look. Rogan decided to keep the stock ride height so the rider can lay the bike down on sharp turns and hop over speed bumps without bottoming out.
When we last spoke with Rogan, he summed it all up for us;
What I made was a practical custom that is meant to be ridden while still looking as if it runs off robot blood.
Robot blood indeed, Mr. Rogan. Robot blood indeed.
Follow Mike’s latest projects at www.rogan.info.
Ever wonder what your 50cc 4T could be capable of? Ever wind up with a one-off orange Bintelli and spend a couple weeks turning it into a 150cc dragon slayer? Well, Mike Rogan, of Rogan Scooters, did. He combined his years of custom building, a wish list of NCY parts from Scooterworks, and a touch of Irish charm to crank out an awesome scoot.
After all of his modifications, this little 50 that could barely crack 35mph can now hit 60 with ease. There is still plenty of room to go, as he hasn’t gotten crazy and added a big bore cylinder and head yet. Mike didn’t overhaul the body panels of the Breeze, but he did make improvements throughout that dramatically change the lines of the bike. The GY6 swap gave him a mild 2.5” stretch. He swapped out the stock 3×10 tires for larger Vee Rubber ones (3.5×10 in the front and 100/80×10 in the rear), giving it a more aggressive look. And the custom CVT cover and black exhaust pipe add a general air of badassery.
These are just five of the parts from Scooterworks USA that Mike used to build this bad mamma jamma:
1. Scooterworks Racing 45°, 45mm Air Filter (part #1300-1112)
2. NCY Oil Decompression Tube (part# 1100-1282)
3. NCY Turbo Fan (part #1100-1258)
4. NCY GY6 50 Exhaust (part# 0500-1031)
5. Vee Rubber 100/80 x 10″ tire (part# 0600-0037)
Some of the modifications Mike had to apply are beyond the novice level, like fabricating engine mounts and welding them to the frame. He also modified the 50cc exhaust bracket to fit the 150cc engine This is why it pays to stay on your local builder’s good side. Either way, just don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t grow up to be a badass orange scooter that goes by the name ‘Crush’.
There’s a lot you can do to improve the look and performance to your scooter, and we’re here to help things get out of hand.