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 Post subject: shock mount issues
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:52 am 
i had a shock mount made for my ruckus and have noticed i could feel the shock mount hitting the frame so i took a closer look and this is what i saw
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this is the shock mount i had made
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what should i do? what caused this?

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 Post subject: Re: shock mount issues
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:23 am 
Looks like a flimsy mount to me. I would yell at the person that made it for you :wasted: It's always better to get things right the first time by buying things that are known to work rather than getting one made for your scooter, unless the person making it is amazing at what they do.
Look into other shock mounts. I just bought one from composimo, they're prob the best option for low price. BATMAN also sells one.

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 Post subject: Re: shock mount issues
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:27 am 
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if this is your ruckus.. Id say..
Your using too long of shock arm with a GY6 sock.
Either go with a RUCKUS shock, or shorten your shock arm
The angle of the shock should not be so UP/DOWN more more of a angle..

Its a guess... thas all that i can see that looks differ on yours then everyone else's...


here is the shock arm I made...

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My shock is at more of an angle then most... but still thats what youd prob want to do.
(my shock is off a GY6).

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 Post subject: Re: shock mount issues
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:33 am 
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here is the shock arm I made...
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My shock is at more of an angle then most... but still thats what youd prob want to do.
(my shock is off a GY6).


I have that same helmet in the background lol.

Here is a link to the composimo shock mount. I'm about to install mine today after work.
Shorty Shock Mount

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 Post subject: Re: shock mount issues
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:34 pm 
took the ruck apart and gave the frame to someone to get welded and to strengthen the shock mount tabs on the frame. now either have to make a new mount or buy one

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 Post subject: Re: shock mount issues
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:41 pm 
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i got the shock mount in and put it on. it wouldn't fit where the original shock was mounted (the rear hole) so i moved the shock to the forward mount. is this ok to do? also it doesn't give much clearance for the rear fender on that mount location. is there an extension or something that could be got to make the shock fit in the rear location?

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 Post subject: Re: shock mount issues
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:05 pm 
i have never seen someone use the REAR shock mount hole before..
Looking at your motor mount. Yours hangs down VERYfar...

dang man... almost like you need to change out that mount :(

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 Post subject: Re: shock mount issues
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:49 pm 
Brandonryan wrote:
i have never seen someone use the REAR shock mount hole before..
Looking at your motor mount. Yours hangs down VERYfar...

dang man... almost like you need to change out that mount :(


the donor had it in the rear hole so i never changed it
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i think its the angle of the pic
the bottom of the cvt cover where the variator is, is 8" off the ground

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:55 pm 
yeah thats how my donor scooter came also. I'm positive you'll need to run the shock at the forward location.
I'm looking at the distance between the rear frame and the rear wheel that not right.

Here is a video of my other GY6 ruckus. with a $150 used BUM mount..



Seeing how long your points are on that rear frame.. It needs to be sucked up closer to that rear frame.. (well.. thats just a guess)...
mojo does sell a nice cheap weld on mount for like $80..
You seem like a DIY kinda person, so maybe think about buying one of his mounts.. Replicate it yourself (keep the replicated version for you)
and then re-sell the unused mojo mount for 90% of what you paid...

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 Post subject: Re: shock mount issues
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:29 pm 
don't really want to cut the mount off, that would be a major last resort. i put the stock GET shock on and it fit just fine. (would be better if it was a bit longer) do you know of any shocks that are skinny but longer than the stock GET one?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:32 pm 
Fastace are fairly skinny compared to some.

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 Post subject: Re: shock mount issues
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:35 pm 
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i used the old shock mount to make an extension so i could use a stock gy6 13" shock. any thoughts?

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