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 Post subject: Honda Today AF61 Build Down Under
PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:25 am 
Hi all,

New to the forum. Been hanging around for a while, fantasising over a ruckus build of my own. Unfortunately, the ruckus wasn't released in Australia and they are import only, making them rare and expensive.

So to get myself into the hobby, I bought myself a $400 Honda Today AF61 50cc in average condition to modify and sink my teeth into.

Trying to do as much modifying as I can and keep purchasing to a minimum as I put money away for a Ruckus.

Picked it up and ripped into it straight away, looked something like this when I picked it up.
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- New oil and checked everything over, figure out how it all works.

- Removed the rear rack
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- Removed and bent the mirrors and mounted them below the handlebars. Have some bar end mounted ones coming that I may use on this bike.

- Low mounted the speedometer, and shortened the speedo cable.
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- Removed the front guard, looking for a plain simple fork mount one if anyone know of one that may suit. If not I'll make one.

- Patched a tear in the seat.
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- Removed front and rear indicators, ordered flush mount ones that are on their way.
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- Chopped down the rear guard
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- JDM homer decal +1HP
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- Removed the headlight, found a Ruckus assembly for 50 bucks delivered. Will grind off the old mounting tabs once I confirm it fits/looks decent

- Ordered a new exhaust for 35 bucks delivered from Webike japans ebay, meant to fit a dio but should fit mine too.

To do -
- Paint front cover (keeping the drift stitching though)
- Paint wheels (gloss black)
- New belt, Kitaco kevlar coming.
- Probably new drum shoes


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 Post subject: Re: Honda Today AF61 Build Down Under
PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:21 pm 
when I lived in Melbourne I don't remember seeing alot of Honda anything. I saw Toyota's and Holden's, which were just GM's made in Australia.

Seemed to me there wasn't alot of Honda imports from Japan. Good luck on your Ruck!

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