Our motto says it all: "We would like to ride in zoomer which is not easily defeated by anyone."

Members Rides Members Rides   TR Ride of the Month TR ROTM   * Ride Utility   Scoot TV Scoot TV   Support TR buy a shirt! TR Store * Login * Register
* FAQ 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message


Posts: 2
Gender: Dude
Parking lot mechanic
 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.

- New oil and checked everything over, figure out how it all works.

- Removed the rear rack

- 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.

- 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.

- Removed front and rear indicators, ordered flush mount ones that are on their way.

- Chopped down the rear guard

- JDM homer decal +1HP

- 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

Last edited by gabeayres on Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.


Shot Caller
Shot Caller
User avatar
Years on TRYears on TR

Posts: 1413
Location: Texas
Gender: Dude
Garage mechanic
2011 TR Donor
 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!


Build thread: Backtop Thunder

Papa Smurf says it's drafty in here and those damn kids still won't get off his lawn. :smile:

Tanuki wrote:
I didn't say that, yet

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]

Check out who is online and not out riding.

Rucksters browsing this forum: No rucksters and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Copyright Owners: click here to report copyright infringement

Technophobes: click here if you are having issues registering or logging in

TotalRuckus.com 2005-2015 (That’s 10 F’ing years!) - All Rights Reserved --- Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group