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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:26 pm 
hey all,

Just picked up an 09 with 2000 miles for a good deal here in Texas. The ruck is my first scoot and it has awesome potential. After i picked it up i checked the oil and coolant levels and rode it as is for about 30 miles by riding it around my neighborhood. This area is mostly hills and about 1/3 to 1/2 mile long stretches with very few level areas long enough to build up speed. i figure i could take a laymans attempt at a scientific approach to my build and its performance advances. For now if you are interested in mods and custumized gear, please read this thread in about a year. If your a "new to rucks but broke ass" like me, this might be more up to your reading.

My first run on this scoot to measure performance was after a 3 minute warm up while on the stand. I noticed the rear wheel spends on its own but not enough to cause motion when idling ready to ride. This run was about 1/2 mile long and up a very small incline the whole length. I used a garmin nuvi 205 to verify speeds. I was able to hit 24 mph up this incline. I rode the scoot around for a few miles and again went up this hill. It this time hit 31 mph. This is where it stayed for a few more rides and a few more days.
Did some research pulled the plug and decided to leave it in. I changed the oil to mobil 1 synthetic and the gear oil was changed to mobil 1 for gears.This night after a 3 min warm up i went at the incline. i was able to get to 29 mph. After i rode it a few miles i went at it again and was able to get up to 35. this is where it stayed.

Found the B&S airfilter at the depot and threw it in. After a 3 minute warm up the garmin showed 30 at the top of the hill and 37 after a few miles of warm up riding.

I have absolutely no mods or a jet kit, i am 5'10 and weigh 217 lbs. I plan on throwing in a gy6. my first mods will probably be front disk brakes and a better rear shock. no need to post a pic at the moment though.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:52 pm 
Where in texas? Check in "rides and meets" "Central" section for rides. Congrats on the purchase. :banger:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:17 pm 
Where ya at? That area sounds like south Dallas where I am, same kind of terrain. I tried mobile one at first and saw no difference in performance so I tried Royal Purple oil and it definitely gave me a little more top end. Also a good trick I found was to over inflate your tires. I'm the same size as you and I got better speeds with 40ish psi in the tires.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:06 pm 
Im in San Antonio.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:07 am 
im a dufus and on a budget so i do lamo mods. i first moved my rear indicators into a verticle stance from the floorboard. these indicators were just drilled into and bolted into the floorboard between the frame rails. looked funny but better than the stock bracket fo sho! the tail light was just bracketed into the seat with some self tapping screws. Now im moving the rear indicators to the seat frame rear support and they will be internally located again. front indicators were gonna be replaced and mounted on the handle bars were the mirrors attatched to the controls. but thought nah. just shaved them down and attatched them to the reflector nut.

oh shit this is gonna keep me broke.

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 6:54 am 
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if you click on the pic itll show a few other pics. the button is for a garage door opener under the bb

simply stock for now.

i cut the rear light bracket with a dremel tool and 10 walmart reinforced dremel cutting bits and a little bondo. I plan on using a metalized olive paint and a few other hints and accents. pics will follow but not anytime soon.

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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 12:30 pm 
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Call it ghetto. Call it im a broke ass with 2 kids. What ever. this is exactly $2 worth of hardware


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this is showing the addition of the additional $1.12.


For $6 bones i have some temp pegs until i find ones i like.

Im also gonna take the stock handle bars to a welder up the street have them cut to add some style of bar and reuse the stock neck.

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I bought a led kit for a friend and this was the test button. wired to the back of the board in my garage door opener. the garage door opener is looped over a bundle if wires with a zip tie.

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a better view of the chooped indicators

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 10:49 pm 
Nice job with all your DIY mods, I just got mine used a week ago, I will deff try out those fluid changes and air cleaner change. There are 4 of us that hangout and work on our Ruckus' at our friends garage and he has done everything DIY on the CHEAP, even stretched his 8 inches for less then $10 of metal. We plan to head out and jam around town Sunday evening/night if you want to meet up with us. Give me a call: 210-724-0807

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:10 pm 
got bored and cut the front fender then turned it around.
I taped and cut using a dremel. I am going to use hose clamps but i didnt have any on hand. zip ties for now.

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im gonna sand the fender down to make it smoother along the cut line

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i have an honda elite 80 drive train available to me. any reason to use this motor over a gy6?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:03 am 
so i decided on a GY6. i think ill pick one up from a vendor as opposed to buying used or ebayed. hoping not to spend more than 500 bucks. i am pretty sure that i found inspiration for my ruck in my front yard. a color close to this little guy with killer scooter 6 spoke rims. thatll be a good start.

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so far looks cool.. lil DIY stuff is what i like.. and cant wait to see the finished pics when you do something with the praying mantis theme..

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