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 Post subject: bEE's Ruckus Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 10:00 pm 
Bought my first Ruckus on April 11 2014. Its a 2014 Honda Ruckus with .4KM on the odo.

This thread will track the progress of my personal customizations to my ride!

Here are a few pictures when I picked her up at the dealership and when I got it home!

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 10:05 pm 
First order of business, lowering those front turn signals and putting some more streamlined aftermarket ones on where the reflectors were...

I also ground off the rabbit ears that mounted the turn signals.

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 10:12 pm 
Goodbye duckbill fender, hello bar-end mirrors!

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 10:16 pm 
Picked up a white marineco 12v outlet and wired it to a fuse and the battery.

Also removed the floorboard, installed an NYC tank cover, and NYC frame brace with 4 foot pegs.

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 Post subject: Re: bEE's Ruckus Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 10:22 pm 
I know in BC its illegal to have the plate mounted vertically, but I wanted to make the mount anyways. I didn't use it more than a couple days before getting hassled. I've seen them on several Harleys in the area, but in any case, I removed it and mounted it over the stock tailgate mount.

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 10:28 pm 
I took some sheet metal and welded together a 2" deep box to create more of a storage box. This will house my manual, insure, and a flat repair kit. I think the ruckus should have come stock with something like this.

I also got my turtle head LED integrated taillight today, and I'm totally stoked. It looks awesome!

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 11:08 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 8:52 pm 
I got my Keyport blade for the ruckus today and took it in to the locksmith to get cut. I love the Keyport and can't imagine not having it. In almost every bike, this won't scratch your battery box or tank, and same with a car. Let me know if anyone's interested.

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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:33 pm 
Nothing too crazy here...but I've started the disassembly of my Ruckus. She's getting a new paint job! Pearl white!
I'm definitely going to do the headlight rack, footrest, frame, and seat frame...not sure if I should also do the battery box or keep the contrast and leave it white? Opinions?
I imagine the battery box will be on and off quite a bit so I'm not sure if I should take the chance on it?
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 8:16 pm 
welcome fellow B.C member. we got a few guys in your area. if you want to go for rides check out slow joe scooter club and west coast scooter community on face book. hope to see you around.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:43 pm 
Lowered the seat frame today... I'm quite happy with the turn out... Instead of clamping the end and drilling holes I decided to weld the original piece back on, so it saved me having to drill holes. I just cut 2.5" out of the tube.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:14 pm 
Nice job on the seat frame. I am currently in the process of cutting mine down but unfortunately I do not know how to weld that good.

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 Post subject: Re: bEE's Ruckus Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:19 pm 
Stage6 Fuel Meter

Picked up a fuel sending unit for the Honda Jazz (Canadian equivalent of the Metropolitan). Installed the FSU easy enough, and wired it to the fuel meter. Had an initial problem where the meter power cycled when the fuel sloshed in the tank... Turned out to be that my switched power source was no good, so I wired it to a relay instead.

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 Post subject: Re: bEE's Ruckus Build Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:24 pm 
BCoo7 wrote:
Nice job on the seat frame. I am currently in the process of cutting mine down but unfortunately I do not know how to weld that good.


Thanks! I have a 120v/40a mig welder...using gas is pretty easy. I'm no professional by any means but I've had lots of practice with side projects like this, and good teachers (YouTube)!

Others have just cut the bottom off and used a vice to flatten the tube and redrilled, but I suspect the paint would chip and I'm not ready to repaint yet! Electrical tape makes it easy to hide :)

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 Post subject: Re: bEE's Ruckus Build Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:32 am 
bEE2643 wrote:
Stage6 Fuel Meter

Looks and works great!

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That does look great, can't wait to instal my fuel gauge.

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