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 Post subject: SOLD: BloodAngl's Big Ruckus (broken, unknown issue)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:28 am 
2006 picked up 11/21/15

VIN: ...365

a little over 20k on the odom, rusty in need of love. Runs pretty well, though.

Looks like mine came from Koloa, HI > Sioux City, IA > Portland, OR

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Already has a JCosta Vari & a drilled out exhaust. I haven't opened her up, yet. She runs fairly well. A little hesitation, but that seems standard.
I won't do much with this one until I get my ruck project handled.

I have so much research to do, now!

BR Known issues
Rear brake fix
Rear wheel removal

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Info to sort thru:

- 45/102 Re-Jet (Buy the Carb Bowl Bolts when you order the Jets from JetsRUs.com ...)
- K&N Air Filter
- Michelin City Grips with 90-Degree Valve Stems
- Ohlin's Rear Shock (Night & Day difference from the Stock Shock...)
- Dr Pulley 2318 19gr Sliders (Buggypartsnw.com)
- Dr Pulley Variator & Clutch (Buggypartsnw.com)
- Dr Pulley Blue Clutch Spring (Buggypartsnw.com)
- Silver Bullet Gasket or New Factory Gasket for the Exhaust Pipe (Where it meets the Header)
- Stock Honda Gasket (Located in the Center of the Exhaust Pipe)
- Honda Big Ruckus Service Manual (A MUST HAVE!!!)
- SlipStreamer CF 40 Windshield
- CVT Foam Filter

1) learn to adjust the rear drum brake....
this more than anything else you do will make your scoot safer and more pleasant to ride.
Shoes wear faster than disc pads so....Check it frequently.

2) learn to adjust the carburetor pilot screw/idle setting.....( or have it done by someone who understands CV carbs!)
regardless of your jetting, whether OEM stock or re-jetted, the pilot screw needs to be set RIGHT for your specific jetting in order for the bike to have good power when pulling out. The pilot screw is as close to an accelerator pump as we get with our carbs and it is absolutely critical at throttle roll-on for a smooth, strong take-off.
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The bolt head is a 14mm and it is in a pretty tight space. I kept messing around trying to figure out how I was going to get something on the bolt head to hold it while I unthreaded the nut(17mm). The only way I found was to use a stubby 14mm box wrench.
2 thinner washers evenly spaced to center the eye with the shock mount.

DougE wrote:
Due to all the connections, even once you drill down to it, the carb is a b*t*h to get out. If you remove all the intake ducting, the seat area down to the top of the carb and loosed up the connection from the carb to the engine, then you can pretty much disassemble everything, but the carb body, in place. You'll be able to take out all the jets and moving parts and shoot out all the passages with carb cleaner by rotating the carb as necessary (about 30* to get to everything) from the top or the side. Just be sure to check for vacuum leaks once you get it all back together.


installing Veypor +amazing info

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 Post subject: Re: BloodAngl's Big Ruckus
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:23 pm 
Woo!! Way to go! I had been following someone in my area who was trying to sell TWO BR's but they were really invested in how "perfect" they were, and I was not entirely sure I wanted one.

I look forward to following this!

(ps you waited long enough to say something :D )

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 Post subject: Re: BloodAngl's Big Ruckus
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:10 pm 
Very nice. When will the turn signals replace the reflectors? :army:

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 Post subject: Re: BloodAngl's Big Ruckus
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:33 pm 
Thanks y'all!
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I've had my eye on them for quite a while, but couldn't justify the price. Test drove another 06 a few years back. She wasn't coming down from $3,750, though, so I had to let it slip away. Very happy I waited!

It's funny about the signals, that's the first thing I looked at. Maybe while my ruck is at the welder :meh: I just want every second of my shop time to be towards my current project.

That rear brake is super squishy, tho....

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 Post subject: Re: BloodAngl's Big Ruckus
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:26 pm 
:banger: :highfive:

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 Post subject: Re: BloodAngl's Big Ruckus
PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:06 am 
I need those leg guards, but wow..talk about hard to find.

I found the fb page of the guy who was making them in 2014 for $350 or so. Seems he sold them on ebay. Hardly anything on ebay, now.

Any leads on where to get them, now? I was thinking of making them out of lexan/plexi, but feel like the contoured ones would offer much better protection. Anyone know about that?

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I couldn't find a pic I saw of a curved lexan strip.

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 Post subject: Re: BloodAngl's Big Ruckus
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:43 pm 
ABS is essentially unbreakable, and is flexible. I made my leg shields out of it (easy to cut with jigsaw). Got it mail order from TapPlastics.com

I'm not sure I have a side view picture of mine, but here's the front view. You can sort of tell how curved they are...
They attach to the front of the floorboard, curve forward nearly to the front of the BBox, then back again to the old blinker brackets at the top.

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Only comes in BLACK though! (yes, a problem for you!) :lol:
One side is smooth, the other textured.
Maybe I can go out tomorrow and take a picture of her from the side, if you are thinking of making your own.

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 Post subject: Re: BloodAngl's Big Ruckus
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:58 pm 
Oh, we have aTAP store nearby that I've utilized for several projects. I just really like the tightly molded ones. That price is huge, though. I saw a lexan BR leg shield with a simple curve that seemed to look ok. I'm not sure, yet. This is going to replace my second ruck project, so I'll be making it the glow in the dark project. I'm seriously considering a learning experience in fiberglass / CF and making it a bosozoku-themed build. One piece front fairing/windshield/legshields.

I'll have plenty of time to decide. Maybe some abs for temp ones and a DIY windshield to hold me over.

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 Post subject: Re: BloodAngl's Big Ruckus
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:01 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: BloodAngl's Big Ruckus
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:39 pm 
Ok, need to relocate signals, bypass left-only brake lever safety on ignition, bypass kickstand shutoff. Talk about annoying.I want to warm up my bike on the kickstand. Why is that so unsafe?

I've been looking at the frame and those welds are nasty. :dubious: I know it's a ways off, but I keep wanting to do something crazy with the frame and plastics. I think a bosozoku influenced build would be super fun and unique.
My main ideas would involve moving the lights up 18+ inches and incorporating it into a one piece front fairing/leg shield.
Pretty sure this will have to be the glow in the dark build I've wanted.

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 Post subject: Re: BloodAngl's Big Ruckus
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:32 pm 
It has a center stand. Why risk it pushing off the side stand when warming up, or worse yet, riding off with it down.

As far as the welds, yep. I smoothed mine out.

Not sure about moving the lights....

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 Post subject: Re: BloodAngl's Big Ruckus
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:44 pm 
Those look like they were welded with flux core.

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 Post subject: Re: BloodAngl's Big Ruckus
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:59 pm 
hinkle wrote:
Those look like they were welded with flux core.

Lol, by a beginner student at the local high school.

I really like how Chuck cleaned that frame up. Inspiring :j

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 Post subject: Re: BloodAngl's Big Ruckus
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:40 am 
making your own leg shields: I found this (for ideas)

http://www.mopedarmy.com/forums/read.ph ... sg-3932326

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