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Junior Mint
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 Post subject: Re: GET-ting this MET build going
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:10 pm 
UPDATE :santa :moose

Bought K&N filters for the air box delete

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Took apart the carb and cleaned it out. Then I slapped the new filters on :banger:

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Since the carb was already off I took the time to remove the restrictor plate under the intake manifold

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My flywheel puller came in as well so I jumped right on that.

I removed the flywheel and cleaned out that area

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I'll have to get some sand paper from work to clean the surface rust off the flywheel before I reinstall it. Then I'll need to find a new radiator.


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 Post subject: Re: GET-ting this MET build going
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:57 pm 
I have a used radiator if needed .

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 Post subject: Re: GET-ting this MET build going
PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:03 pm 
Happypancake! wrote:
I have a used radiator if needed .


That would help out a lot


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:38 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: GET-ting this MET build going
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:39 am 
While I wait for parts, I decided to see why my girlfriends MET wasn't starting

It wasn't entirely necessary to remove the rear body panels but I like to be able to get a better view of everything and plus, everything's only held on by screws so off they came

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To start off, the bike wasn't even getting power. I turn the key to the on position, nothing. No lights, no fuel pump, no ones home. Took out the battery, set it to charge, then waited a good couple of hours. Battery didn't charge so that's trash.

I took my MET battery, put it in hers and "walla"..we've got power.
It turns over, fuel pump is working, we've got spark at the spark plug, but it's not turning on.There was a weird noise coming from the rear so I took off the air box cover to get into the swing arm.


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Once there I went deeper and removed the transmission/clutch cap and noticed it was broken

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Ill be swapping my swing arm with a ruckus one so I'll be taking my transmission/clutch off of my MET and putting it on to hers


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:03 pm 
UPDATE

When I last left off, I was swapping my clutch/transmission to my girlfriends MET.

Swapped it, added a new battery, cleaned out her carb, drained the old gas and it started right up.

Now that hers is out of the way and good, I needed to find some forks, a new tree, and a front tire since all of it on mine was bent.

Found some forks from a local guy - $30

Bought his ruckus wheel as well, with a barely used tire - $40

During the Christmas break I ordered some handle bars from dorbyworks - $250

And finally I bought a ruckus triple tree from a guy in San Antonio - $50

LOWERING THE STOCK FORKS

The internals

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Cut 3/4 of an inch from the end of the fork tube

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Cut 1 1/2 inches off the fork housing then re machine a new snap ring groove

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It helps to see how the snap ring groove looked like. So to give you a better idea of how your going to re machine your fork housing, simply cut the 1 1/2 piece, the one you just cut off, in half

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I bought two new shorter/stiffer springs to replace the long ones at the bottom

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I reinstalled everything back together and the new forks are 1 1/2 inch shorter

Took the ruckus tree to work. Cleaned it up and re sprayed it gloss black

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After work I installed the ruckus triple tree, lowered forks, and ruckus wheel

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Slapped on the new dorby works handle bars as well

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I'm making progress so I'm happy

I still need to find a ruckus swing arm.

Seems like no ones selling any on here, Craigslist, or EBay


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 Post subject: Re: GET-ting this MET build going
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:27 pm 
Finally, after looking forever for one, i managed to get my hands on a ruckus swing arm 8)

I'll be breaking down the rear of the MET tomorrow to get it ready for the swap.

Stay tuned for a legit detailed write up of what goes into swapping one of these into a MET

I'll even be swapping the ruckus gears to MET gears :banger:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:42 pm 
I vote lotsa pix!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:05 pm 
Removed the harness and got the MET completely stripped

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Swing arm removed

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Engine looks so tiny...and dirty

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:50 pm 
Shout out to TOTALRUCKUS member "Matadorynot1" for coming through and hooking it up with everything I need for this swing arm swap. Ruckus swing arm, cvt cover, ruckus belt, rear wheel with tire, AND a ruckus rear brake cable :banger:

RUCKUS SWING ARM DISASSEMBLY

A great How To:
http://battlescooter.proboards.com/thre ... rs-install

MET gears explained:
http://battlescooter.proboards.com/thre ... onversions

Removed the 12mm bolt and drained the old gear oil

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Opened the gear case

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Took out the gears and washers

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Taking the swing arm and gear casing to work tomorrow. Going to be giving them a thorough washing in the parts washer. Then they'll be painted gloss black.

I'll be disassembling the MET swing arm tomorrow as well. If the metropolitan gear case fits on the ruckus swing arm I'll simply just swap it entirely to the ruckus swing arm. If not then of course I'll have to transfer the met gears to the ruckus case, bolt it up to the swing arm yada yada

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:13 pm 
A Metropolitans gear casing is a lot different from that of a Ruckus so I'll be sticking with the ruckus case/met gears

Cleaned, sanded and primed


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Painted

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Placed it back on the swing arm to prevent paint getting into the gear housing

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Primed

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Painted

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Gotta buy oil to install the met gears, then I'll be able to get everything back together


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 Post subject: Re: GET-ting this MET build going
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:34 am 
NIce build! Will follow! Would be nice to do the engine work you are doing by myself!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:45 am 
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NIce build! Will follow! Would be nice to do the engine work you are doing by myself!

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Thanks man! :beers:

Don't limit yourself and believe your not capable of doing it.

Push yourself, stay motivated, and never give up.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:58 am 
Slow and steady wins the race. :banger:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:09 am 
hellobob1134 wrote:
peacock88 wrote:
NIce build! Will follow! Would be nice to do the engine work you are doing by myself!

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Thanks man! :beers:

Don't limit yourself and believe your not capable of doing it.

Push yourself, stay motivated, and never give up.

Some basic tools and basic knowledge is all you need :highfive:



I´m not afraid of bodywork and that stuff but I feel I don´t know enough to take apart the motor. I guess its a pretty basic motor but I want it to work when I´m done haha

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