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 Post subject: JSkaff's non-stretched 2015. New tuning results posted!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:29 am 
Hey TR,

I just picked up a Rukcus about 6 weeks ago. I've always been insterested in getting one every since I saw them when I was younger. I met someone recently that had one and after he let me drive it I figured it was finally time to pull the trigger on one. Picked up a new 2015 white/red model.
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An added bonus is that it's a much cheaper toy than my current one:
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I'm not planning on doing much as far as power goes. I like the reliability and utility of the stock 50cc. For what it is, I think it's pretty peppy. So far I've just been focusing on the little things.
ImagePhoto Jul 28, 6 54 26 PM by Jeff Skaferowsky, on Flickr

I'll keep this updated every once in a while in case anyone is interested. I'm way more of an OEM+ look kind of person over a crazy build so it won't be anything too out there, but I have some plans to keep in clean and functional. Right now, I'm just trying to get some little things like levers, kickstarter, maybe a different seat frame. :banger:

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Also want to give a shoutout to TotalRuckus for the insane amount of information on here. I feel bad lurking and looking for used parts without really posting, but honestly there hasn't been one question I've had that was not answered in here.

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MNNTHBX Fork Springs
MNNTHBX Peg Legs/Pegs
MNNTHBX SP Exhaust
Kitaco Rear Shock
Hoodrich Designs Tank Cover
Crap eBay Seat
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Honda CRF250L Handlebars, cut narrow
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 Post subject: Re: JSkaff's slow and not very crazy build thread.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:13 pm 
Some updates on the ruck! The bars are installed and feel awesome. Still tweaking the setup a bit looking for the best position but already so nice to have the stock mirrors gone. Just installed a Gojin RUK variator today today thanks to Steady Garage. It feels real good so far, but it's been crazy windy so I'll have to wait to really dial it in for results. Updated pic below!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:33 am 
Looks good! :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: JSkaff's slow and not very crazy build thread.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:03 am 
So 2 of the screws stripped in the bars while I was adjusting them and have since thrown on some flat bars I had laying around. I was planning on getting something like the renthal bars so they aren't totally flat but still low. Not wanting to spend so much on small bars, I did some searching around Partzilla and came across these oem bars for the CRF250L. Pretty much same style and judging by the picture I've seen online, pretty low as well. Plus, they are ONLY $14! So if anyone sees this and is interested in mx style bars, definitely check these out. From my searching online they should also be 7/8". I'll post up a picture when I have chance to get these after they are shipped here.

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 Post subject: Re: JSkaff's slow and not very crazy build thread.
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:51 am 
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I plan on keeping the stock seat.


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There goes your plan.........
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Keep us posted about the Honda bars.
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 Post subject: Re: JSkaff's slow and not very crazy build thread.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:35 am 
Just threw the Honda mx bars on during my lunch break and they're definitely a success. They're very wide (about 30") so I may cut them narrower but they mount up great. The finish is really nice and has a bit of a sparkle in the black. Even being much lower than stock the width keeps the cables far enough apart so all my stock cables aren't binding at all. I've always been a fan of super narrow bars on bicycles but the wide bars actually feel really nice just for cruising around which works out great since most of my riding is commuting. I'll probably give it a week or so before I decide to cut them down or not. Either way, $14 for bars for oem Honda bars with plenty of room to cut narrower is an insanely good alternative to spending 3-4x that on aftermarket mx-style bars. Hopefully people will find out about these and save the money!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:10 am 
Good find!

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 Post subject: Re: JSkaff's slow and not very crazy build thread.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:04 pm 
keep it mostly stock. Wish I did when I had my ruck.

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 Post subject: Re: JSkaff's slow and not very crazy build thread.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:17 am 
yea, or keep the stock parts- so that if, if you decide to sell you can put the stock parts back on and part the rest.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:35 am 
Are turtleneck sweaters a fashionable way to keep warm in new york? :santa

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 Post subject: Re: JSkaff's slow and not very crazy build thread.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:46 pm 
I love my ruckus/Si combo glad to see another guy rocking both of them! The ruck is definitely cheaper to play with than the car. :beers:

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 Post subject: Re: JSkaff's slow and not very crazy build thread.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:09 pm 
Are you a daily rider? like a commuter?

then I'd say keep it close to stock (don't mess with the air, carb or exhaust). Stock rucks work pretty well.

And you can keep that and add a bunch of goodies.

But if it's for kicks, I'd say go for it. It's cheaper than your car. You fuck up a handle bar, go buy another for $30.

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 Post subject: Re: JSkaff's slow and not very crazy build thread.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:46 am 
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Are you a daily rider? like a commuter?

then I'd say keep it close to stock (don't mess with the air, carb or exhaust). Stock rucks work pretty well.

And you can keep that and add a bunch of goodies.

But if it's for kicks, I'd say go for it. It's cheaper than your car. You fuck up a handle bar, go buy another for $30.

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I do have an exhaust but with everything else stock, the stock jetting is perfect when it's warmer. I'm just going to save the stock exhaust for winter. I usually don't ride if it's going to rain so I've been going back and forth an the airbox delete or not but after being caught in bad rain a few times unplanned I definitely think I'm just going to stick with stock. I don't want to be stuck at work just because we get a random rain storm haha.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:50 am 
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Oh I've ridden around in a variety of silly outfits for the sake of warmth haha. The last month has had a lot of morning commutes in the mid 30's. Maybe now that giant Christmas sweaters are in season I won't get such odd looks in the morning :xmas_rucki

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 Post subject: Re: JSkaff's slow and not very crazy build thread.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:45 am 
you should commute in the rain. If there is any question of there being rain, keep it stock. Totally. The stock ruck is better than the mailman in the weather.

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