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 Post subject: @jcody_parker [[**** MetRuck Build Thread ****]]
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:06 am 
I'm Cody and I live in New Jersey (unfortunately).

I'm currently building a MetRuck and I'm new to the Ruckus community. I traded an unfinished drift trike project i was building for an 02 Metropolitan (parts scoot, no title), ruckus rear frame with a mojo 10" skinny stretch mount with an 09 GET motor, and a crap load of spare parts needed for putting it together. I eventually came to realize i would need a lot more to complete it.

I have taken this scoot apart about 20 times down to the bare frame needing to constantly change things since ive never had a full ruckus and have no clue how to assemble one. It helped because now i know every nut and bolt on this thing!!

Any help would be appreciated, going to get a 250cc Roketa donor scoot soon so i can swap the motor and disk brake setup onto this. I want speed!

I will be posting pictures as i go, but i use Instagram and Facebook mostly so it might take a while for some updates as i do not have much time to even work on the ruck let alone keep up on the build log. Just want to have a good log of everything i have done to this thing for the future.

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So it all started out with this 2002 Honda Metropolitan, and the ruckus rear end with a lowered seat frame.

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Some of the random crap i got in the trade (always have some stuff for sale lol $$)

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Teardown of the metro

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First mock up after getting my new front frame from eLoke! He helped me out a lot with $390 shipped! Im in Jersey so i need a title to register it and this was my only option =(

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Metro sitting in a pile waiting to sell the front frame

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Seeing how everything works and testing the wiring, it works!

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I built the carport garage at the same time as starting this build, so it was a mess.

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First real mock up of everything, wanted to see how the metro seat looked on the ruckus rear.

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Made a bench so i can have a little spot to take some pressure off my back!

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Another shot of the tent

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Dissembled and cleaned the carb thanks to youtube! Eventually ordered a jet kit and oem carb gasket kit.

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Cleaned the motor really good, every single crack and corner! Used carb cleaner and a small metal wire brush. It scratched it but the design looks kinda cool so il leave it.

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Again, clusterfuck.

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Took the met gears out of the parts scoot for my ruck motor, trying for a few extra mph.

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Met gears in! Now for some fresh scooter oil from The Ruck Shop!

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Stripped down, again.....

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To no surprise, a huge mess!

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Found this in the ruck motor, sold it for $25 lol

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Yea so the metropolitan exploded when i took the variator cover off. What the hell happened?? There was string all stuck and wrapped inside the clutch!

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Sold some stuff! Woo!

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Found a polini variator in the met, so i got some dr pulley sliders and im putting it in the ruck motor!

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I bought everything there. Such great prices and custom service! They even give you some fireball candies each order!

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Got a ruckus triple tree for free just had to pay shipping, test fitted but realized id need a lot more to pull it off. Stock front end it is then!

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Started painting the plastics and reassembling the scoot

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That drying rack though :banger:

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Oh look, its a scoot again!

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Cut the metro sideskirts to fit the ruckus rear frame better. First time ever cutting plastic with a dremel didnt turn out too bad!

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Now for this hunk of broken crap, time to make it slightly better.

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Ghetto ecu / battery mount. For now...i just want to ride!!

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Just a mock up.

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Started making the bracket for the rear lights

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Yessss, fuel line is here!! Couldn't get 3/16" line locally. Found a 25ft roll on ebay for $14.99

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Temporary fix for the leaking roof, it leaks where they sewed the seams really bad, the whole floor was a river when it rained! Pretty dumb design flaw if you ask me.

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Final mock up before i weld on my muffler, then to start tuning the carb!

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 Post subject: Re: @jcody_parker [[**** MetRuck Build Thread ****]]
PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:50 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: @jcody_parker [[**** MetRuck Build Thread ****]]
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 Post subject: Re: @jcody_parker [[**** MetRuck Build Thread ****]]
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 Post subject: Re: @jcody_parker [[**** MetRuck Build Thread ****]]
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:01 pm 
Ended up going gy6 / ruckus front end. Ill make a build thread for that soon! Barely have time to work on it.

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