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Junior Mint
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 Post subject: JD's ACTUALLY WAS A BB now isnt Build
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:24 pm 
3/30/17 UPDATE: A few weeks ago I was in the process of retuning the Sheng Wey carb. I bought a rebuild kit and wanted to see if I could make it work. I began experiencing problems, totally lost compression and the began sounding and smoking somewhat like a diesel. I ended up getting a used engine from eBay, did the swap, the engine sounded good but was I was only getting about 38-40 mph where I was getting 45+ before with (what I thought) was the same set up and tires. After further inspection, I determined that the head on the original engine was actually ported and the piston was not stock. After some measuring, calling the 3 previous owners of the bike, it looks like the 58.1cc kit from MX Performance (could be wrong.)

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Unfortunately, the previous 2 owners werent aware of the big bore modification, therefore, general maintenance was neglected. Even I changed the oil when I bought it and didnt check it again since October since I figured it couldnt have changed much in 4 months. The oil level was very low (the chanito piston burns oil from my research, right?) which would explain why it was low and why the piston failed. :headbashing:

Anyway now I'm just tuning the stock GET and trying to go as fast as it'll go with the ported head.

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I recently purchased an 07 Ruckus and just joined the forum. I thought I would start a build thread to chronicle the journey with this thing. Im just going for reliability, I dont have plans for a GY6 or a Big Bore build. Im fine having a slow ruck :meh:

When I bought it the previous owner(s) had installed:
-NCY lowered seat frame
-NCY handlebar mount
-Sheng Wey PC20 carb and throttle cable
-Unknown air filter
-Unknown fuel tank cover painted with truck bed liner
-NCY Kickstand (BROKE!) :headbashing:

Since I bought it in August I have installed:
-Polini Hi-Speed variator with Dr. Pulley 6g slider weights
-Gates Powerlink belt
-NCY CDI
-BR Exhaust
-Met fuel sender
-Stage6 Fuel gauge
-DIY shortened turn signals
-UNI filter
-Stock Carb swap from PC20
-35 slow jet/82 main jet
-Aftermarket Grips
-KKmoon foot pegs
-Stock center stand
I also have a Yamaha Vino 2 stroke which is how I got started with scooters so I am new to the Ruckus and 4 strokes in general. I am looking forward to learning more about this bike and contributing in the future.

Thanks! :usa:

p.s. any Mighty Car Mods fans on here?

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 Post subject: Re: Rockell the 07 Ruckus
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:01 pm 
Finally got around to moving the turn signal indicator. I know its not necessary but I dont need the fuel light anymore so I just put the indicator lens where the gas light was. All the wires were long enough with a little superglue it fits snug and doesnt change the battery box.

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 Post subject: Re: JD's NOT BB or GY6 Build
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:59 pm 
Ive had the BR exhaust for a while but heres a picture. I have been having some issues with the PC20 carb getting it to stay consistent/reliable. It seems like I have to keep tweaking it on every ride and everytime I come to a stop I cant figure it out. I might sell it. So I bought a stock carb and Uni filter kit. I am running a 35 slow jet and 82 Main jet right now. For the past few months I have been having issues getting it started. I have to blip the throttle and keep it revved up until it gets really warm or else it will die. I checked the valves and the intake valve is way too tight so I am getting a few shims to see if I can sort that out.

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 Post subject: Re: JD's NOT BB or GY6 Build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:26 pm 
aw man, I had the Stage 6 fuel gauge and still used the low fuel light, it helps!

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 Post subject: Re: JD's NOT BB or GY6 Build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:37 pm 
Couple of links in the first post here that might be helpful.
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=63245&start=0&hilit=hard+starting

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 Post subject: Re: JD's NOT BB or GY6 Build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:36 pm 
The grips that came with the bike are getting worn out and I also dont like how thin they are compared to my vino. So I wanted to find a thicker grip that fit my palm a little better and settled on these from Amazon for about $12. They feel pretty nice!

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 Post subject: Re: JD's NOT BB or GY6 Build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:37 pm 
oldfart55 wrote:
Couple of links in the first post here that might be helpful.
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=63245&start=0&hilit=hard+starting


Changing the shim totally fixed all the problems great link. I never would have thought to check hard starting I thought my jetting was just all wrong. Thank you sir.

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 Post subject: Re: JD's NOT BB or GY6 Build
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:23 pm 
trueadrn wrote:
aw man, I had the Stage 6 fuel gauge and still used the low fuel light, it helps!


I had the fuel light for a little while but I wanted to have the indicator too without drilling a hole in the battery box or a hokey attachment method. I think it looks really clean imho.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:37 pm 
Got my foot pegs in the mail.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:55 pm 
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I did not like the way the tank cover was carbon fiber/halfway painted so I got some truck bed liner and gave it a few coats. I like having a little friction for my feet when I'm not using the footbpegs. I think it looks better being black instead of the red/brown/dirty look.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:02 pm 
so you shot bed liner over red carbon? :ucrazy: if it was real carbon you should have sanded off the paint, cleaned it up and sold it and bought a $30 tank cover off ebay. the red carbon parts are near impossible to find now. Slick, Rick.

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 Post subject: Re: JD's NOT BB or GY6 Build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:48 pm 
...if I knew then what I know now.

Chalk it up to the learning curve.

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 Post subject: Re: JD's NOT BB or GY6 Build
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:04 pm 
HotHatch85 wrote:
so you shot bed liner over red carbon? :ucrazy: if it was real carbon you should have sanded off the paint, cleaned it up and sold it and bought a $30 tank cover off ebay. the red carbon parts are near impossible to find now. Slick, Rick.


Its broken in a few places. The finish was crappy. Someone painted it. I didnt like it so I changed it. I dont have anything else red on the bike except the UNI filter it didnt look good to me. With the black it atleast has a cleaner look.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:29 pm 
We had a break in the cold weather in the DC area so I took a short joyride to get an idea of how well I tuned the stock carb I just put on. I was hitting 46-47 on the flats. Its not too fast but the bike ran well. The truckbed liner on the tank cover definitely added a good 2-3 mph on the top end! :beers: Image

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 Post subject: Re: JD's NOT BB or GY6 Build
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:58 pm 
Not really anything new with the ruckus lately. I'm waiting for a ported head and tune it with the PC20 carb again.

on another note, the Vino has taken off. Hit somewhere between 50 and 55 today on the flats! The only mods are a 70cc kit, 90 mj and a polini hispeed variator with 6.9g rollers. Im running a Keisler stretch with a stock ruckus shock and 2 inch riser to make it fit. Thats about it for now y'all.

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