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 Post subject: A New Met Build Begins...
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:11 pm 
Picked up a 2002 Met for essentially nothing. Haven't tried to start it, or run a compression check yet, but plastics are decent. We'll see where this goes.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:21 pm 
Mets rule & Rucks drool! Whats the avatar contraption?

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 Post subject: Re: A New Met Build Begins...
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:23 pm 
Yeah, I was curious about that too. :popcorn:

And it's always good to se new builds here. Nobody really posts their shit here anymore. So thanks for that.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:06 am 
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Mets rule & Rucks drool! Whats the avatar contraption?


It's a 35mm film splicer (I'm a film and television editor). Way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, that's how movies were edited.

As for builds, well I've got 5 or 6 going right now:
1987 Honda Elite 150 (almost ready for paint)
1986 Honda Elite 150 Deluxe (likely a Skelly)
1994 Elite SE50P (runs, but needs deristricting plus fun)
1987 Elite SA50 (might part this out for quick cash to build the Met)

I'll also be pulling the engine and front end off a Kymco Senco (hoping to swap the front onto the Met), swiping a GY6 125 from a Lance Cabo, and helping a buddy fix a Kymco Like 200i (new front end and some plastics).


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 Post subject: Re: A New Met Build Begins...
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:25 pm 
Gathering parts up:
-Got the front shocks and master cylinder off of the Kymco. Looks like a nice disk upgrade for free! Hope to switch out the rear wheel as well (even if I don't use the wheels, happy to have the caliper and disk)
-Kymco Exhaust as well. We'll see what looks better.
-Traded a 86 CH150 skelli project for a better cared for GET engine (and some other parts when I GET back into town).
-Ruck swingarm+gears, shock, rear brake cable, and rear wheel (don't want to do a stretch kit, just the arm - I know that'll mean cutting plastic)

Still have to figure out what I want to do for brake light and signals, but that's not a big deal on a non-running scoot.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:39 am 
Kymco Like 200i up and running! Just waiting for some plastic and a few bits. My friend is stoked!
87 Elite 150 - have to put the old carb back on (new carb doesn't have a vac nipple on bottom for pollution control).
87 Elite S SE50 - shoving into the corner
94 Elite SA50P - Drain fluids, and into the corner (2T is taking a back seat - don't have time to learn a new tech right now)
Lance Cabo torn down to the frame. Engine going into local shop's client Cali Classic (looks like I might have a load of GY6-125 stuff!). FWIW, the Lances are put together nicely. SYM has their stuff together.

Met is going up on the work bench this weekend. New gas, quick engine diagnose, and swingarm swap on the plate. I've been too worried about having everything. Need to GET working on it.


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 Post subject: Re: A New Met Build Begins...
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:38 am 
Question: Will I be better off putting a Ruck triple and stem on, just from a flexibility standpoint? I'm already planning to swap the bars out, so just curious.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:23 pm 
Unless you need to run the ruck front wheel, no need. Also w the ruck tree you'll need to heat up the front fender for a little stretch so it will fit.

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 Post subject: Re: A New Met Build Begins...
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:33 am 
Happypancake! wrote:
Unless you need to run the ruck front wheel, no need. Also w the ruck tree you'll need to heat up the front fender for a little stretch so it will fit.


Figured I'd need a new fender if I went that way, but was thinking the Grom fender would be an OK addition.

Mostly need to quit shopping, and GET to building.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:01 pm 
:popcorn: off to a great start, be careful when buying parts... its easy to get carried away and its a lot tougher to sell
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 Post subject: Re: A New Met Build Begins...
PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:17 pm 
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:popcorn: off to a great start, be careful when buying parts... its easy to get carried away and its a lot tougher to sell
what you don't end up using


Dude, that's for sure. If I knew exactly what I wanted the first time around, I'd have more money (for more parts!)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:22 pm 
Tanuki wrote:
Mets rule & Rucks drool!

:lol: :banger: :highfive: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: A New Met Build Begins...
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:48 pm 
Progress.

Got it torn down and washed. It was filthy.
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So dirty in fact, that I didn't even notice it was a Met II. Only one of the rear panels had the “II” markings. Not a problem though.

Grabbed a newer clutch, as this one was in bad shape, metal slag inside, and outer clip just rolling loose.
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Likely how it ended up half torn down. Got my Ruck swingarm built (but not sealed yet), Polini variator, jets, etc...I think I have a Ruck ECU I can drop in too, but it came in a trade from a guy I refer to as The Butcher of Scooters. Dude never saw a piece of metal he didn't want to put a cutting torch or angle grinder to. We'll see.

Am I remembering correctly that the Met II and Ruck are geared the same? Am I going to be sad if I don’t GET a full set of Met gears in the Ruck swingarm?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:59 am 
MET ll has ruck gears and a different cam.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:48 pm 
Happypancake! wrote:
MET ll has ruck gears and a different cam.


Ah, it's the cam I forgot about. But seeing as I've swapped everything out, I just have to decide if I'm going to hunt down Met gears, or go with what I got.

I'll go forward with the rest and keep an eye out. Got plenty of wrenching to do, and other problems to solve (rear shock, exhaust, etc...).


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