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 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08 "sleeper"
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:46 pm 
cool airbox mod. Looks much better! Did you need to rejet after, I mean does it do more than look cool?

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 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08 "sleeper"
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:57 pm 
xtra medium wrote:
cool airbox mod. Looks much better! Did you need to rejet after, I mean does it do more than look cool?


Yeah, it made a big difference. There is only a thin piece of foam behind the metal mesh, to help keep rain out, otherwise it's completely open (except for the filter, of course. Currently using a Wix brand). I also gutted the inlet tube. After lots of trial and error, I'm running a 38/85 jet combo, with great results. Oh yeah, it also sounds much better, gave it a low tone.

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 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08 "sleeper"
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:42 am 
sick scoot, i personally prefer the more stock look over the stretch/swap look myself so kudos :banger: one question, how was the fitting on your ZR38? Any problems with airbox fender/contact? and did you have to grind the shock mount to get it to fit or did it pretty much just bolt straight on?

edit: just saw the thread title, sleeper is exactly what i thought of when i read your thread reminded me of the old volvo turbo bricks :banana

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 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08 "sleeper"
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sick scoot, i personally prefer the more stock look over the stretch/swap look myself so kudos :banger: one question, how was the fitting on your ZR38? Any problems with airbox fender/contact? and did you have to grind the shock mount to get it to fit or did it pretty much just bolt straight on?

edit: just saw the thread title, sleeper is exactly what i thought of when i read your thread reminded me of the old volvo turbo bricks :banana

Thanks, man. As for the shock, I had to twist and jiggle a bit to get the top into place, but other than that it went right on, no grinding, and plenty of clearance. I've been running this shock for approx. 2000 miles, and I really like it. I weigh about 185, and even on the softest setting I've never come close to bottoming out. Handles better too.

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Thanks, man. The laws in MO for 49cc scoots is that you're not allowed to do anything to increase performance, and all lights must be mounted in the original location. I'm trying to get as much performance as possible without doing anything to attract notice from the cops.
As for the shock, I had to twist and jiggle a bit to get the top into place, but other than that it went right on, no grinding, and plenty of clearance. I've been running this shock for approx. 2000 miles, and I really like it. I weigh about 185, and even on the softest setting I've never come close to bottoming out. Handles better too.


thanks for the info mate, ill keep that in mind as ill be replacing my stocker soon :D

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Thanks, man. The laws in MO for 49cc scoots is that you're not allowed to do anything to increase performance, and all lights must be mounted in the original location. I'm trying to get as much performance as possible without doing anything to attract notice from the cops.As for the shock, I had to twist and jiggle a bit to get the top into place, but other than that it went right on, no grinding, and plenty of clearance. I've been running this shock for approx. 2000 miles, and I really like it. I weigh about 185, and even on the softest setting I've never come close to bottoming out. Handles better too.


thanks for the info mate, ill keep that in mind as ill be replacing my stocker soon :D


Please disregard the blue part of my above quote......I was just repeating what I'd been told, but it turns out this is probably incorrect.

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 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08 "sleeper"- updated 9/11/11
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Do you HAVE TO rejet with your airbox mod?

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 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08 "sleeper"- updated 9/11/11
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Do you HAVE TO rejet with your airbox mod?


Yeah, I did have to, it really increased airflow and was running way too lean with the stock jets. I ended up using a 38 slow jet and an 85 main. I guess if you wanted to do it just for looks, you could put a piece of plastic or something behind the grill to block off the extra air.

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 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08 "sleeper"- updated 11-7-11
PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:12 am 
Finally another Missouri rider! Love how you have added a bit of style without putting a stretch or too much chrome.

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Finally another Missouri rider! Love how you have added a bit of style without putting a stretch or too much chrome.


Thank You, fellow Missourian. :highfive: My goal was to give it some personality without spending a ton of money, so almost all of my cosmetic mods are DIY. I enjoy looking at all the stretched, lowered, swapped and tricked out scoots on here, but it's not really my thing. Doesn't really fit my budget, and when I do spend $$$ on my ruck, I'd rather spend it on go-fast goodies.

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theburton wrote:
Finally another Missouri rider! Love how you have added a bit of style without putting a stretch or too much chrome.


Thank You, fellow Missourian. :highfive: My goal was to give it some personality without spending a ton of money, so almost all of my cosmetic mods are DIY. I enjoy looking at all the stretched, lowered, swapped and tricked out scoots on here, but it's not really my thing. Doesn't really fit my budget, and when I do spend $$$ on my ruck, I'd rather spend it on go-fast goodies.

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Ah men brother. I have to admit, some of the stretched ones are done real nice.

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 Post subject: Re: oldfart55's '08 "sleeper"- last update 12-26-11
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I haven't done a good update in forever, and several things have changed, so I thought I'd catch up.........

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FINALLY ! :banger2: I made it from Habitual Offender to One of Us ! :highfive: I think that calls for a beer :beers: . Catch y'all later 8)

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very clean! love the carb mods and intake mods! :banger:

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