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 Post subject: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:05 pm 
What's going on guys. I've been lurking here a while and decided to make a build thread of my own! Unfortunately, the cash flow for non bill-related items is miniscule, so the build is very slow. Living here in Maryland, the weather is nice in the summer, and wet and cold the rest of the time. So most of my off season has been spent modding my ruck, with not much going on when it's nice out besides just enjoying it.

So I've had my ruckus for about a year now, been paying it off since late June last year. Bought it stock, unfortunately I don't have any pictures of her before modding her out.

LIST OF MODS:

1. Tail light lowering bracket bought off of a vendor here
2. MNNTHBX Dorf lowering seat frame
3. GP Exhaust
4. Rusty Cage 7" frame block extensions
5. PWJDM stem with cafe racer bars bought off eBay.
6. Rear pegs
7. DORBY front pegs
8. Hoodrich Designs Tank cover

FREE MODS:
1. PCV relocation to top of carb
2. Plastics removed, bottom cut to protect underside
3. Front blinkers relocated, brackets cut.
4. Horn relocated to inside of box, bracket cut.
5. Temporarily relocated speedo and blinker indicator to front of headlights.

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Total mileage after only a year. Didn't realize there was a daddy longleg in it until just now.

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From the cockpit.

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How she sits. Lotta leg room!

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Rear showing the lowered bracket. The plate hanging there is a temporary spot for my tag. Unfortunately, here in Maryland we're given a decal instead of a whole plate, so the mounting for it is pretty tough. I've already had one person peel one of my decals off so I had to order a new one :headbashing:. Now I just remove the entire plate and take it with me.

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Mine and my buddy's stocker. Showing off the plastics.

I got a lot more in the works, once I get my engine mount set up pieced together I'll be definitely in business. Thanks for taking a look! :highfive:

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:27 pm 
Figured I should also post my inspiration, since I think we all do. Loosely based on the Shadow trooper from Star wars:
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Looking into getting imperial logo decals for my helmet and the ruck :banger: . Going for a gloss black main color, with flat grey accents.

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:12 am 
Just wanted to give an update to my build. Since it's getting chilly I finally got a chance to take her apart a bit and do some more "heavy" modding.
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Mock-mounting my Composimo SS Extreme kit. Hit it with some rattle can gloss black after I snapped this.
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How she sits now. With the mount and frame blocks, she sits at over 7 feet, from tire tread to tire tread!

Future updates should be here pretty soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:43 pm 
How tall are you that you need 4 in blocks? lol Nice start :highfive:

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:51 pm 
They're actually 7" lol. I'm 5'11", and I use the front and rear pegs more than anything, but you get a nice lean and tuck with the way the stretch is. It's surprisingly comfortable. I'll try and get some sitting shots when I get everything back together.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:28 am 
Sorry ive been married for 6 years size tends to slip my mind :lol: as long as you like it that's all that matters. Ill be watching man

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:28 pm 
Your Ruck is coming out really good! Any update at all?


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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:34 pm 
Now that your wiring harness is in the mail we need an update!

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:43 pm 
You're totally right! I forgot to let you know I got it, looks good.

Sometime this week I'll get in to take a couple of snaps of it put together. I've gotten some new parts since the last update.

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:31 am 
I've got a lot of updates to post! I'm terrible about taking pictures as I add new things or I would be posting just about every week.

Currently the bike is sitting and is almost ready to ride. I had to extend my harness, which luckily went off without a hitch. Next is to get a new coolant bottle and new hoses, then I'll be able to start rejetting. Look for updates here soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:41 am 
cool inspriation.

*pew pew *force chokes peen* oooh YEEAH

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:07 pm 
I had no idea how long it had been since I updated this. I've had some big life-changing events happen, mostly good, and now I'm currently in Denton, Texas! I still have the Ruckus, she's still driving like a champ. Now I can actually drive her most of the year since the weather is so nice. I've done so much to her since my last update that I forget all of what I've done. I'll get some pictures together so you guys can see her. I still have a TON of parts to throw on like my triple tree, RRGS shocks, DWT wheel with white wall tires, and my rev limiter.

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:29 am 
Let's ride

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:54 pm 
Totally for it man.

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:10 pm 
So as I said before, a lot has happened since I updated this. I didn't realize how many things I forgot to take pictures of as I installed them and I still have a ton to do. After diagnosing a dirty carb issue, I decided to take her out and run her for a little bit since it had been a while and the day was nice for it. Decided to snap some pictures afterwards:
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So here's how she sits right now. Most of the engine mods have been solely because of the Composimo stretch I put on it. New ATR shock, MNNTHBX coolostomy clamp, MNNTHBX cold air kit, some rejetting, and longer brake, fuel, and throttle lines. Also a longer harness which was a little bit of a headache.

Riding it now, some things have come to surface that I'll need to address. Looking at it, pretty much the entire front end is stock so that'll be the focal point in time to come. It also slings a lot of dirt from the back, so a fender is almost required. I also really want to do something about the fuel tank area. I'm not a fan of how... empty it looks. I really think it needs something.

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