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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:38 pm 
...and the addiction continues.... :)

Looks good!

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:19 pm 
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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.


Sweet Ruck. :banger:

I have a similar setup- front blocks extension, chin bone, same footrest. I have also been searching for something that I could put there to hide that big space. I was thinking even of adding air shocks just so I could fill the space with a compressor or air tank :)

Had one of these lying around:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Ruckus-Textured-ABS-Plastic-Luggage-Cover-Pan-Tray-Board-/110956147291?hash=item19d580725b:g:jI0AAMXQJSJRjB6x&vxp=mtr

cut it across the middle, combined it with a frame splitter:

http://www.shop.theruckshop.com/Honda-Ruckus-Frame-Splitter-Alumunum-Imported-Ships-Free-framesplitter.htm?categoryId=-1

The luggage cover fits pretty well in there. Needed to dremel it a bit around where the front frame met the blocks. Could've done a little better job but was just hacking at it to try it out. Turned out OK- not great, but functional- but looking for better ideas. Food for thought, anyway...

Final product:

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I was also thinking I might be able to take the frame splitter as a template and just extend it a few inches. Picked up some textured ABS plastic sheets but haven't gotten to it yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:59 pm 
That's crazy how similar ours are!

I like the way that looks actually. It definitely closes that gap in nicely. I think I might look at something that essentially sandwiches that area so the lines that run through it are protected and hidden from both top and bottom. Thanks for that input! How long are the blocks you're running?

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:53 pm 
My blocks are 4".

I like the undercowl youve got on there. I have one, I've debated about where I'm gonna use it. Was thinking of trying it on the blocks but wasnt sure it would look right. But I like the look of it on yours, for sure.

Make sure to post up some pics if/when you come up with any ideas for the gas tank area :)

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:42 pm 
I decided to do some "sitting" shots to check the stance when someone's on the bike, as there's something about the stance of the bike itself that I'm not a fan of. I still haven't quite figured out what it is.

Anyway, here's some shots of it with me on it. Don't hate on my PJ's or flip flops. I didn't ride like this :lol:

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I'm considering a seat that isn't as short maybe. The only time the seat becomes an issue is when I use the front pegs. I don't usually sit where I am in the picture because of this, I scoot forward a tad.

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:00 pm 
It all depends how you tuck.

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:52 pm 
I suppose so. It's about the silhouette of the bike I think. When I first got into it, I was all about it being super stretched and low, like it is. Now I think the focus has caused it to look strange. A seat mount that is a little taller and more forward, like the Password JDM seat, might make the overall silhouette more triangular and less rectangular.

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:02 am 
i think it will look better without the mega blocks.

ditch them and you will actually fit on the ruck.

just my €0,02.......

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:46 am 
I was considering that, but by doing that I would have to fix a lot of other things. The chin bone is too long to fit stock, so that would have to be removed. Then I'd have a pretty big hole in my battery box. I want them to work for the time being, but I am considering it.

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:04 pm 
and your under cowl will look like it belongs there, instead of a half piece of something.....

contact the chinbone guy and see how you can shorten and re-attach the type and fitting . I believe the aluminium is glued to the carbonfiber.

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:44 pm 
So as a small update, I FINALLY got my rear whitewall mounted to my 12x5 and got it on the bike. I'll try and take a picture over the weekend.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:44 am 
Is it weekend already?

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:38 am 
Indeed it is. And it SNOWED here in Texas yesterday. Like, what the hell man.

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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:01 pm 
Pulled her out to take a couple of outside shots. I haven't torqued down the axle bolt yet so not riding for now.

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The overall diameter of the tire is close to stock size. The stock tire is actually a little larger, but I think the larger rim makes it look big.
I have a lower profile whitewall for the front as well, but I'm going to keep the rim the same. I also have inserts that will give the front a unifying dish look. I'm considering the idea of plasti-dipping both of them black to match, as the dish unfortunately has some scuffs and dings.

Next step will be to do the front, which includes an NI triple tree and some RRGS shocks. I'm looking into buying an oem rebuild kit since I need the race bearing.

I also messed with the handle bars a tad, went from this:
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 Post subject: Re: Konvo's Shadow Cycle
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:38 am 
Tried installing my CDI last night and I've run into a snag that I'm working on. I think my battery may be shot?

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