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 Post subject: Marilyn Monroe
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:32 pm 
How she currently sits 01/26/2017:

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Current Mod List:
TRS Aluminum Foot Pegs
TRS Louvered Aluminum Radiator Cover
NCY Black Seat Frame
Composimo Billeted Aluminum Frame Caps
Prima Magnetic Oil Bolt Set
Battery Tender
MNNTHBX Aluminum Carb Cap
MNNTHBX Aluminum PAIR Valve Block-Off
DrowSports Black Painted Carbon Fiber Tank Cover
DrowSports Under Seat Glove Box Thumb Screw
Trail Tech TTO Tachometer
Mojo Customs GET Fatty Stretch Mount Kit
Douglas 12x8 Rear Dish Rim
GP GET Fatty Exhaust
MNNTHBX Intake Bracket with Hose
Shinko 130/70-R12 Whitewall Tire
MNNTHBX Rear Peg Extensions
MNNTHBX Kickstand
K&N Filter Set
Mojo Customs License Plate Mount
NCY Chrome Spring Rear Shock
Composimo Keyless Aluminum Gas Cap
Kijima DUT Clear Lense Turn Signal Lights
Mojo Customs R6 Mounting Bracket
R6 Clear Tail light
Mojo Customs Lowered Handlebar Mount
Mojo Customs Handlebars
MachinedMachines Polished Key Guard
ELFR-1 Led Relay
Motorsports MTX-L Digital Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge
O2 Exhaust Bunge
DrowSports FLP Frame Splitter
Keihin 38/82 Jets
Polini Variator
Polini Kevlar Belt
Dr. Pulley 5g Sliders
DrowSports Variator Wrench
rPro Aluminum Step Tone Chamber Billet Grips
TRS 2" Bar End Mirrors
TRS Cut Out CVT Cover
NCY Slotted Clutch Bell
Composimo Headlight Lowering Bracket
Ruckhouse Front Hub Adaptor 4/90
Shinko 120/70-R12 Whitewall Tire
Steady Garage Endurance Front Axle Cups
Mojo Customs 12x4 Front Dish Rim
Goodridge Chrome Banjo Bolts
NCY Titanium 12mm Front Axle
NCY Titanium Gray Front Shocks
NCY 220mm Disc Brake Rotor
NCY 32" Disc Brake Cable
NCY 2 Piston Black Brake Caliper
MachinedMachines 60 Degree Conversion Washers
Chrome 60 Degree M12 x 1.5 Lugnuts
TRS Chrome 90 Degree Banjo Fitting
TRS Brown Suede and Leather Seat Cover with White Stitching
M12 1.75 x 110mm Kickstand Bolt


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I'm BornAgainShogun most call me Shogun or Alex doesn't matter to me. I have been lurking on TR for about 4 years now, all started when I saw a Ruckus at a local car show I went to every Friday night. Money wasn't available at the time finally 4 years later after a house, engagement, and wedding things finally settled down enough to get a Ruckus. So on October 24, 2015 my wife and I went to a scooter store in Leesburg, Virginia and I bought a brand new 2015 Black Honda Ruckus with a half a mile on the odometer for 3k and some change. I live in a community called Lake of the Woods in Locust Grove, Virginia if anyone lives close by and wants to ride let me know. I haven't scene any other scooters in the community which is mostly elderly people and families with kids. Needless to say I am causing quite a Ruckus in the neighborhood. I decided to name my Ruckus Marilyn Monroe. I plan to heavily mod Marilyn but the engine will remain a GET. Before I start modding I wanted to get some serious ride time in the rest of this year. I will start the modifying this winter when I can't ride her and I get more funds. The theme for Marilyn is a 55 Chevy Bel Air I am not giving away the color scheme but its going to match my wife's future pickup truck.

This is Marilyn on the ride home in the back of my 2004 Honda CRV she didn't quite fit.
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Here is how she looked the first night in the garage completely stock.
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Here is how she sits right now.
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Here is Marilyn next to my daily driver, they currently match pretty well but not for long.
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Marilyn didn't stay stock for long, the horn being on the outside drove me nuts so I relocated it inside the battery box.

Current mileage on Marilyn after 2 days of riding.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Marilyn Monroe
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:16 pm 
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Yeah from me too- no idea how these OG's post that!!

Can't wait to see what a long time lurker with a supportive wife will end up with.. Have fun modding

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 Post subject: Re: Marilyn Monroe
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:05 pm 
greyduck wrote:
kscustom wrote:
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Yeah from me too- no idea how these OG's post that!!

Can't wait to see what a long time lurker with a supportive wife will end up with.. Have fun modding


Thanks for the warm welcome guys. Haha a long slow build not tight on money, but isn't a ton to go around either. I have most of the major parts already planned out, now I just need the money. One of the major changes will take place in January if all goes well, until then it will be minor cosmetic changes here and there. The wife really likes the Mets I'm trying to talk her into getting one.

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 Post subject: Re: Marilyn Monroe
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:12 pm 
GreyDuck how do you like the gas tank under cowling? Any issues with the bottom of it grinding on the road?

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 Post subject: Re: Marilyn Monroe
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:03 pm 
BornAgainShogun wrote:
GreyDuck how do you like the gas tank under cowling? Any issues with the bottom of it grinding on the road?


Mine is a one off custom part by me, and yes, it scraps like crazy all over. No big deal for the way I ride this bike though... I love it.
I also have the low rrgs forks and a 100/60-12 front tire so it does sit reaaaally low compared to lots of rucks.

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 Post subject: Re: Marilyn Monroe
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:49 pm 
greyduck wrote:
Mine is a one off custom part by me, and yes, it scraps like crazy all over. No big deal for the way I ride this bike though... I love it.
I also have the low rrgs forks and a 100/60-12 front tire so it does sit reaaaally low compared to lots of rucks.


I really like the look of the under cowlings but I was worried about the scraping because of the road around where I live. I may just have to make a custom one with more ground clearance eventually.

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 Post subject: Re: Marilyn Monroe
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:06 pm 
OG secret is its in my photobucket post it like any other pic. That's actually a second version I'd have to go deep to find the original. Now it's truly OG

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look at webike Japan they have a couple side skirts kits

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 Post subject: Re: Marilyn Monroe
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:37 pm 
kscustom wrote:
look at webike Japan they have a couple side skirts kits


Thanks for the info I will check out what they have.

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 Post subject: Re: Marilyn Monroe
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:31 am 
Pay day today got two parts ordered will post pictures when they come in.

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 Post subject: Re: Marilyn Monroe
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:11 pm 
Parts came in today big thanks to The Ruck Shop, I will install them tonight and pictures tomorrow. Today was spent relocating the front turn signals down where the front reflector use to be. I cut off the bunny ears and horn bracket on the front headlight mount. Hit it with a quick coat of Rustoleum black semi gloss so it won't rust till it is powder coated hopefully next year. More pictures tomorrow when the paint is fully cured, hardened, and everything is reassembled.

-Budget Ruckus Aluminum Foot Pegs
-Honda Ruckus Louvered Aluminum Radiator Cover

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 Post subject: Re: Marilyn Monroe
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:19 pm 
I like that cover, never seen it before nice

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 Post subject: Re: Marilyn Monroe
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:58 pm 
kscustom wrote:
I like that cover, never seen it before nice


Thanks I have seen it on one or two builds on TR, but every build I have seen has the copper one I went with the aluminum.

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 Post subject: Re: Marilyn Monroe
PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 4:28 pm 
Got the radiator cover and pegs installed last night. Minor set back I wasn't happy with the way the headlight mount paint came out so I decided to remove all the paint and spend the three days it takes to do it right. Removed the old paint and got it primed today going to spray 2-3 coats of a semi-gloss black I have tomorrow then clear on Thursday. Hopefully I can re-install it on Friday and rewire the front blinkers in their new location. Checked my tire pressure today both were low front was at 15 psi and the rear was at 20 psi pumped them both up to the recommended 25 psi. Today while I was waiting for the paint to dry between coats I went for a nice 43 mile ride. More pictures tomorrow, sorry if the pictures are crappy they are all taken from my phone.

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 Post subject: Re: Marilyn Monroe
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:37 pm 
So day I sprayed 3 coats of Rustoleum Black Semi-Gloss rattle can on the front headlight mount. Going to give the paint 2 days to cure and harden, then I will spray the clear coat. Hopefully it will only require one coat of clear, but I have a feeling its going to take two coats. While the paint was drying I went for a nice 65 mile ride, also decided to find out what my top speed is while everything performance wise is stock. Confirmed by satellite I ended up hitting the rev limiter at 43 mph (I only recorded half my trip on Ulysses).

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