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 Post subject: TEK's Dive into Ruckdome (Late Start on the Build Thread)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:27 am 
Hey everyone.
So I'm starting this build thread really late in my build. But I'm new to forums, so cut me some slack. Haha. This first post will just be a little background info. And I'll keep an up-to-date pic of my ruck here as I go. Next post will have some pictures taken over the time of my build up to this point.

(Updated pic of Ruck will appear when I finally get y'all caught up to present day. Have to build the suspense. )

On The Dragon. 2017 Smokey Mountain Crawl.
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Here goes.
About 9 months ago a few of my work friends were talking about getting these things called a Ruckus and wanted me to get one too. I had to look it up on Google to see what a ruckus was. A month later I bought a 2012 white and red bone stock ruckus with busted headlights from the last owner rearending a truck. It had about 2200 miles on it and had been sitting in a barn for almost 5 years.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:18 am 
Here goes......may have a few things out of order.

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This was day 3 of ownership. After replacing the headlights and giving her a tune-up

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 Post subject: Re: TEK's Dive into Ruckdome (Late Start on the Build Thread)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:23 am 
Tax return time! Made a trip to mnnthbx!!
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Was waiting on my strech to be powdercoated and the new batch of M-stems to come in. Already had my DORF by this time.

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 Post subject: Re: TEK's Dive into Ruckdome (Late Start on the Build Thread)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:34 am 
Battery box was busted when the first owner busted the headlights. Common, can't spend a months salary on mods and have a cracked battery box......right?!? At least that's how I justified it to myself. :lol:
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:43 am 
Time to start tearing it down and building it up stronger!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:55 am 
Taking the wheels out to Seymor TN to have these bad-ass Kenda's put on by a guy that does this for mnnthbx, so he knows what he's doing. :)
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 Post subject: Re: TEK's Dive into Ruckdome (Late Start on the Build Thread)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:05 am 
Jetted and sexy.
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Rear shock came in today. Can't wait for the strech to be ready. *At this time mnnthbx was in crunch time trying to orginize the 2017 Smokey Mountain Crawl. And they still did me a solid and got my strech done really fast! Those are really good dudes!
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 Post subject: Re: TEK's Dive into Ruckdome (Late Start on the Build Thread)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:23 am 
Looking good! I'm sure this is going to be a cinch for you.

Was some of this down before the crawl?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:42 am 
:popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: TEK's Dive into Ruckdome (Late Start on the Build Thread)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:28 am 
Off to a good start... :popcorn:


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 Post subject: Re: TEK's Dive into Ruckdome (Late Start on the Build Thread)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:21 pm 
lilpinny wrote:
Looking good! I'm sure this is going to be a cinch for you.

Was some of this down before the crawl?


Yeah. I haven't caught up to present day yet. Had to catch a few hours of shut eye. I'll continue posting after dinner with my kiddos. But I have a few more goodies to put on this weekend since it's going to rain all weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: TEK's Dive into Ruckdome (Late Start on the Build Thread)
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:03 pm 
Got it together and ready to ride for a while to get the tuning right. While the weather allowed of course. It was about late March in Tennessee at this time. Still often cold and lots of rain.
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Then later I fabricated a bracket and modified a clamp to mount my speedometer back on.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:14 pm 
Then after lots and lots and lots of variator/ transmission tuning My strech came in!
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This is just a picture I made at some point to show it's transition.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:25 pm 
More fun goodies!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:36 pm 
At some point in time I decided to install a Z125 tail light with integrated signals on it. Didn't want to cut the duck tail bracket off the rear frame yet. That's a winter project. So I just threw together a bracket to mount my license plate there.

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