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 Post subject: Re: Trustmedood's Build UPDATE-Fresh Powder-Coat. PICS** pg.6!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:30 am 
The red and black goes together nicely :banger:

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 Post subject: Re: Trustmedood's Build UPDATE-Fresh Powder-Coat. PICS** pg.6!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:45 am 
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The red and black goes together nicely :banger:

Thanks man :highfive: There is only so much I can do with what I got. Powder coating a few parts really made a difference.

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 Post subject: Re: Trustmedood's Build UPDATE-Fresh Powder-Coat. PICS** pg.6!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:52 am 
Just got a hold of the new RUK Variator, thanks MopedMotion.com :highfive: I'll slap it in later today and drop some initial results.

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 Post subject: Re: Trustmedood's Build UPDATE-Testing NEW RUK VARIATOR** pg.7
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:22 am 
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For reference here are the three I am making comparisons to. From top down: RUK, KN Kikaku, Daytona Drag. All three are more widely used for accel, hill climbing, strong low to mid, mild top end. All my numbers come from flat test strips that I've used for both the KN and Daytona variators.

Initial Impression:
Nice and smooth! Really solid looking and feeling piece. RUK comes with backplate, backplate guides, and boss. First thing I noticed was it's weight. It's noticeably heavier then both the KN and Daytona. Next, the RUK drive boss is approx 1-2mm longer then the stock boss.

Current CVT set up:
KN Kikaku Variator, 5.5gm Daytona rollers, Gates Premium Belt (~1700mi), stock clutch with blue engagement springs and Polini blue contra spring.

With RUK Variator ONLY, using STOCK boss and 5.5gm Daytona rollers. No RUK boss.

FLAT-straight paved streets.
First run results:
0-40mph FASTAAAAAH!!! By a lot too. I usually hit 40mph about 1-1.5 seconds further down on my test strip with my KN.
35-45mph Slower then the KN but faster then the Daytona. I have no numbers to compare, I just can tell. :wink:
45mph+ Strong!!! Gained approx 1-1.5mph cruising speed (Daytona 47mph, KN 48-48.5mph, RUK 49.5-50mph) Top speed was roughly the same as with KN (51mph).

Slight HILL climb-not very steep
FASTER! 43 mph (on second pass). 41mph (first pass). Will do a few more runs to get a average but on the same hill the KN usually does 39-41mph.

Overall INITIAL review: Very similar to KN in performance. Lacks a bit of "umff" from 35-45mph compared to KN. Gained 1-1.5mph on cruising speed (48-48.5 mph) which is a great realistic number. My engine revs lower too which is nice. At 51mph I believe I was around 9800 rpm (sorry, it was dark, couldn't see my tach) which is a lot calmer then my KN (51mph @10,200 rpm).

NEXT test:
RUK with RUK boss.

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 Post subject: Trustmedood's Build UPDATE-Testing NEW RUK VARIATOR** pg.7
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:54 pm 
https://vimeo.com/105408807
Here's a clip of me on 680 Freeway during traffic.

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 Post subject: Re: Trustmedood's Build UPDATE-Testing NEW RUK VARIATOR** pg.7
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:56 am 
Happy Anniversery Jessica!!! :love: :LR: :monkeyscoot Yesterday was a busy day for me so I didn't get to properly celebrate our 2nd Anniversary. Today I'm spending the entire day with Jessica. I have a new front turn signal set up for her and a brand new belt! It's been two great years and I can't imagine now what it would be like without her. You are awesome lil scooter! :highfive:

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 Post subject: Trustmedood's Build-"Jessica" Its our 2nd Anniversary!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:48 pm 
Two years and 9,000 miles later and she's still knows how to keep me happy. I love this little scooter!

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 Post subject: Re: Trustmedood's Build-"Jessica" Its our 2nd Anniversary!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:37 pm 
Wow!! 9000 miles in two years thats awesome. Keep it up.

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 Post subject: Re: Trustmedood's Build-"Jessica" Its our 2nd Anniversary!!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:56 am 
Thanks panZer, it was huge for me. Can't believe I spent so much time on her. Hahah

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 Post subject: Trustmedood's Build-
PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:47 pm 
Installed these awesome cheap eBay mini projectors as my signals. Front facing and side facing. Turned out amazing! I got so stupidly lucky that the holes I drilled on the side actually slightly point the projectors downward so the floor lights up when I signal, another safety feature added. And the front battery box is already angled up so when those glow they are eye piercing bright too. And yes, they are even super bright directly facing the sun. This is by far my best safety mod to date. Woot woot!
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 Post subject: Re: Trustmedood's -"Jessica" PICS NEW Turn Signal set up pg.7
PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:36 pm 
New signals look great :beers: gota a link to share to find them?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:42 pm 
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New signals look great :beers: gota a link to share to find them?

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Thanks, they work great so far. Here's the link to them:
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1398027635
$7 shipped for 4 lights! Lmao.

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 Post subject: Trustmedood's -"Jessica" NEW PICS! Turn Signal set up pg.7
PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:40 pm 
Nice build! What paint did you use for your front frame?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:07 pm 
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Nice build! What paint did you use for your front frame?

Thank You sir! It's powdercoated 90% high gloss black. Looks like the factory shiny black on the OEM handlebars in person.
Or, if you are asking about the first DIY job I did on the front frame.. That's Gunmetal grey PlastiDip.

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 Post subject: Trustmedood's -"Jessica" NEW PICS! Turn Signal set up pg.7
PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:18 pm 
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Thank You sir! It's powdercoated 90% high gloss black. Looks like the factory shiny black on the OEM handlebars in person.
Or, if you are asking about the first DIY job I did on the front frame.. That's Gunmetal grey PlastiDip.


Thanks! I was actually looking at you post this morning and decided to tackle my front frame while I'm waiting for parts to come in. I completely forgot to check what paint to use lol. I'm wondering if bed liner paint or engine high heat would do just fine.. I may have not time for powder coat.

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