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 Post subject: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:00 am 
:arrow: I regularly update this first post with mileage and other relevant info so as not to unnecessarily bump this topic.


:arrow: :arrow: I know all my early photos have disappeared and expired. Kinda ticks me off as I don't have them saved anywhere. No pics when it was new. :x There are newer,and more recent photos toward the end of this thread.






As of 6-1-2017, I am at 8,560 miles.

Currently running:
-Polini belt
-Polini variator
-4.5g Dr Pulley Sliders
-modified stock clutch
-NCY lowered seat bracket
-rad hose intake w shielded K&N breather 38/85 jetting on stock carburetor.
-Two Brothers exhaust
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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Virginia, USA
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:05 pm 
Updated - I have ordered two new retaining clips from Honda today. 12/16/2014

Arrived in the mail today.

But disassembling the clutch turned out to be a little more than I wanted to try for the first time on a lunch break.

If anyone has suggestion or a link that would help. What I have not found in searching these threads is advice on removing the 'G' shaped retaining ring on the clutch. I expect that I will destroy it so I will have to wait to get another before attempting to disassemble the clutch.


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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Virginia, USA
PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:21 pm 
Picked up the retaining rings for the clutch today. Will have to revisit installing the shoe springs this week at work.


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Also, I almost hit 4k this morning....almost....might just have to go ride some more today.

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What I was surprised to find, at Hobby Lobby, of all places....

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These are the sorts of colors I have envisioned for battery box and tank cover I will pickup sometime. NCY or something like that. I almost bought a can today and prepped to paint tomorrow. But, I think I am going to hold off until I have acquired tank cover and probably foot rest too.

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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Virginia, USA
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:37 am 
I have made zero progress with the clutch and springs. Had a death in family just before Christmas, and then with the holidays.... I have, however, polished the drive cover and stripped down to metal the front battery box metals(light bracket, etc.) I've added yellow film to my lazy eye and have decided on my setup for the front end. I am going to run it with white roadside lamp on high beam always, and white low beam roadside on with the yellow curbside lazy for the high beam.


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I have also invested about 11-12 hours in sanding and polishing the drive cover. Came out like a fuckin mirror ! I was really surprised. The photo really doesn't do it justice.



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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Virginia, USA
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:12 am 
I think that I have changed the clutch springs without taking the clutch apart -- it's not straightforward, nor does it look obvious, but I used needle-nose pliers. If you grab the end of the spring you can work it out of its attachment hole, and put the new one in the same way. Easier than taking the clutch all the way apart (and risking the contra spring throwing everything all over the garage if it pops).

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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Virginia, USA
PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:27 am 
P-Dub wrote:
I think that I have changed the clutch springs without taking the clutch apart -- it's not straightforward, nor does it look obvious, but I used needle-nose pliers. If you grab the end of the spring you can work it out of its attachment hole, and put the new one in the same way. Easier than taking the clutch all the way apart (and risking the contra spring throwing everything all over the garage if it pops).


I considered doing that also. I have a very small pair of brake spring pliers I think will work just fine. I am going to hold off on
that though for two reasons: 1) need new shoes as they are glazed as fuck(clutch bell needs some cleanup too) from 4k of hard riding and I'll just do all this at the same time, and 2)If I can find a cheap(used good condition) one, I'll put a 3 shoe clutch in. Dr Pulley or something similar.

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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:19 pm 
Things have been moving slowly but I did get the front metals totally cleaned and primed today. Also removed the back half of the floor plastics. (Neglected to photograph. :( )

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Also, this week my new license plate came in the mail.




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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:47 pm 
pino_jonathan wrote:
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That shot creeps me out... gonna have Ruckus nightmares tonight. :D

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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:05 am 
SpoonKiller wrote:
pino_jonathan wrote:
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That shot creeps me out... gonna have Ruckus nightmares tonight. :D


Its like the blair witch ruckus project... :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:56 pm 
I got my M2 endorsement this weekend.

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So, now I need a big bike and can focus on just making the Ruckus a pimp mobile.

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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:43 pm 
Been a while. Been FUCKING COLD AS SHIT on the east coast...so not a lot of Rucking off going on....

Have been working on a vertical mounted license plate mount....worked out pretty good, I think. I am hoping that I will be able to get away with running only one wire for power and ground the light with a bolt and terminal on the case. But, the case is aluminium (right?) and I am not sure if aluminium is good enough of a conductor without running a second wire for a dedicated ground. I will add additional photos when the lighted plate bolts arrive and later when it is actually mounted on the scoot.


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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:31 pm 
Lighted tag bolts arrived today.....



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:57 pm 
Finally have gotten the front metals finished. Did some painting and a rattle can clear coat job. I was pretty skeptical, and then pretty impressed with Dupli-color's clear coat.

Check it out !



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And....my tail lamp came in from DROW today !



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:42 pm 
Finally some decent weather here in VA ! 8) Got a good amount done today. Installed the R6 lamp, and got the license plate bracket on along with all the wiring. Applied the sweet '49RR' decals to the rear frame. :banger: Also cut off the factory tail lamp bracket. It needs some more cleaning up but I just threw some primer on it for now to keep from rusting. Battery was too low to crank the scoot, so ended up kick starting a few times. After a decent ride, it was starting without issue. So, will have to observe and see if holds a charge. I am pretty pleased with how the CVT cover looks. This is the first time I put it on since sanding and polishing the aluminum.

Now for the always demanded photos....




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 Post subject: Re: pino_jonathan Build thread Occupied Virginia, CSA
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:24 pm 
Updates and changes.....

Got all the decals on. Moved the license plate. Cleaned her up and have been riding to work this week. Those of you on the TR Facebook group know that I got a ticket this week on the way to work. Trooper says 'Why were you going 50mph in the left lane passing cars on a moped ?'

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The 50mph....was really more like 45...and flying down hill.

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