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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:42 pm 
Whats up TR! Here's some info for regarding the Ruckus swingarm install. I hope this will help answer any questions for those wanna do this mod.
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1. regarding cutting up the rear. I tried to avoid chopping the rear up but I had no choice. My problem was the stock rear light hung to low to clear. But check this out. I noticed that the Japanese 2008 model comes with a shorter rear light. I am certain it will clear with a taller shock.
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2. regarding the Ruckus swingarm connecting to the engine: bolting it on is just 4 bolts on the block. You will need the tool to remove the Variator. When I did the swap oddly my tire was not centered. I added spacers. Swanson from the SGV crew has done a clean swingarm install. Wicked_sf did the Ruckus Swingarm mod and had no alignment problems and it appears neither did Sasayan-san in Japan.

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3. Unfortunately you cannot run the stock Met brake Cable. Good news is the ruckus cable is cheap. BSS also now sells a Steel Braided line.

4. I was able to fit a 130/90/10 on the Rear. This maybe the biggest it will fit since the shock is so close to the tire.

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5. The Shock I am running is a Daytona 270mm. Though angled more it still sits a tad higher than stock. After Adjusting the stiffness to the stiffest. It did raise it even more. After that I figured a 285 would most likely clear the stock rear light. (you would still have to cut the license plate bracket or shave behind it.

6. I chose to run with the Ruckus Gears purely for its Acceleration. When I had first installed the Swingarm, I had to run it with a Stock Met tire on and it pulled hard to about 30ish. After installing the 130/90/10. I decided to keep in the Ruckus gears.

I hope I helped answer some questions revolving around the ruckus swingarm conversion. Yo Swanson how is your Met doin? I am sure some guys on here wanna to see another update! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:01 pm 
Good Info Eric!!

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like I have been saying its all about the superior met!


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Thanks for the write-up. Super cool!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:33 pm 
DaBinChe wrote:
like I have been saying its all about the superior met!


This thread is about installing the Ruckus swingarm into the Met. :?

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That looks amazing. I wonder if my gf would want this for her met. I bet you I can probably do this to her met and she wouldn't even notice. haha...


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What's up eric, mets all done,ill post some pics up soon


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I can't wait to see it in person 04!

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What's up eric, mets all done,ill post some pics up soon


cool man I bet its lookin real nice!!! Did you change the color of the Met too? That gold paint on your Ruck would be sick on ur Met! drop them pics!



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I can't wait to see it in person 04!

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I just asked this same question in a different thread but I think it would be a better fit in this one:

So I have a dumb question. Is the swingarm a stock ruckus swingarm or is it just a longer swingarm built for the ruckus? And if it is the stock swingarm did you just find someone parting out their ruck or did you get it elsewhere?

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Its a stock ruckus swingarm.
I purchased mine from the super cool Sanjuro62.
The cheapest route is getting it used from a TR member.
I think "Ruckus" from killer Scooter may have one for sale.
IHAR from 970 might have one for sale too.
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Is the Ruckus Swing Arm Longer then the Met???
I want to swap a Met Swing Arm w/Gears into a Ruckus????
Would it work?

-Honest minds want to know????

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Yes the Ruckus swingarm is longer. I dont think it would work cuz of the size of the tire. If you want the gears just switch out the gears themselves.

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I want to see a Ruckus with a Met swingarm and a small back tire. The world would spin backwards!


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Finchie wrote:
I want to see a Ruckus with a Met swingarm and a small back tire. The world would spin backwards!


Don't talk about my secret mod!!!! j/k

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