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 Post subject: MPH ruck-fresh for the season(I WANNA GO FAST)73.1mph
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:45 pm 
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So this is my first ruckus, and only my second scooter. A yamaha razz was my cherry popper. I decided this ruckus is indeed cursed. It began stock. Did the usual mods. Some cosmetic, some performance oriented. By the end of its first stage it had a posh cdi, polini variator, rejetted carb, street tires, custom mandrel bent exhaust, and k&n filter. And it gave me nothing but problems. :oops: Chased the tune around for weeks. No luck. it topped out at 45 or so. That fight was cut off by the purchase of an insanely cheap and almost new 150cc gy6 scooter...

P.S.: sorry for the shitty pics. they are from my blackberry. Im too cheap to get a legit camera.

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this was a few weeks after i purchased it and started modding. home made shim kit to put mountain bike bars and stem on, fender droip in the front, hmf exhaust off a 250 race quad, street tires, and foot rest cage.

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this is with the led tail light, and fenders removed, k&n filter, rejet, cdi, and variator installed.

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only thing new here is antennas removed and replaced with a barend mirror. And thats my buddy's nissan in the background.

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a pic snapped during the mock up of the swap.

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once it was done i had it driving and running good, but I was chasing crazy electrical problems. They plagued me for a long time. Finally got those figured out, and for a short while the thing ran good.

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The 150 had to rebuilt before it could run due to the motor freezing over the winter. Thats how i got the donor bike for so cheap even tho it had less then 500 miles on it. Rehoned the cylinder and cleaned it all up and it was all good.

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Current state. After 500 miles on the cleaned up motor i developed piston slap. Im guessing too much material got taken out when we cleaned up the cylinder walls. :| Time for a new jug and piston.

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In the mean time, while i save up for the jug and piston, i cut up that ugly ass brace on the side and quick tossed this together out of 1" tubing. I used the stock bearing case and cleaned it up and, well yah. Nothing special, but it looks a hell of alot cleaner then the crap that was on there. updates as i move along on this thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheese's curse
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:49 pm 
great story and write up, sorry to hear about the problems. live and learn :wasted:

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 Post subject: N.D.O.T. leaf springs and 40's chevy parts?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:57 pm 
small update. Got the fork drop done.

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the local ace hardware comes to the rescue again. a good bit shorter. A little bit stiffer.

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heres the forks all mounted up with the short springs, and 10w40 motor oil for dampening duties. The 10w40 is about twice as thick as the stock oil in the forks. I also cut and shaved all the extra fender mount tabs off to clean them up and painted them graphite.

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And here it is all mocked up with the honda aero80 rear shock. The shock is a tad longer, and id say 15-20% stiffer over stock. Initial thoughts is the new fork springs are gonna be a bit too soft still on account that im a big fat fatty, but for the average rider they will be perfect. The kicker is the whole drop cost me... $4. :shock: :banger: I love being cheap.
Oh, and i cut, smoothed out, hole sawed out, and painted the cvt cover. :usa:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheese's curse
PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:45 pm 
Nice to see another swapped bike with some ground clearance. Riders ride! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheese's curse
PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:51 pm 
Colin wrote:
Nice to see another swapped bike with some ground clearance. Riders ride! :mrgreen:

Hell yes! I want to keep it a bit higher so i can keep some ridability. I had back surgery at the beginning of the year. So a slammed rough rider isnt an option for me. Plus i wanna be able to lean it over far enough to wear off the chicken strips from my tires without dragging foot pegs :DomoRuckRuck

I did drop it a little tho. Just for the fact that i want to level the motor out a bit. After killing the top end this last time, i wanna make sure im getting propper oil flowage to the new motor setup.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheese's curse
PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:01 pm 
Good sheet man! I've been looking for an Aero shock for my Met, but I wasn't sure how it would make the bike sit. This gives me a pretty good idea.
Props for keeping this thing reasonable. I love the crazy slammed stretched out beasts, but as far as owning a bike, this seems like a lot nicer proposition.
I've taken to calling the met my enduroped. :banger: :banger: :banger:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheese's curse
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:44 am 
puna_trav wrote:
Good sheet man! I've been looking for an Aero shock for my Met, but I wasn't sure how it would make the bike sit. This gives me a pretty good idea.
Props for keeping this thing reasonable. I love the crazy slammed stretched out beasts, but as far as owning a bike, this seems like a lot nicer proposition.
I've taken to calling the met my enduroped. :banger: :banger: :banger:

hahaha sweeet. ya, i left the stock springs so i could put them back in for the winter and gain some suspension back. Im hoping to stud up the knobbys that are on it and take it out racing on the groomed ice track out on the lake this winter. I can go out and get my ass kicked by all the dirt bikes then :banger:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheese's curse
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:25 pm 
Looks good these are the builds I like to see.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheese's curse
PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:59 pm 
Colin wrote:
Nice to see another swapped bike with some ground clearance. Riders ride! :mrgreen:

doood thats how we do it in wisCONsin!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:52 pm 
Started the new paint job today. I have the picture in my head of what it will look like, but my brain only fires on half it's cylinders...so is a flip of the coin of whether it will be mad clean, or it will just look like a 16 year old went in and painted everything he could pry out of his grand am with a flat blade screw driver. :wasted: This is what ive got so far. I have the battery box installed now too but didnt get picks yet.

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I also drilled out the rucksters mount to accept a true 10mm bolt instead of the 3/8" one i got with it. The 3/8 bolt is slightly smaller then the 10mm bushings in the motor so there was some slop that caused my motor to cock crooked. I used a 25/64" drill bit to drill out the mount, and i used 3/8" black pipe for the spacers. heres a pick of the size difference vs the ruckster spacers.

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Ill have more stuff when the paint is done. Whatchu guys think on this color scheme?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:48 am 
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That looks fucking clean man. Nice!! Really really well done.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:14 pm 
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That looks fucking clean man. Nice!! Really really well done.


Thanks for the props! :banger: Glad someone likes it haha.

Heres a quick pic i snapped. Just got the front rim done and installed. Still need to get the frame stuff done and my foot cage.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:15 pm 
Awesome build I will be coming back to this one to see it when it is done.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheese's curse
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:20 pm 
Nothing big here. Got my new shock and 842 belt installed. Had to make a bracket to hold the bottom of the new shock. Dont mind the mismatched bolts. They are just there till i can get some new stainless allen head ones :oops:. Buuuut yah. I need to take some of the preload outa the rear shock. Im 255lbs and its still almost too stiff.
(P.S.: sorry for the shitty pics still. my blackberry smokes camel pole)

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Its nitrogen oil mix, fully rebuildable, and i dont even know how many way adjustable rebound. Sweet deal for 70 wingwangs if i do say so myself. :wink:

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Yup. this is definetly my favorite angle on this ruck. :banger:

Thats all for now. Atleast till the exhaust gets done and new stiffer, big man certified, springs get made for the forks.

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