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    Default Honda Ruckus dropped and swapped

    Been thinking of making a small build thread here since I'm finally getting around to the "stance" on the Ruck. Bought her stock sometime in february i believe. 2011 with 2800 miles for $1500



    Rode it around like that for a few weeks before i got kinda bored and ordered a few parts for it.

    atr frame extension
    pw:jdm handlebars
    ncy gas tank cover
    DORF seat frame
    led turtlehead tail light
    Dingleberry plate mount



    Once again rode it around like that for a little bit and decided to step up my game a little bit and order an NCY front end kit since a vendor on TotalRuckus was having a good sale. This included front wheel, caliper, rotor, forks, master cylinder and i got a ncy throttle to further clean up the bars. Also deleted my speedo and the rear brake



    Ok now heres when the good stuff starts happening. The stock motor could hardly get out of its own way so i said fuck it and started piecing together a gy6 150cc swap.
    Gy6 motor
    mojo weld on mount
    mojo bolt on shock mount
    stock gy6 13" rear wheel
    Maxx power harness
    composimo angled carb clocking flange
    uni filter intake
    custom exhaust from a TR member
    Mikuni fuel pump
    11 pole stator
    Maxx power adjustable cdi
    thats about it that i remember, lots of little stuff. Heres a few pics from mocking up and of the exhaust and what not.









    After a few days/nights of wrenching, grinding, wiring, soldering, etc. and i got her running :P







    Obviously i wouldn't be putting this on stance works if it ended here. So we shall continue...

    First the front tire looked terrible, so i ordered a new, smaller 100/90/10 to replace the 120/90/10, and also replaced the super high ncy forks that i already cut the springs in with these rrgs low down forks that are super low, and can go even lower if i cut a few springs in these.



    Then i was out one day cruising around and she died on me. FML right? Well it worked out okay because it worked out that i just got this mounted the night before



    140/70/12 on a 12x8, it was fun getting that bead to seat

    While i was working on the ruck to try to figure out why she died i decided to test fit the wheel



    Nice and all, but when you put a wide wheel on a ruckus you have to shift the motor to the left so that the wheel is centered with the frame. In my case this required modding the weld on motor mount and also making a new shock mount which i had welded to the frame instead of the bolt on style i previously had. I dropped it off at BradFab industries to let the crew work their magic and and got it back a few days later. the wheel is now centered in the frame, and the shock mount is now welded to the frame and has the shock sitting at a more upright angle which seemed to have stiffen it up a little bit (which it needed badly). I figured it throw some paint on it so she's all one color until i decide to strip her down again and have it professionally painted. Heres how it sat after that. Quite the difference huh?







    Looking good, looking good. Stance is getting there but still needs some improvement. And that front NCY wheel is cool and all but it doesn't quite match the rear. So, back to TotalRuckus for some research and found a nice front wheel set up that wouldn't break the bank. Here is that wheel.



    and the adapter i need to run it. All together it was about 225 shipped which i thought was well worth it



    Stuck with a 10" because i kinda like the staggered look. I never really think 12" fronts look as good as 10s. Also, ordered a new tire. Smaller once again with a 90/90/10

    And one more thing that I'm currently working on is a little wire tuck. Ive wire tucked my old 04 GLI before so i figured this wouldn't be too bad. So far it hasn't been a nightmare or anything but its tough fitting all the wire through the frames at some points. Its coming along though, it should be all finished up tonight actually.



    updates to follow
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    In love. Subbed.

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    Hahahahaha you made a thread nice.

    Trying to seat that bead was probably one of the sweetest nights, Mike probably not being able to have children in his life was worth it
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    I would so have one of these if they wasn't sooo expense


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    Honda should sell them like this!

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    Looks 'safe' - Are you a CF member as well?


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    Quote Originally Posted by 121scale View Post
    In love. Subbed.
    Thanks <3

    Quote Originally Posted by got splits? View Post
    Hahahahaha you made a thread nice.

    Trying to seat that bead was probably one of the sweetest nights, Mike probably not being able to have children in his life was worth it
    yea figured it was a good time since i finally got the fatty one :P

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    I would so have one of these if they wasn't sooo expense
    They're only expensive if you're an idiot like me and don't know when to stop spending

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBody View Post
    Honda should sell them like this!
    Tell me about it :/

    Quote Originally Posted by TeckniX View Post
    Looks 'safe' - Are you a CF member as well?
    Safe is definitely not the word. And since i don't know what CF is I'm gonna go ahead and say no haha

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    Awesome.
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    Ballin. Id love to own that thing.

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    Definitely getting some idears for my ruck. Looks nice so far.
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    god damnit.cant wait to see it finished

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    love this ruck! not what i expected to see on stanceworks but im glad its here

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    Are you going to use/make any body work for this baby? looks really aggressive! me likey

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    Oh snap got it on Stanceworks. lol


    I kinda helped a little

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEcreated487 View Post
    Awesome.


    Quote Originally Posted by XThirtySeven View Post
    Ballin. Id love to own that thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PunkboySL2 View Post
    Definitely getting some idears for my ruck. Looks nice so far.
    Awesome dude, we gotta go riding some time.

    Quote Originally Posted by dubstance98r/t View Post
    god damnit.cant wait to see it finished
    Its almost back on the road. planning to ride all weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by pantsoffstanceoff View Post
    love this ruck! not what i expected to see on stanceworks but im glad its here
    Figured it was "iffy" making a build thread but hell why not? Its lowered, stretched, stretched tires, wide wheels...sounds stance works-y to me

    Quote Originally Posted by godzillus View Post
    Are you going to use/make any body work for this baby? looks really aggressive! me likey
    There is body work involved already but nothing more than cutting/grinding/shaving brackets and smoothing some stuff out. Im very much a noob when it comes to body work and painting so eventually at some point this summer it will be professionally painted. Color is undecided at this point though

    Quote Originally Posted by Static_G View Post
    Oh snap got it on Stanceworks. lol


    I kinda helped a little
    yea budddy. and yea you may have held a flash light once or twice :P



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    Update...after fucking around with it I've narrowed down the dying on me and not starting again problem to a bad coil. Two of my buddies have extras so hopefully i can grab one tomorrow and have it running by tomorrow afternoon/night and have it fully assembled once again. I also ripped all the wiring out again and taped everything up real nice and rewired everything haha looks mucho cleaner now, it was definitely worth the extra hour. More updates tomorrow hopefully....possibly even pictures or a video

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    Very awesome man!
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    dope

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    Rad. Nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runningpanda View Post
    Very awesome man!
    thank you kind sir

    Quote Originally Posted by ionz View Post
    dope


    Quote Originally Posted by Spencer View Post
    Rad. Nice work.
    thanks mang


    Heading to my shop to HOPEFULLY finish everything up and then replace the coil later on tonight if i can get one from my buddy. Then i can ride for the rest of the week

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    I can't wait for more, I live this goofy little thing!

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    Yes.

    Keep the updates coming! I love me a nice modded Ruckus. So close to getting one for myself.

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    I may be the only one, but I liked the yellow tank better...don't know much about these things but I know enough that this def belongs here on S:W Good work, can't wait to see the next step!

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    Is the block of wood bungied to the bike because it has no kickstand?
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