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Old 05-15-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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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.



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Old 05-15-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:15 PM   #3
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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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Old 05-15-2012, 02:22 PM   #4
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I would so have one of these if they wasn't sooo expense
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:08 PM   #5
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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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Old 05-15-2012, 03:40 PM   #7
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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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Old 05-15-2012, 04:42 PM   #8
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:58 PM   #9
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Ballin. Id love to own that thing.

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Old 05-15-2012, 06:42 PM   #10
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Definitely getting some idears for my ruck. Looks nice so far.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:55 PM   #11
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god damnit.cant wait to see it finished
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:40 PM   #13
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love this ruck! not what i expected to see on stanceworks but im glad its here
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:32 PM   #14
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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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Old 05-15-2012, 09:47 PM   #15
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Oh snap got it on Stanceworks. lol


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Old 05-15-2012, 10:10 PM   #16
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god damnit.cant wait to see it finished
Its almost back on the road. planning to ride all weekend

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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

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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

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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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Old 05-16-2012, 12:30 AM   #18
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:50 AM   #19
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Rad. Nice work.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:12 AM   #20
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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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Old 05-16-2012, 09:19 AM   #21
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #22
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I can't wait for more, I live this goofy little thing!
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Old 05-16-2012, 10:04 AM   #23
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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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Old 05-16-2012, 10:13 AM   #24
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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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