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Old 05-04-2010, 10:29 PM   #1
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Custom Honda Ruckus 50cc Build #2

Well I finished messing around with my orange 09 Ruck.I did an extended seat,10x8 rear wheel with 225 tire,etc.

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The build thread for that one is here:
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Recently I sold 1 of my cars so I had some play money.I was annoyed of wanting so many things done to my other Ruck but fab work is expensive! So I ended up going all out and bought my brother,whos a welder,a new Miller tig machine.As you can imagine he was like this when I showed him.

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Here is the Ruckus after a mini strip down...
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My brother started making me an engine hanger to run a 10x8 fatty on this one too.Except this time I wanna have smooth tires not the Innova Racer one.I had center plates cut out on a plasma table with hole designs going across it.

Here it is installed..
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Use my wheel off my other Ruck to test fit and make sure it was perfectly centered.
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Got the cutting wheel and went to work on the frame
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"Miller time" even though I drink Shiner...
j0y1r6

Cut off the bolt holes off the rear to make it look like its floating.The bottom frame was shortened by 2-1/2 inches to match the shortened seat.Did the fatboy 200lb. sitting test to make sure the hidden supports on the seat frame will hold.

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Notice how the tire starts pass the rear frame.The frame chop makes it look even more stretched.

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Expect nothing but a great build from this Guy. How's the 650 doing?
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Expect nothing but a great build from this Guy. How's the 650 doing?
Oh im loving it except for the sound of the stock exhaust.Needs a carbon fiber Yoshi already!

More updates on the Ruck soon.Were actually working on 3 different stretch kits to fit those wide wheels.Tomorrow should be done with the more expensive one.All stainless steel tubing!! I love the look of weld burn marks.I might hit it up with the torch to turn it a little more blue.
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Hey I started working on a fender eliminator for the Ninja as a matter of fact.Basically goal is to reuse whatever possible from the stock setup.Did some chopping and relocating of things so far.

Disassembled it...
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Chopped up the metal bracket,rewelded everything in different positions,etc.Here it is before the turn signals are mounted.Still not done cleaning it all up like I want it.
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I had to use a spare plate off a Ruckus I had bought a while back since im still paper plating.Notice the plate says moped on it.
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Don't be ghetto now

Goto www.ninja650shop.com for parts. I have the Ermax undertail and rear toneau (sp) cover. It kinda makes it look better but the seat on the 650r looks weird compared to SS...it looks more like a couch lol. Nothing will ever change that.

Get your HIDs from www.ddmtuning.com

Take the reflectors off the front and rear...they just unscrew off.

After that and the exhaust, I wouldn't spend anymore money on it. Learn from the 650 and step up to a super sport later...much better aftermarket support. Oh and when you feel more comfortable leaning, get better tires...the OEM tires suck, especially the front.
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Goto www.ninja650shop.com for parts. I have the Ermax undertail and rear toneau (sp) cover. It kinda makes it look better but the seat on the 650r looks weird compared to SS...it looks more like a couch lol. Nothing will ever change that.

Get your HIDs from www.ddmtuning.com

Take the reflectors off the front and rear...they just unscrew off.

After that and the exhaust, I wouldn't spend anymore money on it. Learn from the 650 and step up to a super sport later...much better aftermarket support. Oh and when you feel more comfortable leaning, get better tires...the OEM tires suck, especially the front.
Nah not being ghetto,just being handy.Dont judge it till its done.

Hey I do want that seat cowl thing though.PM me pics of yours with it installed.Also can you fit a wider tire once you get an exhaust? The stock exhaust is really close to the rear tire.PM ME!!!
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Nah not being ghetto,just being handy.Dont judge it till its done.

Hey I do want that seat cowl thing though.PM me pics of yours with it installed.Also can you fit a wider tire once you get an exhaust? The stock exhaust is really close to the rear tire.PM ME!!!
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As far as how wide the tire can go, I am not sure but yeah it is very close to the exhaust. You probably can bend the piping out a bit. If I were you, I would leave it as is though...youll enjoy the handling better.
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I did a template of the Ruckus front wheel inner section yesterday and got it cut out today.Why?

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Gonna make it full face like the rear dish wheel.
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wish we had more ruckus riders on here. i love the following they have. very nice work and look forward to seeing more pics of the progress

as for the 650 you can put a 170 on the rear but i'm here to tell you stick w/ the 160. i have put a lot of miles on my wee 650 (over 54,000) and a wider tire sucks. it is not the same when making corners. might not mean much to you now but as time goes on you'll see it helps

more pics of the ruck!!!
Thanks for the info.Here is what just came in the mail.

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1 is for me,the other 2 are tentatively sold to friends wanting custom setups.
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Really trying to get the Ruck scene more known and spread in Houston.There has been Ruck owners in town long before I got one.Thing is most of them only have minor mods,nothing resembling the scene in Japan,Cali,etc.

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and this is totally street legal right? meaning when you buy one you can go register it and be on the road that day?
Oh super legal,they have VIN numbers,license plates,registration,etc.If you buy one I will gladly help you tweak it how you want it.

Another pic of my 1st Ruck,which I still have.

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Plan to out do it heavily with this current one.
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i've followed some of the folks posting on h-i and there seem to be a lot of guys/gals over there with them. wish they migrated over here so i could see more what was going on lol.

i want one of these
Oh my friend is posting his on HI,his name is second2none on there.I got him and 3 other Honda s2000 owners to buy a Ruckus after I got mine.

I will be doing a fatty wheel install on 1 of the other ones Ruckus soon.I think shes dropping it off at my house tomorrow.
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How much do one of these things go for?
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How much do one of these things go for?
If you keep looking on craigslist I have seen them go as low as $800 bux.Most are around $1,300-1500ish range.Right now at lots of dealers you can get one OTD for $1,900.

Key is to get a 2006 and up model.They have been out since 2003 but the 2006 is revised in the intake system and other small engine bits.They all look the same but no matter what the 06+ models will always be "faster." Top speed on a pre 06 will be about 37-38 while the 06+ go 41-42mph.Modding the little engine makes a big difference.I prob already said it in this thread but my friends Ruckus can do 54-55mph gps confirmed. Of course thats not instant pickup but its a BIG difference from stock.These are meant for small roads only,no freeway.Even then I have still been all over Houston on mine thru normal streets.

Heres a vid of the local guys I recorded last year.



And heres a couple of engine swapped Rucks.





I personally prefer to keep the Honda 50cc in.I will do a swap Ruckus in the future just for fun.
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I've been REALLY looking into the Ruckus for a week or so now. My wife and I Found out we will be heading to Okinawa in October last week and I really want something to cruise around the island with

your first one is super clean...hopefully once we get there I'll have some free time to check the prices on em and maybe pick 2 of then up so the mrs. can roll with me.
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