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Old 04-08-2011, 10:42 AM   #91
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Nice to be able to tune with top speed and not go to jail.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:35 AM   #92
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Yes. Yes it is.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:14 PM   #93
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well, that looks well worth it. I love the functionality of it too.. nice choice.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:56 PM   #94
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I might have missed it, but are you still running the stock front drum brake?
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:13 PM   #95
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I am still running the stock front end. And yes it can be scary. But if you relearn how to ride its not that bad. Not bad at all.
To ride the scooter now, you need to pretend its a Harley. And you are a pirate. 90% rear brakes and finish off what the rear won't do with the front. And believe it or not it does ok. Using so much rear keep the suspension settled. You don't load the front. And makes the front effective when its needed. Its so effective, I am considering not doing the upgrade. You just need to ride it like a Harley or a Chopper.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:23 PM   #96
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Trailtech.net sells kits for variuos bikes. They actually had a kit for a ruckus. It was $129.

I am quoting myself. Thats different. Below is a link I meant to post earlier. Just something I put together on my iphone. It shows the different screens on the Vapor.

http://youtu.be/qQciLK0VIao?hd=1
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:50 PM   #97
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Today I took the day off from working on the scooter. To be honest there really isn't anything to do except put the full floor back on. So I took Ben out on the town. And we shot a little video. Here you go.

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Old 04-10-2011, 08:53 AM   #98
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I like this one, he looks so happy- great job!

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Old 04-10-2011, 09:56 AM   #99
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Yea, sometimes you just gotta get out and ride! Great job and cool vids!
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:01 PM   #100
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The last video was made with and on the iPhone. iMovie makes editing easy. I actually made this the video while sitting on the scooter while Ben ran around.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:32 PM   #101
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great thread! this is exactly what i want to do. add power, no bling (i have a stock 2007). ruckster website says they are sold out of the kits though...

you are using the stock rear wheel, correct? and does the kit come with a rear breaking system? if so, is it a disk?

thanks again for doing this thread, great inspiration!
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:41 AM   #102
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great thread! this is exactly what i want to do. add power, no bling (i have a stock 2007). ruckster website says they are sold out of the kits though...

you are using the stock rear wheel, correct? and does the kit come with a rear breaking system? if so, is it a disk?

thanks again for doing this thread, great inspiration!
The rear braking system came with the kit. The hardware is basically built into the GY6. I had to put on the shoes and springs that came in the kit. The back wheel it is a stock GY6 wheel and has the drum built in. THey sell for around $60. My stock ruckus wheel does not fit. I did not switch to disk. I may do the front down the road, but did not do it yet.
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Old 04-25-2011, 12:58 PM   #103
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After weeks of waiting. My Dr Pulley variator and 11 gram rollers came in. I also got my yellow spring.
So I put my variator and rollers in. I would have done it all, but I could not find an extra set of hands to help compress the spring. So I did not touch the clutch. It will be nice to see which part helps the most. So far the variator is not impressing me. I can see, hear and feel what it's doing. But after riding the BMW 600 miles this weekend. I was not impressed. It pulls a hair harder on the bottom. 0-20 mph. The top end is a little higher. But that could be the conditions. Tonight we will pop in the spring. Hopefully that will give it the kick I was looking for.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:18 PM   #104
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The rear braking system came with the kit. The hardware is basically built into the GY6. I had to put on the shoes and springs that came in the kit. The back wheel it is a stock GY6 wheel and has the drum built in. THey sell for around $60. My stock ruckus wheel does not fit. I did not switch to disk. I may do the front down the road, but did not do it yet.
thanks. talked to ruckters today they are getting more kits ready in a week or so. i am thinking of getting the wheel from them, did you buy the tire from them as well? and where did you get the exhaust? i am wondering if i can just call around to the local scooter shops... (i told them about your "blog" and how that influenced me to call them)
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:13 PM   #105
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thanks. talked to ruckters today they are getting more kits ready in a week or so. i am thinking of getting the wheel from them, did you buy the tire from them as well? and where did you get the exhaust? i am wondering if i can just call around to the local scooter shops... (i told them about your "blog" and how that influenced me to call them)

Wow if its really that easy to build and they can advertise better, these guys are gonna hit it big! Their basically doing Honda's job for them in the scooter department!
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