#rucksofresh: October Update

Been a while since I last posted anything. Haven’t really been riding as much either because the Ruck lost some power and feels like something isn’t running right. The original owner had Dr. Pulley Sliders in there so I thought maybe there were going bad so I decide to look into that and change the OEM GY6 belt as well with a Gates Powerlink belt:

The Dr. Pulley Sliders did show some wear (forgot to take pictures of it) so I decided to replace it with a fresh set of 11g along with the belt. Some of the power felt like it came back but it still didn’t feel like it was running right. My next thing to look into is cleaning the carb and re-tuning. Hopefully that will solve the problem. I miss riding.

While I had the bike down, I decided to change out a few things. Swapped out the MNNTHBX Turtlehead with a sequential R1 rear tail light:

I like the Turtlehead but just felt cars couldn’t see it enough. Really happy with the R1 tail light:

I was going to wait for the tear down to install my new Rpro Handlebar from Rucksters but since I was installing my Koso XR-SR speedometer to make sure it was working, I decided to install it already along with my NCY quick throttle:

LOVE my new handle bar set up. So much more comfortable than my previous set up and it definitely makes taking off the BB alot easier. Couldn’t install my Stage6 control because I’m still sorting out my new brake levers.

The Koso XR-SR is pretty neat though it gave me a lot more headache than I was expecting it to (Note: make sure you have the right brown wire for the 12v power :headbashing: ). I don’t think it’s totally running right yet. For whatever reason, when my headlight isn’t plugged in, the high beam and low beam indicators work as they should. However, when the headlight is plugged in, both high beam and low beam indicators are on whenever i’m not actually moving. Once I’m moving, the indicator for the light not being used will turn off (so if i’m using my low beam, both indicator lights will be on, but once I start moving, only the low beam indicator will remain on and the high beam indicator will turn off). Also, when at idle, the fuel gauge is as it should but once the rpms go up, the fuel gauge goes up with it. My theory on that is because i’m currently running the tach wire next to the wire for the fuel sending unit. I’m going to separate them next time I get back in there.

Also installed a Koso volt gauge. I’m still iffy about my placement of both gauges. I dont like that I still have to look down to see them. May switch them around to the top of the handle bar.

Installed some push buttons in the battery box for the start button and kill switch.

Picked up an MPAB foot bar from Steady Garage. While bleeding my front brakes, I spilled some brake fluid on my fuel tank cover which made the corner a little brittle and I ended up cracking it when i was trying to bolt down the foot bar and the fuel tank cover. Pretty bummed about that…

Installed the FLP front frame cover. Probably going to get this powdercoated to match the frame in the future…or have it polished. We’ll see.

A friend of mine decided to replace his big bore 180cc GY6 and ATR rear disc brakes with a Zuma 125 set up, so I ended up working out a deal with him for his motor and rear wheel (crappy pics):

I did find that the rear brake caliper was cracked unfortunately

Going to have to figure out if I’m going to replace it with similar rear brake caliper from another Chinese GY6 scooter or figure out a bracket to run a PH80 style caliper.

I got a few more parts that came in for the re-build but I’ll wait till my next time to post those.

Till next time,

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