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Old 11-24-2010, 12:09 PM
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Well as some of you have seen at events on the Westcoast, you have seen my "Ruckus Killer". For everyone else here is the latest.

I wanted a pit bike for myself for when we go to racing events but I didnt want what everyone has. Ruckus' look cool stretched out but everyone has one. Dirt bike pit bikes are all over the place too. And Scooters are for old people. I dont feel old yet. So I went with something a little different then what you see all the time.

Here is a pic of what it started life as. A 1988 Yamaha YSR 50.. Built from 1987 - 1992 as a 50cc Street Legal crotch rocket.



This is how the bike looked when I got it from a friend



The plastics were in real bad shape. Let alone not coming with the bottom fairing piece all together.

I took out the air cooled 50cc engine and replaced it with a Kawasaki KX80 engine that came out of a 1984 KX80 motocross bike. Not knowing if the engine would fire up or even run right , I went to it anyway.





Since the stock YSR exhaust is very restrictive , I took the KX80 exhaust and cut it at the seams and re fit it to the new bike.



It started on the 3rd kick. I was pretty happy about that. But this thing needed some much needed love on the appearance level. So I bought a lower fairing piece $120.00.



Since I have built a couple of these in the past with bigger engines, and I didnt want to look like an idiot if I flipped it in the pits. I decided to stretch the swingarm a couple inches.

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The swingarm done and now it is time for the dreaded body work. I hate doing it but this thing looks horrible.





Since this thing needed lots of work, I decided to ad a "Cup holder" for those hot Summer days riding around in the pits.





Just drop in some ice and your frosty cold beverage stays cold.

Almost a finished product. Body work and paint all done.





You may ask why is it Pink? Well I wanted it to match our car. And since my wife drives a Pink car, I painted the bike to match.



With the 80cc engine in, I got it up to 75mph in less than an 1/8th of a mile with 1 more gear to go. .Not too bad for a motor that has never been rebuilt or ever taken apart. The entire build took about 2 weeks to do and I am in it less than $800.00.

Winter plans are to try and find a CR500 engine to stuff in there for next year.

Enjoy!
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:13 PM
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Here is what it looked like us a couple days ago in front of my shop.



It needs a snowmobile trac instead...
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:38 AM
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Lame
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I love YSR's. I have wanted one of them forever
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:23 AM
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Thanks . Not everyone will like it. I for one think EJ body styles are lame, so we have something in common..

Here is a pic of another one I did a few years back. I stretched the swingarm 6" and use a Quad front wheel & tire on the rear. I plan on doing something similar to this one over the winter. I just need to figure out which wheel I used for the last one. It also had an air cooled YZ125 motor in it and ran Nitrous with the bottle and battery strapped to the wheelie bar. It ran [email protected]

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^^^ that's totally BA... i have owned several motorcycle's and a ruckus and loved them all and would love to find me a YSR... I love the stretch swing arm...
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I would never do this to an NSR50. But I have been "Drag Biking" YSR's for many years
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funny you mention NSR i was looking on Ebay and there is one for sale.. I was like sweet.. yes please...

I actually came across a GSXR50 many many years ago down in Monterrey during bike week
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:55 AM
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Yes, the GSXR50 is a special bike. There werent many brought into the US. 4 stroke 50cc. That was the reason for them not being street legal. The 4 stroke engine just wasnt powerful enough to be safe in traffic. I would love to have one though to add to my collection.
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Not feeling the paint, but sweet bike otherwise!
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:46 PM
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The color isnt my choice either.. But it matches the wifes race car and get a ton of looks at events.
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wicked !!! i like the little stretch done
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:26 AM
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im looking for a cool pit bike as well i hope to get alot more track time this yr so we will see what i come up with
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This is BOMB.

If you have 3-4 nice, clear 1024x (or larger) photos of the finished bike, I'd like to run it on my blog. Email me at:

Keifeinzel (at) gmail (dot) com
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I think this looks nice. Being different is always a plus
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love YSRs first bike i ever rode
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Thanks guys... I am looking for a 500cc to throw in it over the winter. Or even an RD400. If I cant find something to put in it, I will tear this one apart and it will get done up a little. I will probably go to a 107cc bore on it. It is an 84 engine and has never been torn apart. I am actually surprised it still fires up.

I am also going to build another swing arm for a wider wheel & tire.
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i have 1 !, swaped it to a kawasaki kx 80 motor

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i have 1 !, swaped it to a kawasaki kx 80 motor

NO PROBLEMS WITH THE COPS CARRYING ALL THAT CORONA AROUND? SPRING BREAK
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damn i've always wanted a ysr! i can never find one for a decent price!
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Been a minute. I am waiting on Douglas wheels to call me back to see if they will build me a zero offset wheel. 8x8" , then I will make the new swingarm. I am also going to be repainting it Black with Pink flake in it to match the wifes new race car. Pics should be up soon.
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that thing is pretty sweet! Good work!
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sick !!! i like it
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