Naked Scooter

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Mike in NC, May 23, 2006.

  1. Mike in NC

    Mike in NC n00b

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    I really like the "naked" look like the Ruckus, but I need more power :D . I don't like the look of the Big Ruckus as much. I've been looking for a Burgman/Majesty/Silver Wing which is driveable but with messed up body panels (laid down) that I could strip down. I've never seen one of these with no plastic. Some of the sport bikes look really knarley under the bodywork. Would this be feasible to make a naked scooter by removing the body panels? How hard would it be to clean up (hide wiring/hoses/etc.)?Anybody know where I might look for a donor scooter for a good price?

    Mike
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  2. Otter

    Otter Adventurer

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    Try the photo section at FF Web, there are pictures of a naked Silverwing and others in the Mega Scooter section.
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  3. Motomech

    Motomech Adventurer in Latin Amer.

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    Yeah, I've done it. Looked like a wet poodle.
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  4. Mike in NC

    Mike in NC n00b

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    Otter,

    Thanks for the link to the FF Web site. I've been trying to find naked scooter photos but haven't seen any. That site was just what I was looking for.

    Mike :D
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  5. Birdmove

    Birdmove Long timer

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    Take a look at the Twist and Go Baja.

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  6. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    I'm interested in the same thing. This Burgman 400 seems like a good place to start. Fuel and engine are already inside the frame.

    [​IMG]
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  7. aguim

    aguim Been here awhile

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    They had plans for a Maxi Ruckus, apparently... IMG_0322.jpg
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  8. firstshadow

    firstshadow Been here awhile

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    Here's a "steampunk" burgman 650 I got to ride a little bit back. Ride was better than expected, and seat was comfy! Unfortunately we found out at the destination that the radiator fan wasn't kicking on so it got a little warm when the scoot wasn't rolling....
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  9. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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  10. minimac

    minimac Been here awhile

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    I like the looks of a naked Majesty. If you polished the aluminum frame, it would be killer! nipple.
    Naked Majesty Scooter.jpg
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  11. scootermann

    scootermann Been here awhile

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    Roland Sands did a Tmax although I wouldn't really call it naked. Framewise, it is similar to the Majesty and there are lots of videos of the build and it running on line...
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  12. CaptnJim

    CaptnJim Scootist

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    Ummm... like a photo of a pretty girl... and by photo, I mean: X-ray! Put it on! :shog
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  13. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    Which is where one feels obliged to say : nipple! Loud and clear: NIPPLE!
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  14. bandito2

    bandito2 Been here awhile

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    Yep, scooters have nipples too down there for the brake bleeders .... and they're not always covered either and nobody
    complains about that! Bare nipples on the bikes can be exposed and one doesn't get sent to banned camp for that, but
    can for bare nipples on scooter girls!!! NOT FAIR! (but please don't remove pics of bikes with bare nipples I beg of you!)
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