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    That turned out awesome. How much does it weigh?
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    I love the 440, reminds me of my build! Except for the fact that yours is better in almost every way lol keep up the great work it'll be a blast when it's done
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    Quote Originally Posted by 707offroad View Post
    That turned out awesome. How much does it weigh?
    Thanks! I'm sure this thing is a pig! I admit that I don't know anything about the physics of metal lol!

    I think it's over built in many areas, but my theory has been that it may be heavier than needed, and I may loose some performance, but I would rather be able to use all 50hp and still drive it out of the woods...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 65chedderbob View Post
    I love the 440, reminds me of my build! Except for the fact that yours is better in almost every way lol keep up the great work it'll be a blast when it's done
    I don't know about that, but thanks!

    Be proud of the fact that you got yours up and running! Do you still run yours at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MASCMAN View Post
    I don't know about that, but thanks!

    Be proud of the fact that you got yours up and running! Do you still run yours at all?
    Between college and work I haven't been able to get over to camp much in the past year or so, but last time I was there before deer season I got it up and running again and took it for a spin. It could use better suspension out front, and that would help with the lack of weight out back so it wouldn't spin the tires as much. If I remember correctly though I almost had the four point harnesses installed. I figured it was time to add some safety features before someone got hurt
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    Quote Originally Posted by MASCMAN View Post
    Words of encouragement are welcome! lol!

    I'm trying to finish this project soon and I could use some pushing!
    I go away on holidays for a week and you almost finish the build.

    You sure you need encouragement?

    Good stuff. Flying along.
    All dressed up and waiting for the beer to arrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyg View Post
    I go away on holidays for a week and you almost finish the build.

    You sure you need encouragement?

    Good stuff. Flying along.
    Always need encouragement from people who understand what it takes to build something like this!

    Most people don't understand that every tab or mount needs to be fabricated by hand and welded into place...and that new tab has to work along with everything else.

    I know that for me, my build was not following plans so I was always thinking ahead to try to make it all work in the end.
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    Had all weekend off so I took advantage of it!

    Got the front end all back together. Don't like the steering rod, but I will use it for now and plan on making something a little beefier.





    One thing I was slightly concerned about was when I cleaned up the wiring. Being a 2 stroke, it wasn't that hard. I was able to verify that my key switch and emergency kill both worked to kill spark to the plugs.

    Also got the steering wheel done.

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    One thing that was kicking my ass was swapping the tires to my new wheels. My brother broke the beads on the machine at work, but getting them off the wheel was still tough.

    Luckily for me I wasn't concerned about the old wheels...cut the lip off the rear and the tire practically fell off!

    Put the trailing arms and rear shocks on and got it as a roller again...





    I have another transmission that I want to try...it needs cleaned up and the mounts trimmed up but that is next...
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    Your tie rods are going to be under tension being at the front from 99% of loading forces. Any impact to the back edge of the tire like clipping a bank/rock etc could bend them but by that point odds are you want them to bend first anyway and save other more important things like your rack. If it was me I would run them as is.

    Otherwise your dead set kicking it's ass!
    All dressed up and waiting for the beer to arrive.
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