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brandon12345
07-27-2011, 10:46 AM
Hey guys I recently got a st2-ng with no engine.

I've received plans from Bruce at badland buggy on how to make a lay shaft for a snowmobile engine setup and by looking at it and contemplating engines i've decided to go with a motorcycle engine


I've contacted a few guys selling motorcycles for a donor engines

Kawasaki Gpz 550

79 Honda Cb650

95 Kawasaki
ninja 600

I was wondering if it would be better off to go with the newer bike or does it make no difference?

Gene
07-27-2011, 12:29 PM
If possible find a water cooled engine with fuel injection. I'd say keep looking.

Glock n Ballz
07-27-2011, 12:53 PM
Me too. Stay away from Air Cooled and carbs like Gene says. Newer the better-for parts and dependability.

If I may be so nosey: What did you pay for that roller?

brandon12345
07-27-2011, 01:09 PM
So its better having a fuel injected engine?

CARLRIDDLE
07-27-2011, 01:17 PM
I'd say yes to FI, but if you want to get going quik on the cheap.

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/sale/15526-zx600-engine-kit.html

brandon12345
07-27-2011, 01:37 PM
Im pretty far away from there.....I live in Winnipeg Manitoba.

brandon12345
07-27-2011, 07:45 PM
There are a few fuel injected bikes coming up in a salvage auction im going to try and get one

brandon12345
07-27-2011, 07:55 PM
Glock I sent you a private message

Glock n Ballz
07-28-2011, 10:16 AM
Glock I sent you a private message


Gotcha.

You planning on using keyed axle shafts as the plans call out?

brandon12345
07-28-2011, 12:06 PM
Thats what its set up with now.

brandon12345
07-28-2011, 02:01 PM
There is a 2004 YAMAHA YZF R1 in that auction buti was thinking it would be to much for my buggy because i have splined shafts and u joints for my drive. Am i wrong?

Glock n Ballz
07-28-2011, 02:43 PM
I think you need to ask yourself what am I using the buggy for?
Are you just piddling around on 5 acres or are you planning more extreme riding? What is the terrain you'll experience?
Bottom line: those axles will not take it. I say beef up your drve line, funds permitting.

badlandbuggy
07-28-2011, 03:10 PM
Check out www.recyclemotorcycles.com (http://www.recyclemotorcycles.com) That's where we get some of our donor engines from. Russ can hook you up with a good engine for a good price. Other places are kijiji.com, crankyape.com, ebay.com plus tons others.

If going with a motorcycle engine, get a fuel injected, liquid cooled, electric start, left side sprocket, chain driven 600cc or larger engine. The electrics are a little more complex to wire up but they are much more reliable especially when starting in colder weather (Winnipeg is damn hot in the summer & damn cold in the winter, right? lol).

brandon12345
07-28-2011, 03:46 PM
Ya pretty much.

brandon12345
07-28-2011, 03:48 PM
Glock: what did you do for your st2 rear end?

Glock n Ballz
07-28-2011, 06:16 PM
Start here.

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/projects-progress/12678-st2-chassis-progressing-quickly.html#post184349

Then go here and catch up. Might take an hour if you read it..

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/badland-buggy-group/14397-glock-n-ballz-st2-build.html

Riles
03-15-2015, 04:56 PM
HEY! I'm also from Winnipeg! Awesome at least i know im not the only manitoban on here! Do you know if theres any buggy racing in manitoba? if not i wonder how much interest would be generated...