View Full Version : ST2 NG Plans / Construction

07-14-2012, 11:44 PM
Hi MBN Members,

I have just purchaced the ST2 NG plans from their website. As they suggest, Iam reading through them before I attempt any construction.

On drawings A16 and A18 there are four 5/8" diameter holes in frame parts TP and SB, close to TQ and TE.
I dont know why they are there, what are they for? are they drilled all the way through the frame or just one wall of the pipe?.

Any explanation appreciated.

Bn M.

07-15-2012, 12:53 AM
the holes are for the 1/2 inch rod in your a arm pivots to pass thru when removing rod to replace bushing. I used bolts in place of rods so the holes wernt needed.

07-15-2012, 01:13 AM
Thanks fabdaddy55,

Looking at it now I can see what I shouldve seen before... [smilie=ashamed.gif]

Would you mind showing a photo of your bolts? Im not too keen drilling the holes...

07-15-2012, 06:39 AM
The ST2 Long Travel has the same holes, I made them as the plans describe. I use them to tap the 1/2" rods out of the bushings with another rod.

07-15-2012, 12:01 PM
I could go take picks of the bolts, but they are just a long 1/2 inch bolt and i had to cut more threads on them cuz the shank was to long then I trimed them to the proper length. You can use the 1/2 inch rod and NOT drill the holes, you would need to grab the end of the rod with vice grips and pull the rods out with a little twisting motion as you pull them. Thats how I get my bolts out, but how often will we be changing bushings. IMHO the holes are optional.

07-16-2012, 03:27 AM
Thankyou both for your information, it has given me options to consider.
I would prefer to think about other options now, at the planning stage, rather than later on while holding a grinder and welder...

Would you mind sharing any other information about building the ST2, that might make my buggy build easier? Im still reading alot of information from this website....

12-31-2012, 12:41 PM
Hey BnM long time no post. Have you started your build yet? The chasis is pretty straight forward to build.you need to decide what motor and drive train you will be using,and what rear carrier you want.Will you use a mini diff out of a tranny or a car irs diff or "live" axle spool.Once you know that you can see how wide it is and then build the rear a arm inner pivot points in the right place . will you stick to the plans or modify. Lots of stuff to consider. Good luck and post pics. Many people will offer help and advise,all you have to do is ask. Don

01-17-2013, 11:34 AM
Hi guys, I'm 35 and I'm an auto mechanic from Germany. Building a ST2 NG ... Also had the problem with the holes?:D:D

You could also ne with a threaded hole in the bars and go with a homemade slide hammer, and drive ever forward. So you do not make the holes in the frame and if you disturb the holes in the bars ... They finished on end caps for bars

01-31-2013, 11:42 PM
Thanks for the hints, I was hoping to start building today, until work got in the way.
Ill take photos as I go, I hope others might watch while I work.

Try again tomorrow..

Pstegs 101
02-01-2013, 09:14 AM
damt i hate work when it gets in the way of building :p:p:p a bad a$$ buggy :):)

02-05-2013, 12:00 AM
Spoils a good weekend

11-21-2013, 08:41 PM
Threw the phone away, locked myself in the shed and started to put my buggy components together.

Very happy with the way all the lower box section frame went together, ended up very accurate.

Not quite as happy with the pipework though, not as accurate as I would like. Not all the bends are equal, the upper roll cage looks a little out of place, looks like Ive already rolled it....

Hope the roll cage will allow for a little inaccuracy?? +/- 8mm???

Be a little while before I can get back to it, looking for tricks to make accurate looking roll cage. Cant seem to get all bends in correct locations or pipes parallell. Hope I can make adjustments while fixing to lower box framework.

Forgot to take photos, Ill try later.

11-23-2013, 08:17 PM
Id like to start thinking and looking for an engine to use in the buggy frame I'm building.
I've read a lot of other engine threads stating that bigger is better, using this theory, Id like to hear from other members, how big was the biggest engine to fit into a unmodified Badlands Sabretooth NG frame? Its been suggested I look at either the GSXR or ZX models, interested to hear from those with experience...

Glock n Ballz
01-05-2014, 06:37 PM

01-06-2014, 12:00 AM

I Broke My Camera...

01-06-2014, 04:10 AM
It's good to see another badlands ST2
It might inspire me to get back at mine
Some body had warned me of a lack of headroom in this model also I thought the frame far to long for my open fields so I shortened it and I didn't like the box section lower frame so I went with all tube
Engine I have is gsxr750 but bigger is usually better
Pics of my frame so far http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j405/nivek4209/photo-78.jpg (http://s1084.photobucket.com/user/nivek4209/media/photo-78.jpg.html)

http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j405/nivek4209/photo-78.jpg (http://s1084.photobucket.com/user/nivek4209/media/photo-78.jpg.html)

04-21-2014, 08:37 AM
Ive had some time to work a little more on my buggy.

I have to share a workshop, it easier to work on the buggy when everyone else is away. I remembered to take a photo this time. I'm just not sure how to display them..



04-21-2014, 08:56 AM
Thanks for your photos Nivek4209, I haven't been able to get onto minibuggy as often as I would like.
I had to time the use of the workshop to fit in with others, now that the larger stuff has been tacked together, Im hoping I can make and leave the smaller stuff set-up on the workbench without effecting my workmates.



04-21-2014, 09:03 AM
The blue bench is the one I built after asking other MiniBuggy members for their ideas.
If I built another one, I would ensure it fitted on forklift forks.
I can move the whole bench with a forklift but the forks only just fit.