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collverj
11-28-2013, 11:47 AM
I am officially starting my buggy build thread. I have my main frame completed with motor mount(using sled mounting with chain case). Thanks so far to Lugnuts for the great photos of his cv rear end setup that is what mine is built after. Will be working more tomorrow after today's turkey coma. will be posting some photos this weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Bullnerd
11-28-2013, 12:38 PM
"turkey coma" Ha!

MrBracket
11-28-2013, 05:07 PM
Yay! Another Oregon buggy!!!

alan0043
11-29-2013, 07:16 AM
I am officially starting my buggy build thread. I have my main frame completed with motor mount(using sled mounting with chain case). Thanks so far to Lugnuts for the great photos of his cv rear end setup that is what mine is built after. Will be working more tomorrow after today's turkey coma. will be posting some photos this weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Hi collverj,

It will be nice to see pictures of your progress. I have started a shedder 2 myself. That was 2 years ago. The main part of the frame is cut to size and the pieces of 1 1/2" square stock are tacked together. Please keep us informed about your progress. Who knows how your work could inspire me to get back to work on mind own project.

Wish you the best, [smilie=haha2.gif]
Al

Lug-Nuts
11-30-2013, 09:35 PM
Nice, I think you will like it. Cant wait to see some pics!

What engine are you going with?

collverj
12-01-2013, 03:54 PM
Here is some photos of what I have done so far. Rear tailing arms and main frame and started the roll cage.

K-fab
12-01-2013, 04:42 PM
Hit me up with a pm and I'll see what I can do to help you upload pix

collverj
12-01-2013, 05:47 PM
I am going with a Ski Doo motor 440 twin.

fabdaddy
12-01-2013, 06:08 PM
Nice , A shredder with a 440. Should rip.Good luck

collverj
12-01-2013, 07:22 PM
I can add pictures to my album in my profile but not to any posts hoping to get this worked out soon I want to share photos.

collverj
12-01-2013, 11:24 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture1999-picture-010.jpg

collverj
12-01-2013, 11:25 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2005-picture-006.jpg

collverj
12-01-2013, 11:26 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2004-picture-005.jpg

collverj
12-01-2013, 11:27 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2003-picture-003.jpg

collverj
12-01-2013, 11:28 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2000-picture-002.jpg

collverj
12-01-2013, 11:32 PM
got my pics to post here is one more.

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2006-picture-007.jpg

collverj
12-01-2013, 11:35 PM
Will be getting the front a arms and the rest of the front done in the next 2 weeks will post more pics tomorrow. Enjoy!

collverj
12-02-2013, 11:36 AM
Here are the last 2 photos i have taken so far more to follow as things progress. Enjoy!http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2009-picture-012.jpg

collverj
12-02-2013, 11:37 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2008-picture-011.jpg

MrBracket
12-02-2013, 11:43 AM
Man you are hauling A$$!!! You'll be throwing sand long before me!!

Up north
12-02-2013, 01:35 PM
Is that an old school snowmobile chain case?

masternate
12-02-2013, 02:18 PM
I still don't get why the bottom square tubes don't go all the way forward. Instead of being cut at an angle, capped and welded. Wouldn't it be easier just to go all the way forward and just connect where two tubes meet? I've also got the plans and intend to build.....sometime.....

daaboots
12-02-2013, 07:29 PM
Nice work!

alan0043
12-03-2013, 09:48 AM
Hi collverj,

Nice looking buggy. Please keep the pictures coming. How did you bend the tubes for the roll cage ? What bender did you use ? Bending the tubes is where I'm stuck at. I have never bent any tubing. Is there any place that a person should look at about bending tubes ? [smilie=banghead.gi:

Keep up the good work,
Al [smilie=haha2.gif]

MrBracket
12-03-2013, 12:50 PM
Hi collverj,

Nice looking buggy. Please keep the pictures coming. How did you bend the tubes for the roll cage ? What bender did you use ? Bending the tubes is where I'm stuck at. I have never bent any tubing. Is there any place that a person should look at about bending tubes ? [smilie=banghead.gi:

Keep up the good work,
Al [smilie=haha2.gif]

From the pictures, it looks like he used pre-bent pipe fittings or something along those lines??

collverj
12-03-2013, 01:20 PM
yes MrBracket, those are pre bent angles I used what I had and I did not have a tube bender I did not want to buy one for four bends. I will probably get some crap for doing the cage that way but I don't plan on rolling it over.
They are for hand rail. in the top rear corners I used 2 45 deg. long on each corner and 1 45 deg short on each front down tube there is a little play in the joints to get the right angle for the pipe to line up had to modify the lengths according to the drawings but is welded strong.

MrBracket
12-03-2013, 01:34 PM
I will probably get some crap for doing the cage that way but I don't plan on rolling it over.


collverj, I doubt anyone will give you crap for using the pre-bent angles. But they might give you crap for your reasoning... ;) If you don't plan on rolling it, why bother putting the extra weight up there??

We all like the look of nicely bent tubing, in reality it is weaker than straight tubing... As long as you brace things up properly and put quality welds on those joints, I'm sure what you are doing will be just fine. Even if you happen to roll it over on accident :D

Lug-Nuts
12-10-2013, 06:12 PM
That is coming together fast. It looks so FAMILIAR. I like the pre made angles for the tube.

Lug-Nuts
12-10-2013, 06:18 PM
Yes it would, but it gave me a protected place to drill and rout wiring and hydraulic lines. No wires hanging down, but I guess that could be easily remedied.

You make a valid point Masternate.

MrBracket
12-11-2013, 11:18 AM
Any new progress on this build?? Love seeing Oregon buggies come together!! Ok, I like seeing any buggies come together, but hey, I might actually see yours in person some day!!!!

Lug-Nuts
12-15-2013, 11:57 AM
I keep checking everyday to some more progress. I cant take it, I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas.

collverj
12-20-2013, 12:52 PM
Still waiting on parts to continue will be getting more done before the first of the year. waiting to get shocks to know how much to modify the a arms for the shocks to fit will send more pics when I start working on it again.

Merry Christmas To All and A Happy New Year!:D

Lug-Nuts
12-21-2013, 09:10 AM
good idea with shocks. had to modify mine quite a bit. had i bought the coil overs in the first place would have made my life easier.

collverj
12-21-2013, 03:41 PM
Was like christmas at my house to day this time santa came in a white jeep with red white and blue (usps). Got the shocks front and rear front brake rotors and calipers and brake lines. Now I can get the front all done and the rear suspension done and have a full rolling chassis. Next parts to get is steering rack.

Lug-Nuts
12-23-2013, 07:29 PM
Sweet

MrBracket
12-24-2013, 09:59 AM
I just got mine to the point of being a roller, it's a great feeling, you will enjoy that!!! MOAR PICS!!!

alan0043
12-25-2013, 09:46 AM
collverj,

Thanks for keeping us updated about your progress. Things are looking good. What front spindles are you using ? I like the idea about having front brakes. I really would like to have brakes on all 4 wheels. Can you tell me a little more about your brakes ? This could help me out.

Thanks for any input and "MERRY CHRISTMAS"
Al

collverj
12-31-2013, 04:53 PM
am building my own spindles. Finished the rear shocks today and will be working again tomorrow mostly on the front end to get the wheels under it getting to heavy to move without front wheels. Photos will be posted tomorrow evening when I get done working.

Everyone have a safe an sane New Years Eve!! :p

MrBracket
12-31-2013, 07:51 PM
Whoop whoop!! Looking forward to your pics!!!

collverj
01-01-2014, 09:37 PM
The first of today's Photos.http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2063-picture-037.jpg

collverj
01-01-2014, 09:38 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2062-picture-035.jpg

collverj
01-01-2014, 09:39 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2061-picture-034.jpg

collverj
01-01-2014, 09:40 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2060-picture-033.jpg

collverj
01-01-2014, 09:41 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2059-picture-030.jpg

collverj
01-01-2014, 09:42 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2058-picture-029.jpg

collverj
01-01-2014, 09:42 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2057-picture-028.jpg

collverj
01-01-2014, 09:43 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2056-picture-025.jpg

collverj
01-01-2014, 09:48 PM
I have 4 more photos that I will post tomorrow still have to mount the front shocks and get my steering on Friday. :D

alan0043
01-02-2014, 08:45 AM
Things are looking good. Keep up the good work. What brake rotors and calipers are you plan on using? I know that you are going to build your own spindles but I would like to know more about the rest of the braking system. I am still trying to figure out what brakes to put on my buggy. I am looking for brake ideas.

Keep up the good work and keep the pictures coming.
Al

collverj
01-02-2014, 09:46 AM
Al I am using calipers and rotors from a Yamaha grizzly 660 and my hubs are trailer hubs I am fabricating the mounting brackets for the calipers I will make close up photos of those when I get them done for you. I am using the rotor of my sled that I got the motor for the rear with a grizzly 660 rear caliper.

collverj
01-02-2014, 09:59 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2067-picture-039.jpg

collverj
01-02-2014, 09:59 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2066-picture-040.jpg

collverj
01-02-2014, 10:00 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2065-picture-041.jpg

collverj
01-02-2014, 10:01 AM
This is the last of my photos for now thanks for you comments

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2064-picture-042.jpg

Lug-Nuts
01-02-2014, 04:36 PM
looking good! nice how the trailing arms when flipped over like that accommodate those cv axles without any mods[smilie=thumbs_up.g:

I know it made me happy!

Lug-Nuts
01-02-2014, 04:40 PM
Im very interested in how you made the trailer hubs work and your braking system as well. The plans braking system is junk.

collverj
01-03-2014, 12:56 AM
Hey Lugnuts what is your overall length? mine is close to 10FT but still 60" wide in the rear and 61" in the front. I am still in the brainstorming phase of the front brakes I have all the parts and I will play it by ear but I will post photos with rotors without rotors and caliper mounts when I get them done. Also I made my spindles 1" instead of 3/4".

MrBracket
01-03-2014, 10:08 AM
Holy Crap!! I don't look for a couple days and BAMB!! It looks like a roller already!!! Nice work!

Yeah, us Oregon guys kick butt, we're gonna have whole fleet of new mini buggy's this summer!!!

Lug-Nuts
01-04-2014, 08:09 AM
Mine's right around 9'

Nice, I havent had any trouble (yet) with the 3/4" spindles and I beat it pretty hard. However 1" is better than 3/4" for spindles, they do take a beating.

Lug-Nuts
01-04-2014, 08:16 AM
Im actually making some upgrades mine now, re-do the lower motor mounts. I was in a hurry when I designed them originally and they sucked.

Im also moving the seat belt mounts for the shoulder harness from the floor to the cross bar behind the seats.

Had to replace the stator cover on it also it had a hairline crack from the previous owner so it would make a mess when I took it out.

Also replacing the chain. I should have all of done today the hard stuff is done.:D

Lug-Nuts
01-04-2014, 08:19 AM
I still think those angles are bitchin! Wish I would have thought it. They make life easy so you dont have to bend anything (HF pipe bender... Kinda sux) I made it work and they turned out fine.

Xbird
01-05-2014, 06:49 AM
I'm curious what your rear tire and rim size and source is. looking for something like that setup for my fronts. Presently running 4-lug golf cart hubs and plan to switch to 5-lug trailer hubs so i can weld on rotor and caliper mounts.

collverj
01-05-2014, 07:09 AM
xbird i am using axles from a 1995 chevy blazer so my bolt pattern is 5 x 4.75
I am using a 14 x 7 wheel with 26 x 9 x 14r tires the are stock gm/chevy wheels. I hope this addresses your question.

Lug-Nuts
01-05-2014, 09:08 AM
AS for mine I used go kart front hubs, 4 on 4. The rear are s-10 or blazer hubs also 5 on 4.75 they are 12" X 8" wheels

I picked my wheels from summit racing, but they have discontinued them. So I bought my sand tire wheels from discount tire (80.00 each) they carry them. You will have to call your local discount tire to order these I found that out after trying to order them 3 times from their website. Want a link???

Vision Wheel (http://www.visionwheel.com/wheel.cfm?id=679)

Xbird
01-06-2014, 06:36 AM
I'm trying to balance weight against overall tire height while still trying to keep a tall sidewall with a narrow tire. 9's are a little wide for what i'm after. The pics can be deceiving sometimes, those rear tires only look 5 inches wide or so :D.

collverj
01-06-2014, 05:11 PM
Hey Lug-nuts,

I have a question about your steering shaft design. I am debating with using the chain and sprockets or u-joints wanting to go with the lowest cost option I bought the 11" rack that the plans recommend with the 5/8" 36 spline output shaft any of your help is appreciated as always. do you have pics of your steering shaft that would be great.

collverj
01-06-2014, 07:57 PM
I just looked back through your build thread and could see you used u-joints for your steering (page 16) how much would you say you spent on the steering shaft and a possible parts list Please :D

Lug-Nuts
01-06-2014, 09:01 PM
I picked the steering shaft at a freight damage store, I think it was 35 bucks. I bought two bearings, one pillow block and a flange bearing for the sheet metal. You could use heims in place of the other bearings. On the plus side of you go with u joints and a shaft, you will openup quite a bit of room under the dash area.

Lug-Nuts
01-06-2014, 09:03 PM
Oh and I put a splined female mount on the end of the shaft to go over the splined steering stem. 19.00 eBay

collverj
01-12-2014, 05:17 PM
New pictures
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2082-picture-043.jpg

collverj
01-12-2014, 05:17 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2081-picture-044.jpg

collverj
01-12-2014, 05:18 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2080-picture-045.jpg

collverj
01-12-2014, 05:20 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2079-picture-046.jpg

Lug-Nuts
01-13-2014, 05:44 AM
Your moving right along

MrBracket
01-13-2014, 09:44 AM
Lookin Good!!! [smilie=rockout3.gi:

Jerm
01-20-2014, 06:41 PM
Hey Collverj, what shocks did you end up going with?
I'm also building a modified shredder 2, I'm collecting parts and in the 3D design stage right now. Yours is Looking good, I also plan to use the S10 axles, they are so simple and easy to find. The S2 plans are waaaay too complicated with all that jackshaft and bracketry stuffed in there.

collverj
01-20-2014, 07:27 PM
Hey Jerm,


I bought Shocks off of ebay for a 800 cc to 1100 cc chinese buggy I am not sure on the spring rate but they are 22 inches fully extended they are longer than what the plans call for but I am building on a small budget and they were only 150.00 for all four with shipping so I am hoping they hold up for awhile.
Any other questions please ask I will answer if I can hope to see your build pics soon.

Wheels
01-20-2014, 07:43 PM
those seats look super comfy... i should have gotten something like that for mine. I think the buggy is looking great!

Jerm
01-21-2014, 03:23 PM
Ya the plans call for a 17" long shock, but yours look like they will do fine.
I have a lead on a local guy selling some triple rate banshee shocks. Also some stock banshee shocks. Wondering what you guys think about using those. The triple rate ones have a resivoir, if they are too soft could I possibly charge them up to stiffen?

K-fab
01-21-2014, 03:37 PM
The triple rate ones have a resivoir, if they are too soft could I possibly charge them up to stiffen?No, you'll adjust/and/or change preload and spring rates. Unless it's an air shock, the nitrogen pressure isn't there to act as a carrier - that's the job of the springs.

Jerm
01-21-2014, 04:58 PM
thanks man, I'm going to try and find out the spring rate before I get them. the plans indicate what spring rates to use which is nice.

Lug-Nuts
01-21-2014, 07:20 PM
You could even go to a dual rate spring and that will make it stiffer.

I put FOA coil overs on mine (shredder) on the front. Suggested rate is like 95 - 150. I put a single spring 100# and should have gone with a 125. I put 150 psi nitorgen in them.

I do have the adjustment cranked down to almost the max recommended compression on the 100# springs.

collverj
02-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Have not worked on buggy for a few weeks but I got my colors picked out Main frame is going to be black and A arms and tailing arms are going to be silver the shocks will remain yellow. purchased my fuel tank from a 68 vw beetle. Also purchased diamond plate for my floor pan and sheet metal for hood and dash. Brakes and Steering still are the top priority
and then check all welds. more photos to come when I start on it again.

collverj
02-18-2014, 04:29 PM
I am trying to figure out what i should do for sprocket sizes. I am using my ski doo chain case which is 18t top and 38t bottom that is going to the output shaft with a 20t sprocket and final drive sprocket to my cv axles is 38t my rear tires are 26 inch on a 14 inch rim. the smallest weld om sprocket with hub was the 20t just wanting to know about gearing and take off with this setup I am currently using if I will need a bigger rear sprocket and isf so what size would be appropriate. Any help would be great. I have photos of the rear end to try and clarify. thanks.

collverj
02-18-2014, 05:01 PM
One other question to the sled gods on here. Jetting the carb for warmer weather.
The Carb in question is a mikuni vm34-165 for the 1978 ski doo tnt 440 book says the main jet is 320 and the pilot is 35 do I need to change anything other components in the carb to run 70 to 80 degrees outside temp. any info would be awesome thanks. The book states up to 40 degrees F with the current setup.

Lug-Nuts
02-18-2014, 08:33 PM
Moar!!!

CARLRIDDLE
02-19-2014, 05:46 AM
Most of the cvt guys are shooting for 10:1 ratio. Your at 4:1, cvt not gonna be happy. Guessing you cant do anything with sled box ratio? so you'll have to get her down with the final sprockets. So if 20 is smallest you've found, then you need a 94t!!!!!!! Dig for another/smaller front

K-fab
02-19-2014, 08:48 AM
One other question to the sled gods on here. Jetting the carb for warmer weather.
The Carb in question is a mikuni vm34-165 for the 1978 ski doo tnt 440 book says the main jet is 320 and the pilot is 35 do I need to change anything other components in the carb to run 70 to 80 degrees outside temp. any info would be awesome thanks. The book states up to 40 degrees F with the current setup.You may end up being on the lean side. The pilot jet may not need as much attention as the main. If it sort of hangs on a high idle when you let off, they I'd go up one size on the pilot. I'd go ahead and drop at least one, if not two main jet sizes and do a couple of plug runs. One step at a time, though...


I am trying to figure out what i should do for sprocket sizes. I am using my ski doo chain case which is 18t top and 38t bottom that is going to the output shaft with a 20t sprocket and final drive sprocket to my cv axles is 38t my rear tires are 26 inch on a 14 inch rim. the smallest weld om sprocket with hub was the 20t just wanting to know about gearing and take off with this setup I am currently using if I will need a bigger rear sprocket and isf so what size would be appropriate. Any help would be great. I have photos of the rear end to try and clarify. thanks.The ratio of the chain case is based on the diameter of the drive gear (drum? wheel? Don't know what that part that the track is driven by). Let's say it's 8" and you want to move to a 26" tall tire (rim doesn't matter) - you'll need to change your final drive ratio by 3:1. If you're final drive right now is 4:1, you'll need to figure out how to get closer to the 9:1 - 11:1 ratio. Like Carl says - 10:1 is right in the range. You should be able to get that ratio dialed in with your final.


Most of the cvt guys are shooting for 10:1 ratio. Your at 4:1, cvt not gonna be happy. Guessing you cant do anything with sled box ratio? so you'll have to get her down with the final sprockets. So if 20 is smallest you've found, then you need a 94t!!!!!!! Dig for another/smaller frontExactly.

collverj
02-19-2014, 12:14 PM
CARLRIDDLE I just found a 12tooth sprocket being the lowest what size rear would I need to go with?

CARLRIDDLE
02-19-2014, 01:33 PM
CARLRIDDLE I just found a 12tooth sprocket being the lowest what size rear would I need to go with?

56t would get you in range and wouldnt be a 14" pizza pan

collverj
02-19-2014, 06:06 PM
I found a 60 tooth to go with the 12 tooth front what ratio would that give me?

Thanks for your help:)

darwinpayne2000
02-19-2014, 06:23 PM
The 12 tooth and 60 tooth sprockets give you a ratio of 5 to 1. Your chaincase sprocket ratio is roughly 2 to 1, so the final ratio is 10:1 (5x2). I think that is what they recommended as a final drive ratio.

fabdaddy
02-20-2014, 12:46 AM
when I put my sled drive train together I had no idea what i was doing as far as ratios. And now I cant remember what tooth sprockets I used. So I put marks on my driven clutch and on my tire. It takes 8.5 turns of the driven to rotate the 26in tire 1 time. this set up seems great and when I put the 25in tires on it its even better. crazy exceleration with this new 700fi cat motor.Is my ratio 8.5 to 1 with the 26in and prolly 10 to 1 with the 25in???? Im not sure but it sounds right. http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag265/fabdaddy/buggymods016640x480_zps5cdd07af.jpg

Lug-Nuts
02-20-2014, 08:14 AM
That's b1tch1n, cant wait for a shakedown video!!! and some MOAR pics:D

MrBracket
02-20-2014, 10:59 AM
when I put my sled drive train together I had no idea what i was doing as far as ratios. And now I cant remember what tooth sprockets I used. So I put marks on my driven clutch and on my tire. It takes 8.5 turns of the driven to rotate the 26in tire 1 time. this set up seems great and when I put the 25in tires on it its even better. crazy exceleration with this new 700fi cat motor.Is my ratio 8.5 to 1 with the 26in and prolly 10 to 1 with the 25in???? Im not sure but it sounds right.

When you counted revolutions of your driven clutch to rotations of the tire, that will stay the same no matter what tire size you run. It will turn a 35" tire only one revolution per 8.5 rotations of the driven. A larger tire does not actually change the ratio between rotations even though it has the same effect. What a larger tire does is move you further on the ground. A 25" tire moves you (pie x diameter) 78.5 inches per revolution and a 26" tire moves you 81.6 inches per revolution.

It has the same effect as changing the ratios of the rotations but you aren't really changing those ratios. What you are changing is distance traveled per revolution of the engine, which is the overall thing you are after.

Sorry, this sounds like I'm being a bit anal... not usually like this.. LOL.. [smilie=dunno.gif]

Buggy fan
02-23-2014, 11:20 AM
Look's good

You have used s10 front hub bearing and cv axle right?
What kind of rims and tires are you running?

collverj
02-23-2014, 08:31 PM
Buggy Fan,

I am using 14x 7 chevy rims 5x4.75 on the back with a trialfinder 26x9 14 tire on the rear on the front I am using a 14x4.5 rim with a 195 69 r14 tire regular car tire ford rim 5x 4.5 bp.

Buggy fan
02-24-2014, 01:07 AM
So you can basically run ATV tires on normal rims?

collverj
02-24-2014, 07:41 AM
yes, if the atv tire rim size is the same and not to wide.

collverj
02-28-2014, 07:19 PM
Just got my new chain and sprockets today with the new gearing 60 tooth rear and 12 tooth front. Still am working on the front brakes, with the trailer hubs I only have the wheel studs to weld spacers on for the rotors will post moar pics on sunday night should have front brakes mounted and rear caliper mounted and new sprockets everyone have a great weekend.:)

collverj
03-02-2014, 08:18 PM
First Photos of my hubs with rotors mounted.
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2115-picture-038.jpg

collverj
03-02-2014, 08:19 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2114-picture-037.jpg

collverj
03-02-2014, 08:20 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2123-picture-052.jpg

collverj
03-02-2014, 08:22 PM
Next 2 photos are with wheel mounted and then caliper mounted.
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2125-picture-054.jpg

collverj
03-02-2014, 08:22 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2130-picture-073.jpg

collverj
03-02-2014, 08:23 PM
Caliper Mounts.
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2128-picture-061.jpg

collverj
03-02-2014, 08:24 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2127-picture-058.jpg

collverj
03-02-2014, 08:25 PM
Rear Caliper mounted.
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2129-picture-067.jpg

collverj
03-02-2014, 08:27 PM
Steering photos still not finished yet!
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2120-picture-049.jpg

collverj
03-02-2014, 08:28 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2121-picture-050.jpg

collverj
03-02-2014, 08:29 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2122-picture-051.jpg

collverj
03-02-2014, 08:32 PM
the next photos are of fuel tank and new sprockets! :)
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2116-picture-044.jpg

collverj
03-02-2014, 08:34 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2118-picture-047.jpg

collverj
03-02-2014, 08:34 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2119-picture-048.jpg

collverj
03-02-2014, 08:36 PM
Next will be getting the floor pan and fire wall behind seats and roof done until then enjoy the Photos!:)

collverj
03-06-2014, 11:21 AM
Just posted someones video to test posting videos will post videos soon.

Lug-Nuts
03-08-2014, 09:18 AM
Great job! I cant wait to see it GO!!!

collverj
03-09-2014, 08:23 PM
Here Are Todays Pics
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2133-picture-074.jpg

collverj
03-09-2014, 08:24 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2136-picture-077.jpg

collverj
03-09-2014, 08:25 PM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2137-picture-078.jpg

collverj
03-09-2014, 08:27 PM
Here is the last one for today enjoy!!
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2134-picture-075.jpg

Wheels
03-09-2014, 08:42 PM
lookin' good coll... keep the pics coming!

Lug-Nuts
03-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Nice

collverj
03-25-2014, 08:39 PM
Quick Question for all Oregon people or sled motor people, What would be recommended for a spark arrestor for a snowmobile engine I have a 1978 ski doo engine with stock exhaust. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Up north
03-25-2014, 09:14 PM
The only spark arrester I have seen on a two stroke was on my 044 Stihl chainsaw. It was simply a wire mesh like fine steel screen. You could possibly fab up a fine steel mesh cone like thing and tack weld or screw it to your exhaust outlet.

I lie, my kids arctic cat 50 atv has a screen too. It gets clogged if they put around and runs like crap. Carb spray and a air compressor fixes it in seconds though.

Martinm210
03-25-2014, 09:27 PM
Spark arrestor on my KX500 was an FMF turbine core. Rather than a screen it uses what looks like a boat impeller inside to force sparks outward inside. It worked and legal but like most a bit restrictive so I preferred running the oem silencer without arrestor in the dunes. I only used it in the woods.

Anyhow, I think any larger sized two stroke should work ok.

collverj
03-26-2014, 09:09 PM
Martin, There is no requirement for spark arrestor on dunes only woods because i might ride gravel roads at brown's camp some and I think one is required there.

Martinm210
03-26-2014, 11:31 PM
Ok, I couldn't remember. I have been stopped and tested for noise on the dunes. I just like to run one in the woods regardless. Probably a few good sled spark arrestors out there too.

Up north
03-27-2014, 06:02 AM
Possibly a Polaris trail boss or explorer 2 stroke tune pipe might suit your needs for spark arresting purposes. I'm fairly certain, but could be completely wrong but, I don't think sleds have spark arrestors integrated into the exhaust. Again I could be wrong!!

Xbird
03-27-2014, 05:42 PM
Quick Question for all Oregon people or sled motor people, What would be recommended for a spark arrestor for a snowmobile engine I have a 1978 ski doo engine with stock exhaust. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

might want to give supertrapp a call and see if they have anything tailored to it.

collverj
04-20-2014, 01:51 PM
well I am scrapping my self made spindles and trailer hubs for the front and going with Raptor 700 hubs with disc brakes. I just don't have the tools to make my trailer hubs work with the brakes and they would end up eating brake pads really fast (rubbing badly) here is a pic of my new hubs and spindles
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2181-57.jpg
Happy Easter to everyone

Lug-Nuts
04-20-2014, 01:58 PM
Ya, those will be a lot easier to fit and get working properly. Mine took a while to get right. Looks good!

Martinm210
04-20-2014, 04:52 PM
Tried making my own spindles and hubs on my first build and ended up switching to banshee spindles for both #1 and #2 build. Only issue I had on #1 was the ball joints become a constraint on travel limits. I was maxed out around 8-9" of travel using atv arms and ball joints, but worked perfect for the build size. My small build was only 500lb. Have beat on those spindles pretty good, have even hit a 2' rock and detroyed the tire, never had any strength or other issues. Only trick was using a 10mm banjo fitting adapter to conver from AN. Brake calipers have worked well with automotive masters.

For #2 I drilled out the pivot points to accept 1/2" bolts and used 3/4" heims and misalignment spacers. I was able to pull about 17" with custom arms and custom misalgnment spacers at 60" wide. Big buggy weighs around 750lb. I may do some double shear reinforcing on the spindle still but it has held up in limited testing.

I think atv spindles/hubs workngood for lighter builds but keep in mind most are meant for 400lb atvs with pretty minimal travel. I really like the easy brake conversion and cheap calipers/pads.


I may go to rzr hubs on my next bigger build but really happy using atv spindles on my lighter buggies.

rgvkid
04-21-2014, 04:52 PM
Good info on the Hubs.
I've been taking notes for my next single seater project. Trying to use as much off the shelf stuff as possible. The Yamaha hubs should be 4 on 156 which is a standard Polaris rzr bolt pattern.
I was concerned also at how well they would hold up with a 500lb.+ chassis, but sounds like The Minion buggys have held up well.

One concern is matching the rear bolt pattern or running a 2 different patterns.
Im definitely gonna need more then 8 inches of travel. Martins numbers sound better to me with the Heim setup. I was also wondering if the spindles could be welded onto so they can be plated to run the Heims Vertical rather then horizontal.
I'd be happy with 15" inches of travel.

Martin, can you post a pic of your front Hub and spindle setup?

rgvkid
04-21-2014, 05:01 PM
sorry double post

collverj
05-07-2014, 12:38 AM
any info on this would be great. the sled i am using has only one light that is 60 watts and the system has no battery so how would i go about putting in 2 lights for the head lights
the sled was a ski doo tnt 440 i think it has 100 watts lighting coil. and i read somewhere it is ac current not dc. any steering in the right direction would help.

MrBracket
05-07-2014, 02:39 AM
A lot of older dual sport motorcycles have AC lighting coils. You may have to stick with an H4 bulb setup. LED and HID setups are usually only for DC setups.

K-fab
05-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Converting AC current to DC isn't a big deal at all. All you need is a rectifier that can handle the wattage.

Usually they'll be square in shape and have four legs - one on each corner. You put the power out of the supply source into opposite corners and the output will be DC from the other two corners.

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/electric_power/images/full_wave_rectifier_circuit.gif

Martinm210
05-07-2014, 11:00 AM
Good info on the Hubs.
I've been taking notes for my next single seater project. Trying to use as much off the shelf stuff as possible. The Yamaha hubs should be 4 on 156 which is a standard Polaris rzr bolt pattern.
I was concerned also at how well they would hold up with a 500lb.+ chassis, but sounds like The Minion buggys have held up well.

One concern is matching the rear bolt pattern or running a 2 different patterns.
Im definitely gonna need more then 8 inches of travel. Martins numbers sound better to me with the Heim setup. I was also wondering if the spindles could be welded onto so they can be plated to run the Heims Vertical rather then horizontal.
I'd be happy with 15" inches of travel.

Martin, can you post a pic of your front Hub and spindle setup?

Sorry so late, missed this earlier. here is an early pic without brake calipers also earlier when I was planning to use smaller yamaha atv rims/tires.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_nYUrxQiOJ0c/S93vekhMJQI/AAAAAAAAAFA/LV82gnX6gy8/s1024/2010-05-02%2013.53.29.jpg

Nice part is these banshee spindles are 4x156 so they fit Ranger and rzr wheels. Later my buddy had a spare set of 12" ITP rims off his polaris ranger I bought for cheap and I switched to those with 25" tires.

mech_head6
05-07-2014, 02:04 PM
Converting AC current to DC isn't a big deal at all. All you need is a rectifier that can handle the wattage.

Usually they'll be square in shape and have four legs - one on each corner. You put the power out of the supply source into opposite corners and the output will be DC from the other two corners.


Radioshack is clutch for Rectifiers:
NTE NTE53016 Silicon Bridge Rectifier 200V 50A : Rectifiers | RadioShack.com (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12678415)

MrBracket
05-07-2014, 02:50 PM
The Rectifier is a great idea. Make sure you also have a regulator, otherwise the voltage can go too high and damage a bulb..

With a Rectifier and Regulator you could probably add a battery to the system, then you'd have nice steady "clean" power.

Lug-Nuts
05-16-2014, 10:56 AM
Hows the progress coming

collverj
05-20-2014, 01:06 AM
I am going to have the first test run this weekend. I was doing wiring this evening I will be posting a video by the end of the weekend:D

Lug-Nuts
05-20-2014, 02:32 AM
Sweet, I was doing some wiring today on the buggy as well. The old TRE timing retard eliminator. My engine has a really cool timing retarder for the lower 5 gears, till u hit around 9 grand then timing advances to normal. I am bypassing that so I have all the get up go it will make:D

And, it makes quite a bit!

MrBracket
05-20-2014, 01:39 PM
I am going to have the first test run this weekend. I was doing wiring this evening I will be posting a video by the end of the weekend:D

That is amazing!! I wish mine was done!!!

Where will you be testing??

Lug-Nuts
05-20-2014, 03:36 PM
Where's all the pics!!!

moar

collverj
05-22-2014, 02:19 AM
will be testing outside the shop where I work on it and I have been slacking on the pics. It will not be fully finished but have all the safety features to test run. ex: not all the side panels and not painted or primed yet. I wish the next 2 days would go by faster.

collverj
05-26-2014, 01:28 PM
NO Test Run I can't get my brakes to work I am using 1/2 inch masters from a ttr 250 for the brakes and I get no pressure build up while trying to bleed them it is the same for both front and rear pedal just goes to floor appears to have no air in lines but still pedal goes to floor. If anybody can help it would be great.

Xbird
05-26-2014, 04:34 PM
don't bother trying traditional pedal bleed methods with these little calipers/masters. get a livestock syringe, clear hose and reverse bleed by pumping fluid from the calipers up to the master.

Lug-Nuts
05-27-2014, 12:57 AM
Second what xbird said. Its easier and it works great. If that doesnt work then you might might have a bad o-ring in the master

collverj
05-27-2014, 02:49 AM
I got brakes and it is ready for test run :D But will have to wait for 2 weeks because I have a Family get together this coming weekend I will post pics during the week so look for things to come. i am still looking forward to the mbn get together in july is that still going on I will have to check with the other guys from Oregon.

MrBracket
05-27-2014, 01:18 PM
Man, you have more patience than me, I'd be rippin that thing up and down the street if I had to. I couldn't wait two weeks!!!

I hope we can put together an Oregon group ride?? But, I'm just gonna go as often as I can anyways when mine is done..

Be sure to get video when you run your buggy!!! Congrats!!

collverj
05-31-2014, 02:10 AM
new pics
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2194-2014-05-11-15-56-05-323.jpg

collverj
05-31-2014, 02:11 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2196-2014-05-11-15-56-16-492.jpg

collverj
05-31-2014, 02:11 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2197-2014-05-30-19-28-41-143.jpg

collverj
05-31-2014, 02:12 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2198-2014-05-30-19-29-14-395.jpg

collverj
05-31-2014, 02:12 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2199-2014-05-30-19-29-46-763.jpg

collverj
05-31-2014, 02:13 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2200-2014-05-30-19-30-06-855.jpg

collverj
05-31-2014, 02:14 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2201-2014-05-30-19-30-26-36.jpg

collverj
05-31-2014, 02:17 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-2-picture2202-2014-05-30-19-31-13-835.jpg

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2206-2014-05-30-19-31-27-518.jpg

collverj
05-31-2014, 02:18 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2205-2014-05-30-19-31-56-581.jpg

collverj
05-31-2014, 02:20 AM
Last one for now still waiting on making a video.

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2203-2014-05-30-19-32-11-970.jpg

Lug-Nuts
05-31-2014, 02:21 AM
Kewl, progress looks great!

collverj
06-02-2014, 03:04 AM
Ok Buggy Fans you asked for it Here is the first test run video it is short but was fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Zis3lKSH8

collverj
06-02-2014, 03:09 AM
After this first test run the motor was having trouble running like the fuel lines got clogged and the the pull start rope broke and one of my tacks broke on the main sprocket. So a few things to fix and figure out till next time. I think I have to check fuel lines and carb for blockage. Any comments would be nice. Enjoy this video. Thanks for everyone's helpful comments or guidance so far.:)

collverj
06-02-2014, 03:11 AM
I don't know how fast I was going but it went faster before the video started filming was up to 7000 rpm in the video it shows 4500 rpm.

Jerm
06-02-2014, 10:28 AM
looks like you guys are having a blast! looks like it runs alright!
what happened at the end? did you get stuck turning?

MrBracket
06-02-2014, 01:46 PM
Congrats!!!! [smilie=wbounce.gif]

That must have felt great! I can't wait to drive mine for the first time!!!

Way cool!

Lug-Nuts
06-02-2014, 07:44 PM
I couldnt stop smiling

COOL

:cool:

collverj
06-07-2014, 03:15 AM
there were some questions about the end of the video what happened was after going fast and slowing down the carb had to much fuel and loaded the plug and made it die so was hard to steer and drive. my main jet is 270 how many more jet sizes should I go down to make it not bog down with to much fuel. Any suggestions would be great.

collverj
06-08-2014, 11:45 PM
Today was another day of discouragement took one small ride less than a mile round trip and loaded up again. now it constantly backfires and will not run I am at my wits end with this old ski doo I can't find a new carb within the same specs and I am so close to riding and I have no knowledge of carbs and how to tune them:(:confused:

collverj
06-09-2014, 12:25 AM
Last of the photos till i get it painted

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2218-2014-06-08-18-53-49-625.jpg

collverj
06-09-2014, 12:27 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2217-2014-06-08-18-53-53-560.jpg

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2214-2014-06-08-18-53-15-911.jpg

collverj
06-09-2014, 12:28 AM
This is my mounted tool and plug carrier
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2215-2014-06-08-18-53-28-571.jpg

collverj
06-09-2014, 12:30 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2213-2014-06-08-18-52-58-834.jpg

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2212-2014-06-08-18-51-39-224.jpg

This is the brake light switch
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2211-2014-06-08-18-50-11-22.jpg

collverj
06-09-2014, 12:33 AM
This is my air cleaner and fuel lines just to give everybody a photo to let me know if anything in it is giving me problems with my carb problems
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2210-2014-06-08-18-49-53-751.jpg

collverj
06-09-2014, 12:35 AM
will post more videos when I figure out the carburetor and I am able to drive it more till then enjoy the photos and please comment Thanks!!

Martinm210
06-09-2014, 12:53 AM
Is that a fuel pump?

You might just try gravity feeding the carb and bypass the pump if your tank is high enough. Could be that the pressure is too high with pump and gravity feed. OR, try partially closing the fuel valve.

I would start by checking that and float levels, etc.

Xbird
06-09-2014, 09:33 AM
pull the air filter and watch with it idling to see if it's over pumping fuel or the float's too high. That looks like the second smallest mikuni fuel pump (might be the smallest). i had to put a fuel pressure regulator on mine, which is the smallest vacuum pump they make. also try spraying some carb cleaner around the intake. may be an intake leak.

fabdaddy
06-09-2014, 12:22 PM
wow how much does that little sherman tank weigh? did you do a leakdown test on that old doo motor? my old sled motor backfired like crazy it would start and idle but try to rev it and it backfired. I pulled the carbs and could look in there with a flashlite and saw that the reeds were broken . you need to look at both the crank seals(w/leak down test)and the reed valves. with a fan cooled motor theres a little more work involved with the shroud and stuff but im thinkin reed valves are toast. Old sled motors are known for seal and reed issues. good luck

MrBracket
06-10-2014, 05:38 PM
If the engine was sitting for a while before using it in your buggy. Definitely check for air leaks as mentioned above, I burnt a hole in the piston of an old Odyssey I had because the crank seals leaked...

Also as Martin noted, try without the fuel pump, your tank is up above the carb so you shouldn't need the pump. Also clean out the float bowl and clean the float valve, it may be sticking open and allowing too much fuel into your bowl and flooding out your engine. Don't change any jets until you know the fuel level is constant. the height of fuel in the bowl has a big effect on jetting.

collverj
06-21-2014, 02:31 PM
Just talked form the snowmobile mechanic and he thinks my condensers are bad because my spark is sporadic and that is why it backfires. Also the pilot jet was clogged so it would not idle right. should have it back next week sometime.

collverj
07-03-2014, 03:09 AM
Fresh back from the shop Top Speed was at 50mph fun ride need new belt next not taking off in first close to 2nd or 3rd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08KIK5gfhxE

collverj
07-03-2014, 03:12 AM
second video

Shredder Buggy 440 pt 2 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd9iMW_j77w)

collverj
07-03-2014, 03:13 AM
Final Video until I get it painted enjoy!

Shredder Buggy 440 pt 3 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Nuhznbul0)

Lug-Nuts
07-03-2014, 01:02 PM
Thats awesome, Im glad you didnt give up. These buggies can be frustrating sometimes.

All the little details to work out, but once you get it figured out. They are buckets of fun!

I also like how you angled the roof, looks cool:D

Cant wait to see what color you paint it!

wschilawski
07-03-2014, 04:26 PM
Did you pick your color choices yet? I saw a buggy with gloss black frame and flat black panels that looked pretty killer...I'm sure you don't want to sit in that on a hot day though...

MrBracket
07-03-2014, 05:29 PM
Nice work! It's so fun to drive them for the first few times, now to tear apart and paint......

collverj
07-26-2014, 06:17 PM
Was at sand lake today and ruined my rear axle on th driver side
will post pics later.

Lug-Nuts
07-27-2014, 09:51 PM
OOOH, I did that once. My cv popped out at about 30 mph, and began to mercilessly beat my exhaust into submission all while flinging awesome hot cv grease everywhere.

Good times, good times[smilie=sign_lame.g:

I ended up fixing it, I had set the ride height too high in the rear, and had to lower it a inch and a half, all is well now.

Lug-Nuts
07-27-2014, 09:52 PM
Nice thing is the auto store carries those axles for CHEAP. So replacing them isnt too bad.

collverj
07-27-2014, 11:16 PM
yea, Lugnuts my exhaust is on the passenger side and I am not sure how fast I was going
but the cv popped out and I lost to of the bearings on the triple nub end it was after I turned around and the force from turning made the boot fail need to make my center carrier longer on both sides that should keep it from pulling apart next time.:o:)

MrBracket
07-28-2014, 06:06 PM
You gonna have it back together in time for this????
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/events-group-gatherings/20300-gathering-buggies-florence-oregon-labor-day.html

Should be a fun weekend.

Lug-Nuts
07-28-2014, 11:27 PM
Yep, I know how that one goes. The fix isn't bad. You will be much happier once its all dialed in anyway.:D

MrBracket
09-08-2014, 08:07 PM
Collverj, you've been awfully quiet...... what's the status? You been out throwing sand around and holding out on letting us see???

collverj
09-10-2014, 10:05 PM
I am almost done with it just have not done a good test run will be posting pics of the paint job all paint is done . Just to put out there before any comments the paint colors are after my favorite roller coaster at six flags Magic mountain (Goliath).

MrBracket
09-12-2014, 02:22 PM
Nice, can't wait to see the pics!!! Hope to get mine painted this winter....

collverj
09-16-2014, 01:42 AM
Here are the final pics. Thanks for everyone's help and comments I am glad to be a part of this site. everyone is awesome on here and has very helpful knowledge.

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2314-2014-09-14-17-43-17-624.jpg

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2313-2014-09-14-17-46-51-300.jpg

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2312-2014-09-14-17-43-59-97.jpg

collverj
09-16-2014, 01:54 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2311-2014-09-14-17-43-30-819.jpg

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2310-2014-09-14-17-44-21-175.jpg

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2309-2014-09-14-17-44-34-417.jpg

collverj
09-16-2014, 02:00 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2308-2014-09-14-17-45-07-698.jpg

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2307-2014-09-14-17-46-02-858.jpg

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2306-2014-09-14-17-44-49-634.jpg

collverj
09-16-2014, 02:02 AM
http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2305-2014-09-14-17-45-49-425.jpg

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2304-2014-09-14-17-45-58-878.jpg

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/members/collverj-albums-shredder-picture2300-2014-09-14-17-46-44-222.jpg

collverj
09-16-2014, 02:13 AM
These are all of the pictures I have of my project thanks again for everyone's support and encouraging comments will still be posting videos going to do a test run at sand lake this weekend. :)

Jerm
09-16-2014, 09:11 AM
Looks fantastic! Love the color scheme. post some videos from the test run!

Lug-Nuts
09-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Awesome, cant wait for some MOAR video:D

MrBracket
09-16-2014, 01:53 PM
VIDEO from Sand Lake!!!! I haven't been to Sand Lake for over 20 years!!! I wonder how different it is??

Goliath looks great!!! Martin and I are headed to Coos Bay for the weekend, if you get a wild hair come join us!!!!

collverj
09-21-2014, 11:37 PM
Here is the video at from Sand lake today first run had to much air in tires so ran it on the beach, did a run after letting air out of tires on the main area and went up to 50mph but I did not get a video sorry next time. Enjoy, I did!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHfNAZBtlDI

MrBracket
09-22-2014, 01:18 PM
Very cool!! Time for some paddle tires, then you'll be tearing it up all over!!!

collverj
09-30-2014, 12:09 AM
Went to ride at Willimina his Sunday got a small video broke a bolt on my drive axle while my Dad was trying to climb the small hill will have to re-think the rear drive axle some more.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDZpL3ig3pc&feature=youtu.be

collverj
11-29-2014, 01:07 AM
Was at Sand Lake on Thanksgiving and I think I toasted a piston ring on the side opposite
the fan. Acted like low to no compression afterward do snowmobile do a cold seize where the cylinder will cool down faster than the piston. I don't know for sure what happened but ran great during the video then stopped after the video and just was running sluggish and tachometer was reading low rpms at full throttle or was fluctuating rapidly. Will post a video as soon as it is done processing. Hope Everyone Had a good Thanksgiving!!

collverj
11-29-2014, 01:42 AM
shredder 440 sand lake Thanksgiving 2014 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RROv0JjFzpo)

Lug-Nuts
11-29-2014, 04:21 PM
looks like u had fun while it was running good!!!

How do you like the front A-arms, I installed mine as the plans say but turning at low speeds takes gratuitous amounts of "rear steer" through the throttle pedal.

Seems like you would get more turn radius with the A-arms on that way.

My tires do rub quite a bit if I turn hard.

collverj
11-30-2014, 11:58 AM
Hey Lug-nuts, It steers real nice that way I have never had them the other way to know the difference but I am now planning on changing my motor I am checking out a bigger snowmobile with 90hp and I hope it runs well if so it will be my new motor.

Lug-Nuts
11-30-2014, 05:20 PM
Oh ya, you will love MOAR power. It's saweet

K-fab
11-30-2014, 08:52 PM
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collverj
12-02-2014, 11:48 PM
I will be gathering knowledge from the snowmobile guys on here again as what type of radiator and how to hook one up with the snowmobile. My new motor is from a 1992-93 Ski doo formula 2 with the l/c 582 non rave valve. People on line say it gets 90HP. It has no battery so I am wondering how to wire a fan for a car type radiator.

darwinpayne2000
12-03-2014, 10:55 AM
If there is no battery and, I'm assuming that there is no electric start, then the snowmobile engine may only have a voltage regulator and no rectifier. No rectifier means that there is only AC current.

I had an old Polaris ATV that was pull-start only. It wasn't a problem for me, but some of the more inexperienced riders didn't like to ride it because they had to pull the rope every time (boo hoo). I converted it to electric start.

The first step was tracking down a combination voltage regulator/rectifier. That would give me AC current to run the lights (as was typical) and DC voltage for the starter and battery.

I had a service manual for the Polaris ATV's that showed the wiring for two similar ATV's. One diagram showed the wiring without the DC circuit and the other one with the DC circuit. It helped me figure out how to wire in the DC circuit properly.

On mine, the stator had two wires supplying AC voltage. One wire went to the voltage regulator and the other wire went to ground. The wiring diagram showed that the second wire that went to ground should be re-routed to a rectifier. I added a 10 amp inline fuse and I was set.

Lug-Nuts
05-04-2015, 08:52 PM
Any progress?

collverj
05-26-2015, 10:04 PM
Back to the engine search. The liquid cooled formula 580 Ski doo motor found out it had bad seals bottom end need new pistons and rings ended up being a total mess
so I am trying to find either a high hp quad engine or a bike engine both still liquid cooled because I still have the radiator and fan I bought off the e bay for a honda civic. so just looking for money and a new engine will keep posted when anything happens

Pstegs 101
05-26-2015, 10:10 PM
I have a 2002 600r ninja for sale that I could give you a sweet deal on.

Lug-Nuts
01-14-2016, 10:19 AM
I like seeing my signature at the end of all of the shredder build posts, its awesome!

MASCMAN
02-20-2016, 05:03 PM
I am inviting all the Shredder builders to check out my build.

I have learned a lot from reading your threads and appreciate it!

http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/projects-progress/21908-check-out-my-pos-build-what.html

collverj
01-28-2018, 06:13 PM
Good day to everyone been awhile since I have posted anything on here, But I have some new news I will be rebuilding my shredder. I am going to make some changes to the front end most defiantly get new shocks all around oh and the most exciting part I got a new powerplant it is a 1993 gsxr 750
The bike has been laid down and needs some minor work to get it running I again will post plenty of photos when things start happening. Hey Lugs I will probably asking you more questions as I go but can't wait to get this up and running again.
Take care and have a great year more to follow!

darwinpayne2000
02-01-2018, 11:46 AM
We're looking forward to it. The Shredder forum has been quiet since ubuilditplans closed down shop a couple of years ago. I believe that the plans are still being sold, but I haven't seen any new builds show up on the forums as a result, so . . . you're it.

Lug-Nuts
02-20-2019, 12:37 PM
ok, its been a year, how's the buggy?

Dennyjr319
05-01-2019, 09:22 PM
Does anyone know where to get these plans now that there out of business


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jimmyg
05-02-2019, 07:42 AM
Wow a year already. Time flys. Last I remember was the motor popped and was being rebuilt?

Edit. Last Activity08-20-2018@08:45 AM

:(

Lug-Nuts
05-05-2019, 02:18 PM
i think they can still be had on ebay. let me know if you find them

Dennyjr319
05-05-2019, 02:23 PM
I have not found them there or anywhere if anyone has a set that wants to sell or share let me know please

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darwinpayne2000
05-08-2019, 12:40 AM
That's sad if they stopped selling the plans. I have a set. I can scan the pages and send the .pdf as a download. However, it will be a few days before I can tackle it.

PM me your email address.

K-fab
05-08-2019, 03:07 PM
If the company making these plans has gone poof-ka-boom and is no longer viable I see no issues in scanning and offering them up to who ever is interested.
Heck, get them set up as a pdf and post them and I’ll make it a stickie.

Dennyjr319
05-08-2019, 04:48 PM
The set I have is missing the rear swing arm design could someone help me out with thispage

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