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jjarkys
02-13-2014, 02:03 PM
I posted a few pics in my intro thread but thought I should start posting here to update my progress.

Kids buggy is done. My own design using 1.25" for the main hoop and swingarm and 1" for everything else. 6.5hp with TAV clutch and 81 tooth sprocket. All stock with governor removed.

Up next is a busa buggy for dad.


Kids buggy - YouTube (http://youtu.be/p9Syu-Xyf5Q)





http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4468_zps93a9face.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4468_zps93a9face.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4613_zps21a203bf.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4613_zps21a203bf.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4616_zpsabf78fa3.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4616_zpsabf78fa3.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4634_zps60aa63bc.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4634_zps60aa63bc.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4637_zps58f38f07.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4637_zps58f38f07.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4650_zpsf0646564.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4650_zpsf0646564.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4752_zpsad3d0837.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4752_zpsad3d0837.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4754_zps0ca26787.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4754_zps0ca26787.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4755_zps89adf439.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4755_zps89adf439.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4757_zps09e9fb9b.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4757_zps09e9fb9b.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4652_zps32b72109.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4652_zps32b72109.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4651_zps837ebc12.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4651_zps837ebc12.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4796_zps7c0fd8ed.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4796_zps7c0fd8ed.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4801_zps3529a3a5.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4801_zps3529a3a5.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4802_zpsdf32b3fb.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4802_zpsdf32b3fb.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4803_zpsd76244f5.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4803_zpsd76244f5.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4804_zps183adc20.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4804_zps183adc20.jpg.html)http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/IMG_4810_zps2da961d8.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/buggy2275/media/gokart/IMG_4810_zps2da961d8.jpg.html)

http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/ABDF1CE7-88F6-4639-B720-A75B6B3A563A_zpsgordfrhi.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/2C753ADA-CA0A-4414-8846-2F0BE4733047_zpsa6aynyyh.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/74A3F78A-78B9-4EC0-8BF6-54E4A19830FE_zpsxrg8nnc1.jpg

Bullnerd
02-13-2014, 02:32 PM
Ha-ha! last picture is great!

Nice job. It looked so much bigger until I saw the kids in it.

Does Kirkey make kids seats?

jjarkys
02-13-2014, 02:40 PM
Ha-ha! last picture is great!

Nice job. It looked so much bigger until I saw the kids in it.

Does Kirkey make kids seats?

I thought the size might be decieving based on some of the comments I've recieved. It's really just a big gokart. They are quarter midget seats. So yes and no. I guess. Belts are also quarter midget. Thanks.

Xbird
02-13-2014, 03:02 PM
Really, really nicely done! looks simple and light yet rugged enough to take the abuse.

One area to address for the safety of your kids would be to finish the floor up front and clad in the short sides.
Nothing is scarier than having a broken off tree branch/old stick com up through the sides--let alone the front. I flipped one up out of not too high grass when mine was still a go kart of that style and it broke the tip off in my thigh--my 6 y.o. daughter was on the other side--the thought of what could have happened to her = parked it that day and went to work with some plastic.

jjarkys
02-13-2014, 03:45 PM
Good point. I hadn't thought of that. What kind of plastic did you use? Thanks


Really, really nicely done! looks simple and light yet rugged enough to take the abuse.

One area to address for the safety of your kids would be to finish the floor up front and clad in the short sides.
Nothing is scarier than having a broken off tree branch/old stick com up through the sides--let alone the front. I flipped one up out of not too high grass when mine was still a go kart of that style and it broke the tip off in my thigh--my 6 y.o. daughter was on the other side--the thought of what could have happened to her = parked it that day and went to work with some plastic.

snow mobuggy
02-13-2014, 04:54 PM
What kind of shocks are those?

jjarkys
02-13-2014, 05:00 PM
What kind of shocks are those?

Cheap import atv/moped shocks. They worked great for my application but I wouldn't recommend them for anything to serious.

Here they are on eBay.
http://bit.ly/1b0uRoN

Xbird
02-13-2014, 06:05 PM
i had a roll of some kind of clear acrylic, thin and flexible with very high impact resistance, (tested as a target 200 yards out on a driving range) but kind of easy to tear at the edges. that stayed on for a couple months before i chopped it up and turned it into my little race buggy. (sig pic)-- panels are 18 gauge steel for that usage. there's several threads discussing the heat-formable roll type plastics for panels.

masternate
02-13-2014, 07:40 PM
This project is awesome!!!


Sorry but i must add one more concern.....head clearance.

Up north
02-13-2014, 07:54 PM
Nice job jj, my kids would go nuts for one of those

poordad
02-13-2014, 09:12 PM
Nice work that will definitely bring a smile to there faces :)

x2 on enclosing some of the front and sides, branches are scary when the kids are behind the wheel :eek:

I used this plastic to panel my buggy, its pretty cheap and strong but cuts with a box knife and edges cleanly with a hand plane.


Colored Plastic Rolls, 10 Ft. - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop (http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Colored-Plastic-Rolls-10-Ft,1557.html)

Martinm210
02-13-2014, 09:24 PM
Very cool, nice work!

gvouvakos
02-14-2014, 05:38 AM
Lucky kids! looks good :D

bmanga
02-14-2014, 05:28 PM
Looks real good and I'm sure the kids will enjoy it! :cool:

Glock n Ballz
02-16-2014, 06:10 AM
Nice work that will definitely bring a smile to there faces :)

x2 on enclosing some of the front and sides, branches are scary when the kids are behind the wheel :eek:

I used this plastic to panel my buggy, its pretty cheap and strong but cuts with a box knife and edges cleanly with a hand plane.


Colored Plastic Rolls, 10 Ft. - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop (http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Colored-Plastic-Rolls-10-Ft,1557.html)


This is what I used. Table saw cuts it like butta.

biker
02-16-2014, 06:23 AM
That is a realy nice buggy. You do good work. Keep the pictures coming!!

jjarkys
02-16-2014, 06:38 AM
Nice work that will definitely bring a smile to there faces :)

x2 on enclosing some of the front and sides, branches are scary when the kids are behind the wheel :eek:

I used this plastic to panel my buggy, its pretty cheap and strong but cuts with a box knife and edges cleanly with a hand plane.


Colored Plastic Rolls, 10 Ft. - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop (http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Colored-Plastic-Rolls-10-Ft,1557.html)

Did you zip tie or rivit? Can you post a pic?

jjarkys
02-16-2014, 06:38 AM
This is what I used. Table saw cuts it like butta.

Did you zip tie or rivit? Can you post a pic?

poordad
02-16-2014, 12:08 PM
I just used zip ties but you could make tab mounts and bolt/screw it on if you want, I like how easy it is to cut a couple of ties and get to what you want.

jjarkys
02-16-2014, 12:16 PM
I just used zip ties but you could make tab mounts and bolt/screw it on if you want, I like how easy it is to cut a couple of ties and get to what you want.

Looks good. Thxs for the pics. I'll give it a shot.

jjarkys
03-28-2014, 04:37 PM
Nice work that will definitely bring a smile to there faces :)

x2 on enclosing some of the front and sides, branches are scary when the kids are behind the wheel :eek:

I used this plastic to panel my buggy, its pretty cheap and strong but cuts with a box knife and edges cleanly with a hand plane.


Colored Plastic Rolls, 10 Ft. - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop (http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Colored-Plastic-Rolls-10-Ft,1557.html)

Thanks for the tip on the plastic. It worked great. Here are some finished pics.

http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/ABDF1CE7-88F6-4639-B720-A75B6B3A563A_zpsgordfrhi.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/2C753ADA-CA0A-4414-8846-2F0BE4733047_zpsa6aynyyh.jpg
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/74A3F78A-78B9-4EC0-8BF6-54E4A19830FE_zpsxrg8nnc1.jpg

Martinm210
03-28-2014, 05:37 PM
Nice work, looks sharp!

poordad
03-29-2014, 12:41 AM
that looks good, nice work:cool:

bamabuggy
03-29-2014, 06:49 AM
Looks great very safe

rgvkid
03-29-2014, 06:02 PM
Lovin It!
I can't believe I haven't seen this thread before!
What a Cool Dad!

jjarkys
03-29-2014, 07:47 PM
One more pic, and I just picked up an 07 busa motor, fnr differential box, wilwood disks and some other stuff to start my project. Hope to start soon.

http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/buggy2275/gokart/9CAB76B4-D228-47C4-9456-01E1D94F5B4E_zps8rvqylm7.jpg[/URL]

Xbird
03-30-2014, 12:28 PM
Nicely done. that looks soo much bigger in your other pics!

Martinm210
03-30-2014, 01:44 PM
Really nice! If you grab some video, please post that too! Always like the smaller builds.

K-fab
03-31-2014, 05:43 AM
That is awesome! What a great time in life (his) to get into this stuff too. I see a future Johnny Greeves!

jjarkys
03-31-2014, 08:33 AM
Thanks for all the positive comments. I'll get some vid of him riding with his buddy who rides a 50cc dirtbike. Pretty funny watching them buzz around on miniature rides.

Wheels
04-04-2014, 09:56 PM
definitely a cool project. i'm with Xbird, it looks bigger in the other pics. and that is one lucky kid. :D