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jimmy_killkick
02-23-2014, 09:20 PM
I found this on ebay the other day. It's just about exactly what I want except it doesn't look like it has a lot of travel. I don't think I could put something comparable together for that price either. What are your thoughts?

New Appletree Motorcycle Powered Dune Buggy Sand Rail ZX14R | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Appletree-Motorcycle-Powered-Dune-Buggy-Sand-Rail-zx14r-/201037204379?forcerrptr=true&item=201037204379&pt=Dune_Buggies_Sand_Rails&hash=item2ecec04b9b&nma=true&si=KT6m8IIRRspfN9bqFAzSxFV7XAw%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

bdkw1
02-23-2014, 09:34 PM
It looks nice, but with that rack it is going to have horrible bumpsteer. Also type 2 CV's will not like the ZX14.

bngcustoms
02-24-2014, 12:14 PM
It looks nice, but with that rack it is going to have horrible bumpsteer. Also type 2 CV's will not like the ZX14.

Bumpsteer? yes..but the suspension wont cycle enough to really be a issue. Its a hillshooter. I'm running type 2 cv's w/ a GSXR1000 without any issues. The trick is to not over angle them. I'm running 20 degree max on race prep type 2 cv's.

dunerocket
02-24-2014, 01:10 PM
From the ad "Weighs 583 lb". That alone is scary, with the engine accounting for nearly 200 lbs.

monkeyinfantry
02-24-2014, 02:25 PM
I'd avoid buying "Appletree" or "XTC" buggies..... unless you're looking to go really fast in a straight line....

And even going straight is scary.

jimmy_killkick
02-26-2014, 09:11 AM
I can't see how it would only weigh 583 pounds. My single seat contraption comes in at 750. That was my other thought was it doesn't look like it has any travel. I've spent a few years bouncing up and down over whoops and I'm ready to fly over the top of them.

monkeyinfantry
02-26-2014, 11:02 AM
They are either completely BS'ing the weight, or it's actually that light, both cases I wouldnt buy. You could put something better together for that much, or buy a much better buggy.

Ventteryx
07-27-2014, 06:06 PM
Looks like not any suspension

Rat4020
07-27-2014, 07:55 PM
Looks like a salad shooter [smilie=haha2.gif]

Xbird
07-27-2014, 09:29 PM
I can see 583 with aluminum panels and what little cage structure there is and it being cro-mo . otherwise looks like a straight line [smilie=big_hang.gi: ride ...