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Beruba
03-20-2014, 12:00 PM
I started to build a protolite SS 1000 from protodie. I will be using a 05 gsxr 1000 engine.
I bought the roll cage kit and all the component. Started the build in september 2013.

Beruba
03-20-2014, 12:01 PM
https://i.imgur.com/5Yuqo2H.jpg

Beruba
03-20-2014, 12:02 PM
https://i.imgur.com/hhjKyEA.jpg

Beruba
03-20-2014, 12:03 PM
https://i.imgur.com/TIqqNh5.jpg

Beruba
03-20-2014, 12:05 PM
https://i.imgur.com/9Y5rFli.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/4BpPgEM.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/woQPZgy.jpg

Beruba
03-20-2014, 12:08 PM
https://i.imgur.com/updzoHq.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/CvXTGhq.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ZA2QPpo.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RcunCXi.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/qUOFNpU.jpg

Beruba
03-20-2014, 12:12 PM
https://i.imgur.com/0WySX64.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/orB5aJY.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/L3f8N7A.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Z0qPQiI.jpg

Beruba
03-20-2014, 12:14 PM
This was the status by the end of october 2013
https://i.imgur.com/lKly0uH.jpg

Beruba
03-20-2014, 12:17 PM
Then i took it easy until the end off january 2014

https://i.imgur.com/3vnIM3F.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/aXnNpII.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/uONHhr2.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/TqHbajV.jpg

ProtoDie
03-20-2014, 12:18 PM
Welcome to MBN Beruba,

looks like it is going well and your doing a real nice job on it :D

Beruba
03-20-2014, 12:23 PM
This is the status now since february 26 2014 i just came back from 21 days in Costa Rica
I hope to be ready for next summer.
https://i.imgur.com/dIRk7IO.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/F0RFyYr.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/9Tauk1K.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RtWKp8H.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/kliWnQo.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/CER7QRB.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/jvLcb8X.jpg

skreikem
03-20-2014, 05:13 PM
WOW! (and welcome!) Great looking build so far. You've been putting some time in...

Alberta, CA and Montana, USA... I guess we're kinda like neighbors... Any trips to St. Anthony Sand dunes planned? :D

Beruba
03-20-2014, 05:59 PM
I will make it run first. Then i will schedule a trip to St. Anthony for sure. Hope to see you there.[smilie=rockout3.gi:

Martinm210
03-20-2014, 08:29 PM
Awesome works, looks soo cool.

Quick question, what tabs are you using..haven't seen any like that before.

poordad
03-20-2014, 08:50 PM
nice work love these buggys

these are the tabs martin, saves some work and looks good

Tabs & Springs at The Chassis Shop (http://secure.chassisshop.com/rewrite/tcs_partlist.aspx?PBURL=/partlist/5991/&CategoryID=5991&s=)

Beruba
03-20-2014, 11:58 PM
Awesome works, looks soo cool.

Quick question, what tabs are you using..haven't seen any like that before.

Dsuz Fasteners 1/4 turn with those fastener you can remove the bodywork quickly.

4O Dzus Plate KIT 14 Gauge 072" FOR Racers Sprint Cars Midget Indy CAR | eBay (http://www.ebay.ca/itm/4O-DZUS-PLATE-KIT-14-GAUGE-072-FOR-RACERS-SPRINT-CARS-MIDGET-INDY-CAR-/181346971840?pt=Race_Car_Parts&hash=item2a391f30c0&vxp=mtr)

mmobley
03-21-2014, 08:43 AM
Those 2 seater Protolites are starting to grow on me. I like your sign in the background...."Slednecks". Keep up the good work!

Beruba
03-26-2014, 10:55 PM
I made some progress on the body last

https://i.imgur.com/MoBqbob.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/dfOffwg.jpg

ProtoDie
03-27-2014, 05:14 AM
coming together real nice. [smilie=rockout3.gi:

Lug-Nuts
03-27-2014, 12:34 PM
Yep, I do believe that will be my next build.

Very nice buggy.

Beruba
03-28-2014, 03:01 PM
https://i.imgur.com/5UW4cmh.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/8mvMebt.jpg

Beruba
03-29-2014, 12:19 AM
https://i.imgur.com/NYjUIen.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/uAQIzZA.jpg

fabdaddy
03-29-2014, 10:26 AM
great job . beautiful

bryzoe
03-29-2014, 09:49 PM
Hi,

Good progress on the build!

I'm curious about the body panels, did you make em buy em etc?

Also what size mastercylinder bores are you running?

Thanks

Beruba
03-30-2014, 09:20 AM
Hi,

Good progress on the build!

I'm curious about the body panels, did you make em buy em etc?

Also what size mastercylinder bores are you running?

Thanks

I made templates of the body panels. then I had them cut at a sheet metal shop. I did the fit & trim.

For the mastercylinder bore its 7/8 for the front brake, 3/4 for the clutch & 3/4 for the rear brake.

bryzoe
03-30-2014, 03:51 PM
Thanks Buruba,

Great info!

I forgot to ask what gauge and materiel on the panels.

Theres so many options and things to consider. I find it extremely valuable to talk with another builder.

Thanks again!

Beruba
03-31-2014, 12:26 PM
16 GA aluminum pre painted white I think you can get different colors.

bryzoe
03-31-2014, 08:16 PM
16 GA aluminum pre painted white I think you can get different colors.

Right on, thanks

Beruba
04-05-2014, 01:47 PM
Seat mounts

https://i.imgur.com/JAKoKZR.jpg

Beruba
04-05-2014, 01:48 PM
https://i.imgur.com/RVi17KS.jpg

monkeyinfantry
04-11-2014, 12:22 PM
Hey Beruba! Good lookin buggy ;) I'm building an SS1000 as well! What thickness material are you using for the floor and seat mount L-angles?

Beruba
04-11-2014, 01:27 PM
I use 1/8" thick aluminum diamond plate for the floor & 1/8"x1-1/2" angle for the seat mount.

Beruba
04-13-2014, 11:52 PM
https://i.imgur.com/1SnZrcr.jpg

Beruba
04-13-2014, 11:53 PM
https://i.imgur.com/NiAS0r2.jpg

Beruba
04-13-2014, 11:53 PM
https://i.imgur.com/SyHZFJ5.jpg

Beruba
04-13-2014, 11:54 PM
https://i.imgur.com/JMH2w50.jpg

Beruba
04-13-2014, 11:55 PM
https://i.imgur.com/7UtLJJL.jpg

Beruba
04-16-2014, 02:16 AM
https://i.imgur.com/X8xzhWZ.jpg

Beruba
04-16-2014, 02:17 AM
https://i.imgur.com/Ns37Oxs.jpg

ProtoDie
04-16-2014, 09:21 AM
Looking good!

what year and size engine are you going with?

exhaust and mods look like 2004 GSXR600

Beruba
04-16-2014, 11:30 AM
05 gsxr 1000

ProtoDie
04-16-2014, 12:36 PM
very nice..... your gonna like it a lot

You will have to let me know how the cradle tab holes line up on the 05 or if they need slight mods.

they are set for 07/08 and not sure if they changed between those years or not

Beruba
04-17-2014, 03:57 AM
Fits like it was made for a 2005-2006.

https://i.imgur.com/5r9a1sR.jpg

Beruba
04-17-2014, 04:00 AM
https://i.imgur.com/tePOnnV.jpg

Beruba
04-17-2014, 04:04 AM
https://i.imgur.com/5y0bYHH.jpg

ProtoDie
04-17-2014, 08:59 AM
very nice and good to know 05 thru 08 are the same, Thanks

cant fully tell from the picture, but just a note on your exhaust,

with the RPM gear box installed you may need to start the turn up closer to the engine to clear for the gear box

Beruba
04-19-2014, 05:22 AM
yes it needs to turn closer

https://i.imgur.com/GwKzvmw.jpg

Beruba
04-19-2014, 05:26 AM
I cut back 2-1/2" and welded a 45

https://i.imgur.com/1JBjabn.jpg

Beruba
04-19-2014, 05:27 AM
https://i.imgur.com/JQrqns5.jpg

Beruba
04-19-2014, 05:28 AM
https://i.imgur.com/LFzHXTi.jpg

Beruba
04-20-2014, 05:27 AM
https://i.imgur.com/Y1Iu1xj.jpg

Beruba
04-20-2014, 05:29 AM
https://i.imgur.com/mxo1Gtt.jpg

millbilly
04-20-2014, 07:34 AM
Looks great!!! ready for a test ride in a few days...

Beruba
04-21-2014, 01:35 AM
https://i.imgur.com/yPGWuNr.jpg

Beruba
04-24-2014, 05:58 AM
https://i.imgur.com/sa2fDt5.jpg

Beruba
04-24-2014, 05:59 AM
https://i.imgur.com/tMSce4M.jpg

Beruba
04-24-2014, 05:59 AM
https://i.imgur.com/gCfbSiF.jpg

Beruba
04-24-2014, 06:00 AM
:eek:

https://i.imgur.com/GIkZM7s.jpg

alex_buggy
04-24-2014, 01:26 PM
awesome work!

poordad
04-24-2014, 06:52 PM
looks good :cool:

Up north
04-24-2014, 07:04 PM
This is nice!

Beruba
04-25-2014, 06:31 AM
https://i.imgur.com/2Ts9OvC.jpg

Beruba
04-25-2014, 06:31 AM
https://i.imgur.com/7ES2JW7.jpg

Beruba
04-25-2014, 06:32 AM
https://i.imgur.com/XwqVL5g.jpg

Beruba
04-26-2014, 06:26 AM
:confused:

https://i.imgur.com/Dakx84n.jpg

Beruba
04-26-2014, 06:27 AM
[smilie=biggrin.gif]

https://i.imgur.com/anPP124.jpg

Beruba
04-26-2014, 06:27 AM
https://i.imgur.com/5RQZ2fR.jpg

ProtoDie
04-26-2014, 09:18 PM
my least favorite part,,,,,the wiring :D

looks like you got it going on :-)

you'll be slinging dirt before you know it

Beruba
04-27-2014, 05:45 PM
Its going pretty good

Thank you

Beruba
05-02-2014, 03:10 AM
Last big piece of the puzzle showed up today [smilie=thumbs_up.g:

https://i.imgur.com/SFaKyT7.jpg

Beruba
05-02-2014, 03:14 AM
https://i.imgur.com/0osgtiS.jpg

Beruba
05-03-2014, 03:41 AM
https://i.imgur.com/nrl4IGm.jpg

Beruba
05-03-2014, 03:42 AM
https://i.imgur.com/uq9MBeU.jpg

Beruba
05-11-2014, 03:19 AM
https://i.imgur.com/33fRR6m.jpg

Beruba
05-11-2014, 03:20 AM
https://i.imgur.com/P28aCTt.jpg

Beruba
05-11-2014, 03:23 AM
https://i.imgur.com/lwUjeEL.jpg

Beruba
05-11-2014, 03:24 AM
https://i.imgur.com/aR66vEd.jpg

Beruba
05-11-2014, 03:28 AM
https://i.imgur.com/8wi8MhT.jpg

ProtoDie
05-11-2014, 11:02 AM
looking good.

I like that spoiler, fits real nice

Beruba
05-20-2014, 02:49 AM
Yes the spoiler I wasn't planning on having one on but it looked like something was missing without. I found this one on ebay it was 55" wide I cut the wings and reposition the legs.

Beruba
05-20-2014, 03:00 AM
the cage is back in the rotator for welding, buffing, brake line, nerf bars, and some body panels.
The punch list is getting shorter.
Then powder coating.


https://i.imgur.com/Nw6l5mU.jpg

Jerm
05-21-2014, 09:00 AM
Man this thing is awesome! Great work. Always nice to see the canadian tire jack stands holding the frame. I have the exact same ones holding mine up at the moment.

Beruba
06-12-2014, 04:17 AM
NOW READY FOR POWDER COATING :D

The chassis


https://i.imgur.com/yqyaacy.jpg

Beruba
06-12-2014, 04:18 AM
Engine cradle

https://i.imgur.com/qhQXFQT.jpg

Beruba
06-12-2014, 04:19 AM
Nerf bars


https://i.imgur.com/3rZdgUn.jpg

Beruba
06-12-2014, 04:20 AM
Engine cradle hardware


https://i.imgur.com/0uyNFPy.jpg

Beruba
06-12-2014, 04:21 AM
https://i.imgur.com/1lQTxNo.jpg

Beruba
06-12-2014, 04:21 AM
Front A Arm


https://i.imgur.com/wUTQonB.jpg

Beruba
06-12-2014, 04:22 AM
Rear A Arms


https://i.imgur.com/1ZDw57L.jpg

Beruba
06-12-2014, 04:23 AM
https://i.imgur.com/ZjChJXw.jpg

ProtoDie
06-12-2014, 10:42 AM
nice!

the final prep for powder is a bunch of work .
well its all a bunch of work :D

final assembly after powder coat is the best though.
looking forward to seeing more.

Nice job

Beruba
06-12-2014, 09:29 PM
Man this thing is awesome! Great work. Always nice to see the canadian tire jack stands holding the frame. I have the exact same ones holding mine up at the moment.

It works really good those engine stand modify as a rotisserie are verry handy too. Its nice to be able to rotate the cage for welding. You should look at that they come on sale at canadian tire for $50 its almost 50% off. Also i follow your build and its looking really good keep up the good work.

Beruba
06-12-2014, 09:46 PM
nice!

the final prep for powder is a bunch of work .
well its all a bunch of work :D

final assembly after powder coat is the best though.
looking forward to seeing more.

Nice job

Its a lot of work and it seams like little progress. Not like building the cage where little work looks like lots of progress.Thats why i didnt post any pictures for the last few weeks because after a couple hours of work the picture would look the same. I posted those picture to get quotes from the powder coating company i just email my request and attached the link to that page. Pictures of final assembly should come in by the end of june. I should be able to road test before winter. Well i hope so summer is really short here in northern Alberta.

Beruba
06-20-2014, 11:55 PM
https://i.imgur.com/DdSNlma.jpg

[smilie=mhihi.gif]

https://i.imgur.com/Jy5IeVT.jpg

Beruba
07-11-2014, 12:32 AM
https://i.imgur.com/OeLgesZ.jpg

Beruba
07-11-2014, 12:36 AM
Its now time for final assembly [smilie=ecstatic.gi:

https://i.imgur.com/aNKXbrV.jpg

Jerm
07-11-2014, 09:07 AM
Dang that paintjob looks good! man I can't wait to see that thing completed!

Beruba
07-12-2014, 03:53 AM
Final Fit the body panel those Dzues Spring Fasteners are awesome.[smilie=thumbs_up.g:


https://i.imgur.com/DXv5PFZ.jpg

BorntoBraaap
07-12-2014, 05:51 AM
Sxv! \0/ !

Beruba
07-12-2014, 12:48 PM
Sxv! \0/ !

APRILIA The Italian Bitch
2006 SXV 550

iflytii
07-12-2014, 01:10 PM
Looking really good!

Jerm
07-12-2014, 08:30 PM
What material is that? did you buy that from protodie or make the panels yourself?

Beruba
07-12-2014, 08:59 PM
I made templates from card board and went to a sheet metal shop to get them cut its prepainted white aluminum 16ga you can get differente color.

Beruba
07-13-2014, 06:22 AM
https://i.imgur.com/MfMaEST.jpg

Beruba
07-13-2014, 06:23 AM
https://i.imgur.com/CViOXAb.jpg

monkeyinfantry
07-16-2014, 02:41 PM
Very nice! Where'd you order your dzus fasteners and tabs? :)

Beruba
07-16-2014, 05:03 PM
I bought those on Ebay but you can find them in any performance shop that sells parts for sprint car.

Beruba
07-17-2014, 10:28 AM
https://i.imgur.com/vlGkYU6.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/m2OWeKZ.jpg

ProtoDie
07-17-2014, 12:39 PM
looks good Andre,
but the lower A arms are on upside down.

flip them and swap sides and you'll be happy

looking rear sharp though. I like the carbon fiber dash

Beruba
07-17-2014, 02:48 PM
looks good Andre,
but the lower A arms are on upside down.

flip them and swap sides and you'll be happy

looking rear sharp though. I like the carbon fiber dash

[smilie=tr_oops.gif]Thats why the shocks hit the top A arms Thank you.

CARLRIDDLE
07-17-2014, 04:34 PM
I thought, damn thats some serious droop.

Reassemble looks fantastic, everything is clean and new. Tough gettin it dirty 1st time, but boy is it fun!!!!!!!!!

Duane
07-17-2014, 11:43 PM
Be sure we get a pic of the droop after flipping those lowers. Looks like an easy mistake to make. I bet your rack is in right side up.

Beruba
07-18-2014, 12:28 AM
That's better:)

https://i.imgur.com/UDwyXJr.jpg

Duane
07-18-2014, 12:50 AM
Mr. Peabody there seems to approve.

Beruba
07-18-2014, 02:27 AM
https://i.imgur.com/o17SQxC.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Y5Chjr1.jpg

Up north
07-18-2014, 07:34 AM
Dang that's a good looking buggy Beruba

ProtoDie
07-18-2014, 12:08 PM
that's better :D
looking real good

Rat4020
07-18-2014, 12:46 PM
Dam nice lookin buggy :cool: But Yer dog looks pissed off about somthing.....

Duane
07-18-2014, 12:53 PM
Dam nice lookin buggy :cool: But Yer dog looks pissed off about somthing.....

Inspectors always seem to have something up their butt.

Beruba
07-18-2014, 12:53 PM
Dam nice lookin buggy :cool: But Yer dog looks pissed off about somthing.....

Thats his happy face

Rat4020
07-18-2014, 01:11 PM
Thats his happy face


[smilie=rofl.gif]

Beruba
07-19-2014, 04:03 AM
Its time to put the power train together;)


https://i.imgur.com/EXR9PhE.jpg

Beruba
07-19-2014, 04:05 AM
It look like there was some sort of Loctite on the spline does anyone know what I should use


https://i.imgur.com/Vhy39kX.jpg

Beruba
07-20-2014, 07:27 AM
https://i.imgur.com/pzs4WvJ.jpg

TALON
07-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Looking good Beruba.
I assume you mean the thread in the spline ,,use the best stud lock you can and get it as tight as you can ,dont know what Dan uses but it is tuff ,i have busted a couple of those hex sockets getting those cups off. And i have seen those screws back out a bit on others.
I have even considered a couple of tack welds but have not as yet as mine seem to be ok when i check them .

Beruba
07-22-2014, 02:50 AM
https://i.imgur.com/rd8mde8.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FeRCshQ.jpg

Jerm
07-22-2014, 09:03 AM
DANG that thing looks good! You think you will get a few good runs in before the summers out?

Beruba
07-22-2014, 01:30 PM
Yes thats the goal do some road test before winter

Rat4020
07-22-2014, 02:39 PM
Dude use RED Loctight and to remove just warm the countersunk hex head witha propane torch . Around 500 f is about all the hotter ya have to get to let the locktight loose . The stuff is basicily plastic :D

TALON
07-22-2014, 08:47 PM
Dude use RED Loctight and to remove just warm the countersunk hex head witha propane torch . Around 500 f is about all the hotter ya have to get to let the locktight loose . The stuff is basicily plastic :D


Did not have a propane torch handy on that occasion , but what i did have was a good supply of hex bits and a great big rattle gun . ;) I have since found a proper impact bit negates the need for either the torch or multiple hex bits lol .

Beruba
07-22-2014, 09:28 PM
Did not have a propane torch handy on that occasion , but what i did have was a good supply of hex bits and a great big rattle gun . ;) I have since found a proper impact bit negates the need for either the torch or multiple hex bits lol .
Lol when i took it out i didnt have a good supply of Hex bit
BUT
https://i.imgur.com/nNRAvbm.jpg
[smilie=haha2.gif]

TALON
07-22-2014, 11:15 PM
Perfect !!! :)

ProtoDie
07-23-2014, 10:31 AM
Lol when i took it out i didnt have a good supply of Hex bit
BUT
http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o758/beruba67/IMG_20461_zps5336ec4c.jpg (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/beruba67/media/IMG_20461_zps5336ec4c.jpg.html)
[smilie=haha2.gif]



nice :-)

I have snapped and twisted a fair share of hex bits too.
A high quality impact one and a breaker bar do the trick for me everytime now.
Never used a torch yet,,,,,,,,but now I jinxed it and will probably need to on the next one :D

Beruba
07-27-2014, 08:13 PM
I didnt make much progress on the mechanical part but she look so good i tought i should share that with you
https://i.imgur.com/I34Pjf2.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/oSprjDo.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/uLLjUl0.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/YpvNORj.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/HjAjXfg.jpg

NinjaRaptor
07-27-2014, 08:44 PM
color scheme looks good!

Rat4020
07-27-2014, 08:49 PM
ya could leave the keys in it and no body would tough it with a gaurd dog like him in front of it :D LOL

ProtoDie
07-27-2014, 09:13 PM
very sharp!
nice job on the graphics :D

Beruba
07-28-2014, 08:49 PM
https://i.imgur.com/fx7BcSH.jpg

lost26
07-28-2014, 11:28 PM
That looks awesome! Great job

bryzoe
08-07-2014, 11:13 PM
Very inspirational, I'm excited to see it run!

Beruba
08-08-2014, 03:21 AM
I want to fire it up before September a test run would be awesome


https://i.imgur.com/OffOREL.jpg

Beruba
08-08-2014, 03:23 AM
Adhesive heat barrier in front of the exhaust

https://i.imgur.com/sYFyBgV.jpg

Beruba
08-08-2014, 03:24 AM
https://i.imgur.com/F4kwuO1.jpg

Beruba
08-08-2014, 03:29 AM
Yoshimura TRS shorty

https://i.imgur.com/HdrCok9.jpg

Beruba
08-12-2014, 04:09 AM
https://i.imgur.com/ww2qXln.jpg

Beruba
08-12-2014, 04:10 AM
https://i.imgur.com/f1fiTaw.jpg

Rat4020
08-12-2014, 09:25 AM
I bet that bitch is gona bark with that shorty :D[smilie=rockout3.gi:
Loud pipes save lives.......

Beruba
08-12-2014, 04:54 PM
Yes she wil be loud.

K-fab
08-12-2014, 07:09 PM
Loud pipes save lives.......
And piss people off and make it impossible to talk to your passenger and cause one to suffer from tinnitus and ear ringing...

sorry... touchy subject for me and my damaged ears. [smilie=icon_razz2.:

NinjaRaptor
08-12-2014, 09:51 PM
That's one of the reasons I went with a stock GSXR 1000 (2001) muffler and modified it to accept a spark arrestor. In Oregon, they are more restrictive on sound levels than other places, not to mention I prefer to be somewhat quiet, but quick. For me, the GSXR1000 has plenty of power to put a smile on my face, no need to push for a few extra HP.....but hey, whatever floats your boat:)

Beruba
08-17-2014, 05:29 PM
Wiring passed inspection.;)
Now lets tackle this list.

https://i.imgur.com/AIcMiCN.jpg

Rat4020
08-18-2014, 09:40 AM
Dude yor inspector looks like he had one too many happy pills [smilie=rofl.gif]

Xbird
08-21-2014, 01:24 PM
"Get to work .. I wanna ride!"

Beruba
08-23-2014, 01:51 PM
New oil cooler

https://i.imgur.com/isSJ0gG.jpg

monkeyinfantry
08-24-2014, 02:21 PM
Slick :cool: keep'em coming

Beruba
08-25-2014, 01:15 AM
https://i.imgur.com/HVwTaHd.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/t22oBBc.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/0X1uzFn.jpg

Beruba
08-29-2014, 01:35 PM
Its getting closer to start up:D

Beruba
08-29-2014, 01:36 PM
Cooling system all hooked up ready to go

https://i.imgur.com/qscrvf7.jpg

Beruba
08-29-2014, 01:37 PM
Fuel cell check

https://i.imgur.com/lvYfyTE.jpg

Beruba
08-29-2014, 01:52 PM
It's alive

SS 1000 start up - YouTube (http://youtu.be/iKGeGlYZSPY)

Rat4020
08-29-2014, 04:38 PM
Spike said " F-this im aut uut-a- here [smilie=haha2.gif] LOL that dog kills me
Yer buggy sounds great man...

NinjaRaptor
08-29-2014, 06:00 PM
Cool, always a good thing to turn the key and have things start right up with out issue.

Bullnerd
08-29-2014, 06:19 PM
Fantastic job Dude!

Really clean, nice work.

Love the look back by Spike at the beginning!

ProtoDie
08-29-2014, 06:30 PM
awesome!
nice job,,,,the build looks great.
man your getting close now,,,,wont be long and you'll be throwing some roost

Beruba
09-22-2014, 04:58 AM
https://i.imgur.com/ZADmObg.jpg

Beruba
09-22-2014, 04:59 AM
https://i.imgur.com/7LsHFQ2.jpg

Jerm
09-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Man this thing is looking real good. When is the first run? I heard you guys got snow over there already!

Beruba
09-22-2014, 10:21 AM
Yes snow in Edmonton and Calgary but I was in Ontario when that happen. I am thinking that i can be ready for a test run this week end. I have been working on that project for a year now. I think I deserve it. :D

Duane
09-22-2014, 12:14 PM
Yes snow in Edmonton and Calgary but I was in Ontario when that happen. I am thinking that i can be ready for a test run this week end. I have been working on that project for a year now. I think I deserve it. :D

Only a year? You are smokin' fast! Nice job.

Beruba
09-28-2014, 02:41 PM
https://i.imgur.com/O4uxIIx.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/hKDnqYK.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ACSlRjT.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gW0bdHj.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lFUlM9r.jpg

Jerm
09-29-2014, 08:52 AM
Holy sh!t that thing looks like its ready to ride! Nice!

Rat4020
09-29-2014, 09:53 AM
DAMMMMM :cool:

Beruba
09-29-2014, 01:26 PM
Yes it run and its fast
It was a tight fit in my trailer I had to strap the A arms together

https://i.imgur.com/AIUcGWk.jpg

Beruba
09-29-2014, 01:27 PM
And remove the wheel spacer in the back

https://i.imgur.com/WUXlgaT.jpg

Beruba
09-29-2014, 01:33 PM
First run was with my girlfriend

https://i.imgur.com/Vr1GtM4.jpg

Beruba
09-29-2014, 01:35 PM
https://i.imgur.com/3dO6le3.jpg

Beruba
09-29-2014, 01:37 PM
After few run the chain needed to be adjust

https://i.imgur.com/wzSBNGt.jpg

Jerm
09-29-2014, 09:02 PM
Holy SH!T thats awesome! Man did you take any video?

TALON
09-29-2014, 09:20 PM
x 2 on the moving pics, car looks great, glad to see you aint scared of covering it in goo .

Beruba
09-29-2014, 09:31 PM
Onboard video

SS 1000 test run - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMXudYdUQKs&feature=youtu.be)

Rat4020
09-30-2014, 09:38 AM
Cool vid ,,but dam it looks like a rough ride on that bike track LOL

ProtoDie
09-30-2014, 10:04 AM
Nice job , The buggy looks and sounds awesome.

also glad to see your not afraid to get it dirty :D

now more fun and videos [smilie=poked.gif]

Beruba
09-30-2014, 03:20 PM
Those whoops were really choppy. it look worst on the video. :DNO I am not afraid to get it dirty:D.

Beruba
10-08-2014, 01:24 AM
"Open that door the old lady wants to go for a ride"

https://i.imgur.com/S6d8ROP.jpg

Rat4020
10-08-2014, 09:09 AM
Ya might want ta get some trankulizers for the pooch's , they look WAY too excited [smilie=thumbs_up.g:

Beruba
10-29-2014, 11:10 PM
Went for a spin yesterday

https://i.imgur.com/OOunW1A.jpg

Beruba
10-29-2014, 11:11 PM
Here is a video
SS1000 2nd DAY OUT - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=169wnPl__QU)

Bullnerd
10-29-2014, 11:24 PM
Looks like it went well?

Cool little track you got going there!

One last comment...HOLY CRAP it looks friggin cold there! UUHHGGG!!! Im not looking forward to winter! Shut up K'!

flyerrider
10-29-2014, 11:34 PM
Car looks great! One suggestion I might have would be to look in to running a flutter stack. It looks super harsh in the chop. The flutter stack will really help with that.

Does Jody have a good starting point for valving?

Jerm
10-31-2014, 07:34 PM
Man that thing is so sweet! How much snow have you guys got over there already? non here yet, calling for it this weekend tho.

John L
10-31-2014, 10:02 PM
Man you really did a great job. Congratulations. I'm pleased to see you enjoying it.

Beruba
10-31-2014, 11:38 PM
BULL it wasn’t so cold around 32 Fahrenheit I mean up here it goes down to -40 in the winter that is cold

Flyerrider I am not sure what’s in there for valving I will have a look sometime this winter. The flutter stack seems like a good option.
Jerm we had about 3” off snow last weekend but it’s all gone now.

Bullnerd
11-01-2014, 12:45 AM
Oh man! I don't know how you guys do it!

Well congrats on the buggy, looks great.

Beruba
11-26-2014, 11:17 PM
I installed the power steering from EZ steer
https://i.imgur.com/RWUdCEg.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/l8QNH4w.jpg

K-fab
11-27-2014, 02:54 AM
What's used for a controller and how does it attach/control the EPS unit?

btw, your car looks awesome! How far into the travel does it sit? Seems like it's sitting at full droop. I bet you can get it working even better with some droop in the suspension.

It sounds wicked!!!

Hey Bull - it's gonna be 82 here on TurkeyDay and sunny too!

Beruba
11-27-2014, 03:25 AM
It comes with a control box that use the signal from the sensor on the unit and power the electric motor left or right.

https://i.imgur.com/3drZeyd.jpg

From the control unit there is 2 wires to the battery. The white wire triggers the control unit.

https://i.imgur.com/Gmfn88F.jpg

Beruba
11-27-2014, 04:09 AM
I need to tune the suspension next time I go for a ride I will try a softer set up I also want to have a look at the valving before to know what is my starting point.

Its start to get cold up here like 7 degree Fahrenheit. LOL

Beruba
01-05-2015, 12:12 AM
I finished the cockpit area also install a separation wall to prevent the passenger from hitting the throttle cable. [smilie=gun_chair.g:

https://i.imgur.com/RfDPBqs.jpg

Rat4020
01-05-2015, 08:56 AM
Beruba , If your pass is hittin your throttle YA aint goin fast enough[smilie=rofl.gif]

Beruba
03-29-2015, 07:16 PM
I replace the 7/8" clutch master cylinder to 5/8" it works much better.

https://i.imgur.com/0U0749i.jpg

Another milestone the VIN#, insurance & registration.[smilie=jumping.gif][smilie=jumping.gif][smilie=jumping.gif][smilie=jumping.gif][smilie=jumping.gif][smilie=jumping.gif][smilie=jumping.gif]

https://i.imgur.com/im3tfi7.jpg

JD66
03-29-2015, 07:40 PM
Congrats on the registration!

For the clutch master cylinder, I did the exact same thing. Started with 7/8, ended up with 5/8. I think 1/2 would be ideal but not easy to adapt with the wilwood pedal assembly.

Beruba
03-29-2015, 07:42 PM
I use the rod from the 7/8 master it was a little longer.

Beruba
11-21-2015, 08:00 AM
After 1 year and a 1000 miles. This machine is awesome [smilie=non_banana2:I had few issues but nothing that can't be fixed.

1- Destroyed the clutch trying to get out of a mud hole[smilie=big_explode: lesson learned.
2- The RCI fuel tank failed. It was .100" thick. I built my own with 3/16" 6061 aluminum. I get 160 miles of fuel range with 47 liters.

3- The engine was running hot once. I find out that the coolant level was low because I didn't have an overflow coolant tank. That was an easy fix.

4- Suspension tuning. After waiting for 2 months for a shim kit from H2R distributing Canadian fox distributor. I thought it would be quicker since they were base in british culumbia I should know better. I did some testing so far I find that you can't expect air shock to go trough the whoops like a trophy truck. The stock setting from protodie works good on flat ground and small bumps without body roll. I will probably start a thread on suspension tuning for more detail.

5- Air box. I am using the stock air box and it suck the air between the fire wall and the engine. It's not much of an issue until I go trough water. Because the water flash to steam and it starve the engine of fresh air. since I have to go across water a lot. I will build a custom air box/snorkel/cold air intake/air induction. :rolleyes:

Beruba
11-21-2015, 08:04 AM
Well I wrote more word in 1 post then the entire thread with out any pictures I need to fix that.

https://i.imgur.com/xx9CYot.jpg

Beruba
11-21-2015, 08:09 AM
I also started the design for the custom air box/snorkel/cold air intake/air induction. I am using paper card. The good thing about paper card is that you can have 3d full scale model of the parts before you cut any metal.[smilie=rofl.gif]
https://i.imgur.com/mw2Mofg.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/N3kn7IJ.jpg

NinjaRaptor
11-21-2015, 08:58 AM
Sounds like you are having fun with the rail, that's what it's all about. Hey, wait a minute, it looks like you got it dirty, you didn't take it outside did you! HA!

Some suggestions for the misc items you are working on,,,,stay with the stock clutch. I have tried a few different options and the stock clutch works the best without going down the path of experimentation ride after ride.

Suspension and body roll. I installed an anti-sway bar for the XK1000 sandrail, a variant of the Protodie DXT1000. It works like a champ and still lets the independent suspension do it's job. Take a look at the end of my XK1000 thread, might give you an idea for a solution on your rail.

Beruba
11-21-2015, 10:34 AM
Yes I replaced the clutch with OEM parts. For the suspension I will probably need a sway bar to prevent body roll. I will look at that during the winter.

Beruba
11-21-2015, 10:44 AM
On my current project.
The air will come from the roof trough that Impreza fast and furious wannabe hood scoop that I bought on Ebay for $30.
https://i.imgur.com/EJTu1CT.jpg

Then it will be duct under the roof.
https://i.imgur.com/kQPCKwC.jpg


Hopefully the dirt or water will settle at the bottom of this part. There is drain holes in all 4 corners.
https://i.imgur.com/vkrhyrH.jpg

From there it will be trough a couple of 3" flex hose. The air filter will sit on top of the throttle body.
https://i.imgur.com/68rklmg.jpg

NinjaRaptor
11-21-2015, 02:26 PM
That an interesting Idea. Look forward to seeing the progress.

ProtoDie
11-22-2015, 07:31 AM
looking good,,,I like the scoop:D
so you are going to run intake hose or tubes up to it ?

NinjaRaptor
11-22-2015, 08:51 AM
What's the size of the inlet tubes at the lower part of the scoop? Just curious as to the flow rate requirements of the engine at full throttle.

Beruba
11-22-2015, 10:58 AM
Jodie,
I will run two 3" hose to the air box.

Ninja,
There is 2 intake holes on the stock air box so.
Stock air box 1.5"x3.5"x2=10.5sq/in.
Those blue stack are 3", 1.5"x1.5"x3.1416x2=14.1372sq/in.
The opening between the roll bar and the duct 1.325"x12"=15.9sq/in.
The hole in the roof is 5.25"x12"=63sq/in.
The intake of the scoop 15.5"x1.5"=23.25sq/in.
I made sure that any restriction have a larger area then the intake of the stock air box.;)
Does it make sense?

NinjaRaptor
11-22-2015, 11:53 AM
Makes sense, that will ensure the mass flow rate is maintained. I was told once that the volume of the airbox interior is also important. Making it similar in volume to the original OEM airbox will maintain the peak HP/torque.

When I designed the intake system to the Ninja Raptor ATV, I skipped the design of an airbox at the throttle bodies because of limited space in the frame. Instead I ran two large pipe's from an air filter to the throttle bodies. Took a small hit on HP and Torque doing it that way. Just a thought for your redesign.....

Beruba
11-30-2015, 06:43 PM
The volume of the stock airbox is about 7.5 liter mine will be 8 liter.

Beruba
12-09-2015, 09:27 AM
Made some progress on the air box. Its tacked together.

https://i.imgur.com/bd7i8f4.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/rIFfdPp.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/YsaBvUP.jpg

Beruba
08-24-2016, 06:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiyRc5L1P9k&feature=youtu.be

Beruba
08-29-2016, 02:04 PM
The air intake project is completed and it works good here's few pictures

https://i.imgur.com/qr8cyUE.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2eQa6C1.jpg

Beruba
03-29-2017, 01:22 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcqv-cMd_FI&feature=youtu.be
Now I know what to expect for top speed. The wheel were spinning a little. That's KMPH not MPH.

Bullnerd
03-29-2017, 01:26 AM
Haulin!

Nice! Congrats dude!

Beruba
04-02-2017, 09:36 PM
https://www.facebook.com/andre.berube.9/videos/10154592633362569/
Last week was on the snow this week its was a mud fest. There was about 100 quad and side x side. I wasn't sure if I could make the ride because I'm only 2WD they told me if I can make it up that hill I would be ok. :D

Beruba
04-03-2017, 02:02 AM
https://i.imgur.com/opKL5Sh.jpg

Bullnerd
04-03-2017, 02:21 AM
DOH!

Beruba
04-03-2017, 02:23 AM
yes like 300lbs of it lol

Beruba
06-11-2017, 03:37 PM
https://youtu.be/4ZwNtfraqJY

Beruba
06-11-2017, 03:38 PM
That was a ride up the winter road. it is open only to OHV vehicle in the summer. The SS1000 handle great in these condition with the current suspension set up. But for some reason the engine temperature gets to hot when I go fast for an extended period of time. I need to deflect air to the radiators. So that will be my next project.

daaboots
06-19-2017, 03:49 PM
Oh yuck! I hate getting my machine dirty like that. Takes so long to clean up afterwards. Congrats on a successful run!

Beruba
06-22-2017, 03:00 AM
I found those air intake on Ebay.

https://i.imgur.com/RHwZLaz.jpg

Beruba
06-22-2017, 03:02 AM
The best location is at the bottom (it fit right in between the tube).
https://i.imgur.com/W1FMPG2.jpg

Beruba
06-22-2017, 03:04 AM
http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o758/beruba67/IMG_4269_zpsmmgtfcvy.jpg (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/beruba67/media/IMG_4269_zpsmmgtfcvy.jpg.html)

Beruba
06-22-2017, 03:09 AM
http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o758/beruba67/IMG_4268_zpsbem1ey3g.jpg (http://s1341.photobucket.com/user/beruba67/media/IMG_4268_zpsbem1ey3g.jpg.html)

Bullnerd
06-22-2017, 01:54 PM
The old butler built naca ducts!

Had the single version on the front of my 67 Camaro in the 80s.

Beruba
07-13-2017, 02:52 AM
Butler built on the outside
https://i.imgur.com/2uJjIX0.jpg

Beruba
07-13-2017, 03:10 AM
But on the inside I use Beruba built.

https://i.imgur.com/0KmtGcf.jpg

Beruba
07-13-2017, 03:23 AM
After a test run the cooling system keep up with cruising speed up to 70mph before it was only 50mph.

At 90mph the cooling system can't keep up. My next step is to shroud the radiator.

Bullnerd
07-14-2017, 12:31 AM
Come on Beruba pay up your $400 so you can use YOUR pictures! Ha!

PB basically just locks up my computer now until I can get it shut off!

Beruba
07-14-2017, 03:18 PM
I know my thread look like crap now. I can find better use of $400/year.

Bullnerd
07-14-2017, 06:37 PM
Yup, that's why no one is paying it.

Beruba
10-28-2017, 01:19 PM
This is how it ties together to the fire wall
https://i.imgur.com/sFlAnOk.jpg

Bullnerd
10-28-2017, 01:47 PM
Looks good B!

And I can see the pics! For today anyway.

Beruba
10-28-2017, 09:18 PM
I am in the process to transfer the pictures to IMGUR I will eventually replace all my pictures when time allows.

jimmyg
04-03-2018, 12:40 AM
Truly an amazing build. Also a great smile came over my face to see the pictures still work.

Thankyou. :)

Beruba
04-05-2018, 01:16 AM
I transfer from photobu!!$#/t to IMGUR it was a long process but I think it worth it. I started this thread to document my build it was worthless without pictures. I think it could be a good source of info for someone who is currently building a SS1000.:cool:

Deranged
04-05-2018, 10:34 AM
I echo the use of IMGUR as well.

Justin

Beruba
04-09-2018, 02:30 AM
Went for a rip on the river today it was fun until the chain snapped :mad:
It was my first time with the paddle tires works pretty good on the snow.

https://youtu.be/SJN3zrp7tO0

ProtoDie
04-09-2018, 12:00 PM
Sweet, snow roost :cool:

rowycoracing
04-10-2018, 03:09 PM
Love the video. It looks like a lot of fun. I am going to have to try my buggy in the snow.

Beruba
04-10-2018, 10:59 PM
Love the video. It looks like a lot of fun. I am going to have to try my buggy in the snow.

[smilie=thumbs_up.g: In the spring when the temperature still goes below freezing point at night is the best time.
We ride this river with the sleds every week end during the winter so it is hard pack.
The GPS recorded a max speed of 82 MPH on that run.[smilie=ecstatic.gi:

Deranged
04-11-2018, 10:04 AM
Heck yeah!! Paddle tires in the snow!! Brilliant. That looks like a ton of fun.
Did you look into what made the chain snap? What tensile strength chain was it?

Justin

Kuma
04-11-2018, 06:52 PM
at least you didn't have to deploy your parachute[smilie=sorry.gif]
hope the chain didn't take anything out.

Beruba
04-11-2018, 09:17 PM
The chain snapped at the master link didn't have a tool to rivet the link there is one on order now. There is a piece on the sprocket cover that broke off but the crankcase and the clutch push rod are intact. The chain is the weakest link when you go fast for an extended period of time it gets hot I need to figure a way to keep it cool. I am thinking something like a lubrication system or a chain case filled with oil. Might be my next project.