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lost26
07-13-2015, 11:35 PM
Quick question, I can get a Suzuki eiger 400 for $300 that still runs but the rest of the atv is not so great. Problem is that it is a shaft drive with a straight axle and my boys buggy has independent rear suspension. Anybody know what route I could take by either switching out the rear diff with a kingquad diff which is irs or cutting the axles down and welding ujoints on? Or should I go with a hammerhead 150 I can get for $350?

Xbird
07-14-2015, 02:34 AM
HH 150 with a swingarm would be a step backwards from IRS, BUT if the one you have now is a kiddy size buggy, the conversion work won't be worth the effort for the couple years you'll get out of it before he grows out of it. $350 for the HH is a pretty good deal even if it's a bit tattered, still has parts/dealer support as well.

lost26
07-14-2015, 09:03 PM
I was going to use just the motor from the HH. I just don't want him to grow out of it too quick. Thats why I've been looking for something with a few more cc's

Xbird
07-15-2015, 10:48 AM
any pics of what you're working with? I had a rear from a bayou semi-irs, offset of the diff was such that it made it unworkable for a buggy application. ended up back on the scrap heap from whence it came ....

lost26
07-15-2015, 03:13 PM
Hey Xbird, http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/motor-engine/20508-20hp-honda-gx620.html
There are some pics in that post on 2nd page. I was using a honda gx620 mated to a fl350 tranny until I found the cost of the axles is ridiculous. I happened upon this Eiger and got my wheels turning. If I could find a differential that I could mate to that engine that used irs axles or cut the current axles and weld a ujoint on..

Wheels
07-16-2015, 12:22 AM
Lost, I don't have anything good to add other than the folks that I know that have an Eiger, love the reliability.

lost26
07-16-2015, 01:20 AM
Hey wheels. Thanks man.. good to see you back

Wheels
07-16-2015, 11:58 PM
Thanks lost. Appreciate it.

Xbird
07-19-2015, 06:25 PM
Looking at what you have so far, i'd hook the axles up to the carrier you have and go right with the original method you were thinking about, I'd hang a jackshaft with a 94c above the carrier. (location really depends on how the engine sets in relation to the carrier you made.) driver on the motor, belt to the jack/driven, small sprocket on the jack n chain down to the carrier sprocket.
Easy to service, reliable, no internals etc ...