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03-24-2007, 09:39 AM
Welcome to the Rhino section of Turnkey Solutions. This section is where side-by-side UTV owners can share adventures, knowledge, tips and tricks. This section is for Rhino type vehicles and everything that gets done to them from mild to wild.

Let's start with the rest of this thread dedicated to UTV owners saying howdy to one another. Tell us what part of the country you live in, where you ride and about your ride.

OK UTV gang. This is your section so let's see what you can do!

03-24-2007, 03:53 PM
OOOOO!!!! A place just for us!!!! *How cool!!!

I'm Corry Weller - my husband owns Weller Racing and we have a fully fabbed race rhino with a streetbike engine in it. *We have built it to be within BITD specs, and use the stock suspension mounting points - thereby giving us the same wheel/shocktravel as all other race rhinos.......so even though we have a different engine, everything else is within the limits of most race organizations!

We have fabbed up our own rear drive system....chain drive, jackshaft......and it's been fun to be on this forum and see everyone else's streebike builds as well......lots of good info here!! :) *

I live in Chandler, AZ.....and race BITD, Rhino Nationals and soon to race Whiplash races as well........

03-24-2007, 08:52 PM

03-24-2007, 09:11 PM
Welcome Rhino peeps, hope this section takes off for ya. If there's anything we can do to make this place better let us know. MBN is always open to suggestions.

CBRhino, pics we need pics... I want to see some some tricked out Rhinos.


03-25-2007, 03:47 PM
I will attach some pics!!!

This is what it looked like literally minutes after we finished it, and raced it in the Rhino Nationals last year....
http://www.wellerracing.net/rhino%20nationals%20round%201%2010%2D1%2D06/images/rhino%20and%20itp%20quadcross%20and%20rhino%20nati onal%20pics%20098.jpg

Interior shot....see the CBR airbox? LOL!

http://www.wellerracing.net/rhino%20nationals%20round%201%2010%2D1%2D06/images/rhino%20and%20itp%20quadcross%20and%20rhino%20nati onal%20pics%20100.jpg

Here is a shot of version 1 of the rear drive system.....
http://www.wellerracing.net/rhino%20nationals%20round%201%2010%2D1%2D06/images/rhino%20and%20itp%20quadcross%20and%20rhino%20nati onal%20pics%20101.jpg

Fun on the track, AND in the dunes!

And a video of us dialing in the suspension after the Parker 250......


03-25-2007, 03:55 PM
That rhino almost looks as good as its driver, very nice machine..... [smilie=biggrin.gif]

03-25-2007, 05:59 PM
My wife and i live in Gilbert, Az. We are going to buy a new Rhino next weekend. Iam also in the process of building a 2 seat mini rail. Very slow going, still buying the tools to build. At least the Rhino will get us out their, we like to camp above Payson in the Summer time, and dune in the winter. Sold or Quads a couple of months ago so we are getting anxious to back out their and ride/drive.

03-29-2007, 12:04 PM
That rhino almost looks as good as its driver, very nice machine..... [smilie=biggrin.gif]

No offense, that Rhino looks amazing, but nowhere near as good as the driver.....

03-29-2007, 02:33 PM
Ah 400grl from YFZCentral. Haven't been there is a long time. Very sweet Rhino you have there. Are you switching from quads to Rhino racing fulltime?

03-29-2007, 02:44 PM
aH....THANKS YOU GUYS!!! Yep - that's me!!! :) I haven't been there in a while either.......I had to sell my race YFZ to buy the suspension for my rhino.....so I'm just racing rhinos right now. *I'll get another quad sometime....but I wanted to run in something with a cage.....felt my time was coming for a bad wreck on the quad.....5+ years racing MX, and only a few broken bones.......I could hear my luck literally running low!!

The rhino is apart for a little upgrading....but should be back together and racing in a few weeks!! I'll put up all new pics then!!

03-29-2007, 02:52 PM
I hear ya on the cage. Thought this was a particularly scary looking crash. Maybe because of the step by step photo sequence.


03-29-2007, 04:19 PM
real cool stuff,,,,Looks like a tight fit with the CBr and 2 seats in the cock pit. *
How much of the original Rhino is left? Did you guys tear it all the way down *to the main frame, and then build the rollcage or tube chassis,,,,,and put some of the original body back on?
Tell us more

03-29-2007, 05:09 PM
Ahahahaa!! That pic....yeah, that was a good crash.....4th gear pinned coming around a wide sweeper, I hit a HUGE hole, swapped out a few times and that was me just before I actulaly started flipping.....I DID manage to get back up and finish in 2nd place....but was coughing up blood all the way home and limped for about a week! LOL!!! *

Protodie.....I could have gone with narrower PRP seats, but there was enough room to put those ones in......it's actually not as tight a fit as it looks. *Snug.....and comfy...actually! *We bought a 450 rhino, brought it home, stripped it down, and started buildling the chromoly race cage from the bottom rails on up....the whole bottom frame is rhino....so are the suspension mounting points and shock mounting points....all that is stock. *We are using the stock rhino radiator and oil cooler.....becuase it's a great size for the engine we are running.....we actually used the stock rhino hanging pedals and made the clutch pedal from another rhino brake pedal - cut it in half......with my new engine, I now have a hydraulic clutch, and we used a stock rhino brake cylinder for it.....I am using the stock rhino shifter - we modified it so it shifts smoothly straight back and forward (ground out the notches) and I have this great little short throw shifter now........stock plastics of course......doesn't sound like alot of stock stuff, but we wanted to try to use everything from the original rhino that we could......just to try to keep in the spirit of the thing. *Yamaha actually really liked that we did that, and I'm glad we did, too......

Our goal when we built this was not to have this huge advantage over my competition.....keeping the suspension geometry stock made sure that we can't do things other rhinos can't do as far as jumping, etc, goes....I just wanted an engine that was better able to handle going the speeds necessary to complete checkpoints in desert races.....running the CBR at 7000 RPMs for long periods of time (it redlines at 14,000) is just so much easier on the engine than running a rhino engine completely tapped out for those periods of time..........on short course races, I'm actually at a disadvantage in that I'm shifting alot, staying in my powerband, and trying to keep wheelspin to a minimum......but I really like it. *It's a fun challenge.....!

03-29-2007, 05:30 PM
Looks like you guys did *a nice job on it. Do you run the stock Rhino shocks, or could you fine upgraded ones to fit the stock suspension geomotry

03-29-2007, 06:09 PM
We are actually running a So Cal Fab Longtravel kit.....with FOX longtravel shocks - single rate....with rezzies. *This same kit will bolt up to any rhino....only difference is, we only have two drive axles as opposed to four (we used stubs in the front), and since we are NOT running a stock differential (which is slightly offset on a stock rhino, so you axles are different lengths) we had our Gorilla axles made to a custom length that works with our custom rear drive shaft. *Otherwise, we can run any stock or aftermarket suspension arms we wanted to.....I wouldn't run stock length arms with the speed this can go - just for stability and safety reasons...lol!

09-13-2010, 05:29 PM
Wow that thing works and sounds awesome.