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    I'll send you a PM!
    Last edited by dain254; 10-13-2016 at 07:39 PM.
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    I didn't think I was arguing lol

    but there are a lot of differences between your cad drawing and the swing arm I designed and build.

    round tubing is a lot stronger than square tubing.
    many buggy race classes do not even allow square tubing in their rules
    I am using 1 1/4 DOM with laser cut plates designed in for supports and strength
    I cnc machine my own adjustable billet aluminum bearing retainers

    3 FXT buggies have been out there beating and banging and good results
    Vegas is done testing and beating on theirs,,,,they are very happy and ordering more next week
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    Glad to hear they are working well! I was just out in Vegas and now that I think of it I did see a bare chassis go by on top of a mini van on the strip advertising for it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dain254 View Post
    Glad to hear they are working well! I was just out in Vegas and now that I think of it I did see a bare chassis go by on top of a mini van on the strip advertising for it...
    you must have seen something else or I am confused, no bare chassis's out there other than in the entertainment district :-) like them bare chassis's
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    I may borrow a few design ideas, hopefully you don't mind! - I like the way the swingarm wraps around the back to act as somewhat of a bumper, protects the sprocket & brake, and reduces the number of welds required! There are a few instances where I have had the chain fly off, but that is from extremely hard side hits that get the vehicle up on 2 wheels... I'm also not using a tensioner (I simply adjust the swingarm at the heim joints to tension it properly). I would imagine running the tensioner gives the chain a little tighter wrap on both sprockets, may be something I'd consider adding in the future. I will be building a V-twin version and an electric version next! Does this version not have front brakes? I've noticed that the single disk in the rear provides plenty of stopping power.
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