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    Panther!
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    Hi guys! I am new so any advice is greatly accepted. So here we go.

    we have been working for the past 3 years and only seemed to get part of the driveline done. We also recieved a crashed honda CM450E. we took the motor out and started it up. The motor ran amazing.

    I have ordered energy suspension bushings for the buggy. I will be getting metal for the rear trailing arms today. I also am going to start on the frame very soon.

    i will put pictures up very soon of what I have got done. I am going to head for a more off road buggy but occassionally I will want to hit the dunes. I was going to run by the plans as best I could but if anyone has advice please tell me.I would love to hear it!

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    Here is what I got so far. Some of the parts here we are keeping that we will not actually use.

    I do have a question. What size sprocket should I use?
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    do you have pics of the frame? we always like to see pics. what kind of power does that CM450 have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireboy View Post
    Here is what I got so far. Some of the parts here we are keeping that we will not actually use.

    I do have a question. What size sprocket should I use?
    From wat i asked for my panther minumum 60 tooth for the rear stock front but that was for a 750 ninja.
    some are built not bought, most are built not thought.
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    FireBoy Welcome to the site.
    You started your panther! thread, keep us up to date on your progress.
    I built 2 panthers if need advise or pics I mite be able to supply them. Turbobike is correct. Get a 60 to 63 tooth sprocket these are the ones you should have if you want run in sand. Count the teeth on the front sprocket less the better. The stock sprocket is probably ok.
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    Im putting 13 front 57 rear in my 99 gsxr 750. You want the lower gearing for more torque in ur buggy.
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    12/60 here. I believe a 5:1 ratio is what seems to be the target for most builders. But you have to take actual tire size into consideration as well.
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    Hey thanks guys. I was thinking that but wanted to make sure I was correct. Here are some more pictures of the driveline stuff.

    These pictures are of the stud and the carrier to the hubs.
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    Are those Type 1 or 2 stubs axels for your trailing arm hubs.
    When are you going to make the rear trailing arm jig in the plans.
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    Those studs we made to adpat to a type 1 axle. Im working on the jig real soon. I wasnt able to get to the metal shop the other day so I have to wait till monday. I am also waiting for the suspension parts to come in so i can make the bushing mounts correctly.
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