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    Well, this put a hold on brakes. Rear uprights are too wide to allow the caliper to sit properly over the rotors. I am going to re design the uprights properly to work with a brake set up ( I originally thought about putting the brake on the jackshaft).





    Here are a few photos of my old (never was finished) sidewinder build beside my new buggy.





    Few odds and ends worked on.






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    I have been putting a fair bit of time into the rear end (drive system and jackshaft) of my buggy. I got the secondary chain tensioner installed and the adjuster bolts to adjust the primary chain tension.

    The chain tension is a 1/2” ready rod shaft supported by 1 turnbuckle linkage currently. I had a fair bit of feedback on Facebook saying that upon downshifting the slack (now tension side) of the chain will see very high tensile loads. For this reason, I am going to add a second turn buckle linkage to help avoid any wrecks. Hopefully it holds after that!

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    The Sidewinder!! I remember those plans. You mounted the engine right next to you so you could periodically pat it on the head for a job well done!!

    It doesn't look like it would take much to finish the Sidewinder. What made you abandon the project?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kustomfab2003 View Post
    Nice!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by darwinpayne2000 View Post
    The Sidewinder!! I remember those plans. You mounted the engine right next to you so you could periodically pat it on the head for a job well done!!

    It doesn't look like it would take much to finish the Sidewinder. What made you abandon the project?
    Yes the old sidewinder! Haha

    That was the first buggy project I had, I never used any plans and built it based on the tools and knowledge I had at the time. With that said, as time went on I wanted to build something bigger, better and cooler!

    The main thing I noticed was, as I learnt more about buggy’s I figured out how many aspects of the buggy were “amateur” or not “proper” and rather than re-designing I wanted to build something bigger and better!

    As a matter of fact, I am planning to sell my sidewinder project to a 15yr old boy who wants a buggy project to work on that is partially finished! I have no plans to finish it (all my effort is directed to my current build) so I would love to see someone else make use of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by darwinpayne2000 View Post
    The Sidewinder!! I remember those plans. You mounted the engine right next to you so you could periodically pat it on the head for a job well done!!

    It doesn't look like it would take much to finish the Sidewinder. What made you abandon the project?
    The main reason we’re:

    - Jerry can fuel tank
    - Solid rear axle (not independent)
    - A crazy resigned steering set up with bushings and roller chain
    - Incorrect front suspension placement (huge positive camber)
    - No brakes designed yet
    - About 40 HP engine (which was enough for that design but not great)
    - I bent the tubing by a good old torch and a vise with a snipe
    - All welded with my learning sub par welding skills (not that they are much better now but I have a lot nicer machine now)

    Just a few reasons..R1 Single Seat Mini Build!


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    I did something similar with my 2-seater build. I worked on it off-and-on for several years before I realized that I didn't really have a need for a 2-seater. I parked the parts in my garage for way too long, then gave it to the neighbor kid a few weeks go. He's always working on similar projects, such as a minibike, etc. He was stoked to get it (the parents, not-so-much ) because he also wanted to hone his welding and assembling skills. He has all of the existing pieces/parts together and is working on getting it running. Hopefully, that 15-year old who inherited your build will have half as much fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darwinpayne2000 View Post
    I did something similar with my 2-seater build. I worked on it off-and-on for several years before I realized that I didn't really have a need for a 2-seater. I parked the parts in my garage for way too long, then gave it to the neighbor kid a few weeks go. He's always working on similar projects, such as a minibike, etc. He was stoked to get it (the parents, not-so-much ) because he also wanted to hone his welding and assembling skills. He has all of the existing pieces/parts together and is working on getting it running. Hopefully, that 15-year old who inherited your build will have half as much fun.
    Awesome, it’s always good to hear of projects being passed along and put to work again! Even if the project never gets finished, someone gains knowledge and experience working on it.

    Good to hearR1 Single Seat Mini Build!


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    Let’s grab a gear and disappear! Well..not quite yet. But with that said, I got my shifting mechanism built and installed.





































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