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    Top stuff.
    All dressed up and waiting for the beer to arrive.
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    Cool project! Keep sharing as you make progress.
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    As luck would have it I had to pack everything up and now i'm in Iowa for a couple months.... nice and warm here at -20. I will have a bunch of parts waiting for me when I get back which will be awesome. Here's where I was at before I left. I fixed the captive nuts in the seat bucket before I had an upholstery shop finish it up.







    With the seat finished I could work locating the steering. I had to compromise a bit in order to keep the factory odyssey controls and brake system.






    Using factory Yamaha Banshee tie rods with a heim on one end and ball joint on the other.
    I'm using a 8x22 4.5 gallon fuel tank. You can also see the front motor mounts in this pic.




    There is still plenty of room there for a good sized radiator. There will be no overheating. I will be using Fox 2.0 airs (part #980-02-013) with some custom machined aluminium bushings for rear suspension, and am looking adjustable front shocks once I get a final weight.

    Slowly but surely.

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    Where did you get that gas tank from? I would not mind having something that size myself. I've seen people say the final drive gear ratio should be about 8:1 with snowmobile engines. With tracks they are about 3:1, but to keep the belt life up, it needs to be geared lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JagerDanger View Post
    Where did you get that gas tank from? I would not mind having something that size myself. I've seen people say the final drive gear ratio should be about 8:1 with snowmobile engines. With tracks they are about 3:1, but to keep the belt life up, it needs to be geared lower.

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    A quick google search for "spun aluminium gas tanks" will put you on the right track.
    I imagine there will be some clutch work once I get this thing out on the sand and see how it goes.
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    Been a while. Here are a few pics of the output shaft I had machined. Its using the factory sled carrier bearing and clutch alignment adjust ability. Hopefully that bearing will be enough support. I now have space to work on this thing though so next update should get a little more interesting!




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    Hey guys

    Life happens. Worked in Texas all summer and South Dakota all winter. Awesome timing.
    Here's the new "House" with attached "Garage"


    Got a day off and thew everything back together trying to remember where I left off . I sacrificed quite a bit of time but with a little bit of luck maybe ill be able to post another update soon. Looks that that shaft I had machined will work great. I bet my park neighbors will love the sound of a grinder and welder hehe. I apologize in advance with pics, a 12x8 garage is not exactly the roomiest space.






    Thanks for lookin'.
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    Thanks for the update!! I know many friends that have been the route you are in. Keep plugging away at it.

    BTW, nice tow rig and house you have!!!
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    Cool project, the tank position worries me a little though.

    If, or should I say, when you tip over will the tank be able to hit the ground? Or even worse, a sharp rock?

    Does the tank have a vented cap that can leak gas on your head?

    Not trying to be the safety Nazi, I would just hate to see you on fire.
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    I used own like 5-6 of these (2 running, rest were dream projects). Sold it all off years ago. But now I have a cnc mill, big lathe, and cnc plasma....and I reeeeeeeeally miss my 350's!!! Just bummin' around in a 2010 RZR800.

    I would fab a tank to fit inside the frame, kinda like the stock FL350 did.

    That input shaft is cool stuff. That 2nd bearing will def lower the mortality of the stock trans' input shaft bearing.

    What are you doing for brakes? Even with the stock engine, the brakes were always a PITA (weak).

    Seen some really cool work done with rear trailing arms and RZR rear hubs/spindles.

    There's a fairly active group on FB -- seems to be where all the Oddy guys have gone to.
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