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    Re: Mascman's 440 Exciter powered buggy
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    As the buggy sits now, I will be running the Yamaha Exciter 440 motor and Polaris Trail Boss transmission.

    I got an SPI voltage regulator / rectifier and I have floated the ground on the stator. This should allow it to charge a battery...actually running a deep cell battery.



    Again...overkill!



    I have already sorted out the wiring before stripping the buggy down for paint and hopefully remember where it all goes!

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    Regulator and CDI mounts.



    Dash is done.



    Just the basics.

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    Great work! Simple, strong and cheap. 440cc will be a tire turner to.

    I did the same as you and started with an old frame. Like you I thought I was a time saver but ended up wishing I had given myself a clean slate. Thanks heaps for the update.
    All dressed up and waiting for the beer to arrive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyg View Post
    Great work! Simple, strong and cheap. 440cc will be a tire turner to.

    I did the same as you and started with an old frame. Like you I thought I was a time saver but ended up wishing I had given myself a clean slate. Thanks heaps for the update.
    This is definitely a budget build! I am trying to stay under $5000. My thoughts are that it is really senseless to spend more than that since I can get a used RZR for a little more than that.

    While those high dollar sand rails can be justified out west, in my area they just don't make sense.

    I just wanted a trail cruiser that anyone can hop in and drive. I am hoping that everything is stronger than needed...I don't want to be towed or walking home!

    The 440 puts out an honest 50hp from the research I've read...with much more achievable by mods. I can gear the buggy for my area after I get it going and see what it needs. Right now, I believe I have it geared more for low end pull, which is what a woods rider wants more than top speed.

    Also, this is just something I wanted to do! It pales in comparison to the other builds on here, but everyone who sees it seems to think it's pretty cool.
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    I'm no different. It is cool. Lol

    I'm very new to fabrication and buggys. I didn't use a plan, I just ran with it. High end buggys builds using plans is nice but I love the raw fun of grabbing a lump of clay and learning your own lessons.

    I'm rather liking this site. People like you are why.

    Ps the 440 is torque! As you said you can mod it but 50hp is not the full story. Grunt you won't be lacking! Brakes are always going to be a step forward to. Lol
    All dressed up and waiting for the beer to arrive.
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    Here is the buggy almost stripped down before paint and reassembly



    In keeping with the low budget...bought several cans of Hammertone paint. I wanted black, but it comes out almost more of a dark grey.
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    Here's a preview of how it will look...I like it.

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    My wife took a pic of me working on the buggy.



    All the front lights are done and so is the winch at this point.

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    Pipe wrapped...actually, this is an expansion chamber! 2 stroke! USFS approved FMF silencer makes me legal for state lands.





    My firewall...

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    Words of encouragement are welcome! lol!

    I'm trying to finish this project soon and I could use some pushing!
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