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    Couple little buggies I have been putting together
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    Millenium Member standfast's Avatar
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    Me and my brother wanted some small buggies that would fit in the back of our pickups to go tear it up with our quad friends on their trails. *They are very light and were very inexpensive to build. *Nothing real elaborate like the other rails here. *Just something simple to get the job done and have some cheap fun. *Each of them cost a little under $2k to complete. *They weigh in at approximately 460 lbs. with no driver. *Both are 600cc MC powered with about 100hp each. *Still have a few little loose ends to tie up but I am about a weekend away. Yes, one of them is a chain guard...
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    Looks what is the overall width?
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    Looks like a lot of fun for the cost. *You must have gotten a pretty good deal on the motors though? *Are the axles out of something, or are they custom made? *What kind of rear hubs are you using.
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    Are the front shocks on the red buggy off a 400ex?

    They both look great
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    thats a great price for what you have. *looks real good. *great job.
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    60" width on the rear, 54" on the front. *I made the u-joint axles myself with spicer components from my local driveshaft shop. *Yes, the red one has 400ex shocks on the front. *These buggies are as light or lighter on the front end of the quad because of where the weight is positioned so I think they should work well. *I made the rear hubs myself. *2" ID tube, 1" ID sealed bearings, 1" keyed shaft threaded on the end for a retaining nut with a cotter pin through the shaft, [url=http://www.bmikarts.com/shop/?shop=1&cart=474787&cat=1&itemid=1093&&thumbval=th umb&showFullImage=:1kjzo3ql]with these hubs from BMI[/url:1kjzo3ql] and thats about it. *the other side of the keyed shaft has the yoke directly on it. *I used this setup on my last 600cc 2 seater that weighed about 800lbs or so and it worked well so it will be fine for these lighter buggies. *They should be smokin fast with this kind of power to weight ratio. *Probably hardly ever come out of second gear though!
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    Standfast excellent work, but please get something between the chain and gas tank, even for a short test ride, i cant imagine if that chain hit...

    But excellent job...have fun...
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    Cool rides. *

    I would imagine with the power to weight ratio you have they should scream.

    Your quad buddies are not going to be happy. *
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    Whats the top speed with those little rear sprockets?

    Looks like fun,Hope the kwad riders like eatin roost.
    "Speed is time-time is speed"-Dennis Hopper

    Quote Originally Posted by TALON View Post
    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    I'm certainly no expert, but i'm supprised no one has commented on the lack of triangulation.Might collapse in a hard rollover. Look like some bad rides otherwise.Especially the orange one
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