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    Nice job on the R&R
    The question is not if its gona roll. Its when ..

    That be some kind of church cruzzer or commuter bike thingy ?
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    Hi, nice buggy you got there.
    How wide is your buggy now?
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    1980mm or 78inches

    After rolling the buggy, I manufactured adapter plates that just bolt onto the frame.
    The additional width made a huge difference to the stability.
    It was the easiest and quickest way of doing it.

    The frames were laser cut and just bolts strait onto the existing mounting of the A-arms.
    If you need the CAD files, contact me i could mail them to you.
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    @rat4020.....Needed!!
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    Thanks For the offer Peter, but if I make it wider I will have to make my trailer wider. Maybe one day if I roll it
    Have you considered doing the "Quads for quads" with it?
    I did (or tried to do) it twice with mine when it had the Mini 1275 motor in, its an awesome experience.
    Which airport is that where you took those videos?
    O.R Tambo?
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    Rand airport in Germiston...
    There is a 8km² run-off with some fast-medium tracks.
    Its down the road from my house, convenient for testing and a quick ride.
    Thrashing is great every now & then, but ideally i would I would love to do longer & technical trails. One of my aims during the modifications was to make the buggy as reliable as possible.
    Had a look at your footage of the Quads for quads, looks like so much fun.
    The other issue i have is I have no idea what my fuel consumption is. My new tank only takes 15 liters of fuel... bit of a oversight on my side...
    Thanks for the link of the Quads for quads story....
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    Down the road from my house is a 4X4 training center with a small motocross track....
    As the devil has it, we could not resist taking the buggy for a quick workout...
    Well, surprised is not the emotion that I was expecting..
    Loads of torque, lack of weight and ground clearance apparently is what is missing on regular off road vehicles.
    Video can be seen here:

    750cc Buggy doing 4X4 Obstacle Course - YouTube

    Obviously we had to take the buggy on the motocross track....
    Well, clearly the jumps are a bit short...

    Video can be seen here:

    Motocross Track Jump with 750cc Buggy - YouTube
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    Great stuff Pieter!

    Can you lessen the preload on the shocks at all? The suspension is barely moving and softer springs would make it work even better.
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    K-fab, I have to agree, the lack of adjustment does make for a bumpy ride..
    I intend to fabricate some ajustable coilovers in the new year, or see if I can get my hands on a set of Monroe Air Max...
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    Good plan - it will make your beast come alive if you can get the spring rates corrected.
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