becomes Mini-Sidewinder. We have found a
bigger bike engine. It's
Yamaha XT600 - hopefully it will prove
to be reliable. Not electric start. The front suspension is double
"A" arm and the rear
will be single swing-arm type similar to a sidewinder. This
buggy (dubbed the X-15)
will be shorter than the sidewinder but a similar width. We are
re-using the old wheels
and parts of the old Trax-2 frame. Works in progress: The day the engine was sold 19/July/2003
The steering beam, shown on the green stool, complete
with hubs, linkages and steering shaft is for sale: $200 ono. Ready to bolt on
and go. I also have a fibre-glass go-kart seat, never used
and coated with extra fibre-glass $50 30 July 2003
6 August 2003 Starting to take
shape (wheels not attached) 15
24 August 2003 Front suspension mounts in place.
Wishbones mounted. 26
August 2003 Wheels mounted.
Larger view 5
September 2003 Overview of shocker and spring (Spring not Mounted yet).
Ford Escort steering rack shortened and mounted.5 September 03
03 UnderView? Lower shock mountingSteering shaft mounted(details)
Also not happy with suspension geometry - Due to the offset nature of
the vertical and horizontal axis pivots of the axle pivots there
direction change of the axle at the lower 50mm (2") of travel. I
considering changing to a more expensive ball-rod end.
Steering arms lengthened and connected
springs mounted and secured with a temporary pipe
clamp at top until I decide on a permanent ride height
19 Oct 2003 Back swing-arm mount
Back swing-arm mountBack swing-arm partly
completed 2 Nov 2003
Rear swingarm completed and mounted
and mono shock fitted
Nov 2003 Swing arm with axle mounted
mounted Hubs made but not keyed or
16 Nov 2003
14 Nov 2003 Engine mounted
Nov 2003 Engine protection bars added
Stronger springs added to front
in case of rollover
springs are from the rear
mono-shock of a YAMAHA IT250.
The shock absorbers are KYB - presumably from a japanese car.
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