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Old 08-07-2009, 12:24 AM
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Default A little "side" project!

Actually a big side project. Just been wanting to build a grocery getter/bike hauler/tractor puller/ swamp buggy racer. Gonna mount a 33cc Robin motor w/ an 8 speed low, low, low geared shifter outfit.

I stood on it and it didn't flex a bit; its made of 1"x1" square tube w 1/16" wall thickness and a little angle. I think it weighs maybe 60ish lbs w/o motor I suspect it'll haul 400+ lbs including rider!

Can't decide if I want a wood or metal deck. It will have a disc brake on the side in addition to the v's standard on the DB. HD wheels all around. Haven't decided on tires either. If anyone knows of good load handling tires.

Toying around w/ the idea of building a front spring suspension or possibly hydraulic springer.

Anyway many more ideas floatin' around but here it is so far.

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