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Can't wait to see some clones of this Go-ped TRQ Trail Ripper.

The suspension setup is 4 Polyurathene round bars inside the 4 corners of a piece of square tubing and another smaller square bar slid diagonally in between the the poly bars. The poly absorbs the pressure of the twist in the inner square bar and bounces back. Looks like it works realy good.

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Old 01-06-2009, 07:09 PM
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WOW! Looks cool but I would prefer 12" wider and maybe 12" longer and 5" lower. Looks like it could roll easily. Nice though. Scott
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That would be one **** of a wild ride with a prepped GX200 and a comet 30 series!
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Or my Rhino and my 5200 RPM Stall Polar clutch.
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Or my Rhino and my 5200 RPM Stall Polar clutch.
It would roll over backwards....

According to the go-ped site this thing will handle 400lbs of adult and has 10" of suspension travel. 11" tires, live axle, disc brakes . $1454.88 from go-ped.

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Old 01-06-2009, 07:48 PM
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It would roll over backwards....
That's the fun part....
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Can't wait to see some clones of this Go-ped TRQ Trail Ripper.

The suspension setup is 4 Polyurathene round bars inside the 4 corners of a piece of square tubing and another smaller square bar slid diagonally in between the the poly bars. The poly absorbs the pressure of the twist in the inner square bar and bounces back. Looks like it works realy good.

Not exactly, no plastic to be found here (except for the seat). It uses a torsion spring, similiar to what you might find on a garage door. The Front suspension and rear suspension arms are tubular steel, and connected to the frame of the kart through the torsion spring. The upward movement of the arm coils or uncoils the spring in the square joint.

I have seen them up close. The engine is a 49cc 2 stroke, is listed to have 4.5HP. It has no torque, and it sounds like it would wear out the clutch in a matter of days. Fairly expensive as well, but they did one thing right, the suspension is novel and the thing is fairly light and compact.

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Old 01-06-2009, 08:37 PM
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Heres the diagram of the kart frame.

Suspension setup. Check out parts 80, 81, no torsion spring.

http://www.goped.com/shop/trq_list.asp

Way to expensive, thats why i can't wait to see if someone makes a DIY.
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This is the most awesome thing ive seen today. Looks really simple to build with some basic materials.
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Now that I think some more, a KT100 would be best!
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Theres one on the go-ped nation site built with a 125 or 80 dirtbike engine.
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Theres one on the go-ped nation site built with a 125 or 80 dirtbike engine.
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Hugh, I stand corrected. That's what I get for listening to the sales guy I guess. I swear I saw a spring in there, but it has been a few months.

There are lots of vidoes on Youtube for the trail ripper. It is a shame it is so expensive, but I guess that rubber in the suspension is pricy.........

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Old 01-07-2009, 06:19 PM
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Hugh, I stand corrected. That's what I get for listening to the sales guy I guess. I swear I saw a spring in there, but it has been a few months.

There are lots of vidoes on Youtube for the trail ripper. It is a shame it is so expensive, but I guess that rubber in the suspension is pricy.........

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No not really whole **** thing probably costs them $200 to make/ship/advertise.
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I would love to try and build one of them. The idea of a very compact off road go kart appeals to me enormously. I just wish i could see some more comprehensive instructions to try and guess what building one would really cost...
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I would do away with the elastic suspension and run pocket bike/mountain bike coil over shocks.
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I would do away with the elastic suspension and run pocket bike/mountain bike coil over shocks.
Yea, would be more durable and would allow more travel. Plus you could make it a bit longer and wider to lower the COG.
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man that thing is way cool.. gotta be way safer than a quad. and tons of fun.
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This is the most awesome thing ive seen today. Looks really simple to build with some basic materials.
I think you may be right, and with a couple of mods (like the coilovers Kenny mentioned) it could even be better than the original. A person could probably buy some 1 1/4" mild steel tubing and a Harbor Freight tubing bender and probably build a fairly close replica.
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You can buy Urethene bars for pretty cheap on the net. If you look at the diagram its pretty simple design. Way over priced to buy new.
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