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Old 01-07-2020, 01:24 PM
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Default Side project for my little kart

Just something I've been messing around with on the side in between waiting on parts for my big buggy build. Will be one on each side and both have adjustable plates. This is an added benefit of my job, can design my parts and have them cut out fairly quick!

There will be a link going to each swingarm to aid in side to side motion. Also more bracing to it and a shock mount.

All hardware will be Grade 8 bolts as well. Still have a few more ideas for it but this is all for now!

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Old 01-09-2020, 07:32 PM
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Have a few things to order to finish the hubs, make some shock mounts, and then make the other side. After that re work the rear end of the kart to adapt this on and add suspension to the front and we got a lifted fun kart!
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Old 02-19-2020, 03:48 PM
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Been a while since I've gotten to this but I have made some progress the past week.

Got the old rear end cut out in preparation for the new one, stared getting the new engine mount built along with the jackshaft setup.

Also to further my front hubs I had some plates cut out for the disc brake using a trx400 front rotors and will be using YFZ450 front calipers. All of which I have laying around so free for me!!!

The swingarm jig is welded together...mostly. just have to tweak a couple of things and I can build new and a little shorter length arms. May use it for the front a-arms as well.

All of this has been designed by me and has been actually pretty cheap to do, benefits of cutting your own parts!
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Old 02-19-2020, 03:51 PM
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Here are a few shots of the jackshaft bearing mount plates. All the plates. I'll be adding a gusset top and bottom for additional strength to alleviate any flexibility that may occur
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Old 02-19-2020, 06:00 PM
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You need to fire your laser/plasma guy for giving you parts with dross on them still

BUT...free means you cant complain

So do you have a build thread or just a bunch of random threads on various landscapes associated with a kart?

I couldnt find one
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Old 02-19-2020, 06:22 PM
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You need to fire your laser/plasma guy for giving you parts with dross on them still

BUT...free means you cant complain

So do you have a build thread or just a bunch of random threads on various landscapes associated with a kart?

I couldnt find one
Yeah by free it means I do all the cleaning of the parts which is fine by me if keeps cash in my pocket!

I don't have an actual build thread but I will keep it all contained to this one from here on out.
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Old 02-19-2020, 06:41 PM
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Very cool project for sure
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Old 02-28-2020, 08:09 AM
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Started working on the pivot points for the trailing arms. I'll have gussets added to connect the square tube to back to the frame. But after looking at it and was so wrapped up in my head that I realized after I tacked the mounts in place I need them on the same horizontal plane as the jackshaft.

Which is fine, I"ll be adding a roll cage to this one and part of the original side rail will be removed. I have it figured out how to move the mounts. Just need time this weekend to do it!

So sort of back to the drawing board a little.
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Take the frame back there and make a new kart out of it lol
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Old 02-28-2020, 01:31 PM
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Take the frame back there and make a new kart out of it lol
That is my big buggy project. It's getting a SV650 engine.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:09 AM
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Well I had to relocate the mounts for the jackshaft setup by making the mounts a little wider and got them inline with the pivot location of the trailing arms. I still need to modify the frame a little so I can fit the sprockets on it.

No big deal though, just add a notched out area and reinforce that part of the frame. I also went back and designed a new/beefier trailing arm. I stepped up to 1 1/4" tubing and the axle mounting plates are 3/8" steel. Some bracing will be added in and also have to work on shock mounts.

So a few things to tidy up on the back end and then I can start on the front end!

If I could get the two weeks quarantine I could have all of this done....
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Old 03-20-2020, 08:26 AM
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Had to stay home for a few days and got some work done. With the support of a bike lift she is standing on her hind legs! Still got a lot to do and yes there will be more work done on the rear end.

The small yellow plate will be cut off and there will be a full cage added to it as well. It's actually pretty light right now and predict the end weight won't be as much either.
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Old 04-08-2020, 03:34 PM
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Been slow building with all this virus stuff going on and still working every day. But I had some time the past couple of days to do the front and rear of the roll cage.

I'm waiting on a few more brackets to be cut out to be able to sit the rear end on the ground on it's own support. Should be able to by the weekend.

As far as the front I need to work on the upper spindles and get some hardware then I'll be able to have it sitting on it's own feet all around.

For now here's where I'm at.
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Old 04-09-2020, 05:55 AM
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What are your plans for a panhard bar?
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Old 04-09-2020, 05:57 AM
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What is that? I'm going to do a full roll cage
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Old 04-09-2020, 08:15 AM
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Right now using 2 hiem joints the rear can move side to side about 15* or 30*, a panhard bar locates rearend side to side.


You want it as flat as possible say 1/2 of suspension travel, to make side to side movement equal, or you can even preload it to make suspension act differently depending on terrain
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At this stage easiest solution would be to mimic a VW IRS suspension by putting two more bars in to triangulate suspension.

I am on phone...will try to ms paint something later
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Old 04-09-2020, 08:59 AM
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Ok I see what you are saying. Yeah I plan on adding in some links to prevent lateral movement. I have to get the engine mount back in and all the sprockets and chain on to see where exactly I will be putting them.
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Old 04-09-2020, 10:29 AM
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Got the side rails in and the rear end supporting itself. Have to make a couple of adjustments on it and then it will be time to finish the front.

Then on to tweaking the motor mount setup. Loving the custom built rear end!
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