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magicman37 02-12-2011 10:31 PM

A toy...
 
Hey everyone, not really about jeeps but i was thinking about a buggy to ride around in. I have some trampoline tubing for the frame, but i was thinking for a motor i'd want a dirtbike motor not sure how to go about it just seeing if you guys have some ideas to bounce off. Basically i'm looking for a go kart that'll do 40 lol. Something that really truly is home made. I'll post pics once i get going but i need some good ideas first.

AzTJ 02-12-2011 10:43 PM

I highly doubt trampoline tube is going to take the abuse 40MPH can dish out.

magicman37 02-12-2011 10:48 PM

nah itll be alright. if i break it so what the goal is a beater to trash however i see fit.

AzTJ 02-12-2011 10:54 PM

Eh, ok.

GoldenSahara00 02-12-2011 10:58 PM

depends, how many kids is that trampoline rated for?:rofl:

actually some friends/people I know make and run something like that, they buy lawn mower engines and use them, and they run at least 40 or faster. you just have to figureout how to get the pulleys and everything to work right. Im sure a dirtbike motor would work too though

jeepr 02-13-2011 12:34 AM

Trampoline tubing isnt that strong.... and as far as the dirtbike motor goes, good luck..... alot more involved than you think. Figuring out how to move the shifter, clutch, brakes, motor mounts, etc. Honestly if you were using real tubing and not thin trampoline parts it could work with alot of fab work.....

swamp jeep 02-14-2011 11:00 AM

One time we took a Honda 200s 3 wheeler and cut off the front and welded it to a gokart frame. Because the motor has a centrifical clutch, it makes it easier to adapt. And no the gokart frame did not hold up. We must reinforced the frontend 10 times before we gave up. But it was a lot of fun while it lasted.

magicman37 02-14-2011 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by swamp jeep (Post 1055044)
One time we took a Honda 200s 3 wheeler and cut off the front and welded it to a gokart frame. Because the motor has a centrifical clutch, it makes it easier to adapt. And no the gokart frame did not hold up. We must reinforced the frontend 10 times before we gave up. But it was a lot of fun while it lasted.

Is that like one of those automatic clutches the yamaha big bears have or is it totally automatic?... and that is what im talking about a nice thrasher to mess around in

swamp jeep 02-15-2011 09:30 AM

Yeah the clutch is automatic. Three things to hook up are the trottle, the shifter, and the brake. It was fairly easy to setup. For the shifter we just used some clevis mounts and alltread. That's the only thing we had to rig. The trottle hooked up to the existing linkage. I do recomend putting some sort of suspension on the front. All those ElcheapO 4wheelers you see, seem to have honda clone motors in them. Not sure about the gearbox.

Good Luck

magicman37 02-15-2011 08:57 PM

alright ill see thanks for the ideas i gotta find a motor that suits it and im off to the races thanks for the help


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