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Old September 26th, 2013, 02:23 PM   #41
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I mounted a couple "tool tubes" to the top bars to store tools/extra fuel in. I am also a member at ADVrider.com and got the idea from there.
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Actually at the moment, there is nothing in them. I will be using a MSR fuel bottle that is rated for fuel or I may not store any fuel in them and keep a 1 gallon gas can on the rear rack depending on how much fuel it consumes. I don't plan on doing anything where I would come close to rolling over. Its for driving down two tracks and county roads.

Also, as I look around my garage, all of my bikes seem to have their fuel tanks precariously above the header pipes. Holy shit, I've got a garage full of death traps!!!

Oh yes, I see what you are saying now. In that case. Brilliant! Nice execution of a great idea. Maybe you should swap them out to foam containers, that would be even better.
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Old September 26th, 2013, 02:45 PM   #42
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Oh yes, I see what you are saying now. In that case. Brilliant! Nice execution of a great idea. Maybe you should swap them out to foam containers, that would be even better.
If it makes you feel better, I've since decided to go ahead and just carry a 1 gal. regular gas can on the rear rack, since I can carry more fuel and it would be cheaper than buying the MSR bottles. Those have their place with a motorcycle, but I have more room to store stuff on this thing.

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Old September 26th, 2013, 10:06 PM   #43
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That thing needs a backyard dirt course, a stopwatch, and a cooler of ginger ales. Best party entertainment ever (besides dreezy's sister).
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Old September 27th, 2013, 08:09 AM   #44
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Cleaned.

Dreezy, keep your shit in the pub. thanks
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Old September 27th, 2013, 08:34 AM   #45
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That thing needs a backyard dirt course, a stopwatch, and a cooler of ginger ales. Best party entertainment ever (besides dreezy's sister).
Are you offering up your back yard? (I've done a few spirited laps around the yard and noticed some spots where I broke traction) no more! ;)
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Old September 27th, 2013, 05:47 PM   #46
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Are you offering up your back yard? (I've done a few spirited laps around the yard and noticed some spots where I broke traction) no more! ;)
Nothing a little seed wont fix. It is that time of year to fix the bald spots.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 01:12 PM   #47
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I had an extra universal folding mirror laying around, so I found a spot for it. I just removed the bolt that attaches the rollbar to the kart in the front and replaced it with the stem and nut of the mirror. The oblong hole on the kart just required a tiny little reaming to fit the mirror.





I have been running the EMGO's on my KLX250s, but I'm not super happy about how they work on the bike. So I ordered one of the Ken Sean/Bikemaster folding mirrors for the left side. I pulled the left emgo off and put it on the buggy.

Still waiting for jets. The UNI filter is helping create a lean condition, so I ordered some bigger main jets.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 01:48 PM   #48
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you shield yer terminals yet I wanna know if my idea works
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Old October 4th, 2013, 05:53 PM   #49
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nope not yet.
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Old December 18th, 2013, 07:50 PM   #50
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Received my traction aids today.

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Worked amazingly well in the snow. Over a week ago, I was sliding around and spinning the tires without any traction in barely any snow. It has since snowed a lot more and with the chains, I was hooking up great. I can't wait to take this out on the lake.
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Old December 18th, 2013, 08:09 PM   #51
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My son wants me to buy this...
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Old December 18th, 2013, 08:23 PM   #52
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I don't think I want to sell it...
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Old December 21st, 2013, 08:03 AM   #53
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I turned down some blaster shocks from ebay last night for the rear, but now I have clearance issues with the tire chains. I ordered a set of wheel spacers last night, so that should take care of it .


Here's the spacers I ordered:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170289416209...S:3160&vxp=mtr

Hopefully it won't be too stressful on the axle.
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Old December 21st, 2013, 08:30 AM   #54
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Why not order some offset wheels and tires that don't require chains?
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Old December 21st, 2013, 10:18 AM   #55
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Why not order some offset wheels and tires that don't require chains?
I don't plan on using it in the snow a TON and I think the turf tires in the rear work fine for most situations. The chains were only 45$ and I can remove them in 2 minutes. Plus, most of the tire options are ATV tires that are taller which adds more stress to the rear axle which is already known to be a weak spot.


Also...it's a cheap offroad buggy and I don't need to spend hundreds of more dollars on it. ;)
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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:13 AM   #56
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Just for fun:



Harbor freight hand ratchet winch. Should be helpful for loading on the trailer and possibly getting out of precarious situations. ;)
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Old December 27th, 2013, 04:21 PM   #57
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4" wider rear stance



Much softer shocks in the front. Not sure if that's going to be good or bad. The stock ones might as well have been rigid rods. These ones allow more movement of the suspension.



The snow is too deep in my backyard, now, though.


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Old January 14th, 2014, 07:58 PM   #58
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Old January 14th, 2014, 08:48 PM   #59
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That things pretty sweet for a go kart, I like the cheap winch idea !!
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Old January 15th, 2014, 05:28 AM   #60
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That things pretty sweet for a go kart, I like the cheap winch idea !!
Thanks.

I like to think it's a slight step above a go-kart, in that it's a mc/scooter engine and has suspension.

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