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Old March 31st, 2007, 10:39 PM   #1
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well here is the start of my new project. this started out as a freebe from here. thanks donleybrent. now i am adding a polaris indy trail 488 motor. have the motor mounted. have to take it back apart to weld it all up just tacked. get you guys some more pics as i go here r the first shots.


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Old April 1st, 2007, 12:53 AM   #2
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holy good god.

you're going to need longtravel suspension and a roll cage lol
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Old April 1st, 2007, 12:58 AM   #3
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No he won't. Been there done that. Sled engines don't last long running in the summer. But it's real neat for a little while....then it locks up and sends everyone flying. hahahaa

Good times I tell ya.
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that one should be ok, its not a free-air. fan's usually run ok in the summer, you will want to rejet for sure.
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i plan on cutting up the body and putting mesh in for beter airflow and possabully a elect fan in rear to draw air threw.
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sweet we need more pics of the build up and more pics of it up and running
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sweet we need more pics of the build up and more pics of it up and running

ill be working on it this weekend and have some more updates with pics.
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that one should be ok, its not a free-air. fan's usually run ok in the summer, you will want to rejet for sure.
They run ok for awhile but they really need more cooling to operate within the factory specs. One good hot day and it will stop dead. I told this to my friend last year and he didn't believe me, his motor was toast in a dozen rides.

You may be okay if you pull the shroud off and put an electric fan blowing right through both cylinders.
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Almost every ultralite and parasail sold is powered by a rotax air cooled twin. the same motor they used in the ski doo 440 fans. Just make sure it's jetted right and gets some airflow to it and you'll be fine. I've been running a 500 hirth in a cart for 4 years now and haven't had any trouble. You'll get really good at rebuilding those rearends though.
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They also use sled motors in a lot of single (and some double) seat buggies with great success in the desert. Mostly they use a Rotax or a now an RX1. Not everyone likes the Hyabusa.
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