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Thread: GSXR 1000 off road buggy build (Nugget spec).

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    Default GSXR 1000 off road buggy build (Nugget spec).

    A rambling, confusion of thoughts, baffling decisions and mild insanity will slowly take shape beneath this sentence. Be warned that it is not a build of sensibility but a long journey of self education that ends with the understanding. To do is to learn. To not do is to see a false projection of a project that could never exist in the cold light of reality.

    Please enjoy my journey. Or not. Free world and all.


    This came up for sale for $1500. At first I was thinking big tyres and a basic roll cage. 118hp and 6 gears. Easy, fun and crazy fun.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zmlrk0iQtr0
    118hp 1992 GSXR 750cc

    Few mates said it looks like a great way to die.

    Ok ok more safety needed. Roger that.

    So with a head full of very sketchy plans an old seat and a few bits of wood I started. I don't have a pipe bender and coin is short so I did what I could to work out a plan.


    Once I had a basic size and shape in my head I figured the rest would come to me as I went (with the help of some dowel). Hehe












    Look at this shit! Not a clue. Do yourself a favor young Jimmy. Buy yourself a pipe bender, download some plans and put the wood in the fire.
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    Things progressed well the first year on the most part.








    I was making progress but so so much yet to learn the hard way.

    The Subaru diff, driveshafts and hubs worked well though.







    A job change slowed things down but not for long.






    It's first test run went well on the most part. Noise is a huge problem. As great as it sounds far out is it loud! So so loud. Bleeding ear drums. Lol The thermo fans were not being triggered by the ECU for some reason. Worst comes to worst I will just hard wire them. Traction is lacking but no shock there. I have loads of tyres to choose from.

    Problems.

    1. Traction. Easy fix.
    2. 20 year old carbys. Put a kit through them. Easy right?
    3. Front brakes and spindles. I will get to that in due course.
    4. Noise. Easy fix.
    5. 5th and 6th gear won't engage????
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    A load more progress but uploading pics has become a problem. I have be using Photofuckit but I can't log into my account anymore. I'm going to need a plan B.

    Still to come.

    1000cc time
    Front end rebuild
    Better tyres
    EFI
    Some other stuff....I can't remember right now.
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    Info to come..
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    Where did the go-kart go?? Are there actually any go-kart bits left or did you just buy an engine and gearbox then flog the frame (I’m sure you used the frame as a base to start from).

    So this was/is your Covid project? I don’t see how 1000cc’s will HELP your traction issues. Looks like a pot load of fun, almost like a mini sidewinder setup.

    Can’t wait for more pics!

    Cheers

    Bennie

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    The Go kart was robbed for parts and motor and was finally cut up and used in the buggy and other projects. The frame was in poor condition and had be modded for the bike motor. I've got other better frames sitting around if I ever need them. The front of the go kart was welded onto the front of the buggy in the end.
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    Wow very cool !! that would go pretty dam hard !! looks like heaps of fun !!
    Are You Jealous?
    Do you have a bad case of the green eyed monster? Or do you play it cool?
    You just got dusted by a maroon Rsliberty what do you do?
    1. Turn off at the next side street?
    2. Try to catch up and try again at the next set of lights?
    3. Give the wave and admit defeat?

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    In the test runs I've had it's a crazy learning curve. You can just drive over things you would never take a car over and it's smooth as.

    I've got to say even in shake down mode it unlike anything I've ever driven.

    Heap more updates but a need a new hosting platform. I've heard Imgur? Is ok?
    What's an "RX" if you dont have a "W"! HeHe

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    So it’s kind of comp buggy spec? Going to upgrade the shocks at some point to run over that sort of stuff all day long?

    Cheers

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    The rear fox shocks are fine. The fronts may need changing at some point.
    What's an "RX" if you dont have a "W"! HeHe

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