kiwis in the south island

kiwis in the south island

Postby sloky » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:01 pm

Anyone in the south island keen on getting a few fun days started up just a friendly kinda thing or getting a club up and going for any and all types of motorcycle buggies let me know as I dont know anyone else who has a buggy round here bluezone is probably the closest from this forum
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby Bluezone » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:55 pm

Im in South Island. But buggys not going very far at moment with no wheels or engine in it. :cry:

I was talking to a person on this forum from chch thats got a sidewinder. Not to use if they fix the rear on it or still got it. Cant remeber there Name. damit
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby sloky » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:23 pm

mines running but not finished yet
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby bimmaman » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:49 am

Gidday all :)

I just bought myself a sidewinder and looking for places to ride. I'm in Christchurch most of the time.
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby Bluezone » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:10 pm

Any photos of the buggy ? :D me in CHCH area also.
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby bimmaman » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:52 pm

Only pics I have at the mo, are from the trademe ad where I bought it...

I had it home for less than an hour, and I already broke it :oops: It has a problem with the chain coming off, and breaking the clutch pin. So far I've taken the engine out, replaced clutch pin, and now I'm going to try to fix the chain problem. Hopefully will be up and running this weekend :)
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby sloky » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:33 am

it probably needs the tensioner and some guide plates on the sprocket
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby Tony » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:16 am

Check to make sure the engines sprocket is dead in line with the suspension arm pivot pin.
This is a common problem where some builders take short cuts & ignore the plans in this crucial area & don't mount the engine in the correct position.
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby Bluezone » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:44 pm

Not a bad looking buggy. :) lol broke it already. man you ruff. lol :mrgreen:
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby mark_NZ » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:51 pm

Is it just my eyes or is that missing part of the upper chassis rail?
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby Bluezone » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:02 pm

Not your eyes i seen that 2 but didnt say anything. :) maybe weld a bar over the top of engine?
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby bimmaman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:33 pm

mark_NZ wrote:Is it just my eyes or is that missing part of the upper chassis rail?

Nope, it's missing. Apparently it was removed because the previous engine fouled on it :? As far as I can tell, if I could find some tubing the right size, it could be repaired... at least, thats what i'm hoping anyway!
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby bimmaman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:39 pm

Tony wrote:Check to make sure the engines sprocket is dead in line with the suspension arm pivot pin.
This is a common problem where some builders take short cuts & ignore the plans in this crucial area & don't mount the engine in the correct position.

Thats gonna be my first job when I get the engine back in. Second will be to sort out the chain tensioner...
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby Bluezone » Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:59 pm

Hi man. if its 40x40x2mm RHS I have got some here I can give you. How long do you need? or is it round pipe? mite have some bits here.
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby bimmaman » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:42 pm

It's round pipe, probably less than 300mm long, but I cant remember off the top of my head. If you did have some spare, that'd be awesome - I have no idea where to get scrap bits of metal from...
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby Bluezone » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:41 pm

ok. if you can get the OD mm of the pipe i will have a looky for you see what i can find. :)
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby mark_NZ » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:15 pm

bimmaman wrote:... I have no idea where to get scrap bits of metal from...


Try a local engineering fabrication shop, tell you what you're after and what your using it for 95% of the time they'll take a real interest in your project and give it to you for next to nothing or a box of beer (depending on how much you're after of course!)]

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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby Bluezone » Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:57 pm

Yeh the dudes at Brook engineering a really nice and have off cuts. Picked up sum bits from them now and again. :)
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby bimmaman » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:51 am

Bluezone wrote:ok. if you can get the OD mm of the pipe i will have a looky for you see what i can find. :)

Finally got round to measuring the tube - its 1.5" OD. Forgot to measure the length though :oops:

I'll be in/around Rangiora this weekend, so might pop into Brook Engineering sometime...
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Re: kiwis in the south island

Postby Bluezone » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:02 pm

Will have a looky for you. They are not open on weekends. :( I will have a look tonight for you and if i got anything I will post a message on here and you can pick it up if you want. :D And have a look at my buggy. :roll:
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