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 Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider

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PostSubject: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider   Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:26 pm

Ok to start out this thing started as a 1995 murray ultra with a 12hp briggs and a 30in deck. I got it a few months ago for 60 dollars with the running 12hp briggs on it. I put that on my other rer ''the swamp rat'' and let this thing sit for a few months. A few days after christmas i bought a 5.5hp predator for it to get it running around again. I never really planned on making it this lol it kinda just happened.

When i first got it it looked like that. I debeaded a tire romping it the first day, it wasn't to good at doing any thing either with the stock pulleys and tires.


The other day i put these tires on the back ( the front ones have been on it since i debeaded the stock tire) I figured it was gonna be a off roader


Well i thought what if i lower the steering wheel and the seat. So i did a mock up of what it would look like and kinda liked it.


So i chopped the steering wheel and put the other stock tire on the front


Then yesterday i lowered the front, made the axle solid, and made it direct steer.



Then i lower the steering wheel more and lower the shifter more and black out this side wheels lol.



console thing on



I also moved the clutch peddle some. So it wasn't in such a bad spot when sitting on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14MZY7qEdkY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj74bIF3CEs

All i gotta do now is get bolts to mount the motor, take my pulley i got for it back, and hook up the cheap throttle i got for it at home depot.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider   Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:42 am

Weres the motor lol
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PostSubject: Re: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider   Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:58 am

@GenevaCustoms wrote:
Weres the motor lol

Its a invisible diesel v twin lmao. I gotta get bolts for the motor and a pulley for it and it will be on there. The motor is gonna be a 5.5hp predator from harbor fright.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider   Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:25 am

rer's mud pretty good when their stock, mine'll go thru stuff my craftsman wont touch.

OTOH have fun zipping around with 5.5HP, thats probly not enough
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PostSubject: Re: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider   Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:13 pm

Cool mower
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PostSubject: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine    Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:08 pm

the only reason I still have a rer, cause if you have big enought tires on the front you will go thew anything.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider   Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:00 pm

Some unaskedfor advise? stretch the thing some. a longer wheelbase will help keep the front end down, and the shiny side up
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PostSubject: Re: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider   Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:08 pm

@1997 Murray wrote:
the only reason I still have a rer, cause if you have big enought tires on the front you will go thew anything.
Most karts only have 5 horses
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PostSubject: Re: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider   Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:54 pm

@crafsmankiller wrote:
rer's mud pretty good when their stock, mine'll go thru stuff my craftsman wont touch.

OTOH have fun zipping around with 5.5HP, thats probly not enough

I'm not sure what your talking about going through because the reason i modded my other one so much is because it didn't do good. For the engine it should be plenty enough power, its a rer its LIGHT and tires are super small.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider   Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:58 pm

@1997 Murray wrote:
the only reason I still have a rer, cause if you have big enought tires on the front you will go thew anything.

Not sure if i agree with that lol


This one has tons of mods but is far from unstable. But they do a lot better with some tav tires in the back for sure, i had been running turfs till now and i won't ever go back lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider   Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:59 pm

@Lawren Wimberly wrote:
Some unaskedfor advise? stretch the thing some. a longer wheelbase will help keep the front end down, and the shiny side up
I was thinking about that but not sure yet. it shouldn't wanna wheely to bad with the motor on the back but i may have to see, thanks for the advise lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider   Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:22 am

@cumminsbayou wrote:
@crafsmankiller wrote:
rer's mud pretty good when their stock, mine'll go thru stuff my craftsman wont touch.

OTOH have fun zipping around with 5.5HP, thats probly not enough

I'm not sure what your talking about going through because the reason i modded my other one so much is because it didn't do good. For the engine it should be plenty enough power, its a rer its LIGHT and tires are super small.

mine will go thru a foot of water+6 inches of muck no problem, my craftsman gets stuc in 2inches of mud with the same tires.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider   Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:23 pm

[/quote]I was thinking about that but not sure yet. it shouldn't wanna wheely to bad with the motor on the back but i may have to see, thanks for the advise lol.[/quote]

on the contrary, RER's are USED for wheelie machines. putting your butt AND the motor that close to the rear axle gives it great traction, but little downward weight on the front. This helps to lift the thing over obstacles, and keep the front on top of the mud, but any time ya get some good bite with the rear tires it's gonna try to wheelie. A skitplate that extends out under and behind the motor would help limit the amount of "climb" ya get, and could help keep your butt planted where it belongs, instead of on the ground
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PostSubject: Re: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider   Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:51 am

@Lawren Wimberly wrote:
I was thinking about that but not sure yet. it shouldn't wanna wheely to bad with the motor on the back but i may have to see, thanks for the advise lol.[/quote]

on the contrary, RER's are USED for wheelie machines. putting your butt AND the motor that close to the rear axle gives it great traction, but little downward weight on the front. This helps to lift the thing over obstacles, and keep the front on top of the mud, but any time ya get some good bite with the rear tires it's gonna try to wheelie. A skitplate that extends out under and behind the motor would help limit the amount of "climb" ya get, and could help keep your butt planted where it belongs, instead of on the ground[/quote]

thats what i wanted to type but i was to lazy to type all that
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PostSubject: Re: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider   Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:25 pm

See the pic for my avatar?  That's a RER wheelie machine.   We lowered the seat and steering wheel, then relocated the battery up front.  Now it keeps the front wheels on the ground.  You can still do a wheelie, but you really got to try, and it doesn't come up very far.  

See the second link in my sig for a complete build of this one, similar to yours.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "pure dickered'' redneck speed racer rear engine rider   Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:24 am

Yes, someone finally is building an rer... rear engine racer. looking good man.
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