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PostSubject: project Mowheeler.   project Mowheeler. Icon_minitimeSat Mar 15, 2014 8:28 pm

I am calling this one Mowheeler.  Its a Murray Wide body crossed with a Honda 250ex.  All i am using off the 250ex is the front end and the rear shock.  My brother gave me the 4 wheeler frame and it went into surgery today.  The wide body was given to me by a guy from church that also runs a local small engine shop.   So far i have the front end tacked in place.  The hood is real close to fitting but i will need to do some trimming on it to clear the shocks.
The rear is getting a swing arm suspension with a axle that i will be machining (soon hopefully).  Steering is going to be direct steer with handle bars (maybe).  Hopefully i get this done in time for the July 4th parade.

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PostSubject: Re: project Mowheeler.   project Mowheeler. Icon_minitimeSat Mar 15, 2014 8:30 pm

Looks good so far... I'm gonna be really interested in what you do with the rear

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PostSubject: Re: project Mowheeler.   project Mowheeler. Icon_minitimeSat Mar 15, 2014 8:32 pm

Hopefully what i have in my head will translate to steel. I have built this thing 50 times in my head laying in bed.
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PostSubject: Re: project Mowheeler.   project Mowheeler. Icon_minitimeSat Mar 15, 2014 8:58 pm

One bad (in a good way!) machine! 700 gearbox for the swingarm? I guess i have to wait and see.

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PostSubject: Re: project Mowheeler.   project Mowheeler. Icon_minitimeSat Mar 15, 2014 10:15 pm

swing arm rear end!!!! SMART Smile
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PostSubject: Re: project Mowheeler.   project Mowheeler. Icon_minitimeMon Mar 17, 2014 6:50 pm

I manged to get the hood mounted and some what trimmed up today.  I figured out what the width of the rear end will be.  Now i have a real good idea what this thing is going to look like.

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now my garage needs cleaned up.
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PostSubject: Re: project Mowheeler.   project Mowheeler. Icon_minitimeMon Mar 17, 2014 11:26 pm

I think this is what the swing arm is going to end looking like.

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PostSubject: Re: project Mowheeler.   project Mowheeler. Icon_minitimeTue Mar 18, 2014 12:12 am

If you use a atv rear axle and bearing supports I don't see a problem, but if you use pillow blocks and a go kart axle, it would have to be thick so it doesn't bend.

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PostSubject: Re: project Mowheeler.   project Mowheeler. Icon_minitimeTue Mar 18, 2014 8:10 am

Axle is going to be 1.25 inch chromolly solid shaft. should be really strong. I was thinking of using the flanged bearings.

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PostSubject: Re: project Mowheeler.   project Mowheeler. Icon_minitimeSat Mar 22, 2014 1:02 pm

I was able to order a bunch of parts today. Ordered a axle and bearings, bearings for the steering and all the metal i need to build the swing arm. Once all that gets in and i am able to make a trip to my dads machine shop things should go pretty quick on this thing.
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PostSubject: Re: project Mowheeler.   project Mowheeler. Icon_minitimeSun Mar 23, 2014 3:46 pm

This is the motor i am going with.  its a little 125 out of a 86 honda trx125 four wheeler.  It has a 4 speed trans with reverse.  Its small and not very heavy and should be great for what i want to do with the mowheeler.  

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PostSubject: Re: project Mowheeler.   project Mowheeler. Icon_minitimeSun Mar 23, 2014 4:41 pm

I have the same engine there a tough engine and quiet too.
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PostSubject: Re: project Mowheeler.   project Mowheeler. Icon_minitimeSun Mar 23, 2014 9:36 pm

And thats the whole reason i am going with that motor. There is a bunch of trails that i am planning on taking this thing that could be an easy 50 miles of riding in one day. i need it to be tough.
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