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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-29-2003, 09:03 AM
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I've been building this prototype and doing some experimenting with super light designs (200 lbs.) My designs are way a head of what I can afford to build. I know how to make these things lean into corners. I can do front breaks and my new suspention you won't even believe.I've also designed a low emissions two stroke without fuel injection. The design in the picture is from '97. I've come to the conclusion I need a sponsor to do it right.. Does anyone know how I could go about this?Or where I might post my snow toy to get some attention?

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Email me at RDK12796@aol.com
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That is awesome. How do you do front brakes? I can't even picture how you would do that. Do you have any pics or drawings of the front brake setup.

My friend put polaris style IFS on a 78' Yamaha Enticer. And he also put, I think, a polaris liquid cooled 440 twin in it to. This thing goes like mad. You can steer it by using the throttle. The ski stance is about 12 inches wider than a normal polaris indy. It is very stable.
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I'd rather not give out my designs just yet.Although it seems obvious to me, apparently no one else has thought of it yet. Gotta keep a few aces up my sleeve :-)
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That thing looks cool, like a super sno scoot. I want one. If I where you, I'd send some pictures,and a resume to one of the big factories. With work like that you obviously have great building and designing talents. Polaris could use someone like you for a new age suspension and chassis design like skidoo did with the rev. How hard was it to adapt the kx 500 motor to the chassis, and how hard was it to hook it up with a centrifical clutch? Looks like you have the size perfect, gotta put a seat on there though for them hard landings.
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Hey thanks! This may be my only cridentials. I'm a sculptor by day. I don't really want a job, I just want to build whats in my head, with someone else picking up the tab. I'm so far ahead of the big 4 it's frustrating. They are heading in the right direction though. They are finally putting the engine down in the frame instead of on top of it, and shaving their many pounds. As for the seat and hood, I can't build them until I change the suspention to let me bank into the corners like a bike... It is hard to cut into a working toy with 3 feet of snow on the ground. Hard landings are not a problem. I set this up with 8" of ground clearance, and a foot of travel - two feet at the tail. THe rear shock came off my dirtbike so I really have more suspention than nerve. The motormounts were no problem, and the centrifical clutch was easy. I didn't use one. I thought it might be fun to bang gears on snow... it is!
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Guess you wouldn't want to show any close up pic's of that sled then? I'd like to see the way you have the chain and, how you have it routed to drive the track. Banging gears would be fun on a machine like that. A developement r/d job is what your describing to a T. And no one is going to have more money for you to throw around then one of the big 4. Your idea's could be brought to life easier, and make you a very rich man. Show them the light, take a shot give em a call or a write, send them some photo's.

And get me a job there after you get in, lol
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Sure I can show close ups. There's nothing on this sled that hasn't already been thought of, except maybe the rear suspention but I'm way beyond this set up anyway. I'll try and shoot some pictures tomorrow and get them up. Is there anyway to make them come up in the post instead of an attatchment?
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For the picture's pm portgrinder. He know's how to do that I don't. Pluss he's an engineering student, would probrably like to see this project. Might I suggest a seat like a yamaha wave blaster jet ski, to be in an up right position for shifting, sure you probrably have something like that in the works. How much did you have to gear it down? And what do you estimate for the top speed? Anywhere near 60?

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give me a shout.
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Hey I wouldn't mind learning how to do that either. How do you get them to make it pop up automatically?
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