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[*] posted on 9-3-2013 at 02:02 AM
The Official Pimp My Buggy Thread


Dirtslide and I were talking about how there's a pimp my board thread over on kitecrowd but that we don't have a pimp my buggy thread here. Post your pics of your pimped out ride, if you have one. If not... Get to pimpin'



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[*] posted on 9-3-2013 at 04:02 AM


Where is the pic of your VTT??? :D



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[*] posted on 9-3-2013 at 04:44 AM


Well not as pimped as others but its my ride and I love it....This baby doesn't just sit in a basement or garage...IT GETS USED!

Custom seat from Van, two sets of wheels, both short and wide axles and two set up's for downtubes and forks...

Hopefully I can bang out another race plate for WW this year, a low profile back rest, some foot plates and a custom fender....

:thumbup:

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[*] posted on 9-3-2013 at 08:08 AM


I'm kind of new at this I still have training wheels




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[*] posted on 9-3-2013 at 08:45 AM


This is my KYTBUGGY/ KYTBYK. When it's not one it's the other.

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[*] posted on 9-3-2013 at 08:45 AM


Brucy if that thing were any sexier you would need to carry mace :o:evil:



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[*] posted on 9-4-2013 at 01:35 PM


My new ride. Just got to try it out yesterday. Ready for WW

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[*] posted on 9-4-2013 at 01:36 PM


My new ride. Just got to try it out yesterday. Ready for WW

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[*] posted on 9-10-2013 at 05:47 PM


I call the buggy my VTT Stinger XR Hybrid. It is a pair of VTT Stinger rails, a Black Widow seat, a Cricket back axle, a home brew downtube, a PL front fork, and a home brew front fender.

The tandem was formerly a Big Mike's Kites Frankenbuggy, now with the tandem downtube (with adjustable foot pegs), I call it Fankentandem. It's a VTT XR rail kit with a Bigfoot back axle.

In case you can tell I'm a big fan of Van's work.











Its a bit more dirty with some rusty spots than when these pics were taken :smilegrin:
I'm planning on reworking the downtube and giving it a slightly wider back axle soon,... We shall see.




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[*] posted on 9-10-2013 at 06:19 PM
Weldin' well done!


Donnie...the second buggy w/longgggg fork and wicked high foot pegs looks like it has an odd uphill 30 degree seat position:puzzled:?


Take this buggy out of the pic and you still have a great desert mountain shot.
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[*] posted on 9-11-2013 at 08:43 AM


That belongs to kyte slinger. But it does look like it would not be a lot of fun to ride. my creations are a lil more functional. LOL

Still a sweet lookin kite chopper!




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[*] posted on 9-11-2013 at 09:27 AM


the XR+ SOOPA WIDE....








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[*] posted on 9-11-2013 at 09:32 AM












can you say BEEFY...



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[*] posted on 9-11-2013 at 09:34 AM
VTT XR Big foot




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[*] posted on 12-4-2013 at 01:07 PM


Repimped:







In real life, they call me Spencer

Flying-- HQ Symphony 2.1.4 (its old), 6m Flysurfer Peak 1 (a minty fresh Gift) and 12m Flysurfer Peak 2 (the gnat fart catcher).
Riding-- VTT Stinger XR Hybrid and an XR/VTT Frankenbuggy (Tandem).
Playing-- Silverangel #429 ... oh wait thats the other forum.
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[*] posted on 12-5-2013 at 01:15 PM
Expando Buggy, good for transport



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[*] posted on 3-10-2016 at 09:26 AM
Rims and VTT Rails and Seat!


With great thanks extended to Van for the superb rail and seat upgrade kit and to Utahtami for parting with her beautiful rim and tire set, I present to my PKF brethren my new PL BigFoot+. All dialed in for IBX in a couple of weeks!!!! :cool:


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Born-Kite NasaStar-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m)

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[*] posted on 3-10-2016 at 02:59 PM


Very nice Steve-o!!!...

I may have to update my pics on this thread, I have repimped for a 3rd derivation!... Maybe later!




In real life, they call me Spencer

Flying-- HQ Symphony 2.1.4 (its old), 6m Flysurfer Peak 1 (a minty fresh Gift) and 12m Flysurfer Peak 2 (the gnat fart catcher).
Riding-- VTT Stinger XR Hybrid and an XR/VTT Frankenbuggy (Tandem).
Playing-- Silverangel #429 ... oh wait thats the other forum.
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[*] posted on 3-10-2016 at 04:41 PM


Quote: Originally posted by soliver  
Very nice Steve-o!!!...

I may have to update my pics on this thread, I have repimped for a 3rd derivation!... Maybe later!


Thanks Spencer! I look forward to giving her a spin in a couple of weeks at IBX. Bring on the new pics! This is a fun thread.




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Buggy:
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[*] posted on 3-10-2016 at 04:48 PM


And to update my aluminum buggy's status.:ninja: It can now convert to kytbyk as well.:ninja: Now I have a PAIR of custom buggies and kytbyks ,one in stainless and another in aluminum. :cool::cool: Are there any other kitebikers out there in North America?:puzzled:

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Revolution 1.5 SLE
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2 homebrew buggies,2 homebrew KYTBYKS,1 homebrew tandem trailer
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[*] posted on 3-10-2016 at 04:50 PM


Quote: Originally posted by WELDNGOD  
And to update my aluminum buggy's status.:ninja: It can now convert to kytbyk as well.:ninja: Now I have a PAIR of custom buggies and kytbyks !:cool: Are there any other kitebikers out there in North America?:puzzled:


Those rock! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:




Kites:
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Born-Kite LongStar-2 (3.5m)
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Buggy:
Hybrid - nose & tail PL BF+ with wide rear axle; midsection VTT rail & seat kit; two sets of Sysmic rims (BigFoots and 6-ply trailer tires); BigKid's AQR

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[*] posted on 3-10-2016 at 05:01 PM


"Are there any other kitebikers out there in North America?:puzzled:"

give me time. I'll get to it this summer. I may have to seek your advice for making the back for my pl though
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[*] posted on 3-10-2016 at 05:04 PM


Do it Sean. It's cool for sure!



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Buster (gen 1) 5.5
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Revolution 1.5 SLE
17 ply Custom TRAMPA w/ verTIGo trucks
2 homebrew buggies,2 homebrew KYTBYKS,1 homebrew tandem trailer
GOPRO 3 WHITE, 3+ BLACK, HERO5 BLACK
CONTOUR HD
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[*] posted on 3-10-2016 at 05:10 PM


There is a great pleasure in cruising on a vehicle that you built/ modded. Not to mention you can custom fit to your needs /preferences, which is a HUGE plus. And this goes out to anyone here: If you need some info about welding, building/pimping something out of metal. I am here to help. Hence , the moniker. WG :cool2:



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Buster Soulfly 1.5 / 2.2 (KIA)/ 3.3
Buster Soulfly PRO 3.3 / 4.4
Buster (gen 1) 5.5
FLEXIFOIL
Sting 1.7 Punk
Rage 2.5 / 3.5/ 4.7
Revolution 1.5 SLE
17 ply Custom TRAMPA w/ verTIGo trucks
2 homebrew buggies,2 homebrew KYTBYKS,1 homebrew tandem trailer
GOPRO 3 WHITE, 3+ BLACK, HERO5 BLACK
CONTOUR HD
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[*] posted on 3-10-2016 at 06:38 PM


Thanks Donnie, I should have plenty of time. My fields will be soggy for awhile with the spring rains. there is a good old Lincoln stick welder in the family and I have a steel supplier within a mile from my house. Lacking a drill press which would be handy.
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[*] posted on 3-10-2016 at 07:10 PM


northern tool FTW!




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Revolution 1.5 SLE
17 ply Custom TRAMPA w/ verTIGo trucks
2 homebrew buggies,2 homebrew KYTBYKS,1 homebrew tandem trailer
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[*] posted on 5-24-2018 at 08:59 AM


Been doing some pimping! My ride started as a humble stock PL BigFoot+ with wide axle. Van kindly sold me his awesome upgrade kit with a great seat and side rails. I've continued its evolution with Sysmic rims (two sets; one with BigFoots and the other with Trailer tires). Next I powder coated the remaining stainless steel hardware (rear axle, down down tube, and front fork assembly), choosing Raven Texture 2 for the textured black coating (matching Van's original work). Next I replaced all bearings and hardware with SS metric bolts, washers (solid and split) and nuts (standard and nylock). Lastly, I reworked my foot pegs to set up a clean simple heel strap stirrup setup using mountain bike parts.

She's done for a while (I hope!). This has been a really fun project!


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Kites:
Born-Kite RaceStar (5.0m, 7.0m, 9.0m, 11.0m)
Born-Kite LongStar-2 (3.5m)
Born-Kite NasaStar-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m)

Buggy:
Hybrid - nose & tail PL BF+ with wide rear axle; midsection VTT rail & seat kit; two sets of Sysmic rims (BigFoots and 6-ply trailer tires); BigKid's AQR

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[*] posted on 5-24-2018 at 09:57 AM


Dang, that is a mean looking buggy U made up :thumbup::thumbup:

Stainless parts is pretty smart for longevity, I guess - congrats !!
Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  
...metric...
:eekdrull: I wouldn't have expected. Is that a remnant from your [good upbringing] days in Sweden ?? :smilegrin:

Footpegs looks awesome BTW :envy: ... no emoticon for envy I guess




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[*] posted on 5-24-2018 at 11:47 AM


Quote: Originally posted by khaakon  
Dang, that is a mean looking buggy U made up :thumbup::thumbup:

Stainless parts is pretty smart for longevity, I guess - congrats !!
Quote: Originally posted by Windstruck  
...metric...
:eekdrull: I wouldn't have expected. Is that a remnant from your [good upbringing] days in Sweden ?? :smilegrin:

Footpegs looks awesome BTW :envy: ... no emoticon for envy I guess


Thank you kindly sir! The SS is for longevity. The powder coating of course is purely for pimp as the material I coated black was SS to start. The use of metric hardware is actually originated by PL. Axle bolts and headset bolts came metric stock. What I converted from zinc imperial to SS metric were the four bolts that clamp the side rails to the down tube. They got M10x70mm SS carriage bolts. While certainly overkill, what I've done for the side rail clamps, headset, and front axle are a stack of five SS pieces: flat washer, split washer, flat washer, standard nut, and nylock nut. So I pimped my bolts too! Back axle remains a work in progress. Right now I've got the blunt nose of the axle going right on the inner race of the bearing. The M20 SS bolt has a narrow 20mm flat washer right next to the outer bearing race. Next is my infamous flat/split/flat washer sandwich that then gets capped by the bolt head. Jeepersjoey kindly supplied me with two beautiful low profile 20mm SS nuts (from his House of Nuts) for the purpose of capturing the rear wheels between axle and bearing. We'll have to see how I ultimately use them. Still tinkering.

Yes, my fine Swedish past (not to mention a wonderful summer spent working on a farm in Moss, Norway back in 1983) set me up to embrace the inner SI in me. :saint:

Once I figured out what I wanted to do with my foot pegs they came together nicely. I got all parts from Amazon and will happily share my parts list with interest.




Kites:
Born-Kite RaceStar (5.0m, 7.0m, 9.0m, 11.0m)
Born-Kite LongStar-2 (3.5m)
Born-Kite NasaStar-3 (1.5m, 2.5m, 3.2m, 4.0m)

Buggy:
Hybrid - nose & tail PL BF+ with wide rear axle; midsection VTT rail & seat kit; two sets of Sysmic rims (BigFoots and 6-ply trailer tires); BigKid's AQR

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