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Tomasz




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[*] posted on 9-23-2016 at 06:43 PM
Kite Bike mod for my Flexi Buggy


So, to start.... I am not a welder & don't really have the resources to become one... That being said, I have been itching to make a kite bike for quite some time now. Had great aspirations to build one from scratch (starting with taking welding classes & all). Those have dwindled down to reality (of being too broke to take that route). Undeterred, I decided to not reinvent the wheel for the sake of bragging rights & moved on to practicality. I have a flexifoil buggy, a Sesna wheel and some hardware, so I went to work. Made a crude trial run at it while I was waiting for the shocks to arrive, which provided a working proof-of-concept, and showed me shortcomings to work through. Once they did I arrive, I made my "version 2", and it behaves exactly as I had hoped. Now I just gotta up my skill level to match. Anyways; here's the results...

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Land Quiver: Peter Lynn Lynx 7m, Flysurfer Speed2 6m, Flysurfer Viron 2.5m, Peter Lynn Phantom 12m, Venom 16m
Water Quiver: Ozone Uno 2.5m, Naish Cult 4.5m, Flexifoil ION3 5.5m, Naish Cult 9m, Vari Vulcan 9m, Epic Renegade 11m, Peter Lynn Escape 11m, Maui Cloud 17m
Kiting Toys: Flexifoil buggy (now with kite bike mod), Peter Lynn Buggy, MBS Comp 90 ATB, Flexboardz Haize ATB, home made skates (now with shocks), skis, snowboard, home made ice skates (3.5ft long), Progressive Phish 138 kiteboard, Peter Lynn Kite Cat, WindRider 16 Trimaran & a variety of bizzare\"work in progress\" contraptions.
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Tomasz




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[*] posted on 9-23-2016 at 06:46 PM


The awesome part of this is that it only takes 2 bolts to turn it back into the original buggy...



Land Quiver: Peter Lynn Lynx 7m, Flysurfer Speed2 6m, Flysurfer Viron 2.5m, Peter Lynn Phantom 12m, Venom 16m
Water Quiver: Ozone Uno 2.5m, Naish Cult 4.5m, Flexifoil ION3 5.5m, Naish Cult 9m, Vari Vulcan 9m, Epic Renegade 11m, Peter Lynn Escape 11m, Maui Cloud 17m
Kiting Toys: Flexifoil buggy (now with kite bike mod), Peter Lynn Buggy, MBS Comp 90 ATB, Flexboardz Haize ATB, home made skates (now with shocks), skis, snowboard, home made ice skates (3.5ft long), Progressive Phish 138 kiteboard, Peter Lynn Kite Cat, WindRider 16 Trimaran & a variety of bizzare\"work in progress\" contraptions.
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[*] posted on 9-23-2016 at 07:38 PM


That thing rocks!
I wanna ride it
Love the suspension, brilliant design

Come to Sunset Beach
I can't make it to Alaska

You need to come to Spring SOBB Brother

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[*] posted on 9-23-2016 at 08:01 PM



Want to see a video of it in action...

2 bolts? Transformer!
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[*] posted on 9-23-2016 at 08:04 PM


Clever design. I like it.



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[*] posted on 9-23-2016 at 09:04 PM


Nice work.:thumbup:
The buggy/kitebike will work much easier on your beach than the boardz or dirt surfers. videos please.




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[*] posted on 9-24-2016 at 02:23 PM


:thumbup::thumbup:
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[*] posted on 9-24-2016 at 04:01 PM


Here are my two transformer kitebike / buggies

kytbyk pkf.jpg - 204kB alumabyk.jpg - 109kB




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PKD
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Century 1.8 / 5.5
Century II 2.8 /10.0
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
CONTOUR HD
LET YOUR SOULFLY!

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[*] posted on 9-24-2016 at 04:24 PM


Start making a rear fender... You'll soon find out why...LOL



WELDNGOD on VIMEO
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NAPKA US187
PKD
Combat 2.4 / 4.2
Century 1.8 / 5.5
Century II 2.8 /10.0
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
CONTOUR HD
LET YOUR SOULFLY!

RIDER for KOKOPELLI KITER

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Tomasz




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[*] posted on 9-26-2016 at 09:30 AM


Yes, a fender will be the next addition. And I've been wanting to go to a buggy festival for a few years now, maybe this spring I can make it happen, we'll see. Taking all my toys down the AlCan sound daunting. I did acquire recently a Peter Lynn KiteCat, and as I understand there's only a few of them left in the world. It'd be fun to drag that down along with the land toys & let it see a bit more of the world...

I'll post videos as soon I've got them (hopefully my riding skills will have caught up by then). I love the purple fenders on yours WELDNGOD, you guys on here were a big part of my inspiration. I've been trolling the kite forums & PTW's site for a few years now getting ideas. Lots of great designs to aspire to.




Land Quiver: Peter Lynn Lynx 7m, Flysurfer Speed2 6m, Flysurfer Viron 2.5m, Peter Lynn Phantom 12m, Venom 16m
Water Quiver: Ozone Uno 2.5m, Naish Cult 4.5m, Flexifoil ION3 5.5m, Naish Cult 9m, Vari Vulcan 9m, Epic Renegade 11m, Peter Lynn Escape 11m, Maui Cloud 17m
Kiting Toys: Flexifoil buggy (now with kite bike mod), Peter Lynn Buggy, MBS Comp 90 ATB, Flexboardz Haize ATB, home made skates (now with shocks), skis, snowboard, home made ice skates (3.5ft long), Progressive Phish 138 kiteboard, Peter Lynn Kite Cat, WindRider 16 Trimaran & a variety of bizzare\"work in progress\" contraptions.
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