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[*] posted on 6-4-2018 at 09:25 PM
Bigfoot tire prices


$35 on amazon or $27 at walmart of all places!

http://a.co/6CgZU4A

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Nanco-N800-SLICK-Bias-Tire-21X12-...




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[*] posted on 6-5-2018 at 05:55 AM


The math is tricky but I think Walmart has the edge on this one!



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[*] posted on 6-6-2018 at 12:54 PM


Great Links! Any tips on building/adapting a bigfoot fork for not much money? Just widen and lengthen my existing fork? Anyone got any other good cheap options, say, for a standard Flexifoil or Peter Lynn buggy?



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[*] posted on 6-6-2018 at 01:24 PM


You can replace the fork and down tube with a PL Bigfoot model



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[*] posted on 6-6-2018 at 01:34 PM


Has anyone tried the Greenball 18" ribbed lawn tire on the beach or grass?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Greenball-Rib-18X8-50-8-4-Ply-Law...

How would it feel and ride compared to the Nanco slick on soft non packed wet/dry beach?
Someone mentioned flat tire profle not good on dunesas compared to a rounded tire profile like the Nanco? And 4-ply makes them heavier? Would the ribs and groves give an advantage for most kite buggy riding conditions over a slick?




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[*] posted on 6-6-2018 at 02:23 PM


Personally I prefer to have some tread on a wider tire due to the side loads generated from buggying.
It gives you a little more traction and forward movement rather than sideways.
Disk wheels are a little different due to the footprint, they hold the line well and hold true with the side loads.




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[*] posted on 6-7-2018 at 05:24 AM


On Jekyll Island the sand is very hard. It didn't seem to matter what tires anyone was running. Any performance advantage was usually attributable to the kites being used.

Riding on softer sand would cause tire choice to suddenly become very important. Most racers in Europe have settled on grooved Duros for the best balance of light weight and side load traction.




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[*] posted on 6-7-2018 at 04:31 PM


With some help, I'm thinking an old ATV 3 wheeler fork from eBay might convert easily into a Bigfoot buggy fork. Except it might be too heavy.



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[*] posted on 6-7-2018 at 05:09 PM


The trick is if someone has a source of landsegler style wheels at a reasonable price.



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[*] posted on 6-7-2018 at 08:34 PM


If your handy with metal; you could potentially build up a fork with square tube and maybe some flat stock and use angle brackets to bolt the pieces together.



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[*] posted on 7-3-2018 at 08:17 AM


I clicked on that "report a lower price" link on Amazon at the time. Surprise, surprise. Same price now.



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[*] posted on 7-3-2018 at 08:40 AM


These can be used if you are not looking to spend loads of money on a set of Landseglers.
The only problem is you will have to make up some cambered stub axles to fit the bearings.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/70-100-17-17-Inch-Front-Wheel-Tire-...




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[*] posted on 7-3-2018 at 09:06 AM


Quote: Originally posted by slapbasswoody  
These can be used if you are not looking to spend loads of money on a set of Landseglers.
The only problem is you will have to make up some cambered stub axles to fit the bearings.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/70-100-17-17-Inch-Front-Wheel-Tire-...

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[*] posted on 7-3-2018 at 09:55 AM


Quote: Originally posted by cheezycheese  
Quote: Originally posted by slapbasswoody  
These can be used if you are not looking to spend loads of money on a set of Landseglers.
The only problem is you will have to make up some cambered stub axles to fit the bearings.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/70-100-17-17-Inch-Front-Wheel-Tire-...

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Why do these need to be cambered..? Have read that Landsegler states their wheels don't require camber. Is it the difference in quality..?

Sorry for thread veer. Will start new thread.




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[*] posted on 7-3-2018 at 01:51 PM


That's a really good deal on that wheel/tire combo if they are up to handling the side loads.



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[*] posted on 7-3-2018 at 02:48 PM


Quote: Originally posted by rtz  
That's a really good deal on that wheel/tire combo if they are up to handling the side loads.


They are pretty much what I use with cambered stub axles.
I changed the tires for slicks but you can spend the time sanding the knobbles off the ones you get with the wheels.
Done that too...




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[*] posted on 7-3-2018 at 05:35 PM


That is interesting. Poppeythewelder has a very good video tutorial on making cambered bolts. Do you know are they aluminum or steel rims. The only trouble is the 15mm bearings. It seems that tires with 20mm bearings are harder to come by.



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[*] posted on 7-3-2018 at 06:47 PM


Convert the rig to use stub axles. Inner Half 20mm and outer 15mm.



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[*] posted on 7-3-2018 at 10:18 PM


I'm not racing in Europe but I'm gonna throw my two cents in anyway. I'm running Grooved Duro's on the MG. I also have a set of Nanco's that are hand grooved. The Duros definitely hold a line better. On slick nancos overpoweredI was getting dragged 30-40 feet sideways. With Duros in similar conditions. 5-10 feet. I have not had the chance to run the Nanco's since I grooved them.



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