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biggrin.gif posted on 1-31-2019 at 06:03 AM
Here's what they sent. But I fixed it up a little to suit me.


About two and a half years ago. I found the forum and started asking about a folding buggy to enhance my growing desire for more powerful kites. Y'all talked me out of it. Thank you.

Here's the kit and how I/We, put it together.





Go ahead fellas, be shameless. Every once in awhile we need to parade our buggy's even if they are humble.
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[*] posted on 1-31-2019 at 06:50 AM


Cool! I like the idea of the carry along bag on the back. Would solve a lot of problems for me.



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[*] posted on 1-31-2019 at 07:18 AM


Really nice! :thumbup: :cool: :thumbup:



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[*] posted on 1-31-2019 at 07:56 AM
couple o' questions, mr. cline


why did you switch the purple heel straps for the whites? do you have any problems with the straps grabbing twigs/brush/etc.? do the squarish profile tires provide more lateral stability, or did you simply wear out the originals?
thanks for any info!
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[*] posted on 1-31-2019 at 08:28 AM


Way way too clean but...
Looks like a killing machine to me




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[*] posted on 1-31-2019 at 08:50 AM


Hey Randy. I used a liberty bag from China before I met Jon and Helen at BuggyBags.
Get one as long as the longest bar, mine's a little short.



The straps are lavender. The Sun had a meeting with the cheap Chinese fabric dye and decided a lighter color would be better. These are prototype straps. Wider olive drab is on deck for when these guys wear out.

The tires are a suggestion from Windstruck. The gravel was wearing out the standard tires at an average of one tire per weekend. These 6 plys are under inflated for their design, and still ride like a cinder block. They do not slip as much, and for me in gravel, they hold the line better. I would prefer soft tires.:barf:

At first the straps were hard to acquire when mounting the bug. It becomes more automatic just about before, you decide to scrap the design and start over.
I try to keep my bug out of the bushes, however they don't catch on anything, neither better nor worse than the pegs alone.
That's more than I know..





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[*] posted on 1-31-2019 at 09:11 AM


pic for abkayak.





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[*] posted on 1-31-2019 at 11:52 AM


Definitely like what you've done with your ride Ed. I know what you mean with your tires like cynderblocks comment. You credit me with the idea but I in turn got the idea from iPaul (Jeepersjoey). Wear em out quick or harden up your ride (choose one). Maybe follow Madonna's lead and soften up your backside. :evil:

Does PL offer the optional wider rear axle with these newer models? They used to offer both standard and wide widths. If yes, you may want to spring for a longer rear axle. It will greatly improve your ride (TWSS).




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[*] posted on 1-31-2019 at 01:21 PM


I remember when I had a backside.:P

I thought about that axle Mr Steve. I was thinkin if the axle was looked at like a second class lever, with the fulcrum played by the other tire and me between... Then it would allow a smaller effective bump where I am if the distance between the tires was increased. Big movement on the end, smaller on the midpoint where I sit. So yes I think it's a great idea.
No long axle is offered. No bigfoot fork either. "Sad"

Wait a minute! Did I just call myself "a load"?





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[*] posted on 1-31-2019 at 06:42 PM


Ed;

The other advantage of a wider axle is that in terms of handling side pull in a sailing vessel you can either put in a deeper keel [not an option on a surface harder than water] or add beam like a catamaran.

As to tires/ tyres I am a huge fan of going the golf cart/ ATV directions -many tread options, size options, most are highway rated, and not nearly as "hobby priced" as kite buggy tires.




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