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[*] posted on 10-7-2019 at 10:00 AM
Kite Buggy "Slider axle"


Does anybody know anything about this? It looks like a standard flexifoil buggy except it has this "slider" axle which allow the wheels to be moved in for transport? Would be very helpful as my Minivan now has 307k miles and most newer cars wouldn't fit my buggy.

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[*] posted on 10-7-2019 at 10:17 AM


My buggy has a slider axle. Rich (shehatesmyhobbies) made it so getting the buggy to the beach from the boardwalk wouldn't need to do the rear wheel balance on hand rails. All I know is its quick to slide and lock them. Axle on mine fully releases axle and wheel to fit in van or car. Put buggy. 3 beach racers in trunk and backseat of 93 cutlass last wbb..
Off topic what kinda mini can? Got rid of my 04 Chevy venture last Aug with 292000 miles.
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[*] posted on 10-7-2019 at 10:49 AM


Thanks for the info. Does he still make them? :) Maybe he will chime in.

2003 Honda Odyssey. I'm still on the original transmission. All my friends with an Odyssey have less miles and have already replaced the trans.





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[*] posted on 10-7-2019 at 01:30 PM


When I was looking for a buggy, I ran across this "Trike Buggy".

It is actually a Flexifoil. Try this link..

https://www.trikebuggy.com/products/slideraxle.htm




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[*] posted on 10-7-2019 at 03:47 PM


Thanks. I saw that. I contacted them, and have been getting some info. It is pretty expensive, but they have actually have 2 versions so I'm waiting to find out more.



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[*] posted on 10-9-2019 at 07:41 AM


I bought a wide axle for my Flexi from them. Well made and fit perfectly



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[*] posted on 10-28-2019 at 10:56 AM


Got the slider axle today and installed it already. Pleased with Chad and trikebuggy.com for their help.



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[*] posted on 10-28-2019 at 12:21 PM


Do they slide completely out for an even more compact buggy?
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[*] posted on 10-28-2019 at 12:44 PM


Quote: Originally posted by flyhighWNY  
Do they slide completely out for an even more compact buggy?


It does and thanks for asking! I tried it and discovered the buggy will now fit into the trunk of my Honda Civic (with back seat folded down.)! :thumbup:




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[*] posted on 10-28-2019 at 02:33 PM


My work here is done. Glad you like and that it works better than anticipated.
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[*] posted on 10-29-2019 at 06:32 AM


Mr Randy, Can't help but be jealous of your tire pattern baldness..
I've had my midis since I lost the gravel field in Feb. and the little spiny nipples from the factory aren't worn off yet. :(






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[*] posted on 10-29-2019 at 11:22 AM


I would probably be willing to trade your new tires for my used ones if you like.:)



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[*] posted on 10-29-2019 at 12:41 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Ed Cline  
Mr Randy, Can't help but be jealous of your tire pattern baldness..
I've had my midis since I lost the gravel field in Feb. and the little spiny nipples from the factory aren't worn off yet. :(




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[*] posted on 10-29-2019 at 03:10 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Randy  
I would probably be willing to trade your new tires for my used ones if you like.:)


I don't think it's doable Randy, 6 plys cost 12.00 per to mount, I think they changed the stems too?
Spoons are to no avail, in my hands anyway.

So since it's 24.00 to use them again, and new wheels are about that, It was best to buy 4 new wheels and let the 6 plys and fork rest intact, in a closet.

edit. that is some wife quality logic there ed.:)
Don't buy 6plys they are horrible to ride on, and if you meant a trade for my new midis. :lol::lol::lol:




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[*] posted on 10-29-2019 at 03:39 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Ed Cline  
Quote: Originally posted by Randy  
I would probably be willing to trade your new tires for my used ones if you like.:)


I don't think it's doable Randy, 6 plys cost 12.00 per to mount, I think they changed the stems too?
Spoons are to no avail, in my hands anyway.

So since it's 24.00 to use them again, and new wheels are about that, It was best to buy 4 new wheels and let the 6 plys and fork rest intact, in a closet.

edit. that is some wife quality logic there ed.:)
Don't buy 6plys they are horrible to ride on, and if you meant a trade for my new midis. :lol::lol::lol:


There are more than a few of us "playa jockeys" that swear by those 6-ply's. ;)




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