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[*] posted on 6-7-2020 at 10:45 AM
To build or not to build


First off I'm pushing 300lbs and have not found a buggy built for me. If you guys know of a fat tire entry level buggy that will work for me then please let me know. Otherwise I will fab one from old bicycles. Thoughts?
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[*] posted on 6-7-2020 at 12:36 PM


It may take a few days, but there are some great builders around here and they can help. We have 2 guys here have built buggy's in just the past few months. Also, there are some pretty big boys that ride buggy so I think there is probably something out there. You might check the For Sale if you haven't already. If you haven't seen them already here are threads showing the build process. Good luck and welcome to PKF.

http://www.powerkiteforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=36641

http://www.powerkiteforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=36550




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[*] posted on 6-7-2020 at 01:34 PM


Thanks! I saw those. The crab one is very interesting since you are not being pulled sideways, I might go that way if I build.
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[*] posted on 6-7-2020 at 03:48 PM


I am pushing 300 lbs also. I have an old Libre sprinter entry level buggy that is built way tougher than peter thin etc. It is only on barrows, but it sounds like it wouldn't be too hard for you to mod the fork for a wider tire.
If you're interested, I'll let it go cheap to get another guy in the saddle.
Or if you are handy with a welder, then maybe we can work something out if you mod an extra Libre fork to bigfoot size for me as well.
Having said all that, I am up in Canada on Vancouver Island and the border is closed so we may have to wait for a bit to exchange.
I also have an extra Vmax that I could be talked out of if you want to start a little bigger...

Here is Popeye's page if you are not familiar with the models:

http://popeyethewelder.com/what-buggy-info-and-reviews
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[*] posted on 6-7-2020 at 05:36 PM


Colin, was it your sprinter or v-max that came from blitzhound who is also a mountain of a man.



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[*] posted on 6-7-2020 at 07:41 PM


Vmax. I'm currently waiting for Big John to win the lottery so he'll sell me his latest ride.
The sprinter came from BigKid Via Texas I believe. If you search on PKF for hours you can find the original for sale post. Jeff made a killing except that he had to drag the buggy half way across the country...
Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
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[*] posted on 6-8-2020 at 05:47 AM


Thanks Colin, that might work how much?
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[*] posted on 6-8-2020 at 06:20 AM


Popeye's page is a great resource. Thanks for the link BTW.
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[*] posted on 6-8-2020 at 07:28 AM


Right on glad you joined ! You're the guy who bought my 4.7 rage right? Welcome ! Everybody here is very cool and experienced. Blitzhound is actually who taught me how to buggy. I probably never would have started of it weren't for him. Thanks John!



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[*] posted on 6-8-2020 at 04:51 PM


Yeah, Popeye's got some awesome stuff out there for how to build stuff. Look him up on Youtube. He covers how he builds pretty much every part of a buggy. If you're not sure on the measurements you want I think he's still got plans you can buy off him for cheap as well.




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[*] posted on 6-8-2020 at 05:37 PM


Yes Jesse that's me.
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[*] posted on 6-9-2020 at 08:14 AM


You can have the sprinter to get you going for free.
If you like, you can make a donation to a local charity of your choice for $50 or 100 depending on your resources?
As to the Vmax... let me get in the garage and see what's what. I've got 2 and have to make sure they're both ready to roll. 3 or 400 for the Vmax? Lets see if people are willing to wade in on price ideas.
As mentioned getting them to you in the US might take a bit. Rest assured I'm headed down to the Oregon/ Washington beaches just as soon as I'm allowed.
Unless You want to get married? :oThey just opened up our border to close relatives for visiting:lol:
My email is in my profile if it's easier to communicate... or I'm on FB for messaging. Colin Wilson
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[*] posted on 6-9-2020 at 10:02 AM


Colin-
Did you just propose to Aloha?
I'm devastated.
After all we've been through.
A little new blood on PKF and you are starry eyed.
:(




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[*] posted on 6-9-2020 at 10:34 AM


Did libre make a fork that fit a midi without going as wide as a Bigfoot?

Asking for a friend... If so do any of you have one?




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[*] posted on 6-9-2020 at 06:14 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Wind_dog  
Colin-
Did you just propose to Aloha?
I'm devastated.
After all we've been through.
A little new blood on PKF and you are starry eyed.
:(


And here I was thinking Colin was saving himself for me! He's shifty, that one. :evil:




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[*] posted on 6-9-2020 at 07:17 PM


I didn't think either one of you would have me.
My self worth has just gone through the roof!
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[*] posted on 6-9-2020 at 07:28 PM


Quote: Originally posted by eric67m  
Did libre make a fork that fit a midi without going as wide as a Bigfoot?

Asking for a friend... If so do any of you have one?


I don't know. I stole a midi fork that I had from one of my Cameleon buggies to put on Joey's Vmax... wasn't a perfect fit as I recall, but with a couple washers it works. Having said that, I am not sure where I would run midis that either barrows, discs, or bigfoots wouldn't be much better. They don't cut it in the soft stuff at Sunset, and would just add to the rolling resistance on grass.
If you are going to start fabbing Libre forks, please put Joey down for a bigfoot:saint::cool: and I'll throw in the Cameleon midi fork as a downpayment.
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[*] posted on 6-9-2020 at 09:02 PM


Quote: Originally posted by ColinW  

If you are going to start fabbing Libre forks, please put Joey down for a bigfoot:saint::cool:


Let's not hi- jack alohabeaches thread...

My Midi questions came up because there was some slight interest (in our area it does seem to be a tire size that is skipped over.) Bigfoot lites just work everywhere for us.

If you want to talk libre fork production.....that has been a thing in the very recent past and could start again if necessary. Let me know either here in a forum post here, U2U or FB messenger.

Now back to the original thread.




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[*] posted on 6-10-2020 at 02:43 PM


Thanks Colin!
I asked my wife how she felt about polygamy and it wasn't pretty!😂 Border is supposed to open later this month. Let's connect then. Honestly modifying sprinter sounds like a fun project for me. As for the fresh meat I will make sure to not drop the soap! 😳
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[*] posted on 6-10-2020 at 02:44 PM


Looks like emoges don't work LOL
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[*] posted on 6-11-2020 at 02:40 PM


Liking the new guy! Welcome to the Monkey House; always room for a few more good chimps. :D

Easy does it on the polygamy humor - I'm from Utah! :saint:

I love my bride, but for God's sake, one's enough!




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[*] posted on 6-11-2020 at 07:23 PM


Hey Colin: Drag your new friend to IBX next year and let him really see how awesome everyone is.

AlohaBeaches: that rage is a big one. Seriously look at getting a 2.5m Rage. They are excellent starter kites that will last you a several years into your buggy career. I have several and the RAGE is a great little kite that is extremely forgiving.

That is not to say that I did not have a full on pucker-slam early in my career when I was overpowered on a 4.7m and a little too close to all the campers.

Go behind the campers and into the weeds I did...oh, and I let go of that 4.7m kite and spent the next 2hrs untangling the strings,

Yea...early in my career for sure.

Anyway...start planning now for IBX. A week on Ivanpah will give you a new level of appreciation.

And since it sounds like you have lots of offers...share a hotel with one or two of your new friends! Or, camp with me and I will keep you extremely entertained and laughing.

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[*] posted on 6-12-2020 at 04:23 PM


Thanks guys! My old fat ads is always up for adventure! Surprised I've lived this long really.....:wee:
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[*] posted on 6-12-2020 at 07:54 PM


Paul (Jeepers Joey) knows. Always (never)trust a guy whose biggest kite is a 6.5m, he knows Ivanpah. He'd give you the shirt off his back too.
The playa is AWESOME... INTIMIDATING and just a tad surreal, but awesome.

We can get you rolling on the west coast beaches and then we'll set you free to roam the globe searching for steady winds and smooth wide open spaces.
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[*] posted on 6-14-2020 at 05:50 AM


Hey Paul,
Tell me more about IBX. We take our travel trailer everywhere (except Hawaii). In fact we are heading to Grayland beach this coming Thursday for the weekend. My wife has put up with my kite addiction for 31 years and as long as the #@%$#!tails flow she is a good sport. ;)

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[*] posted on 6-14-2020 at 05:53 AM


The form edited #@%$#!tails? Because it has the word #@%$#! in it? LOL. Ok drinks then LOL
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[*] posted on 8-4-2020 at 11:29 AM


Finally got my harness. Just need a buggy. Will the Canadian border ever open??????
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[*] posted on 8-4-2020 at 12:20 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AlohaBeaches  
Finally got my harness. Just need a buggy. Will the Canadian border ever open??????


You might check with John Dove (blitzhound). He always seems to have a few buggies to spare and he's just down shore of you in Seaside, OR.




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[*] posted on 8-4-2020 at 03:43 PM


You should haul that trailer down to Seaside OR. and come hangout with the local boys for a weekend. We'll get you in a buggy.



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[*] posted on 8-4-2020 at 03:50 PM


Also.
If you do the Facebook. You should join the WWW.KiteOregon.com Facebook page.




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