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Old 09-21-2015, 11:55 AM
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Default Crossfire 150 with kawasaki vucan 500 motor

Newbie to the forum. So I got this crossfire 150 buggy for 250 bucks. It was a complete buggy. The motor however didn't run. It was pretty beat. I had a buggie similar to this one and It really didn't have enough power. But I really like this one so I desired to put a vucan 500 motor on it that I have. I am changing the ass end. Taking out the swing arm and making a solid frame for the engine. Building a set of trailing arms for independent rear suspension. I'm going to use the stock axle sisnce it's pretty thick. However I will be cutting it down and machining it so I can use the factory bearings. FEEDBACK AND IDEAS ARE WELCOME!!!!!
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Old 11-14-2015, 09:00 PM
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You ever get any more work done to the crosfire
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Old 11-18-2015, 01:03 PM
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I built the drive axle. Haven't really been able to get anything done. It's at a stand still right now because all my money has been going into the house I just bought. I will be sure to post pics when I get around to working on it more
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Old 11-18-2015, 02:13 PM
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Ohhh ok I ask because I recently pick up crossfire and a gs500 engine...i have been working on it for a week now, but its all been an hour here and there...in next few days ill post sime pics under my garage area...but any pics u have I would like to see
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:01 AM
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as soon as i am able to get more work done i will post more pictures. right now im inbetween jobs so money is tight. i am currently working on the IRS setup. i bought heim joints and am working on building the trailing arms. I plan on using dirtbike front forks for rear shocks. not sure if it will work but its trial and error. this is my first build like this. ive built sand rails but this is a little different. but like i said as soon as i can get some pics up i will. let me now when those pics are up buggymike. maybe i could learn a thing or to off of you lol

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Old 11-20-2015, 11:19 AM
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That's fine I can wait on some build pics...i was able to pics uploaded to my garage...on this site. .I'm on stand still for my build untill parts come in Monday...did all disc brakes lastnight...maybe ill build shifter tonight..
Well hopefully you get your job going and you can get back to the build...
what state you ride in...
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:26 AM
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Im from Pennsylvania friend. Shamokin to be exact. Loads of riding here my friend.
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Old 03-06-2016, 11:22 AM
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update on progress. Did not get much done. just picked up a few things. i picked up 19 1/4 inch 930 cv for the rear. also got some switches and a set of gauges. just been doing small stuff. waiting for the weather to warm up.
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Old 03-17-2016, 04:03 PM
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Default Update on vulcan 500 crossfire

Update: ran the numbers on the motor and found out is a 500 ninja motor. Got a little fab work done. Just went and got enought wire to run a 220 live so I can start welding this thing together. Hopefully I can get these pics to upload
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Old 03-17-2016, 04:06 PM
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Another pic fellow buggy masters
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Old 03-17-2016, 04:18 PM
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Modified the rear wheels a little
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Motor sits in there really nice.
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Old 03-18-2016, 05:27 PM
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Thanks. Took some thinking on how to do it but it's going to work real nice I hope. Still have to build some of the motor mounts.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:06 AM
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Ok guys I finallywas able to weld some of the frame. For the engine. Was moving along pretty good until I ran out of wire.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:09 AM
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My phone only lets me load on pic
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Old 05-28-2016, 01:37 PM
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Default Control arms

Finally had a few minutes to work on the buggy. Did do much. I did get two of the rear control arms partially built. Have to order more heim joints.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:02 AM
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Default Update. Been to long.

Its been awhile but still working on the build. Some quick updates. Make the instrument panel. And picked up a cable for the shifter. Also made wheel bearing mouting plates.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:05 AM
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Shifter cable. Its actual a labor control cable from a roller coaster.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:07 AM
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Insterment panel for the buggy.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:56 AM
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Default Rear control arm. 1st one almost done

I still need to buy the bungs for the hiem joints. Hopefully the tubing comes this week so I can start the other side.
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:27 PM
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Default Buggy is wired up.

Got most of the wiring done. Hit the switch and push the button and she fired right up.
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Old 11-26-2017, 04:30 AM
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Really like what your doin with this Crossfires are the best! Pretty neat how you built the engine cradle out of the rollcage bars. I want to do a full dash similar to yours with a analog gps speedometer. What are you going to use for cvaxles? Are you going to try and put reverse on it?
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:33 AM
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I would like reverse but I dont know if I will have it. The only way I thought about putting reverse on is with the reverse setup from a trike motorcycle. As for axles I'm use weasler yoke and tube assembly from tractor supply. I am using the stock axle for the drive axle but I cut it down. Found a set of pillow block bearings that fit. The only issue I have is the back is going to be pretty wide.

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Old 11-28-2017, 05:38 PM
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I was running g out if things to do at home so I made this shifter. Its not completely done yet.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:29 PM
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Nice, is that aluminum?
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:12 PM
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Nope. Its steel. Just sand blasted
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:25 AM
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Heres some pics of my trailing arms.....I still want to get some of the moon buggy arms.





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Old 11-29-2017, 09:37 PM
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Thanks man. I could probably get some good ideas from these
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:19 PM
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Pics people.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:34 PM
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Looking good buddy. I like the wheel rings.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:52 AM
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Thanks Beefking.....believe it or not those rings on the wheel are motorcycle brake rotors some dude gave to me. I had no idea what to do with them or what bike they would have fit. So I cut the center out and welded them the the wheel.
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Trailing arms on.
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Looking good.
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