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chrisenamels Silver Member Chris Brown
Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, UK   GBR
Onto the second preliminary stage of my cyclekart build, the first was buying a trailer, which allowed me to collect the 125cc scooter I bought Tuesday, which is the second stage. I've put this in the Custom Kart section as although it'll comply with specification on power output and dimensions, but it's a bit unconventional otherwise. The Sinnis Harrier I've bought turned up on ebay with light front end damage, I think I got a bargain at £112. considering it'll give me the complete back end of my kart, drivetrain, wheel, brake and suspension. Added to that there are various undamaged parts that I don't need, so selling them might even cover my outlay. I'll drop the level of the rear end by moving the fuel tank forward to above the engine, so the final height should be about level with the front edge of the seat in the photo.

The aim is to produce something as close as I can get to the car in the last two photos, minus the mudguards (fenders) of course. I've got some steel suitable for the build, left over from when I used to make trailers, but the next (and last) outing for the trailer (AKA rusty heap) in it's current form will be to collect the rest of the steel for the kart build, and for the rebuild of the trailer.

It'll take a while to do as I've got to organize a workspace, and I've got a big show coming up at Llangollen International Eisteddfod, which I need to get stock done for. I've got a gap then before another show in August, weeks holiday tacked on after the show, then another gap before a show late in October. Hopefully I'll at least get to a running chassis before Rhys's proposed gathering at Brooklands at the end of October.

I'll update this thread as and when there's progress, I'm hoping, being a cheapskate to come in under the £500 mark, if you want that in dollars you'll have to convert it yourselves, as the Pound's up and down like a yo-yo at the moment.

Chris



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sherwayne Sherwin R
Jacksonville, FL, USA   USA
Sounds like a plan. Looking forward to seeing more updates.

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chrisenamels Silver Member Chris Brown
Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, UK   GBR
It'll be the middle of July before I can do any more, as I'm away at a big show for a week from Saturday. Even then it'll only be preparing a working area that I can put a gazebo on, as I haven't got space to work inside. Then I'll collect the steel for the kart and trailer rebuild, and I can make some progress before my next big show at the end of August. I did have one bonus earlier in the week, when I notified the scooter as off road it was showing as taxed, so I assumed the refund would go to the previous owner, but no, I got a cheque for £9.91 which is a result.

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chrisenamels Silver Member Chris Brown
Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, UK   GBR
Well some progress, sort of, I realised yesterday that as I'd had to set up a Windows computer to install POI's on my "new" Garmin GPS, I could use Bigprint. So I downloaded the evaluation copy, established how easy it was to use, and splashed out a whole £17.41 on it, I've printed the plan view, just need to lay it out on a board, narrow it, and possibly tweak the cockpit. Total expenditure now stands at £169.50, including the wheels, without having yet sold any scooter parts.

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