Tench wrote:Knoxie, been trail riding ice for 40 years all over the country, had loads of XR's and KTM's, done some competition riding and even built engines and chassis that have raced in the IOM aswell as worked as a spanner man at british and world supermoto for the then multiple british champion Sam Warren. I was a pro welder for 18 years but that was mig, tig i just play at it. , so i supose i have all the skills to do this type of stuff, the electric side i am learning fast. This bike will get some serious use up in the Derbyshire peak district when it is finished, just got to make a new hub to fit on the Cyclone crank freewheel so i can get some nice crank sprockets of a better size. I will get some pics of Sam on this bike when i see him next week and some video when it is completely finished
The idea came from owning my first build a cyclone, link to that build below, and then a Stealth Bomber, the Bomber was ok but the weight of the DD X5 in the rear wheel was just too much unsprung weight which was not to my liking, so a mid mount hubbie it was as the cyclone was just a bit lacking for a serious off roader.
This weighs 85 pounds at the mo, might get another pound or 2 off it yet, which is a heap less than the Bomber, i can carry this one!! with much lower unsprung weight, better weight distribution and about the same speed but the ability to run lower gears for climbing.
I would like to do something with a big RC motor next, i allready know how i am going to do it
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