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Posted January 30, 2011 - 11:05 PM

Hey Alan, I do you think a 250 chain drive rear axle and front end can be switched to a 230 shaft drive??


No Clue, take a few measurements. I never had a shaft drive unit.

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Posted January 31, 2011 - 06:35 PM

Well, I got the other chain drive 250 home today and aired up all 4 tires, i don't think the non differential issue is an issue, but the fenders and seats are still an issue. But I do have front brakes now. :)
Also, I am going to stick with the 250 and start looking for the correct rear fenders and seat, means another trip to atv salvage yard to uh.. look, I know the seat off my first 250 is still up there (I left it because it was all tape!!!) but I may sort thru all the yard to make sure I don't miss something and find better front tires, etc.

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 04:01 PM

well, I worked on the ATV project today and it now has the bulk of everything removed, including engine, air cleaner, exhaust, handlebars, and body panels. My original plan of driving it around this weekend on one battery and a contact switch is not possible because I have no sprocket for the motor. Anyway, no snow here but too cold to work for more than an hour or so, and I got in 2 so far...

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 04:46 PM

Casey, atleast you got something done on it today. Good job and stay warm.

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 05:39 PM

Casey, atleast you got something done on it today. Good job and stay warm.


Ya, I can't do any more on it today.. too cold outside. It cuts right into you its soo cold..

I did however set the motor in there to see how it fit and what lines up with what. There is fit, but it is probably 3/4 of an inch clearance to the right tire. May end up sandwiching a washer between the wheel and hub on the right tire to add some clearance, but we will see. And before anyone says washers isnt the best plan the hub and wheel meet as tabs so wheel spacer wont look right or add anything to it in my opinion. Anyway, that's the report.

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 06:27 PM

What are using for a motor on this thing?

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 06:37 PM

What are using for a motor on this thing?


I am using a permanant magnet 1 hp 36vdc gear motor off of a floor scrubber brush. Mine is rated at 1050 rpm and looks like the one in this ebay ad. Mine was actually free though lol.
36v Brush Motor for Floor Scrubbers Part # 56024372 - eBay (item 380256377631 end time Mar-01-11 07:43:06 PST)

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Posted February 04, 2011 - 12:33 AM

Glad to hear you're making headway. Good for you (& yes, that cold does cut right thru you doesn't it?)

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Posted February 04, 2011 - 12:51 AM

wish it didnt cut right thru me, I hate cold.....

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Posted February 04, 2011 - 05:24 PM

Casey check this out, will yours be able to do this?


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Posted February 04, 2011 - 05:50 PM

That is very cool !! Thanks Doug for the post..

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Posted February 04, 2011 - 06:50 PM

Casey check this out, will yours be able to do this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFTUOQDioIY&feature=related

Able yes, will I do it more than once.... mabey lol.

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Posted February 04, 2011 - 06:59 PM

I did a YouTube search for electric ATV's there's a lot of them.

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Posted February 04, 2011 - 07:13 PM

Ya, there's a company out on the west coast in I think Oregon that makes electric atvs as well as I think another company in New Hampshire or something, don't quote me on those locations. But they are using golf cart rear ends in their electric atvs. Me, I'm steering clear of the series wound motors, the permanent magnet motors are better in my opinion, reversable and only 2 leads, plus they have a straight line torque curve. So ya, I don't doubt you finding a ton, but remember, those are about 8-10 grand new!! Mine will come in under a grand and be half as good as the factory ones so I think that's really good. They are making them equivalent to 600-700 sized atvs, mine is being built on a 250 sized deal, and more for fun. :D

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Posted February 04, 2011 - 07:19 PM

Oh ya for sure some of these guys are spending some money, for me it's a shoe string budget, heck the electric Massey has got more $ in it than any of my others. Power, big motors, lithium ion batteries, cost, unless you can stumble across them somehow.




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