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Old 03-15-2017, 12:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Side by side sleds, anyone made or know of?

Hi Guys,

I am new to the site and thought this might be a good place for input on past machines, although from scouring the net, there really isn't much out there (besides the elite and very few other short lived machines). I am currently in the midst of building a side by snow machine, (I'm surprised one of the big companies haven't put one out yet that doesn't look like your grandpa should be driving it on the farm lol) and I am curious if anyone has built one yet on here? I have designed the machine in a 3D modelling program (rough model) and are currently fabricating. As well keeping in mind I do not have a ton of experience in fabrication or welding in general, so yes things may not be up to everyone's standards. The top of the cab has not been started yet (out of tubing) but I have put some bent bars there to give the idea of the roof line more less. Anyways, here's a little look, depending on the constructive responses, future updates maybe posted.

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That is gonna be pretty heavy when you get done with that tubing
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What engine are you putting on it?
Going to take a lot of power to move that thing...


Should make it a double track twin engine


Cool project though
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[QUOTE=sled208;18420306]That is gonna be pretty heavy when you get done with that tubing[/QUOTE

Yep it will definitely be a few pounds, shooting for a Apprx weight +/- 750lbs finished.
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What engine are you putting on it?
Going to take a lot of power to move that thing...


Should make it a double track twin engine


Cool project though
Thanks. I have a 600cc triple out of a Formula III, research I have found says it's Apprx 127hp engine. I know it wouldn't break any land speed records, but if it cruises nicely at 80km/h I'll be happy lol.
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What engine are you putting on it?
Going to take a lot of power to move that thing...


Should make it a double track twin engine


Cool project though
In regards to the twin track, it seems like twin tracks just rob so much power out of an engine, and they sound like a tank but it did cross my mind. Also looking at my budget, single track it is lol
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Thanks. I have a 600cc triple out of a Formula III, research I have found says it's Apprx 127hp engine. I know it wouldn't break any land speed records, but if it cruises nicely at 80km/h I'll be happy lol.
Lots of HP there, not a lot of torque on the low end...
Just make sure you gear it very low to start with, better then burning belts.


I'm thinking you'll be closer to 1000lbs by the time your done.


Also do the support bars for your rear suspension run all the way to the front or are they welded at the main section? Kind of thinking you'll need some gussets in there.
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Lots of HP there, not a lot of torque on the low end...
Just make sure you gear it very low to start with, better then burning belts.


I'm thinking you'll be closer to 1000lbs by the time your done.


Also do the support bars for your rear suspension run all the way to the front or are they welded at the main section? Kind of thinking you'll need some gussets in there.
When gearing it, are you referring to the actual gears in the chain case or the Secondary it's self? I'm not overly knowledgable on the gearing subject. How is this accomplished?( Coles notes, I can research later in depth)

The main rails run full length from head to toe out of 2x3x.125 and was hoping that would be enough to keep it straight, so far zero flex in the frame.

Thanks for the input so far!
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where do you plan to drive this machine.
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where do you plan to drive this machine.
Do you have a big backyard? I can swing by when it's done!!
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