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XC Quad - couple of years on


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By hoppy - Posted on 16 August 2016

The quad has been used quite a bit over the last couple of years. From downhill on single track in the forest, which is awesome fun if a little challenging trying to pick two lines at once for each wheel track, to cruising around the streets on rides with my young daughter. The only work I've done on it is modify a Kmart outdoor chair for the seat and fit some narrower tyres. Haven't had any issues with breakages or excessive wear on any parts.

I still love this machine and so glade I made it. Always seems to delight those that see it out and about and had a few offers to buy it from people I gave it to for test drives a a bike/human powered vehicle show a while ago. Even my mum, in her mid sixties, loves to take it for a run. Since I've migrated to adventure motorcycles from MTB, the quad is still the first choice over the 2 wheeler when I feel the urge to go for a peddle.

Here's a couple more pics of the rig at present and a closer view of the double freewheel drive centre and 1/2" socket extension drive shafts for those interested in the mechanics.

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