Written By: roo
all the measures
This page will evolve as I build ROOPOD, but I will put down what I specs there are at this point.
6061 t651 aluminum throughout main tubes 1.5″ X .125″ wall bulkhead square tubes 1″ X .125″ body “skin” .060″ sheet. Frame completely joined by TIG welding using 4046 wire and 100% argon. Whole body to be heat treated at www.countyheattreat.com after all welding is completed (to restore anealed areas caused by welding) complete body to be in the 200lb range.
Tires:145/80R 10’s 19.1″ diameter (used on the clasic Mini Cooper) (Khumho brand)
Wheels: Douglas aluminum ATV Wheels 10″X5″ 1X4 offset 4X156 bolt pattern.
hubs: Polaris “Predator 500” hubs
Brakes:Polaris “predator 500″ 7″ hydralic disk brakes.
spindles/uprights: ROOPOD made: polaris spindles/6061 machined uprights-polaris ball joints.
Dual A-arms: ROOPOD made: 6061 machined billit. .5” heim joint inner pivots
Front shocks: Air-Coil spring adjustable shocks from Progressive Suspension
Rear Swing arm/engine cradle 6061 welded/heat treated aluminum
Rear shocks: Air-Coil spring adjustable shocks from the rear of a Harley “bagger”
Steering: woodward rack and pinion manual
Kubota z482 water cooled two cylinder Diesel engine 482 cc 12hp @ 3600rpm
(I may see about adding a turbocharger to this if it is too wimpy)
Comet variable belt Transmission “94C-Duster”
NOVA RACING Reverse gearbox custom to match comet CVT
Chain final drive +/- 4:1 (520 chain-roopod built rear sprocket)
polaris “preadator 500” radiator, front mounted
Heated fuel tank: ROOPOD made (to enable SVO use and b100 winter use) 3 gal
Starting fuel tank: ROOPOD made(to hold petro diesel for starting) 3 gal
Windshield: middle portion of a VW New Beetle windshield cut-down
Side-rear windows: .125″ Marguard lexan
Headlights: Hella 2.375″ modular projecters two high/two low beam
Directional/tail/brake lights: LED ROOPOD built
Door: ROOPOD made hinged along dashboard, gas strut supported.
Heater: heater core/ variable fan dash mounted/ servo control valve
ROOPOD: will be registered in Massachusetts as a motorcycle, it will bear the vin from a donor bike, and in the eyes of the state, will be that motorcycle that I have “modified” I have talked to someone who has done this, and it worked for them…keeping my fingers crossed! I am hoping that I can get away without having to require helmet use…insurance will cover it as a modified motorcycle.