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Old 05-01-2014, 08:53 PM   #2821
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They're still available OEM. I recently bought one from Partzilla for my BW350.
Thanks Rob I needed one too. I ordered one up.


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Old 05-01-2014, 10:16 PM   #2822
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For you guys that have the cdi's in the mail..here is a bit of info
on what to expect..I have 2 left at this time..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIG-WHEEL-YA...item258d954bca


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Your CDI's for the BigWheel 200. I assume that they only work with the kickstart only models? Any thoughts on the electric start models? I think it's so amazing that you are
working on a CDI solution for the BigWheel.

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Old 05-02-2014, 01:21 AM   #2823
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MIA Mr Bigwheel..

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By the way. Has anyone heard from Mr. Bigwheel? It's been a while since we have heard from him. I hope everything is okay with the founder of this forum.
When was the last time he was heard of?

Hey just a big Good'ay From Down Under. Western Australia.
Want a BW!!! Can't for love of Money find one in Australia, well one for sale anyway. So I have cheated, found all the relevant gear on Ebay to make one" I mean a bike with Big Wheels anyway" bought front end and rear end complete from parts to transform a Honda XR 400 into a Fun Machine. My idea is to buy a licenced XR 400 then do the transformation and all the " you can't ride that off-road bike here" people can go $%#@ off, cause it will be road registered. lol. I see the places you northern American riders go and think WOW if only. I live in perhaps the "Largest State in the World" and there are 3 places you are allowed to take an off road bike. Doesn't stop people but hey Government get a grip. If you want kids off the reserves, give us some Crown Land...

Hey guys that was longer than expected so Cheers, Have a good one!!
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:25 AM   #2824
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Wink Front Hub BW 200/350

I'm guessing pretty much most parts are identical, Um question what is the best way to change the front end to disk brakes?? Do you have to go the whole swap to Honda ATV 250 or Yamaha Tri z or can you swap the hub and forks??

New to this bike so excuse the ignorance!!
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:14 AM   #2825
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Hi Redman66-

Check out Mr BigWheel's set up on early posts- he has a Tri-Z front end. I have a Honda 250R front end one of my BW350s-I apologize for not including pictures (at the shop getting top end rebuilt). I think you nailed two of the better options for upgrading to a disc brake up front. Please send pics of your project in process. Good luck!

Marty

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I'm guessing pretty much most parts are identical, Um question what is the best way to change the front end to disk brakes?? Do you have to go the whole swap to Honda ATV 250 or Yamaha Tri z or can you swap the hub and forks??

New to this bike so excuse the ignorance!!
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:25 PM   #2826
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Project bike or nightmare?



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Old 05-02-2014, 05:28 PM   #2827
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Nightmare!

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Project bike or nightmare?



Nightmare, for sure. Based on the half-assed kicker, I don't even think this is a parts bike. If you get it for free, at least you could recover some scrap money at salvage.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:43 PM   #2828
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Def Nightmare but i love a challenge

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Nightmare, for sure. Based on the half-assed kicker, I don't even think this is a parts bike. If you get it for free, at least you could recover some scrap money at salvage.
Hey as I mentioned I just bought parts off a BW and I paid $300 just for the rear swing arm!!! Parts are rare as !!! Grab what you can and split it up, sell on Ebay , make some coin!!!

Good on ya...
You guys heard of the Suzuki RV 90 ? They were a road legal fat wheeled bike. I made 3 of them from bikes in about the same condition as the one above. Just lots of work. haha
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:56 PM   #2829
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The last Nightmare i rebuilt.







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Old 05-02-2014, 05:59 PM   #2830
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Cheers Yupper

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Hi Redman66-

Check out Mr BigWheel's set up on early posts- he has a Tri-Z front end. I have a Honda 250R front end one of my BW350s-I apologize for not including pictures (at the shop getting top end rebuilt). I think you nailed two of the better options for upgrading to a disc brake up front. Please send pics of your project in process. Good luck!

Marty
Will do Marty..
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:16 PM   #2831
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Project bike or nightmare?



Depending on price I would at least get it for a parts bike..
I have a similar 200 that I bought with a full engine with missing pieces (kickstart/brake/shifter/no seat Etc.. for $300 hoping to put in a 2 stroke 300 ish sumday..
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:17 PM   #2832
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Outstanding work there !!!!
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:56 PM   #2833
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Outstanding work there !!!!
Yup. That a little gem.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:28 PM   #2834
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By the way. Has anyone heard from Mr. Bigwheel? It's been a while since we have heard from him. I hope everything is okay with the founder of this forum.
I met Mr. Big-Wheel and the Alaskan mullitia in early April for the Desert 100 in Odessa WA. All are well and had a great time..
Mr. Big-Wheel had C.D.I. issues during the race and Cliff H. did the Big-Wheel fan's proud buy finishing the 100 mile race ( I believe it is the first big-wheel to finish the race !! Ever! ) Kudos to Cliff as the terrain and dust were incredible...
I rode the 200 for the poker run and pitted for them for the race..
I am hoping they put together a video soon of the event along with another from last fall's Enduro-Cross in Everett Wa. some of my Fav. videos for shure..
This is the video I took at the start of the first wave, sorry for the shaky camera work.. hopefully you can appreciate from this and other videos of it what an event it really is..700 bikes on first wave alone.. handlebar to handlebar with a Le-Mans start, cannon goes off and run 100 yard's to your bike and in Cliff H's case you get so excited you get on Mr.Big-Wheel's mount till you realize you are on the wrong bike and someone is pulling you off to get on your bike ! lol !

A couple pre-race shots of the boy's;


These are shots from a professional photographer that captured the whole mullitia by accident, he was shooting the guy out front I think going for the holeshot that crashed very bad, notice Cliff and Mr.Big-Wheel just getting to the right bikes as he crashes out front...note the extreme separation of rider and bike by the 3 rd shot..thank God he walked away..don't know how..







This is the video I took of the start of the first wave,,the remark Bad,Bad,Bad was the rider in fron of them crshing in the pictures...
you can pic-out all 4 of them amongst the 700 riders...

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I would recommend all Big-Wheel owners that can make it next April to meet us there,,it was a blast..
**sorry for the finish to the weekend.. The English Nightmare and Hollywood had arranged for a friend to take their bikes back to Alaska by trailer along with a Kawi the Nightmare bought for hos son, Unfortunately they were all stolen from the IKEA lot in Kent WA. as the friend was about to head back ..trailer and all ..(yes.. the same Kent that's always on COPS) !!

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=969245

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Old 05-03-2014, 06:17 AM   #2835
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Going to pick it up tomorrow or Monday. Cherry pick what I need for my machine and move the rest on. Too far gone for this boy to restore.


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