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xtreme
12-10-2012, 06:31 PM
If you were building a new from the ground up 2wd drive hunting/ranching motorcycle that could go more places than a conventional atv and cost one third of the price, what accessories would you put on it? How would you design it? What size motor? What type transmission would you use?

Drhorsepower
12-10-2012, 06:56 PM
I would start off by making it 4wd, winch, heated handles, 10 gal fuel cap, spare tire. That I think would be the "ultimate hunting atv" (for Nevada)

xtreme
12-10-2012, 07:18 PM
Ok Dr, heated grips. Another question for you, cam for the LS2, 630 lift or more? Its in 06 GTO 6sp.

Fink
12-10-2012, 07:28 PM
I agree with making it a 4wd. And the winch. As far as engine size is concerned, it would really depend on what you use it for. I personally think there is no need for an atv bigger than a 500, but then, I don't expect my atv to pull anything more than a 4' brushhog. I think it's crazy to try pulling other farming implements with an atv. Thats what a JD or a Case is for.
I'm getting ready to buy one, and I will either buy a 360 or a 400.

I'll also put a milk crate on the front rack, but I don't think they sell that aftermarket part at most ATV places.

xtreme
12-10-2012, 07:38 PM
This is two wheels, not four.

Muleys 24/7
12-10-2012, 07:45 PM
This is two wheels, not four.

You mean a motorcycle then.... 2 wheels?

xtreme
12-10-2012, 07:55 PM
Yes, two wheels.

RUTTIN
12-10-2012, 08:45 PM
Look at the Rokon's ( 2 wheel drive motorcycle) and see if they give you any ideas. I know they have gas containers built into the rims front and back, and they will go anywhere.

Drhorsepower
12-11-2012, 12:39 AM
Ok Dr, heated grips. Another question for you, cam for the LS2, 630 lift or more? Its in 06 GTO 6sp.

Well that's a subject I like! What other mods? Intentions with the car?

Do you have a cam picked out? If so what is part #

xtreme
12-11-2012, 07:02 AM
I ran the K&N for a while then pulled it off and put it back in the box, money wasted. It is stock and I am looking at cams, some will bost horsepower by 120. Lack of traction is already a problem, wheelhop if any rpm from a complete stop. I dont want to destroy the streetability. Best guess for et is in the 12.90s

hardstalk
12-11-2012, 07:09 AM
Id look real hard at an electric bicycle with peddle assist. No more wilderness restrictions. Im looking hard at one of those. Different story if your looking for a work hog though.

Bitterroot Bulls
12-11-2012, 07:26 AM
Id look real hard at an electric bicycle with peddle assist. No more wilderness restrictions. Im looking hard at one of those. Different story if your looking for a work hog though.

You can not use any wheeled machine in Federally designated wilderness, including bicycles and game carts.

Colorado Cowboy
12-11-2012, 07:47 AM
You can not use any wheeled machine in Federally designated wilderness, including bicycles and game carts.

You are 100% correct.

xtreme
12-11-2012, 08:15 AM
No but you can use airplanes

Bitterroot Bulls
12-11-2012, 08:59 AM
No but you can use airplanes

You can use airplanes to fly to traditional airstrips that were in use prior to Wilderness designation.

BKC
12-11-2012, 09:10 AM
Xtreme, I use my xr 600 for scouting and checking out new areas to hunt. The fastest 4 wheeler may be able to keep me in sight. For wilderness areas, I use the 4 legged variety.

hardstalk
12-11-2012, 09:33 AM
Thanks for the info bb. I recall seeing signs that says no motorized transportation and after doing some research bicycles somehow fall into that category. Looks like my focus is changing to an ultralight. Some of those bikes cost the same as a ultralight thats hit the dirt a few times anyway :)

Ikeepitcold
12-11-2012, 10:33 AM
Look at the Rokon's ( 2 wheel drive motorcycle) and see if they give you any ideas. I know they have gas containers built into the rims front and back, and they will go anywhere.

Those are cool!

xtreme
12-11-2012, 01:13 PM
BKC, I have a soft spot for the xr600, I raced one in the Baja 1000. My current dualsport is a KTM 540 that Guy Cooper use to beat Ricky Carmichael to the first turn in one of the outdoor nationals. Rokons are neat, I have owned two, still not exactly what we need. That ultralite is very interesting.