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UTV/Buggy Fabrication For all those doing your own fabrication on the Yamaha Rhino and other UTV's

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Old 01-03-2016, 02:15 PM
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btw... what size of tubing did you use? 1.5? just curious..
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Old 01-03-2016, 02:15 PM
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nice light bar man...
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What ever I can find that fits.
You don't need much usually maybe a couple inches.
I always start looking here:

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I found one on Amazon with a 4" stroke for $54.
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:18 PM
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btw... what size of tubing did you use? 1.5? just curious..
It's 1" 11 gauge for the main hoops and 3/4" for the vertical bash bars between the lights.
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:48 PM
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Like it
Now add the support from the top tube back to the cage cross tube but use rod ends and tabs and put a linear actuator in betwixt the SRE's so that you can aim the lights on the fly....


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Thanks for the tip!

Installed my linear actuator for the light bar. I ordered some Supra 20" Struts to install on the top just to add some stability at speed.











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Old 01-28-2016, 12:15 PM
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Old 02-04-2016, 03:17 PM
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Got a little time in the garage today and worked on my electrical box. I went with a humidor.

First the mount.


These will be replaced with Nyloc nuts.


I made a stand off to keep the components off the bottom in case it ever gets submerged and water gets in through the bottom.


I like this location for ease of access. I mounted the box off center of the plate to keep from crowding my foot at the throttle.


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Old 02-27-2016, 07:42 PM
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Wiring! What a PITA! Definitely not the funnest aspect of the build, but its nearly done. I just need to parallel the hot side of the fuse block and finish the brake light wiring once I fab in my brake light bar.

Got a little help today!






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Old 02-27-2016, 08:14 PM
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If I may, before you are done with that humidor pull the fuse panel out and put a piece of plastic between the metal mounting plate and the connectors.
You can use about anything the side of a milk carton, something like that.
If you do you'll never need it but if you don't...

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Old 02-27-2016, 09:40 PM
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If I may, before you are done with that humidor pull the fuse panel out and put a piece of plastic between the metal mounting plate and the connectors.
You can use about anything the side of a milk carton, something like that.
If you do you'll never need it but if you don't...

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Damn good idea! It has a lot of clearance, but yeah, you never know.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:52 PM
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There doesn't seem to be much activity on this board, but I figure I'll keep it updated anyway. I'm about 90% done on my rear lights. I still need to clearance the holes for a perfect fit on the lights, weld it in, and paint it. I'm pretty happy with it. I was going to skin it, but I wasn't liking the look and chose to leave it naked. I plan doing a similar hoop off the upper rear bumper bar for two more LED's that can be converted to turn signals if I choose to go street legal.





I still need to strip and paint the rear bumper.


I wasn't digging this look, but I did cut and bend a piece. I didn't like it at all. It looked like a bonnet. I forgot to take a pic.
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:51 AM
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Looks like your making great progress. Keep updating. There are plenty reading.
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:59 AM
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Great work! The wiring looks very clean. Regarding not skinning it, have you thought about skinning just a few sections along the bottom, especially up front? I hate having sand/dirt kicking up into my face from the front tires.
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:24 PM
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Great work! The wiring looks very clean. Regarding not skinning it, have you thought about skinning just a few sections along the bottom, especially up front? I hate having sand/dirt kicking up into my face from the front tires.

Thanks!

I haven't decided on front skins yet. I probably will though. I'm looking forward to my kids getting some exposure to off-roading and I don't want them to be afraid of the dirt hitting them in the face and turning them off. My daughter is 9 and my son is 5.

I asked my daughter if she would ever want me to drop her off at school in the rail. She's says, "Heck yeah, dad! All the kids would love that thing!"
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Old 04-07-2016, 12:55 PM
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We use paintball masks because ski goggles don't cover your mouth/face. I've added weatherstrip foam to seal around the eyes (one advantage for ski goggles). The other method I've seen is ski goggles with bandana which works well but hard to keep on kids.
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:20 PM
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I figured I would go with helmets for now. I think a motocross helmet and googles will be easier to keep on the kids. We'll see though. I'll look into paintball masks. Just not sure if they make them small enough for kids.
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:46 PM
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Man, the last two hours seem to be more productive than the last two days in the garage. I didn't get the brake lines done yet, but I did get the clutch line in and bled. Got the light wiring roughed in. I need to change the oil and it will be ready to fire up after I get the brake lines in.



Got my struts mounted.


Full down parks it right in front of the axle for those tricky situations. Full up shined over the two story house across the street. Perfect for spotting hill climbs.




These little Hellas are pretty bright for a cheap incandescent light. I think 4 will be plenty bright for my needs. Looking forward to some summer nights in the desert!
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