Now with all the trash talk I’ve done lately it’s got me really thinking. Delusions of grandeur? More bark than bite? What do I know? It is one of a kind. I designed or choose every single Jot and tittle myself. I wanted things I’ve never seen and I have engineered them. I’ve recruited help where needed but have been the only driving force behind this project. I researched, applied, and calculated all kinds of factors in to making this project. I won’t be guessing. It’s something that has sat at the end of real world priorities and the front of my mind. Even now I question everything I’ve done. Not in regret, in anxious anticipation of the results. I don’t want a participation trophy. No pats on the back for a good try or well wishes of better luck next time. Burn it down and build it again is not part of my plan. Getting it right is. Naturally my 1st goal is safety and 2nd bulletproof and easy to use. But not really. I’m lieing. I could put it together and have no incidents for years and not be satisfied. That’s not all it takes to be right for me. My real #1 goal is to have one of the baddest fastest buggies the average person will see. Shawn likes to turn heads. Who doesn’t. It has to be better than average or I failed. It has to be better than good or I failed. It has to be fast or I failed. It has to be one of the fastest or I failed.
Simple enough for a goal huh? For my first buggy build. I rarely fail because I prepare.
What should I expect as far as speed then? Is My build one of a kind? Most would say not. We all know my feelings about the salesman with a similar build. It should be a fair comparison right? I quit watching at the fire FYI. But shouldn’t I expect mine to be less impressive than his bigger predator motor? And his build when running was not at all impressive. No wheel spinning torque. No insane top speed runs. No rocket acceleration. And Who calls that a jump? Bounce or hop maybe...Just a slow buggy with a big motor. I know the free delivery of parts is probably replacing his pile of scrap by now. I don’t care how much power he puts to it, it will never be fast. I’m not hating here, it’s a fact. He doesn’t understand what he is doing and how to get that power to the ground. But I DO. So if you think my build has the same lame potential as his, you don’t know me well enough yet.
What will determine my success? What is my bar of measure for speed? Sure the ride has to past the test of the feel of speed and spin the tires at will, climb the hills, and give cheap thrills. I still won’t have a base line for comparison. Looks great, drives great but I could have had that with out all the fuss. I need to know. What’s on the other side of the world. How will my custom design machine perform against one of the best going alternatives?
Maybe you don’t know about my plans to travel to Atlanta to put my build to the test. Myvt365 and I are getting set to line ‘em up! Check out his build if you haven’t already, gy6 fans should like their representative as a 180 cc class BDX badass. I’m impressed so far. Impressed enough it is the bar I will measure my success against. Not to mention a ton of fun!
Feel free to weigh in on this. Who are you betting on? Smart money is on the guy with speed in his name if you ask me.
Ohhhhh yea the build is moving right long...design build is not fast when your going for right the first time. I’m in a logicians pinch waiting on parts in the short term. Inching closer