Originally Posted by Kenny
Interesting build OM. What is the estimated weight distribution?
I have not really tried to calculate the weight distribution, or even the overall weight. I can pick up the engine, frame, and front axle myself (individually), maybe 500 pounds total for all 3 or a little more. I think I might go lightweight on the upper structure other than the roll cage. It will have a roll bar behind the seats and another that will serve as the windshield frame. The parallel frame rails will have sheet metal between them, which will add some weight.
As far as distribution front to rear, it will probably be close to 50-50, of course depending on the number of people on board since the would be about 30% of the total weight, assuming two people at 400 pounds.
As far as overall drive ratio, that can be adjusted with the primary sprockets.
In the next few days I will get the transmission and the rest of the powertrain components, basically everything you would need except the Harley motor. Hopefully in a few weeks it will be a roller, maybe even a driver, but I have found predictions that rely on other peoples work tend to be optimistic.