Riders all over the world read Dirt Wheels, including Australia. Here’s a machine built by one of our readers in the land down under. The engine for Simon Williams’ machine came from a Triumph Daytona street bike. In stock form the 675cc, three-cylinder screamer makes 125 horsepower at 12,500 rpms. It’s not the kind of motor that’s good for plonking along slowly on tight rocky trails, but it works fine for roosting to the top of a steep dune, or blasting across a sand drag strip.
That’s what Simon built his quad to do. The frame came from a 1985 Suzuki Quadracer 250, but as you can see, it was strengthened by welding on many extra steel tubes around the perimeter of the wide engine. The swing arm was custom made to be 6 inches longer than stock. He then made sure the framework looked good by given it a three stage custom powder coated paint job. The rear tires are 26 inch Skat Traks mounted on 10 inch wide bead lock wheels. Simon calls his fast drag quad “Gold Digger”.
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