I am the first to admit that this is not the most thrilling full suspension design available to the masses. But I have seen worse. Get one and see what you can do with it. I loved your take on the Ukraina.
It will be probably easier to make as a single speed. A wider rear swingarm would be preferable, I had to compromise tire width.
Also I think a fully frame would look brutal with a leading fork like this:
Perhaps we need a full suspension Build Off. With regular class and a Anything goes.
I will be brainstorming on what to do with the stem and handlebars and seat. I do have those fog light which is nice and shiny and I could bolt directly to the stem, but weighs 100 kilos.
Also need cables, have to find the second grip etc.
Never seen so much effort put in to one of those Next/MGX/Hyper/Break Point/blah/blah/blah f/s bikes.
I do say this build and that green one is probably a better look for it, than it exploding in a ball of fire trying to do anything mountain bikey more than rolling through some grass field. I've been wanting a V2100 for a while now.
The shifter is called "rapidfire shifter" and the model is ST-7S20. It is now discontinued, but still available on the net, used or old new stock.
I don't know much about them, but a good alternative to the grip shifters, especially on short handlebars or when you don't want to cut your grips.
The numbers on the shifter don't change colors. Only 4 is red.
Spike, it doesn't matter how beaten, you need only the frame+swingarm anyway. Your fully has a seat tube a bit lower than mine.
I think I will try to cut the knobbies from the front tire Burt Munro style.