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    Shawn Fountain
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    Hello, I purchased a swiss hutless shifter kart with a cr 125 power plant.

    My brakes are seized, and I need my seat mounted (brand new seat) and the ignition/cdi box mounted, along with a couple of questions about all these wires and hoses, lol.

    Any other swiss hutless owners that are close to the Andrews air force base area?

     

     

    #45134

    Matt Martin
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    I’m in the Baltimore area and currently setting up my TM K9-powered Intrepid to run with NESKS.

     

    In fact i just rebuilt the entire brake system on my kart; so, I know that area well.  There shouldn’t be too many wires, really.

     

    Pictures?

    #45172

    Shawn Fountain
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    I sent you a email with my number.

    Look forward to meeting you soon.

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    Shawn Fountain
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    Shawn Fountain
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    Shawn Fountain
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    Shawn Fountain
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    Shawn Fountain
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    Shawn Fountain
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    #46963

    Shawn Fountain
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    I guess it was a blessing in disguise that I never heard anything back from you, as I’ve been learning things hands on about my kart.

    Got my seat mounted, figured out that my seals were gone and my pistons were sticking, making the calipers hard to spin freely. I also unfroze the front wheels with a lot of wd 40 and a socket wrench.

     

    I pull it out every weekend, just to start her up, run through the gears. I do intend on having the brakes cleaned up and gone through professionally, as the brakes are one item on the kart that have to be right.

    #47049

    Clark Gaynor Sr.
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    Shawn, there is a Woodbridge Kart Club road race this coming weekend at Summit Point Raceway, in Summit Point, WV.  It will be on the Shenandoah circuit.  There will be MANY shifters there and a few vendors/engine builders as well.  You could bring your kart with you and have one of our shop guys look it over and get you headed in the right direction.

    If you decide to attend and have a look around, look me up.  Red trailer, white canopy, parked near the  front, doing pre race safety tech.

    Hope to see you Sat. or Sun.

    Clark Sr.

    #47143

    Shawn Fountain
    Participant

    I appreciate that Clark.

    I’m about 2 & 1\2 hours from Summit Point WV, i’m a lot closer to Sandy Hook Speedway, up in Baltimore Md.

    I bought this kart just to mess around on back roads (only paid $600.00 for the kart, electric stand and about $2,000.00 worth of extra parts) .  Former owner was a 61 year old school teacher that had his fill of the sport. Couldn’t put the money fast enough in his hands, ha.

    There is a new development a few miles up the road from me, that has about a quarter mile of straight away, that leads to a cul – de sac. It also has a 3 level parking garage that is empty on the weekends.  Only thing that i’m leary about is that there is a police department credit union on the next street. Cops frequent there exclusively and just the noise level from me running through the gears in the drive way gives me pause from taking my kart back there.

    I think us karters are dare devils, in a way. So, I know once I get my brakes seals put on and brakes bled, it’s on.

    When I had my blata pocket bike, I would warm the tires up on the straight away, then run up and down the 3 level parking garage. That  bike was a riot to ride! Almost felt like Valentino Rossi, can’t imagine the adrenaline rush i’m going to get from this kart.

    Will definitely attempt a track day in the future though.  Appreciate the offer.

     

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