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October 16, 2017 at 9:20 pm #87213
I once spoke to an old man, when I first got interested on this package, he pointed out to the driver leading the race at the local track and said: See that motor there!? This is the 5th season on that motor and we have done nothing to it!!!!!!! Other than just regular maintenance.
So I Know I can count on at least 3 years and a good chance I can get to 4 if well maintained.October 13, 2017 at 5:39 pm #87090
That engine package is fairly new, and some clubs here in Cali are still testing it, and some have already raced them with very good results.
I hear nothing but good things about it, that the bottom end is a lot beefier with a 125 cc crank and bearings, that it is screaming fast and reliable, etc.
The only issue I’ve heard so far is that the onboard starter is having some issues, but they’re working on it, as they don’t want it to become an issue like we’ve had in the past with Rotax and Leopards.
Your question about piston life is a question you should ask a shop, seller, supporter or a team that supplies those engines, as far as I know they are still trying to make it grow, and I know of a guy that is willing to let racers borrow engines to test them and see how they like them.
And the answer to your other question about the future replacement of KT100 is correct, not only the KT100 but will also replace the KPV for sure.
Hope this helps your curiosity.October 12, 2017 at 10:21 am #87034
Just sign up again, go back to your ad, hit edit, click on your text, hit your delete button on your keyboard till it’s all gone, don’t forget to do the same to your heading.
You have to say something on the spots, or else it won’t let you. Right after you delete it all just say ” Please Delete” or ” SOLD”
Do this to every ad or follow ups you have, and you’ll be fine. David Cole will delete it when he can.
P.S. What was the end result on your no spark condition anyway? Did you get it resolved? What was it?October 10, 2017 at 6:37 pm #86958
Yeah, K1 suits suck!!!!!!! very cheap stuff
Some of the guys I race with had expensive custom suits made by them, they went bad in the 1st race, sent them back for repairs, came back for the next race and broke from zipper, and seams, so they finished the race all patched up with gorilla tape.
They sent their suits back for a new replacement, and went into garbage again.
I would never buy such Mickey Mouse junk like that. I have an old Sparco suit that I’ve been using for the last 11 years and no problems, I wash it all the time, I only had to replace one zipper, but for 11 years I think it’s very acceptable, plus that poor guy has been to hail and back 2 times.
For cleaning: just go to the $1.00 store and buy some of that yellow Awesome cleaner and red carpet cleaner, soak it up for a bit and wash it. Comes out looking like magic!!!!!!!! Disclaimer. Do not leave it soaking up for too long, who knows how cheap that k1 material/fabric is? You don’t want it to look all cammo or spotty.September 26, 2017 at 12:32 pm #86389
Steve. I have a client interested on your roller.
Are you gonna be available some time today? He wants to look at it. Let me know Thanks.September 22, 2017 at 6:37 pm #86232
Very common chain issue, tight and loose, but has nothing to do with your clutch binding, most likely you have a slightly bent axle or a bad carrier.
It is very important you reply to Bryan Williams about the type of clutch you have though. He has a lot of knowledge, plus he has lots of engines, clutches and a bunch of stuff, if you ever need anything Briggs related, he is the man.
Is this your old engine, that you had no idea how many hours it had on it? Plus leaking oil at the cases? He has brand new ones in stock, and will be at Button willow this Sunday. Just sayin’September 21, 2017 at 7:06 pm #86199September 12, 2017 at 8:40 am #85819
Yup! Clark is right, and spot on!
Also see if clutch may need to be re clocked, that might be your issue too.September 11, 2017 at 7:01 pm #85778
You have a combination of old breadbox side pods and newer unico front bumper and driver’s nose cone.
That kart looks to be an old Track Magic, they’ve been out of business for a long time. You might be able to find some NOS from a vendor sitting on a dusty shelf, if not look on ebay, or post an ad here at the WTB section.
Otherwise install a new body kit from new karts, adapt the mounting tubing, and you’re good to go! You can turn it into a CRG, Mad Croc, Praga, Tony Kart, Top Kart, or anything you want, and all the parts and graphic kits would be available anywhere. Good luck. FastFreddy.September 5, 2017 at 11:11 am #85561September 5, 2017 at 11:10 am #85560August 31, 2017 at 7:36 pm #85430August 31, 2017 at 8:35 am #85406August 25, 2017 at 11:32 am #85144
Contact your Cousin Orville Wright from BKS in Bakersfield Ca.
He’s a good friend of mine, he does a lot of Yamaha KT100’s, and has a few twin engine karts, he may be able to help you.
(661) 805-7004 Tell him FastFreddy sent you. Good luck, buddy.August 24, 2017 at 7:28 pm #85130
That is a very tiny tight track
I would say start with 62 or 63, and if you don’t like, or you spend too long on the rev litter change it to a different or taller sprocket.
I found this video, it may give you an idea for feedback.August 20, 2017 at 9:26 am #84991August 17, 2017 at 9:09 am #84938August 11, 2017 at 9:48 am #84672
Yup, I agree with Wade
I’ve used the same set of tires all season on my L0206, so far 6 races, and may still get one more.
The beauty about buying a complete L0206 kart/engine package is that it will be affordable, you get to try it while the class gets some traction, and before you know it there will be lots of people doing it ( I know for fact ) And if you find out you don’t like your kart, then you can sell it for what you paid for.
Buy if you buy an older TAG kart with and older Rotax or Leopard engine (boat anchor motor ) and you decide you don’t like it, then selling it again might be a bit difficult, you may sit on it for a while and you won’t get the majority of your money back. Almost nobody in the country runs those anymore.
Listen to the good advise given here by some of us, been there done that.
You trust us, and can almost be 100 percent that if you and your buddies start going to the track with your L0206 it will grow big, don’t be intimidated by the lack of kart counts. There is a reason why there are so little numbers in your town for TAG karts, but if you invest a little time and money on L0206 it will take off fast, and you will benefit from all the many participants that will start doing it too.August 11, 2017 at 8:22 am #84667August 10, 2017 at 2:21 pm #84653August 9, 2017 at 8:42 am #84600
World Formula is really good too, in my opinion just as fast if not faster than Yamaha KT100 pipe.
And yes I noticed the numbers are pretty low here too.
I think just the simplicity, it’s nice not to carry a heavy starter, plus the fact that the L0206 you can’t touch the engine ( sealed motor/spec motor ) more of an even playing field, especially for the beginner. And the world formola you have different builders, different set ups, different power bands, etc.
And the whole idea of going L0206 was so that new karters, beginners, entry level drivers, or experienced drivers that wanted to keep it low key could do so, with out all the complicity.
But yeah, I hear you, I was wondering the same thing myself too.August 8, 2017 at 8:11 pm #84575
And just because they seem slow doesn’t mean it’s easy to get up front, there are lots of super fast guys running up front.
I hope it does good in your town buddy, I honestly think it will, it wasn’t too long ago it started here as a small group, and now you can’t throw a rock in any direction and not hit an L0206, now all the big shots running fast karts are doing L0206 because they see how much fun we’re having.August 8, 2017 at 7:28 pm #84573
I understand, Lol.
We race shifter karts too. We know the feeling.
Unfortunately we can’t afford to run 3 classes, so we can only do shifters and L0206, and we’re having fun.
We’re getting ready to go race here on our next raceAugust 8, 2017 at 5:47 pm #84569
L0206 is very successful everywhere in the country, and yes in the beginning people were skeptical about it, including myself, and now you look at it!!
Here in Cali, they had to split it in 3 classes so that it won’t get too crazy with 46 plus to 60 plus karts on the grid, I also see it growing everywhere.
It won’t be long before many people jump on board.
Just buy a couple of karts you and your buddy and go to the track, if you come to a place where you thing it wasn’t for you, then sell the whole package for the same amount of money you bought it for. Nothing to lose and a lot to be gain if it works out.
I wish both of you guys lived here in Cali, I would totally hook you up for a track day or a race day, and you would love it.
You should really look into buying a few karts with L0206 packages, start an arrive and drive program, and see what happens. ( Monkey see, Monkey do )
Won’t be long before everybody starts buying an L0206 package and start racing soon. This is how clubs and classes get started, someone has to take the initiative about it, especially when the sport is not doing too good in your town. There is just something special about that package that makes it so much fun.
Easy to drive
Cheap to own and maintain
Cheap on tires (4 to 6 races )
Motors will last 3 to 5 years before you throw away ( heck! I can buy a new motor with the money I spend on race gas in one season Lol. )
Easy on new drivers ( no tuning, no car or clutch adjustment )
Only concentrate on driving
You can’t go wrong with it. Just go for it.August 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm #84565
Well, looks like most of the experienced guys here in the forum have given you the info and advised to the best of their knowledge and personal experience.
Looks like at this point you’re just gonna have to decide where and when to pull the trigger.
I still think that if you and your buddies that wanna start racing should start with L0206, and as soon as the local guys see how much fun, simple and cheap to run they are, they all are gonna wanna buy one and start racing. This may require of you guys to get the ball rolling, talking to people, etc, and once they see it in action they will develop an interest about that class, and who knows you may just start a new thing there.
Good luck to you both.
Oh! And if that is what you wanna try, then I have about 6 complete turn key karts available and ready to race. 2 of them are brand new, and 4 of them are 2014’s and 2015’s. It will be a lot cheaper to run, trust me, and the tires do last about 4 to 6 races, depending on track .