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February 7, 2016 at 10:11 pm #60740
looks like a Horstman HDC-5, may be a 2 disk clutch?
You can find all parts for it here.
But if you’re gonna run autocross, you may wanna consider something more durable, like a 3 to 4 disk wet clutch. I dont know how much you weigh, but if you’re over 225 lbs, I highly recommend to stay away from your current clutch, you will burn it at no time.February 7, 2016 at 4:43 pm #60730
I really don’t know what’s going on, but just thinking about what you said, I went to Button Willow ( Cali ) for the Nationals yesterday
Anyhow I’ve always picked up a magazine on the way out of the office, and sure enough, NOTHING! The coffee table was always filled with those all the time in the past.
So I asked the Lady at the counter, and she couldn’t really come up with an answer for me.
May be not publishing anymore?February 2, 2016 at 11:36 pm #60500
Try qualifying towards the end, after a few guys have already been to the track, you’d be surprised how much time you trim, after track conditions get better and better.January 23, 2016 at 11:10 pm #59904
It is less expensive to purchase a used kart, than building a new kart from scratch.
By the time you’re done adding all the components, brakes, hubs, axle, bearings, cassettes, wheels and tires, seat, steering wheel, hub, steering shaft, etc. You’ll be way over budget.
I highly recommend finding a good used full roller chassis, or a turn key ( complete kart) for a discounted price.
I don’t know how things are in Europe, but I imagine karts may be a lot cheaper and easier to buy than it is here in America?
Good luck and enjoy your new karting adventures. FastFreddy.January 23, 2016 at 12:24 pm #59877
Have you guys noticed this topic or question was posted Dec 26th 20014?
It may not even be important to the guy that initially asked the question, as he never even replied with any more feedback.
Just a thought.January 22, 2016 at 5:19 pm #59849
Don’t forget about tuning the carb
If you’re not changing anything when swapping from can to pipe, then it’s really hard to judge
How many turns are you running on the T handle needle for Can?
How many turns on the T handle for the Pipe?
You should have a noticeable amount of difference in performance, so much that if you had 2 karts identically set up, same kind of driver, the one withe the can would have a hard time catching up to the guy with the pipe. FastFreddy.December 13, 2015 at 9:03 pm #58037
Are you talking about the harbor freight predator engines?
If so, then all you gotta do is remove tank, throttle linkage and lever, side engine cover (be careful not to break off the gasket)
Remove the white plastic gear ( it will be a challenge removing the “C” clip retainer) bend the inside part of throttle linkage away from crank shaft, put everything back together, cut carburetor black plastic linkage holder ( you will need to order a new throttle linkage kit and throw away the original one.
Anyhow, hope this helps, I’ll try to post a video, if you can’t get it to work.December 1, 2015 at 10:26 pm #57523
If your camber’s at 0.5 pos degrees
Where do you have your toe at?November 15, 2015 at 3:01 pm #56758
I don’t know how it works in Canada, but here in the USA, I have shipped many karts using FASTENAL, GreyHound, Iship.com, Uship.com, etc.
Very simple, Just strap the kart to a 6×6 wooden pallet, then build a create around it so that it’s all protected. Then drop it off at the nearest terminal. I don’t know how the customs work for you, but if this shipping is locally in Canada, then it should be easier.November 11, 2015 at 8:29 am #56569
We’re really looking forward to those 2 events
What’s the gear ratio for Laguna Seca, on a 99 stock Honda
And a good jetting set up so that we don’t seize a piston?
What type of pipe, silenser and air box, tires, fuel are we supposed to run?November 10, 2015 at 11:51 am #56523
Honestly it’s nearly impossible to quiet down a 2 stroke engine all the way, but there are a few aftermarket silencers you can buy that enables you to install more packing inside of them.
Another thing to consider is: If you’re running a K&N filter, then remove it and install an air box ( this will quiet it down a bit)
I understand that free is good, but I highly recommend a race track, that way you can have more fun, and open it up as much as you want to.
Of course if you have a track near you, but that’s just my 2 cents. Good luck and have fun, while keeping it safe. Fast Freddy.October 28, 2015 at 9:25 pm #55989
Blake and Jim, hey guys, that’s not his cell phone number, that could be a land line.
I text with him every day. Give me $20.00 bucks and I’ll share his cell number with you, Lol.
No, with all kidding aside, you guys should PM him or email him.
I will get a hold of him and have him call you both. Fast Freddy.October 27, 2015 at 12:28 pm #55923
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Crank shaft may have become lose, or someone lost kart at a corner and spun backwards, and while going backwards kept pushing the throttle, instead of waiting till fully stopped.
Or someone simply just accidentally dropped the engine, and landed on the shaft bending it, knocked it out of trueness or round.September 28, 2015 at 2:45 pm #54875
TS Racing Or Comet Karts? If I’m not mistaken Victory kart and Eagle karts may be the same? Not sure, but you may wanna look into it 1st. But for brakes, this should be a good replacement deal.September 21, 2015 at 4:18 pm #54527
You don’t have to buy a brand new chassis for that 4 cycle class
A good used chassis will do, and will still be very competitive
There are tons of good used chassis here in Cali, and can be shipped for under $200 bucks or less. Just a thought.September 21, 2015 at 9:47 am #54505
You may be right, it may be necessary to install a small 12v battery to complete the circuit, shortly after that you may wanna check for spark
Did you clean the carburetor?
Did the engine run before the last owner gave it to you?
If so, then install a new battery, prime the fuel to make sure there are no air pockets in the fuel line, pull the choke up and fire that puppy up, hook up a spark tester to make sure you’re getting spark, if not then start looking at your wiring harness and coil. That would be a good place to start.September 17, 2015 at 9:58 am #54369
Don’t worry, it won’t be boring for you next time, I’ll give you some entertainment.September 16, 2015 at 6:18 pm #54344
Very nice video, Bryan. I like the music too.
Maybe on your next video you can play sad music, like blues, and get a nice view of my rear bumper on your go pro. Lol
When are you gonna have the other videos uploaded for heat #2 and the main
I wanna see, as Indy’s go pro went flying and the chip fell out.September 14, 2015 at 3:53 pm #54247
I was too busy repairing Dave’s kart and my own kart during the race, that I missed your kid’s race, and from what I understand he did a great job! Could you please send me some videos?September 11, 2015 at 4:50 pm #54150
Is the motor still fresh/ too tight? Try a new plug
Are you running the same rear sprocket and same clutch driver?September 11, 2015 at 4:12 pm #54148
Another thing to consider is:
If the driver is not setting up for the last corner before the straight away, and does not come out of the corner fast enough, it will never reach the desired RPM, there isn’t enough time, or enough track left.
Most of us struggle at the horse shoe, if we don’t set up for it we won’t come out of it fast and right, we cannot recover latter and we won’t get the speed or the RPM we want. Just a thought. Fast Freddy 😉September 8, 2015 at 10:46 am #53975
Remove front torsion bar, go 2-2 on the camber and toe, try hard axle, 2 seat struts on each side, and 54″ at rear track, move the seat about 2″ to 3″ forward and lean it back about 8.5 to 9.5″ from lip to axle.
I am not an expert, but with my fat ass, and my hight this seems the only thing that works for me.
I hope this helps, or at least give you a good starting point, and if he doesn’t like it, then you can put it back where it was and try something else.
And after that if he doesn’t like it, tell him “life is not for everyone” No, I’m just kidding, sorry. LolSeptember 7, 2015 at 9:38 am #53933
How tall or short is the driver? What type of kart is he driving?
Can you install a flat bottom seat, and lower it all the way down?
Maybe slide the seat a little forward? anything that would create the kart to wanna pancake, maybe try a soft axle?
You mention he’s a the right legal weight, but do you have to ad weigh to the kart at all, or he needs no weight at all?September 1, 2015 at 2:37 pm #53725
I didn’t mean to offend you, I do have a weird sense of humor, I apologize if I offended you with my comment.
I am not the reason why this sport is the way it is, and I assure you I have taken my shirt off to help the needy racer, or the new karter, we also have several karts available to help people learn how to drive, educate them about the sport before they make a purchase.
There have been many times where guys use even our personal karts to test and get a clue of how it is, not to mention constantly giving people a wrenching hand when lost and confused at the track.
I am not gonna get into details with numbers, how many wins, how many championships I’ve won, because it will not be a fair statement.
I just simply made a statement about the reality, I am not responsible why top of the line karts are so expensive, and why the value and market for their product is so high, if OTK karts have a price tag and that is the value of their equipment then more power to them, I don’t have a major in economics or finances, but just by looking at their factory, equipment, facility, machinery, state of the are operation, etc I would probably do the same thing, as this is not a charity event, this is a business.
I am an old fashion kind of guy too, that would love the sport get better, and I totally have a passion for the sport and the people in it.
Driving any good old kart does it for me, and I am a believer that no matter how old or beat up your kart is you should be able to drive it like you stall it, and make it work for you, but at the end of the day I get my butt kicked by the newer technology, better quality, etc. I’ve had my share of frustration with low end karts, so I decided to work less and used better chassis.
It’s just like buying a socket from harbor freight tools, or a nicer better socket from Snap-On Tool ( which I have my share on those too) and it all boils down to frustration for me, don’t give me wrong they both get the job done, but 1 does it better, faster, and probably won’t hurt you.
Please understand that we’re just trying to answer your questions here in this forum, and I’d like to believe that we are a family of karters
I really wish OTK karts were cheaper (less expensive, I would really love that)
I hope we’re all cool with this.
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