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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
Wow! I can’t believe nobody has a clue about Button Willow or Fresno, for the 99 Honda stock moto.
It’s not like the kid is gonna win with his outdated chassis and old motor Lol.
Could it be 17-25?October 16, 2015 at 11:03 pm #55510
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.September 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm #53720
Life is not for everyone! LOL
I’m sorry I just couldn’t help it, I meant to say “karting/ or racing is not for everyone”
Tim Koyen hits it right in the nail, there is a reason why top quality karts run up front, and win races/championships, I don’t see cheap karts dominating at big events.
I also agree that there is a budget for everyone, I could personally buy a brand new economy kart and start racing with it, but I can also assure you I will get extremely frustrated from trying so hard to catch up with the faster guys ( I like to win ) I would take a long time for me to find the correct set up, axle stiffness, hubs, spindles, seat position, etc before I could start having fun. When I can just pull my OTK kart out of the box and start kicking butt.
It’s just like starting a race with cold tires, or starting the race on hot tires out of the tire warmers.
We’ve had so many different kart manufactures through the years, including top US brands, and let me tell you something My kid will never want to use anything else other than his Alonso kart (Blue Tony Kart/ OTK)
I encourage everyone to get back to the point ( Why are karts so expensive?)
I think we’ve already established that ( You wanna play, You gotta Pay )
Cheap and karting do not go together. If I can’t afford to buy a starter, a clutch or a good quality suit, maybe I shouldn’t be racing, I would wait till a season in time when it’s affordable. My 2 cents.August 25, 2015 at 5:45 pm #53396
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How tall is the driver? How much does he weigh? What engine is he running?
Assuming he’s not heavier that 220 lbs and not taller than 6 feet
A good starting point would be 8.5″ to 9.5″ at rear of seat lip to axle
3″ to 4″ from bottom middle of seat lip (by your nuts) To steering uprights
put a couple of 2×4’s at the bottom of frame rails under seat.
If he fits just right, and reaches the pedals pretty comfortably, then I would say start drilling, fasten it up and test drive. If he likes it and it handles great, leave it alone. Lol. Fast Freddy.August 22, 2015 at 12:42 pm #53207
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Removing your seat strut won’t be good, it will hop like crazy and get more 2 wheeling.
Move your seat 2 inches forward, keep the back seat lip to axle close to 9″ or 9.5, It was also suggested to move seat to the left a bit, and that’s true, but only make a few adjustments 1st, don’t make too many adjustments at once.
I would totally move the seat forward and add another seat strut. You’re on the right direction buddy.August 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm #52591
All the advice given above is correct, you may wanna check your clutch stall, if it’s too low it will stall ( goes into direct drive mode ) Should be around 8600.
What king of clutch are you running? 2 disc, 3 disc, wet or dry?August 7, 2015 at 7:57 pm #52590
How high off the ground is your seat? How tall are you?
How wide or narrow is your front track?
What air pressures are you running? And what kind of tires?
Are you running seat struts or not?
Look for cracks under the frame rails, it will cause that too.
Are you running front and rear torsion bars?
Let us know what chassis this is.
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