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July 11, 2014 at 10:22 pm #30144
Come to the next F100 race, walk the pits, introduce yourself, etc. if you get to the pits, just ask for a guy named “Stu”, everyone will know who he is. He is a good resource and will get you familiar. He does race as well, so he might be busy tuning and fixing or racing, but if you get there early enough he can introduce you to several of the racers and we can all answer your questions. It’s a great atmosphere and tons of fun.
The biggest problem you might have is bring competitive with 3 brothers sitting on each other’s laps while trying to race. Iirc, Stu might have some rental karts available too.July 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm #30143
Duplicate postJuly 11, 2014 at 10:11 pm #30142
Depending on condition, sounds like a decent price. Someone buy this and join us for the F100 series!!July 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm #30141
It probably depends on what equip you run and what level you are use to racing.
I love the F100 series. We race every track in the area (grange, calspeed, parris, Adams and willow springs). Best of all the guys are super nice to hang out with and very helpful. There are 3 levels, so if you are experienced, you will race against some of the fastest people around, if you are a beginner, the class still has 12-15 people in it every week.
Check out f100 karters online.
Some people will race the F100 series along with other series as well. The F100 series also has a shifter class as well (obviously not the same 100cc motor, but some guys like to run shifters and 100cc on the same day).June 10, 2014 at 10:55 am #28698
I have seen the same setup as pictured, problem is for me is that a car is to low to the ground so the setup does not work. If you use a truck or SUV why not just put it inside.
I don’t like having to take off the wheels and the Nerf bars to put it inside also it takes up a lot of storage space so if I need to bring a lot of tools or other equipment.June 10, 2014 at 7:21 am #28686
Ya. I already have a trailer like that, just wanted something quick and easy. Getting the trailer from my sideyard to the street and setting it up can be a little bit of a pain
I shopped these for a while and just recently gave up and bought a folding Harbor Freight 4×8 trailer. I have a large enclosed trailer/toy hauler for long trips, but for just quick trips to the local track that was mega overkill. I just wanted something small & light that didn’t take up much room for storage to use on short trips – which is why a hitch carrier would’ve been perfect, but pre-made ones were way overpriced IMHO, and I’ve got too many projects to take on building my own right now.
I had this same HF trailer a few years ago with my formula 500 car (about 600#, 55″ wide, ~9′ long), and it worked great. It only takes up about a 5′ x 2′ area in the shed for storage once folded, and has proven to be easily capable of handling the load for several years of service – all for about $230 out the door if you find the right coupon.June 9, 2014 at 9:42 pm #28658
Yep, although that is way more than what the motorcycle carriers cost and other hitch haulers. The kart is under 200 lbs, so it isn’t like it has to be a huge dealJune 9, 2014 at 4:19 pm #28644
Looks like I finally found it, they are sameJune 1, 2014 at 9:54 pm #28261
Run the Kosmic/otk with Yamaha in F100 series in SoCal. Great racing and not too expensive.
Do a search for f100 seriesJune 1, 2014 at 9:23 pm #28259
No one prevents you to wear leathers. I sometimes where my dirt bike pants and jersey (very breathable).May 14, 2014 at 2:19 pm #27485
My username is “Rod Hawkins”. If I try to login using that user name it doesn’t work. I know the trick now, because I have done it enough times, but the trick is to login using “rod-hawkins” and it will work. It is very frustrating to figure out at first and I almost gave up, and if I weren’t so OCD, I would have long ago. Which makes me wonder if that is why the site seems slower than it did before the change?May 13, 2014 at 7:45 am #27393
We are receiving at least 20 new members a day. To me, that’s growth. It’s taken people time to adjust to the new forum, and like the old forum, many just watch without posting. The forum is to answer questions about the sport. We’ve eliminated all the drama BS that occurred on the old site. Our mission is to provide a place for karters to ask and discuss the sport.
Rod, for someone who seems to think the site is a ‘ghost town’, you are posting one classified a month. Classifieds continue to be our busiest section of the forums. – AND YOU SOLD YOUR LAST ITEM. I’d say that’s a success, wouldn’t you?
Regarding the ‘New Post since Last Visit’ – we have been unable to adjust the standard system in place for the forum. It is a something that we have not been able to find an adjustment for. However, there are other options
You can find those at the top of the screen where it says EKN Forums with the little logo next to it.
No. Just any growth isn’t much success to me. I guess it just depends on the goals you establish. It just seems like before I would go to the general discussion area and the front page there would be several new topics and chatter. Now on the front page there are topics that haven’t been replied to in almost 3 weeks. I use to come and be able to spend a lot of time learning and watching people discuss topics, now I can come and look at classifieds, look at general discussion and a few other things and be done in 10 min with all the new posts I want to read.
The lay out it great, graphics are great, everything seems to work very well, but I think something happens with the quarky way the login works that people just give up trying to join or log in.
Is the site a “success”? Those are relative terms, but I think it could easily be 3 times more busy.May 12, 2014 at 10:04 pm #27363
Yep. This site is ghost town. Really sad. The new format to login or register is just weird and a pain.May 6, 2014 at 10:15 pm #26991
I got the seat placement dialed in by someone that is very familiar with setting them up. He just didn’t have time to set up the front track and I was just looking for a hard copy of the baseline setup so I know where to go when I adjust certain things.May 6, 2014 at 1:54 pm #26973
Just as Robert mentioned, start with KPV/HPV100 motors. The person he is referring you to is Stu Hayner. He helps run the F100 series. It is great fun for you to get started and Stu is passionate about helping people learn and get started. We run at Grange (near victorville) and Adams (riverside) and Apex (Perris). The guys are all very friendly and willing to help. You might even want to come out to one of the races before you dive in head first, but I guarantee you will have a blast. I bought a Leopard as my first kart motor and thought I was gonna race that level, in reality the F100 series is much more suited for what we want to do. There are different classes, so you will race against guys that are your level and not feel overwhelmed.
here is more info about the next race and series.May 5, 2014 at 9:56 pm #26926
Go to kartdavid.com and have them make a crg kit for your body work. Have done this and it turns out great.May 4, 2014 at 7:23 pm #26854
Thanks, found some info online, but it wasn’t easy (this is for an EVXX, which is close and different tires)
Set Up sheet – Kart Model: Tony Racer EVXX
Condition: Normal Grip Circuits
Tyre : MG Yellow Tyre
Rear Track: Tony Kart wheels, rim to rim, o/side to o/side; 1385mm (1390mm max.)
Usually 1385 and leave
Front Track: Tony Kart wheels,
Top of inside front rim to centre of kingpin —- 125 mm_135 mm (start at 130 mm)
Rear Bar: out
Front bar: in and flat (we also have three types of round torsion bars)
Rear ride height: STD, i.e. chassis middle
Caster: add caster if circuit is twisty/tight (can be driver dependant)
MG tyres normally require additional caster,
Rear wheel hubs: standard i.e. 85mm
Rear axle: Tony type N (H is harder, P or E is softer)
Front crash bar: Usually tight
Front lower crash bar: tight
Front ride height: STD i.e. middle of c section
Seat stays: one per side (for more rear grip add additional stay to brake side)
Side pods: loose
Tyre pressure: 10_10.5 psi
Front Hubs: 80mm long (std on Racer EVXX)
Toe out: 2mm total
Wheel Type: Tony Kart magnesium wheels all round
This set up sheet is for circuit that offer normal grip levels for the duration of the event.
It is not intended for a
Greencircuit or a circuit that has worn out stones.April 12, 2014 at 5:44 pm #25561
In OC and interested. PM sentApril 12, 2014 at 5:33 pm #25560
Location?April 12, 2014 at 5:28 pm #25559
Location?March 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm #24132
SoldMarch 16, 2014 at 6:34 pm #23932
Bump for new price reduction to $799December 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm #16845
New price drop to $849 obo.
Would rather not have to throw this on eBay.November 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm #15089
and the second one I found, $3,000. Ad is a couple years old.November 8, 2013 at 1:19 pm #15088
Thanks Pete for airing your laundry out on EKN. I have not received the insurance check from UPS yet as I told you. I also had decided to find another engine and put it in top shape. (I don’t know where you are getting your pricing but it boggles the mind that a K9B is worth $2500.00. Did you pay that much for a used KZ?) I am at the point now where I think you should sue me. If I have to watch you drag this through the mud, I’m all for it. I have no control over how UPS handles the claim. Hopefully the check comes soon. But in the meantime I suggest that you get some hard evidence together that your K9B is worth 2K+. You’re probably right, you should have found a reputable re-builder. A customer of mine in West Chester physically searched the address with no luck. I would apologize but I did nothing wrong. I shipped your engine and it was lost by the shipper. I understand I am legally responsible. We may have to let that play out. tdb/GFK
I have no idea what motor that is, so I did a quick search. First one I found, rebuilt for $3,400!!!! Here is the link. Maybe $2,500 sounds pretty good.
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