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June 7, 2015 at 9:34 pm #49518
I knew a guy that quit karting because he couldn’t get any of his 3 hpv engines to run correctly after having them all professionally rebuilt.
Even though he has never come back to karting, he did find the problem. He had put a rag in the pipe opening to keep anything from going in.
All three engine just “ran like crap”.
Try a different pipe before you give up.
StuMay 27, 2015 at 4:14 am #48915
The $100 gets you the frame and some (most) front/rear bumper bars.
I’m sure I can find a pair of spindles and a steering shaft that would be compatible. Around $50
StuMay 22, 2015 at 7:24 pm #48748
Especially for a shiter.May 17, 2015 at 6:48 am #48348
The seller probably won’t see these responses, so I’ll chime in.
I have The FirstKart frame at my shop. It is oxidized, but looks to be in decent shape. It could be powder coated and made to look new.
The frame is the only thing left for sale – $100 (you pay shipping)
StuMay 7, 2015 at 9:02 pm #47816
I have every part for the Horstman HPV. 10t drivers are a bit tough to find these days, but I have a new and quite a few used.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 714 305-6123
StuApril 30, 2015 at 6:29 am #47263
Welcome to “TAG”. Like Clark said, just use a Burris or Coleman external mini starter all the time. You’ll never have to worry again.
I’ve been going to the track by myself for many years and get my kart out / on the stand / on the ground / started every time / run all day / back in the truck – completely by myself if I have no help.
I’ve had every problem you’re describing over the years with the TAGs, but haven’t worried about it since I got a remote starter.
Our kart shop has new and used mini starters and builds a wheeled dolly kit for the mini starters to make starting yourself a breeze.
Email me at email@example.com or text me at 714 305-6123 and I’ll send you pictures.
StuApril 22, 2015 at 6:26 pm #46638
Bring it in to the shop before you take it out to the track. I’ll help you with the carb and the settings. We can start the engine at the shop and tune it pretty close.
1657 N Glassell
Orange, Ca 92867
714 928-KART (5278)
StuApril 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm #45438
I have a pair of new in box and a pair of used. I’m not nuts about breaking a set, but if you’re in a bind – I’ll help out. You may want one for a spare, as well.
Send me a reasonable offer, I could ship it out on Monday.
714 928-5278 or 714 305-6123
StuApril 4, 2015 at 7:46 am #45424
I have a couple 100cc rotary valve FA air cooled engines. I also have a water cooled 100cc reed valve. They are all DD.
The speed and sound will blow your socks off and the most fun you can have in a kart. The sound alone will stop people at the track to see what you are driving.
Two years ago, the F100 Series in So Cal planned to offer this class as their top class. It’s still in the plans, but may be a year or two.
In the meantime, I’d be glad to sell you one or two of these engines if your interested. I have some rolling chassis for $500-$1500 I could ship you, but you should be able to find some nice ones in your area.
714 305-6123 – cell
714 928-5278 MDG KARTING
StuFebruary 23, 2015 at 7:34 am #42868
My advise to “new to the sport” drivers is to get a good competitive complete kart. You’ll still have your work cut out for you (especially TAG) but you can learn as you go.
It looks easy on paper, but having all the correct parts installed is much easier than hunting down parts and pieces that you’re not 100% sure what it’s called.
It seems cheaper to build your own, but I am a firm believer it will be better to buy complete.
You should be able to get a complete kart from $2500 – $3500 that will be competitive. A newer 2013/2014 will be a but more, but not a bad idea either.
Good luckFebruary 20, 2015 at 12:11 am #42663
The F100 karting series races there at least twice this year.
The track is a bit of a challenge to get to, but it’s well worth the drive.
Best part is, Jim Granger has a restaurant not too far from the track that has some of the best pizza within 100 miles. Great place to stop on your way home. Ice cold refreshments as well!!
Check out F100karters.com to see the rules package and the 2015 race schedule.
StuFebruary 10, 2015 at 11:53 pm #42049
How’s things in the UP?
I have a few sets left of Freeline magnesium wheels
Brand new and used 3 lug mustard
Brand new and used 6 lug brown
Brand new and used 6 lug black
I also have TonyKart – iKart – Douglas magnesium wheels.
Let me know what your most interested in and I’ll grab some pictures for you.
StuJanuary 29, 2015 at 4:59 pm #41374
I have a new pair and I have
a pair of used. Used look used, but are sound and not chipped.
Text or email me for pictures
firstname.lastname@example.orgJanuary 20, 2015 at 12:58 pm #40777
The Cal State Championship was a Sat/Sun event is why it looked like so many classes. It was an enjoyable race to be in and to watch. It had a few glitches, but over all – a great event.
I know that there were some good drivers holding out to see the class sizes (as they always do) and some less experienced guys thinking it would be over their head. I believe you’ll see double the entrees next year.
Let’s hope so! CSC is a good event for pros and amateurs alike.January 15, 2015 at 10:11 pm #40548
I have a brand new set of UNICO in silver and a set of very nice used set in yellow. I also have a (mounted only) new set of black that I can switch around if you prefer those.
Text or email me @
714 305-6123 / email@example.comJanuary 15, 2015 at 10:08 pm #40547
I have a Brand new Mychron GPS – in the box. I just bought it last week, but won’t need it for a month or so. I can get another one when they get them back in stock.
Text or email me with questions.
714 305-6123 or firstname.lastname@example.orgJanuary 12, 2015 at 8:02 am #40324
You’ve just bought one of the easiest and lowest maintenance cost engines in karting.
If the engine is sound now – it should be good all year w/o much, if any maintenance.
If you don’t know how many hours on it – have an engine builder look at it.
If you’re going to leave it sit over the winter and you can’t bring it inside, put a little Marvel Mystery oil thru the carb as it’s running – shut off – then put a teaspoon of MMO in the spark plug hole. Run the cylinder up and down a few strokes – then bag it in plastic. Moisture will hurt any engine if it’s not well lubed.
If you need ANYTHING for the engine, give me a shout. I have bins of new and good used parts for the HPV. That engine is 95% of what we run out here in the F100 series.
714 928-5278 shop
714 305-6123 my cell.
StuDecember 28, 2014 at 8:15 am #39464
I know it’s a long way from Michigan, but shipping is less than driving these days.
Send your engines to Jesus @ P1 racing engines. You will not be disappointed.
P1 racing engines
10572 Acacia C6
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
There are many builders in the country, but his performance, quality, honesty and prices can’t be beat.
StuDecember 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm #39380
Mike Prokup said:
“KPV is the best speed for the money and can be competitive without many short term rebuilds. Clutch is bullet proof. Speed is fast.”
I agree with you Mike. Even though not everyone thinks so, there’s a bunch of drivers in SoCal that do, which is why the F100 series is still growing at a rapid pace. F100 is 95% KT100’s and HPV/KPV engines. Close racing – low cost – fun.
Isn’t that what club level karting should be?
F100 isn’t the largest series around SoCal (only 3 yrs), but when you have over 60 drivers all with the same equipment – challenging for the podium – I’m not sure why.
If you agree with Mike P, make some calls – get everyone that has a 100cc engine to make a class at your local club.
Read the F100karting.com rules – they make sense. Is F100 a stepping stone to NASCAR and Formula One – Not at all.
“A great way to bring in new people to the sport, without scaring them with a price tag or speed on the track. Minimal maintenance, and overall a great time on-track”. David Cole.December 7, 2014 at 8:25 am #38514
KPV/HPV in 2015. I love the simplicity and the close competition.
I’ve raced them all, but 25-35 100cc racers heading into turn one still makes me smile.
F100karters has 11 races scheduled here in SoCal. If I have a little strength left in me, TAG Senior at LAKC.
LAKC.comDecember 1, 2014 at 4:37 pm #38090
I am so sorry. I hate thieves!!!
I’ll keep my eyes open. Any pictures?
Is it a key start Leooard?
Stu 714 305-6123November 16, 2014 at 5:21 pm #37213
DeleteNovember 14, 2014 at 1:14 pm #37093
I have a few extra tools I can ship you and save you a few dollars. They are new.
Text or call me at 714 305-6123 if interested.
StuNovember 6, 2014 at 6:21 am #36621
I have a nice used Coleman Mini starter with the MDG dolly kit and a Burris Mini that is also nice, but no wheel kit.
If you’d like pictures of either starters and the MDG Dolly kit, please text me at 714 305-6123 or email email@example.com
StuOctober 1, 2014 at 9:17 am #34733
I just heard this quote last weekend at the Lancaster Grand Prix.
“Birel brakes are to stop you – OTK brakes are to slow you down”
Personally, I like the confidence that I will be able to stop, and train my left foot to modulate so I don’t over slow the kart.
It’s sort of like the auto manufactures designing cars to push, so some drivers don’t spin out.
It is all preference.
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