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  • #42868

    Stu Hayner
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    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 luck

    #42663

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    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.

    Stu

    #42049

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    Vernon,

    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.

    Stu

    #41996

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    6 X 10 trailer has been sold. Thank you EKN

    #41666

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    Bump

    #41374

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    Chad,

    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

    Stu

    714 305-6123
    stuhayner@aol.com

    #40777

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    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.

    #40672

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    The height can range from approx 5″ to 8″ ground to center of starter nut by adjusting the casters at an angle. It can be adjusted approx 6″ to “7” with the starter level.

    Using 3 different shipping scales, all with a few oz difference, the weight of the kit is 1 1/4 pound for the Burris kit and a little over 1 1/2 pound for the Coleman, but again, you are removing 2 plastic handles from the Coleman.

    I hope this helps.

    Stu

    #40650

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    Michael,

    Good question.

    I’ve never weighed the kit, but 90% of it is aluminum. I’d guess a pound, maybe two, but will be glad to have it weighed.

    The Coleman kit will be a few ounces more than the Burris, because we replace the two plastic bars underneath with aluminum bars for strength. The Burris starter has aluminum bars – standard.

    Let me know if you need exact weight, and I’ll get a small scale and check it for you.

    Stu

    #40548

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    John,

    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 / stuhayner@aol.com

    #40547

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    Alex,

    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.

    Stu
    714 305-6123 or stuhayner@aol.com

    #40324

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    Paul,

    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.

    MDG Karting
    714 928-5278 shop
    714 305-6123 my cell.

    Stu

    #39464

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    Alan,

    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
    (909) 948-2717

    There are many builders in the country, but his performance, quality, honesty and prices can’t be beat.

    Stu

    #39380

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    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.

    #39256

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    Price drop. We are building more pieces which is lowering our cost to produce. We are passing this savings to you.

    #39020

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    Ambrose,

    Email sent.

    Thanks for the order. I have both parts ready to ship.

    Stu

    #38997

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    Walt,

    I’ve been karting for 30 plus years. I’ve tried to put my starters on wheels, but the Home Depot stuff left a lot to be desired. Plus, they always had four wheels and at least one wheel was off the ground.

    They looked crappy, but worked ok. 90% of the time, they were the wrong height for the engine – we just made due.

    I’ve been going to the track without help for a good part of the 30 years. This kit has been one of the best things to come along in 100cc karting – ever!

    Guys buy TAGs so they don’t need to have help starting. We all know how long that lasts!! Every TAG driver needs a remote starter on wheels.

    I’m trying to get a few Karters in different areas to get one – and once other Karters see the way it works – they want one.

    Stu

    #38962

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    Walt,

    We haven’t heard of that problem if the starter button’s at the front, which both the Burris and the Coleman is.

    I don’t have particularly long arms, and I have no issue. A customer who is 5’5″ has one and is very happy with it.

    I’m sure an arm could be fabbed if it’s a problem.

    Thanks for the concern.

    Stu

    #38874

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    Bump

    #38873

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    SOLD

    #38871

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    Bump

    #38870

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    We are offering free shipping on our MDG Wheeled starter Dollies and Coleman replacement shaft ends for a limited time.

    If you would like to use a CC, please call 714 928-KART (5278)

    I can send them Monday-Friday same day shipping.

    #38869

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    Yes, we are making more Dolly’s every week. They sold a little slow in the beginning, but I guess as soon as someone sees them at the track, they ask to buy one. They ARE very nice.

    Let me know what you need – I can ship same day.

    Stu

    714 305-6123 or stuhayner@aol.com

    #38514

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    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.

    F100karters.com
    LAKC.com

    #38148

    Stu Hayner
    Participant

    A great Christmas gift for your driver or a friend in karting.

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