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August 30, 2014 at 7:10 am #32855
Call Jim Russell jr. He is a wealth of knowledge and will walk you thru it. In fact, you can send your harness to him and he can repair it for a very reasonable price.
StuAugust 24, 2014 at 12:33 am #32505
OVRP is a fun track. It is a little rough, but what tracks aren’t?
They are a very nice family that runs it, (at least to me in my 4-5 times there) and Tim gives the very best drivers meeting since I’ve been racing (a VERY long time).
Don’t miss the opportunity to go there and play.
I’ve run a few different engine combos there, and I may be off base, but it seems that I ran an 11/84 on the Leopard.
Have fun – nice place!August 22, 2014 at 11:02 pm #32473
Where are you located? If in SoCal, bring the kart by the shop and we will get you handled. No charge at all. We are glad to help.
If somewhere else, give me a call and I’ll try to help you over the phone.
714 305-612three – cell
Orange,CaAugust 21, 2014 at 6:42 am #32355
I believe I stopped at that shop a few months ago. Your are right – a bit disappointing.
I love to see what the other shops are doing to help me get better. I visit 2-3 shops a month, and to be honest, most are pretty close to what you describe.
I’ve been karting for over 30 years, and recently opened our own shop in Orange Ca. There’s a few that are nicer, but we are working to fix that. To be perfectly clean and organized is quite difficult, but we are trying.
I specialize in helping brand new to karting guys, and I have to admit, I do my best to get them to come down and sit in a few karts. It is so much easier when they can touch and feel.
We have brand new Birel and the all new American built iKarts assembled and on display, but also have over 60 used karts to pick from.
I spend over 6 hours a day on the phone – trying to explain this that / differences in karts – flex / engines etc. I’m sorry to say that many of those calls fall on deaf ears.
In most cases, you ARE better off traveling to the shop in person. Once you establish a good relationship, the calls get shorter and the guy on the other end knows he’s not just wasting hours on a guy who’s dead set on only spending $400 on Craig’s List junk.
If ever in SoCal, drop by. I’ll spend any amount of time you need – promise!! I hope you find some beautiful karts and very clean kart shop. If you’d like to see pictures, text me or email me.
Good luck finding your kart.August 19, 2014 at 6:41 am #32270
I understand that the Apex track will open Aug 23 at 8 am for some additional practice Saturday morning before the F100 race schedule begins.
Cost is only $20
See you there!!August 12, 2014 at 6:18 am #31863
I have a slightly used set of V2 Sniper lasers that I can sell. They are special “ROTAX” labeled snipers, (which makes them cost twice as much as anything not labeled Rotax).
I believe retail is close to $375 w/o being special “ROTAX” lasers.
- yours for $200
714 305-612three (text or call)August 8, 2014 at 10:51 pm #31729
Thank you EKN!!August 5, 2014 at 11:34 pm #31549
BumpAugust 5, 2014 at 7:22 pm #31538
How extended do you need? I had a CRG professionally extended for a tall driver. It is very nice!!
I can sell everything to extend your front and replace with the stock parts.
If interested, I’ll send you pictures.
Stu 714 305-6123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stu.August 5, 2014 at 1:31 pm #31524
Bump – New infoAugust 1, 2014 at 9:23 pm #31314
Sold. Thank you EKNJuly 25, 2014 at 6:10 am #30833
All of the magnesium wheels have bead locks.
The 2 alum wheels have provisions to install bead locks (pretty simple) but do not. I can include the locks with the wheels if you need them.
ThanksJuly 24, 2014 at 10:12 pm #30830
Added more wheelsJuly 22, 2014 at 8:21 pm #30732
BumpJuly 17, 2014 at 6:28 am #30429
OMG! If anyone reading this thinks they’ll just skip the YouTube video, DONT!!
You will be blown away with this amazing plane and even a more amazing pilot. Congrats Tomas!!!!
Ok… Back to karting. Please look at f100karters.com. This series is there to help new guys get started – advance them as a driver and enjoy karting without being so high pressure. It has produced some great racing and I recommend this series to ANYONE just starting or guys that enjoy karting and just want to have fun.
StuJuly 16, 2014 at 9:47 pm #30427
Really, Rush?July 11, 2014 at 5:53 am #30108
Welcome to outdoor karting. Yes, it is exhilarating!
SoCal sprinters is the club I started with many years ago – and it’s a great club. They race exclusively at Adams (fun track)
Also, TriC Karters races at Fontana – well run club – very nice people.
You may also want to look into F100karters. They are a great place to start in karting with a huge novice class (nearly 20 drivers at each event). When you have more experience, you can move in to the intermediate class (also a huge class) and finally in to the advanced class when you can’t be beaten in the intermediate class. They race at most of the local tracks – Adams / Apex / CalSpeed / Willow Springs / Grange.
F100 races 100cc engines which like you heard, are relatively inexpensive and low maintenance compared to many other engine options.
Look them up – F100karters.com. The next F100 race is at Adams July 26.
You should expect over 80 F100 racers at the July race.
If you need more info, please feel free to drop me a text. 714 305-6123.
StuJune 23, 2014 at 11:04 pm #29370
I’m leaving from Orange County Thursday bright and early and driving straight through to Traverse City. I’ll be going through Chicago, and could go any of the three routes.
Anything in the Midwest can work. I’m heading back this way in a couple of weeks. So I could take stuff now or bring it back to west coast in a few weeks.
StuJune 21, 2014 at 7:05 am #29231
Just an FYI.
I ordered quite a few items from Mr Recker, and his communication was excellent.
I just recieved another two boxes yesterday that wasn’t supposed to arrive until Monday. Everything was as described – even nicer.
I don’t think for one second Scott ever tried to mislead you.
On the other hand, I would report that mangled box – there’s no excuse for that. I’m sure it didn’t leave Mr Recker looking like that and he does insure the items he sells.
Scott, if you read this:
Thank you again for the engine, shoes and hubs and the fair price on each. Let me know what else you have. I’ll buy it from you again in an instant!!
StuMay 12, 2014 at 10:24 pm #27365
Shame on you, Hailey Scott.May 9, 2014 at 7:56 pm #27221
Yes, the all new iKart has the sweetest seat adjustment system in karting. 9 position seat mount and adjustable seat struts.
The iKart has about a dozen more user friendly adjustments as well.
On top of that – it’s an awesome handling kart.
If you would like to send me your number or email, I can send you some close up pictures.
714 305-6123 or email@example.com
StuApril 15, 2014 at 11:37 pm #25764
After working on and building many brands of karts, I welcome those pricy little Birel clips. I wish every kart used them.
You will break countless bits trying to drill bolts, then ruin every nylock you put on that drilled bolt. When you snag an arm on a cotter pin or safety wire, you’ll be more than glad to pay that dollar a piece for that little clip.
I think of it this way. If I bought a set of new clips every year we’re talking about less than a $20 bill.
To me, that’s a pretty fair price for the easiest clip in karting.
Just my $0.02April 5, 2014 at 9:55 pm #25119
Sold – thanks EKNMarch 19, 2014 at 12:29 am #24075
I’ve talked to about 15 new guys that are planning on racing this Saturday. At this rate, we’re going to have 25+ in each class of adults.
This should be fun. The more, the merrier.
Congrats, F100 Karters.
StuJanuary 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm #20418
There’s not much that goes wrong with the KPV engine package. F100 ( F100karters.com ) uses them and we have very little problems that aren’t mechanic enduced
I’d recommend using MS98 fuel and Burris castor or blend (16:1), unless your club requires different.
If you run the old or new style clutch, have a spare drive gear (or two) in your box.
I also recommend having a spare header avail. They seem to last forever, but once in a blue moon they will crack at the flange that will leave you stranded. If it does break, put your spare on and get the other one welded at your convenience. New spare…
Always check under the pumper cover for debris that can clog the screen and carry a carb rebuild kit.
If there’s any other questions, please give me a shout.
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