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November 10, 2015 at 9:20 am #56511
Buyer decided to buy a complete kart instead. Good for us,
Engine is back up for sale.
ThanksNovember 8, 2015 at 11:21 am #56364
SOLDOctober 31, 2015 at 4:14 pm #56113
IMHO, use brake clean on one thing – the brakes.
Cleaning your kart is very important. Clean enough to eat off is best. While you’re at it, you can check for loose nuts, cracks in the frame and worn parts.
We use a very light spray of WD40 on most everything metallic. Not the brakes. Never on plastic ie tank/bodywork/airbox. A little thicker WD around the chain and sprocket area.
Wipe clean, starting at the front of the kart (less dirty) and work your way back.
Spray orange Zep (you can get at any Home Depot) on everything plastic. Diluted 50% w/water.
For a finishing touch, get Motul spray shine and go. This makes the plastic look great (smells great,too)
Never let the cleaning go – you’ll regret it – promise! A clean kart is a happy kart.
StuOctober 28, 2015 at 4:19 pm #55984
I agree with John. Invest in a MyChron4 2T and get both sensors.
The MyChron5 will be out the first of the year, but don’t worry about investing in the M4. They will hold their value for many years to come.
I hope this helps
714 928-5278October 24, 2015 at 6:56 am #55796
Leopard MY09 Engine – complete kit
SOLDOctober 7, 2015 at 12:47 pm #55229
I understand F100 Karters had over 80 drivers on Labor Day. Any idea how many will be there at CakSpeed Saturday?
Time to dust off the KT’s and HPV engines.
See you there!October 5, 2015 at 10:21 pm #55166
Thanks for the shout out. I’m glad you like it.
StuSeptember 17, 2015 at 4:53 pm #54379
Give EMPIRE karting in Redlands, California a call. They have been a TopKart dealer for many years and race the TopKart Cadet very successfully here in SoCal.
Anyone there should be able to help.
Redlands CA 92373
1657 N Glassell St
714 928-5278June 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
email@example.comJanuary 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 / firstname.lastname@example.orgJanuary 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 email@example.comJanuary 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.
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