Bruce: somewhere between serious racing and playing around. I’m not competitive by nature, but I am a G junkie and I love a good dice. I also like building stuff. I can’t deal with sprint racing because of all of the contact. It’s annoying, it hurts a lot, and it destroys equipment for no reason. If I wanted to do demolition derby, I would.
I have a vintage dual enduro with Hartman engine clutches and KT100s that I am trying to get together to do some vintage road racing. After I get my feet wet I would like to build something modern. I’d like to use metric components because I have a lot of them already, as well as two Rotax engines. However, b<span style=”line-height: 1.5;”>ringing a new enduro chassis into the world seems like going to a breeder for a new dog when there are thousands of deserving dogs languishing at the pound, that is, it sort of feels irresponsible given the decline in the sport. Right now, I am just trying to figure out my options. Front brakes also appear to be completely different in philosophy so I am weighing my options there as well.</span>
I am just now understanding the price difference between US/SAE components and the European metric components as I have been bitten by the vintage restoration bug, so I guess I’m not really sold on metric components, but after running a 50mm axle, everything smaller just feels…small.
Funny you should ask about cooling, I was thinking about fabricating a finned heat exchanger to run along the top of the kart rather than tucking a radiator inside the body, where I’d have to eat the heat, or hanging the radiator out in the breeze, thus negating my hard earned aerodynamic sleekness.