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New to go karting and recently picked up what I think is a 2003 CRG Kali based on the homologation tag (1/CH/08). It’s got a rotax dated as an 08 from the ID card it came with. I’ve taken it for a few shakedowns at a couple local tracks and it seems to check out. No real complaints on the motor or chassis so far. Just some minor setup tweaks I’m looking to work out.
Basically I got this as a way to get into some local club level racing. What I’m wondering is if the chassis is too old to run in sanctioned events? I wasn’t as up to speed on the homologation dates when I pulled the trigger vs what I know now. I realize it would need a rear bumper and updated airbox at a minimum. But wanted to poll the forum before I started sinking money into it. Could someone confirm what year the chassis is, and if it would still be legal to run even at a lower level?
This seems to be a 2008 Paul Tracy Kart, made by CRG
It should be a good club level chassis for a season, if there’s a class for that engine at your club. Once you get better, and more competitive eventually you’re gonna wanna go faster and be able to compete in bigger events, which means newer kart, at least a year old kart.
Honestly all you need is a rear plastic bumper and mounting brackets, you can use the same hardware inside the frame rails, but will need longer bolts.
Welcome to the sport, here’s a link to your parts needed
More than likely it is about a 2004 or earlier Paul Tracy Kart made by CRG. That kart will be fine for you to learn with. I had one that I thought was a pretty good kart. Wish I would have kept it and put a 206 on it.
That Rotax will probably only need the airbox update and maybe the clutch. Is the clutch gold with holes in the cover or the newer style with the black cover with no holes? Otherwise you’ll need an EVO kit to get it up to spec. What’s your location?
That’s exactly what I was thinking L0206, that’s too funny, these were my first thoughts, I also thought it could be a 2004 model, but when I saw the side pod nerf bars location on the sides rather than towards the front, then I thought it would have to be newer, but I could be wrong.
Overall good chassis though.
Yeah, usually the 90 degree nerf bars started in 05. But that CRG-PTK with the Freeline bodywork was one of the first to use the 90 degree nerfs in 04. My PTK was an 04, but the homlogation tag didn’t say CRG. It also had a slightly different brake system with dual masters and dual calipers for the rear.
I put a clone motor on mine and then sold it right away. That was before 206 got big and I was mainly running tag.
I thought that chassis was always loose in the rear, so I think it would have been a good 206 kart to get freed up with the low horsepower.
Yeah, usually the 90 degree nerf bars started in 05. But that CRG-PTK with the Freeline bodywork was one of the first to use the 90 degree nerfs in 04. My PTK was an 04, but the homlogation tag didn’t say CRG. It also had a slightly different brake system with dual masters and dual calipers for the rear. I put a clone motor on mine and then sold it right away. That was before 206 got big and I was mainly running tag. I thought that chassis was always loose in the rear, so I think it would have been a good 206 kart to get freed up with the low horsepower.
Chad, thanks for the weigh in. Im located in the Denver metro area, which seems to have a pretty active karting community. It did feel a bit loose on one of the tracks with lower grip, but I chalked it up to the old bridgestones. Picked up a set of takeoff Mojo D2’s to see how they work out.
Clutch has the vent holes in it. Speaking to some folks it seemed like not everyone was runing EVO kits yet. The meat of the race season seems over, so I’ll be spending the off time getting it dialed and bringing it up to spec.
Freddy – Thanks for the links to that hardware! Looks cheaper than the full CRG kits I was scoping.