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I have a yamaha kt100 and my kart is complete but I just don’t know how to start it. And I dont want to buy the starters that cost $200 +
Is the kart direct drive or clutch
The kart has a centrifugal clutch for now. I plan on replacing it later in the future.
Then yes you will need a starter to start it but some people had had luck with electric impacts to start them
Electric impact? Would it be cheaper to just buy a new direct drive clutch?
You need to buy an external starter. Buy a good one and it’ll last you your karting career.
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A “direct drive clutch,” Omar? If it has a clutch, it’s not direct drive.
Ok it’s just that I am new to karting.
Listen to people’s advice here. It will be very beneficial to you
I honestly agree with buying a brand new starter, or a good used one. You will be very thankful in the long run
Not to mention Trying to set up your kart to direct drive will take you to a whole new level of steep learning experience, and may be too difficult for you to adjust, especially if you’re new.
$200.00 bucks is not too bad at all. You may be able to find an old one on ebay, and just install a new battery from the lawn and garden at walmart for less than that.
Keep a close eye out for local karting swap meets. I recently purchased a Coleman Mini starter for $15 without the hex bit and battery. A new battery and a new hex bit and I am in my starter for less then $75.