Home Forums 2-Cycle Racing how do I start a yamaha kt100

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    • #46881
      Omar Calixtro
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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 +

    • #46883
      Will McDonough
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      Is the kart direct drive or clutch

      • #46884
        Omar Calixtro
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        The kart has a centrifugal clutch for now. I plan on replacing it later in the future.

    • #46885
      Will McDonough
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      Then yes you will need a starter to start it but some people had had luck with electric impacts to start them

    • #46886
      Omar Calixtro
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      Electric impact?  Would it be cheaper to just buy a new direct drive clutch?

    • #46899
      TJ Koyen
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      You need to buy an external starter. Buy a good one and it’ll last you your karting career.

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    • #46904
      Peter Zambos
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      A “direct drive clutch,” Omar? If it has a clutch, it’s not direct drive.

    • #46907
      Omar Calixtro
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      Ok it’s just that I am new to karting.

    • #47580
      FREDDY SANDOVAL
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      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.

    • #49485
      Rob Ocasio
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      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.

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