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    • #23580
      Ian Harrison
      Participant

      Hi Guys
      Here’s an image of the Viper Racing UK SK250S installed in an Anderson Maverick 250 National chassis.

      Just a few jobs to finish, then we are ready to rock and roll!!
      Viper SK250S

      Best Regards

      Ian :-)

    • #23587
      Bobby Butler
      Participant

      Dang it Ian, you have really outdone yourself!  The black power coated head will  tick off the gas gas worshippers.

      If it performs as good as it appears (no doubt)  a game changer as arrived!

      Congradulations on the accomplishment!

      BB

    • #23671
      Brian Wilhelm
      Participant

      Ian, it looks very interesting. Can you share any details?

    • #23672
      Dan Davis
      Participant

      Very nice looking package Ian!

    • #23692
      Andy Kiker
      Participant

      Good thing Ian has a picture posted so we all know what Dan was referring to. I think.

    • #23703
      nigel cooper
      Participant

      Does it have 6 gears and a counterbalance shaft?

    • #23709
      Ian Harrison
      Participant

      Hi Guys

      The Viper SK250S is a 250cc single cylinder Superkart engine.
      The cylinder is reversed (exhaust out-of-the-back) with a front mounted carburettor feeding into the crankcase via a reed induction system.
      The crankshaft is fully shrouded with just a slot through to the top end for the connecting rod.
      It has a bore and stroke of 68.0 x 68.8mm and a rod length of 128mm
      The crankcases are machined from billet aluminium. It has a gear driven counterbalance shaft with an internal balance weight on the right and an external balance weight on the left.
      The cylinder has 3 exhaust ports and 5 transfer ports.
      Gearbox, clutch and selector mechanism are taken from the 2002-2007 Honda CR250 and in standard (UK) format it is a 5-speed with alternative gearbox ratios. Our 6-speed gearbox can also be fitted if local regulations allow.
      The ignition is Viper Racing’s own digital programmable ignition that runs off the 2002-2007 Honda generator, however, many ignition options are possible.

      Best Regards

      Ian :-)

    • #23733
      Dan Davis
      Participant

      Andy!

      Very nice description of your…….”engine specs” Ian!

      • #24017
        Justin
        Participant

        Ian, I am inpressed and so glad I was not the only one who thought this should happen.

        I feel that this has so many advantages as oppose to the conventional arrangement,

        With the intake being in the front you can get more of a ram air effect, a decent NACA duct on top of the side pods.

        A more compact package mean not only better aero, with the muffler tucked behind, but one could in theory put 2 smaller radiators in the side pods (a la F1 or Indy) and eliminate the large rear radiator and thus eliminate  the “parachute” effect.

        Having existine Honda components is a big plus for ease of acceptability and familiarity, not to mention would be a big plus for the Honda spec peeps.

        I know its not polite to ask, but what are you looking at for cost per unit?

        I know feel I am one step closer to moving forward with this adventure!

         

        Justin  

         

        PS Just curious as to the steering wheel set up, could you show /explain more?

        J

    • #23735
      Andy Kiker
      Participant

      Sorry Dan, That was to easy a setup. I couldn’t pass it up.

    • #24039
      Greg Lindahl
      Participant

      Very clean design, Ian.

      Congratulations

    • #24106
      nigel cooper
      Participant

      brilliant product! Using/reusing existing Honda parts from your engine makes the most sense to me and it can save you about 1/3 of the cost.Why re-engineer and manufacture new components that are proven,already and easily accessible.Just change only what needs to be changed from the CR250 engine.

      Does it have an external water pump and how much does the engine and exhaust weight?

      Could anyone in north america purchasing one, post your opinions on it after trying it out? Vibration levels,smoothness,power and torque ect.

    • #24336
      Ian Harrison
      Participant

      Hi Guys

      First ever track outing for the Viper SK250S at Silverstone test day, with driver Mark Stansfield.
      Stanny Sstone
      Next outing Oulton Park, Cheshire, UK March 27/28th MSA British Superkart Championship

      Best Regards

      Ian :)

    • #24520
      Chris Reinhardt
      Participant

      Very nice Ian, good luck with it…

      CR

      Chris Reinhardt

      CR2 Motorsports

      http://www.cr2motorsports.webs.com/

      XV Racing Products

      http://www.xvengineering.com/

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    • #24538
      Larry Dobbs
      Participant

      It looks the business Ian!  Have a great run at Oulton Park:)

    • #25131
      Justin
      Participant

      Ian,

      Any more news from the second round of tests at Oulton Park?

      One thing I forgot to ask, would this be available as an conversion to an existing CR250 engine or is there too much internal modification required for this engine?

      Regards,

      Justin

    • #25167
      Chris Reinhardt
      Participant

      Justin, download Ian’s PDF files, it’s priced both way it seems, but if I understand the pricing, looks cheaper if Ian builds for you with all new pieces…

      Results: http://www.superkart.org.uk/

      Looks like a solid 3rd, not bad for a brand new motor…

      Chris Reinhardt

      CR2 Motorsports

      http://www.cr2motorsports.webs.com/

      XV Racing Products

      http://www.xvengineering.com/

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    • #25229
      Ian Harrison
      Participant

      Hi Justin

      We are actually expecting to get it on the dyno for the first time this week. That sounds absolutely crazy that we’ve been on track twice without it going on the dyno, but we were hit with availability on a specific part and then with some mods that we made. On both occasions finished the kart on the morning of the tests without time to dyno. Hopefully now, we have the time (6 weeks) to optimise and release the figures everyone is waiting for. However, we have learned an awful lot about the engine and the name of the game has been meeting peoples expectations regarding it’s appearing on track.

      Chris’ summary is pretty spot on and anyone is welcome to either buy the kit to build their Honda into, or to have us build it for them using their Honda parts or for us to supply a brand new fully ready to go package.

      Best Regards

      Ian :-)

    • #25230
      Jim White
      Participant

      Hi Ian, check your pm’s please

    • #24062
      Ian Harrison
      Participant

      Hi Guys

      Thanks for the favourable comments.

      As you might imagine we are now in the middle of the development programme to optimise carb/ignition/pipe design, etc.

      As a special introductory price, the complete engine package of engine/carb/pipe and ignition is £5,995.00 UK pounds fully assembled, dyno-tested and ready to go.

      The steering wheel is a Sparco car steering wheel and at present the buttons don’t do anything!! Just the wheel is the drivers personal choice . . . . nothing too exciting.

      I believe that the ram-airbox will end up under the right-hand pod, with probably a snorkel duct on top of the pod.

      Here’s a price list link for the full motor:
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/m52csesljxlwqs9/SK250S_Price-List_09.01.14.pdf
      and a list for any potential self-builders with their own Honda crankcase induction Parts to use:
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/8aokmzwhp8q4kl5/SK250S_Self-Assembly_Pricing_09.01.14.pdf

      Best Regards

      Ian

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