Do you think a kart can be so worn out that no part of it is worth saving? What happens to a kart that is completely shot. Do they end up in the back of someones basement or back yard, do they go to the junk yard? There must be a ton of karts out there somewhere rusting.
I think its a great question and I’ve often wondered myself. I guess most endup buried in garages. Shame in many ways as they could be given to schools, youth programs and soforth and have a new lease of life.
We usually sell them before they’re junk. But my son converted an old shifter chassis into a bomb proof yard kart, with a Honda 4 stoke on it. Can’t break a racing chassis in the back yard!! I almost feel sorry for it, but it does NOT break—and you can get parts for it!
The Play Station/IRacing seat idea has some merit. But even a bare frame isn’t light or easy to store. I think some of the purpose built game chairs might be a better buy, AND they’re all ready to go.
Well, this brings up a sore subject. I gladly threw my 2003 Biesse B3 away after only 25 hours on the chassis. It broke at the rear bearing hangers on both sides of the frame rails. Of course I stripped it of all valuable hardware except that vulnerable lower steering shaft bearing that would wear out after 3 hours of use and is different than any kart made. I did manage to retro-fit the 50mm axle rear brake assembly onto a 40mm axle kart.