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      08-19-2012, 04:06 AM   #1
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OT - go karts

Anybody here own or know much about them , my friend just bought one and we went out for a strap.. Alot of fun ! Now I want to build one to beat my mate. Anyone
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      08-19-2012, 04:48 AM   #2
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If you want to beat him look at a XR50 on youtube, and if you want to see the real deal pm me!
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Lol thats crazy. Rotary? I want to beat him not destroy him lol
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Speaking of, we should do a go-kart session some time!
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Speaking of, we should do a go-kart session some time!
Sounds good !
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I'm keen for a go kart session & I'd be keen to buy/build one too! Group buy?
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http://bit.ly/RsFjLA
- check this out Tim, pretty hardcore. Way more than I am going to spend.
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- check this out Tim, pretty hardcore. Way more than I am going to spend.
Thats crazy! 426cc 70hp in a cart. Love the final sentence in the description, "WARNING!!!! NOT FOR SOFT C@#%$!!!!!!!".

What are you looking at Nik? I'm looking at an outlet for my inner hoon rather than tracking my car. Not sure how i'd "cart" one of these around though...
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Me and my mate were looking at buying one last year actually, then when I looked at costs I was really close to buying a formula ford instead.

Is he racing it in a series?
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Yep .... I'd be into that as well...
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Me and my mate were looking at buying one last year actually, then when I looked at costs I was really close to buying a formula ford instead.

Is he racing it in a series?
Serious? The kart itself or ongoing costs. Parts seem pretty cheap.
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Thats crazy! 426cc 70hp in a cart. Love the final sentence in the description, "WARNING!!!! NOT FOR SOFT C@#%$!!!!!!!".

What are you looking at Nik? I'm looking at an outlet for my inner hoon rather than tracking my car. Not sure how i'd "cart" one of these around though...
Yes, the inner hoon is a problem that just won't go away.
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Coming up to Brissy Pav?
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i was/am trying to steer the holiday conversation to a trip to SE QLD and get out to the track, you know while I'm there...... they haven't twigged as to why I am pushing as yet but is there anything coming up from the 21st Sept till the 8th Oct?
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Anybody here own or know much about them , my friend just bought one and we went out for a strap.. Alot of fun ! Now I want to build one to beat my mate. Anyone
I use to race karts before it all got stolen.

PM any questions you have and ill be happy to answer. Close to getting back into it actually.
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      08-19-2012, 10:25 PM   #18
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My partner owns a kart shop in WA. www.kartmart.com.au

We have a CRG factory kart from Italy, 125cc, 42hp, 6speed which are about $18k and do about 180km/h. Of course, you can get much lower specs ones and can pick up shifters for under 10k second hand.

Also a twin engine 125 which puts out around 80hp and has double the torque. This thing is fun to drive, especially in the wet

Rotax/Leopard/Fireball 125's, 28hp and on a full size car track with the right gearing you could probably hit 160 or so.

However, you can't just jump in to 125's anymore, you need to do a season of 125 restricted to "prove" yourself. I'm not sure on the exact power figure but it probably goes down to 20hp. Probably set you back 5k for a new cheap one to 10k+ for top of the line

Then you go down to yamaha 100S (around 15hp), and then the yamaha 100J (11hp).

It might not sound much but when a hire kart can range from 4hp => 8hp and are setup like a dog. Even a 100J is great fun.

Some info: http://www.karting.net.au/how-to-get-started-in-karting
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What's the maintenance on these?
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Rotax's are 40 odd hours.
I think leopards are 20,
100J/S are 20

40 might not sound like much but when a race goes for 5->10mins and 4/5 races a day, it's only under 1 hour of use. But, you get the people that want an engine refresh all the time too. Same with people wanting new tyres every race meet :P
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Due to year 12 i've had my go kart sitting in the garage haven't had a chance to use it
I've been looking to sell it though if anyone is interested the motor is the KT100S tuned and blueprinted by the leading engine builders J&A tuning. PM me if any one wants more info .....
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i was/am trying to steer the holiday conversation to a trip to SE QLD and get out to the track, you know while I'm there...... they haven't twigged as to why I am pushing as yet but is there anything coming up from the 21st Sept till the 8th Oct?
I'm sure something could be arranged.
Few takers and mt cotton hillclimb could be ours.

More fun than qr ( see butt clenching) and not as hard on the car
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