Any Fellow Karter's in this forum? *pics*

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  1. $entenza

    $entenza Saudade, Beco.

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    Just wanted to see if anyone else kart's.. it would be nice to meet a couple people.. and talk karting.. heres a pic of my kart... i got it 4 months ago.. been karting for 5 years...Love it!!

    Tony Kart Mitox 100 (S2)
    Rotax max (FR125) 125cc.
    ALfano laptimer...
    TIllet seat
    bridgestone Ygk

    http://www.o-t.us/upload/guest/DSC00587small.jpeg
    post pics too!!
     
  2. $entenza

    $entenza Saudade, Beco.

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    sorry forgot to pu it as an image
     
  3. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    nice looking kart

    its not even scuffed up

    i pit crewed for a guy that sued to race karts

    we ran yamah 100cc engines

    waht tracks have you ran ?

    if i wasnt racing quads id be on a kart
     
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    idontgiveashit I eat rice

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    look frog, hes got a rotax too.
     
  5. $entenza

    $entenza Saudade, Beco.

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    Hey thats Great! Yeah I raced Yamaha 100cc's when i was a kid.
    THe Rotax!! like "idontgiveashit" pointed out is great. The piston lasts 50hours, rathar than the 1 hour for the intercontinental 100cc engines. And theres great power and torque.
    Yeah this pic was taken when i first got the kart.
    But i have to keep it really clean! cus then my dad gets pissed.. hehe..
    U guys run rotax too? on quads? enlighten me!
     
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    $entenza Saudade, Beco.

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    Me and some friends dicing on track. THis is my old kart.. (No.42)
     
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    rotax build motors for everything, from carts, to quads, to motorcycles, snomobiles, jet skis, to airplanes.
     
  8. $entenza

    $entenza Saudade, Beco.

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    Yeah i know they build engines for anything.. also known as Bombardier. I didn;t know about the quads tho.. but i guess its logical.
    THey are an Austrian company aren't they?
    THey are very good. The Max engine i have.. has a water pump built in, ignition is battery powered, radiator, balancing shaft (makes engine run very smooth, variable exhaust port all in a 14kg package. Pretty impressif. and pumps out about 28.5 HP.
     
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    no, they are not AKA bombardier, they used to be an austrian company, now bombardier owns them. Similar to how ford owns volvo. Seperate companies.
     
  10. $entenza

    $entenza Saudade, Beco.

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    Oh okay..
    i get it.. thanks for letting me know. Or like how Renault owns Nissan right?
    thanks again.
     
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    kinda. Bombardier is huge.. they build everything from jet skis to airliners.
     
  12. flynfrog

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    ill try to uplaod pics of the rotax tonight its all back wards form a normal quad engine the chain is on the right and the kick start is on the left

    its a 250 power valuve oughta make a kart scream
     
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    $entenza Saudade, Beco.

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    kool that'd be great.. yeah.. in kart.. you dont need that much power to go fast..
    But a Quad engine on a kart.. wow that would tear up the Tarmac..
     
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    my friend used to race 80cc shifters. his last cart was a swiss hutless, witha volger(i think) motor. he also had 2 DFM 80cc.
     
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    not to mention the 6 gears
     
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    $entenza Saudade, Beco.

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    Well.. In karting there's the 125 (Formula C) class..
    The italian engines manufactureres such as "TM" Produce 6 speed shifters, that pump out close to 50HP. They are rockets..
    speeds reach about 120Mph on a long enough track.
     
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    what tracks have you been too


    daytona road america (before or after the jump)
     
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    $entenza Saudade, Beco.

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    hehe, id love to tell you that ive been to alot.. And i have.. but not in the US. Im actually swiss, but i was born and raised in Thailand. Ive raced in the championships here for 5 years now.
    But at the end of this month im gong to the Kart circuit in Sepang Malaysia, the one next to the F1 track!
    Theres an endurance race.. hehe i'll take pictures!!
     
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    wow even cooler

    this year it cost 50,000 jsut to rent road america insurance is going threw the roof theya hd to ahve 1000 entries jsut to break even
     
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    striker754 Chillin

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    I just went kart racing for the first time today in the actual fast carts. Damn that is fun.

    What do you guys recommend for a first timers kart? I want something pretty powerful, no chickenshit stuff, but no top dollar shit either.
     
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    info on karts for new thrill seekers

    Well im glad that you have taken interest in the sport.. and i agree its damn fun.
    For starters, i think that if you are seriously considering karting as a hobby, you have to look at what you want out of it. If you are just gonna go a couple weekends a year and drive a couple laps, you can just get a 2nd hand kart, so the costs aren't so high.
    But ofcourse i wouldn't reccomend that; you dont know what the previous owner has done to the kart, it could be bent without you or even him ever knowing it.

    But if your serious, i recommend you get yourself a new kart. It doesn't have to be top of the line, just a 100cc chassis.
    Some name's include: Mike Wilson, Tony kart, CRG, Swiss Hutless, Top kart, Alpha. It depends whats available in your area, and what the local dealer can offer. Prices should range between 2000 - 3000 dollars for a kart (chassis only)(i dont know the prices in the US, but it could be this much or higher... depending on freight charges etc..) Maybe locally made arts would be cheaper.. do some research.

    As for the engine, i suggest you go for the Rotax max Fr 125, like i have. Its powerfull (28.5hp) and has got alot of torque, the set is complete with radiator (so you wont have cooling porblems), water pump, battery, electric starter, dry cetrifical clutch, exhaust etc...
    The main advantage for this engine is that it really is an engine for the everyday driver. Its fast as hell, but is also easy to use, and you dont have the hassle of having to puch the kart each time you want to start it.
    Also, the engine's life lasts a staggering 50 hours, compared to 1 or 2 hours for an intercon A engine. This means maintenence is low. After 50 hoours it will cost you about 300 - 400 dollars to over haul it.. which is peanuts compared to other engines.

    I hope this gives you some idea. if you need any more info please let me know..

    :bigthumb:
     
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    yamah 100cc engines are alot cheper than teh rotax thoung and for local raceing alot of palces wont let you run the rotax its 100cc yamah aro briggs only
     
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    Oh yeah? I didint know about that.. Again im not from the Us and i dont know these things. But yes the Yamaha is alot cheaper. But again its air cooled, And its pretty slow.. with 14Hp, it wont get you going very fast. But its still fun for the begginers. The rotax lasts longer though (between piston changes).
    Oh and the 2003 World finals for the ROtax Max challenge is gonna be held in LAS VEGAS! hehe..
     
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    you can get over 25 hp in the yamahas ive seen dyno sheets over 27 hp wiht a yamaha all it takes is money and htey will still get into tpile digit speeds


    check out my new kart it has a yamaha on it
     
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    how bout a 'busa motor? :) :big grin:
     

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