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Panhead5496 09-26-2017 11:25 AM

What I have to deal with here
 
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I always am shocked to see all the great deals y'all find on Craigslist. I want to find a deal myself, and this is the junk I find :mad2:

https://greenville.craigslist.org/mc...307058951.html

$625...? What is he on? :smiley_omg:

ezcome-ezgo 09-26-2017 11:49 AM

Adrenaline?

OzFab 09-26-2017 10:10 PM

Yeah, no...

You may need to broaden your search radius, spend a little to save a lot...

Hellion 09-27-2017 12:11 AM

The rear wheels are Rupp 'turbine' wheels...leading me to believe the rest of the kart is also a Rupp. But it's been butchered and abused, is incomplete and nowhere near the asking price.

Panhead5496 09-27-2017 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by OzFab (Post 481839)
Yeah, no...

You may need to broaden your search radius, spend a little to save a lot...

It is very broad search, I get results all the way up in North Carolina :P

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Originally Posted by Hellion (Post 481857)
The rear wheels are Rupp 'turbine' wheels...leading me to believe the rest of the kart is also a Rupp. But it's been butchered and abused, is incomplete and nowhere near the asking price.

Yeah it is definitely been butchered lol. Looks like it is going to break apart when I sit in it


Going to have to keep searching :wai:

itsid 09-27-2017 06:25 PM

hmm..
https://greenville.craigslist.org/sn...304103788.html

IDK, it's not difficult to find something decent IMHO..

'sid

Hellion 09-27-2017 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by itsid (Post 481932)
hmm..
https://greenville.craigslist.org/sn...304103788.html

IDK, it's not difficult to find something decent IMHO...

Now THAT'S what I call service. You have Germans, in Germany finding you better go kart deals.

A HEMI with 226 cc! You think it's been bored out/over? :D

Maybe Panhead isn't looking for great deals. I think he's just doing a Craigslist Hall of Shame here.
But, that is a nice kart. Almost, if not, a Manco American Express. "Racing wheel" too, probably the newest thing on it.

In the first pic on the ad, it looks like he greased the tires (the treads!) with Armor All and did a beauty shot on his living room floor. Classy. :rolleyes:

Panhead5496 09-27-2017 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by itsid (Post 481932)
hmm..
https://greenville.craigslist.org/sn...304103788.html

IDK, it's not difficult to find something decent IMHO..

'sid

That does not qualify as decent for me to be honest

It looks like the tires are on the way out, the gas tank looks like a hackjob, and the seat is a board with a cushion behind it

For over $300 it has to be better than that, this is a better looking deal to me https://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/f...307315095.html

Still not ideal

Maybe I was spoiled getting what I did at a great price, going by what else is out there :P

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Originally Posted by Hellion (Post 481944)
Now THAT'S what I call service. You have Germans, in Germany finding you better go kart deals.

226 cc!

Maybe Panhead isn't looking for great deals. I think he's just doing a Craigslist Hall of Shame here.

But, that is a nice kart. Almost, if not, a Manco American Express. "Racing wheel" too, probably the newest thing on it.

In the first pic on the ad, it looks like he greased the tires (the treads!) with Armor All and did a beauty shot on his living room floor. Classy. :rolleyes:

I mean I am always on the look out for a deal, but I guess we all have different ideas of what a deal is ;)

And no offense to Sid, but I do know how to do a search lol :P I look a few times a week https://athensga.craigslist.org/d/fo...?query=go+cart

https://athensga.craigslist.org/d/fo...?query=go+kart



Also, I don't want this to turn into an argument, so I hope my above posting doesn't offend anyone

Hellion 09-27-2017 07:54 PM

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I can't say for Sidney, but it's all in good fun. ;)

This, from your own search, I would have no issue plunking down $60 for. Heck, let's do an even fifty:

https://athensga.craigslist.org/spo/...263803135.html

Not exactly a "frame" as the seller calls it. It looks complete and Briggs are just too dadgum easy to fix.

Better go buy it, Panhead!

itsid 09-27-2017 08:46 PM

Well.. as with almost everything else that doesn't fit in a shoe box...
location location location ;)
Frankly I have no clue what type of location greenville is for karts..
so yeah.

And yes, that pricetag is a bit out of what I'd pay myself.. but that can be talked down
into the realms of what it's actually worth ;)
(unlike the one from post #1 which is far enough off that one wouldn't even bother to try ;))

Anyways,
with karts (plural) worth looking at and talking to the current owner about around
and a statement like
Quote:

I want to find a deal myself
forgive me when the worst kart at the highest price is not the ideal link to post,
if you
Quote:

do know how to do a search lol :P
except if you're
Quote:

Originally Posted by Hellion
just doing a Craigslist Hall of Shame here

in which case the first quote is a bit misleading ;)

either way... look harder and/or longer :D
(basically the spam mail of all searches for karts ;))

'sid

Panhead5496 09-27-2017 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Hellion (Post 481947)
I can't say for Sidney, but it's all in good fun. ;)

This, from your own search, I would have no issue plunking down $60 for. Heck, let's do an even fifty:

https://athensga.craigslist.org/spo/...263803135.html

Not exactly a "frame" as the seller calls it. It looks complete and Briggs are just too dadgum easy to fix.

Better go buy it, Panhead!

I've been looking at that for awhile, but seems to be more child sized? Hard to tell

Quote:

Originally Posted by itsid (Post 481956)
Well.. as with almost everything else that doesn't fit in a shoe box...
location location location ;)
Frankly I have no clue what type of location greenville is for karts..
so yeah.

And yes, that pricetag is a bit out of what I'd pay myself.. but that can be talked down
into the realms of what it's actually worth ;)
(unlike the one from post #1 which is far enough off that one wouldn't even bother to try ;))

Anyways,
with karts (plural) worth looking at and talking to the current owner about around
and a statement like

forgive me when the worst kart at the highest price is not the ideal link to post,
if you
except if you're
in which case the first quote is a bit misleading ;)

either way... look harder and/or longer :D
(basically the spam mail of all searches for karts ;))

'sid

(I'm actually in Athens, Greenville is aways away :P)

Anyway, I meant that when searching for a good deal, I come across stuff like the $625 thing, so this was more of a "let's laugh at this guy" post :cheers2:

But, with that said, I might try to talk down the guy with the "226cc" engine. Always wanted a road cart

Hellion 09-28-2017 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Panhead5496 (Post 481963)
I've been looking at that for awhile, but seems to be more child sized? Hard to tell...

From my point of view that's a $60 investment in $200 (what I could flip it for, after tidying it up). Or more realistically, $250-$300+/-.

That's a 10" steering wheel for visual reference and that frame looks like your run-of-the-mill Carter Brothers (best guess) kart. I'm going to have to take you to task for the "child sized" comment. Gotta slap you in the face a few times to make sure you're fully conscious. :rolleyes:...

You see, either they made go karts for kids (5, 6, 7, 8 years old?) or they made them small on purpose, you know, to be fun and nimble, zippy and fast, agile even.

There are some larger "adult sized" karts out there, the Dingo 390 for instance, but by and large they are small-framed and you scrunch yourself/contort yourself a bit to fit them. That's part of the fun as well and the entertaining juxtaposition of a grown adult sitting in a *mini car* is the charm.

Small size is an advantage, especially for the racing karts. If you make 'em large so a whiny adult can stretch their legs out, you end up with a large, heavy and more importantly slow kart on your hands.

If karts are intended for children, someone forgot to tell Steve! http://www.animated-smileys.com/emot...cheeky-042.gif


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