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Forum: All Other Parts 01-28-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,582
Posted By ak99
Depending on how small you want to go, there are...

Depending on how small you want to go, there are poly tanks which are used on mini dirt bikes.

If you take a look at my kart in the completed build thread you will see one of these tanks.

They...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 01-22-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By ak99
If you need some ideas have a look through this...

If you need some ideas have a look through this thread:

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=24218

My kart is in there and is a low budget build, a lot less than $1000. :)
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 01-20-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,739
Posted By ak99
That's a decent sized engine and with the your...

That's a decent sized engine and with the your mods it should perform very well!

And it's a 2 stroke! :wai:
Forum: More Builds 01-20-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 13,636
Posted By ak99
I have used the same method with PVC pipe, works...

I have used the same method with PVC pipe, works well.

Came in handy when I was laying stormwater pipe and was short 1 joiner so I made a DIY flared end.
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 01-19-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 17,739
Posted By ak99
Looking Good! What capacity is the engine?

Looking Good!

What capacity is the engine?
Forum: More Builds 01-17-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 13,636
Posted By ak99
And if he was here in Qld the mower would need an...

And if he was here in Qld the mower would need an enclosed cabin and air conditioning.... and a portable fridge to keep the beer cold:D
Forum: All Other Parts 01-16-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By ak99
Have you tried Ebay? Those cables are...

Have you tried Ebay?

Those cables are available in various lengths, usually the length is listed in the product description.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-16-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,749
Posted By ak99
If you don't have any luck with modifying the G3...

If you don't have any luck with modifying the G3 carb, grab a PZ27 from ebay.

I used this carb on my 160, you will need to make a manifold which can be easy if you have a friend with a lathe:D
...
Forum: More Builds 01-13-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 13,636
Posted By ak99
Nice work!:thumbsup:

Nice work!:thumbsup:
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 01-12-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By ak99
I was thinking the same thing. The bike looks...

I was thinking the same thing. The bike looks like it's made from a mix of parts.

One of our pocket bikes has forks similar to this however our forks have a ring of tubing welded on for the axle...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-05-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,131
Posted By ak99
This picture may help with your question re the...

This picture may help with your question re the Jackshaft.

This is my setup which I was lucky enough to source from an old ride on mower. The cradle holding the shaft is probably heavier than it...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 01-05-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 71,835
Posted By ak99
The Ugly Duckling

Or as my Wife calls it: Bush Pig.

I never intended this thing to be pretty, instead I have gone for the "industrial" look...

Make - Designed and built from scratch using some donor parts ...
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 01-03-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,061
Posted By ak99
I use 1/4" drive on small Nuts & Bolts ( eg: The...

I use 1/4" drive on small Nuts & Bolts ( eg: The Kart engine & pocket bikes)

The reasons: My 1/2" drive sockets go down to 8mm and 5/16, so anything smaller requires 1/4" drive. Also when...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 01-02-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,958
Posted By ak99
So that's where Wang Chung ended up...:lolgoku: ...

So that's where Wang Chung ended up...:lolgoku:



The easiest way I find is to sit the rear end of the bike up so you can sit on the floor behind and rotate the wheel. Cast your eye along the...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 01-02-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,245
Posted By ak99
With the nose piece the kart does look very long....

With the nose piece the kart does look very long. The nose piece was an afterthought, mainly to prevent frame & steering damage in a collision - Kindly donated from a friend's pile of race kart...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 01-01-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,245
Posted By ak99
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detail...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JQQJBgOUEks

Here is a video link. I couldn't figure out how to place the actual video on here in the same way everyone else does it -...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 12-31-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,245
Posted By ak99
I'm hoping to get some video footage later today...

I'm hoping to get some video footage later today or tomorrow.

There are a couple of "fine tuning" jobs I'm doing at the moment:

The fuel tank was leaking so had to change that (and make a new...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 12-30-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,245
Posted By ak99
IT'S FINISHED!! finally.....

Well, here's the finished product..

We had it running and driving around the backyard, unfortunately our yard is a normal suburban block so we couldn't "open it up" properly. Plenty of sideways...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 12-30-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
Posted By ak99
Either that or even deeper pockets for a legal...

Either that or even deeper pockets for a legal firm to write up disclaimer documents..
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-30-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By ak99
I'll second that - I wish our A/C was ducted into...

I'll second that - I wish our A/C was ducted into the garage also!

Today is pleasant, 25 degrees and cloudy, still a bit too humid though..

I've taken time off until Jan 6th. This morning I'm...
Forum: More Builds 12-20-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 13,636
Posted By ak99
Thumbs up Looks like the mower is coming together nicely! ...

Looks like the mower is coming together nicely!

Looking forward to seeing the end result :popcorn:

Projects like this are easier when you have the right equipment on hand, eg: lathe, sand...
Forum: More Builds 12-11-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 13,636
Posted By ak99
That Victa looks similar to the Murray I gutted...

That Victa looks similar to the Murray I gutted for Go Kart parts.
It was a 5 1/2 HP.

Just curious, what type of rear end does the Victa have?
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-10-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,305
Posted By ak99
Not sure about the mixture, but I have heard the...

Not sure about the mixture, but I have heard the same about a higher comp ratio.

I don't know how successful you will be trying to kill the Victa, the only thing that kills them quickly is lack of...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-09-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,305
Posted By ak99
As Landuse said, you will need the oil mixed in....

As Landuse said, you will need the oil mixed in. ( the same ratio as you would with petrol)

The engine will run on metho, but I don't know how well.

I did the same with a 31cc line trimmer...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-04-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,749
Posted By ak99
:funnypost:

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