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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-18-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By ghost civic
I was thinking if I could run the line from the...

I was thinking if I could run the line from the gravity tank to the pickup itself...not to the cup in the, in fact having the stock tank removed.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-17-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By ghost civic
I know the tank can be cleaned...I've done it...

I know the tank can be cleaned...I've done it before on a briggs 5hp roto tiller. It was just a big pain, getting it off, letting it sit for days with vinegar in it and then rinsing it out several...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-17-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By ghost civic
new old kart, looking for a carb

picked up this kart today for $100.
It fires up with some starter fluid.
It has sat for a number of years.
The carb would need a cleaning and new diaphram and the inside of the tank looks really...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 04-25-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By ghost civic
well I bought it to get it running and then sell...

well I bought it to get it running and then sell it.
My 50cc comparison was a 50cc 4 stroke scooter, but the difference is the CVT.
The monster motor can barely move me on grass, where a 50cc 4...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 04-24-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By ghost civic
monster moto 80 slow acceleration

picked up a used monster moto 80cc
it looks nice, good plastics, paint and nothing broken
even had a new rear tire recently put on

but it's acceleration is crazy slow. I am 250 pounds but I...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 04-03-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By ghost civic
yes, it did need the Q43203W belt. That is...

yes, it did need the Q43203W belt. That is actually what was on it, but the old one was worn down to only 1/2 inch width. new one is 3/4 inch wide.
Kart's acceleration wasn't great, but it would...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-26-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By ghost civic
most people ask that much for just a frame!

most people ask that much for just a frame!
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-26-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By ghost civic
yerf dog ID

I bought this yerf dog with a tecumseh engine for $100 today :)

I cleaned the carb, re-wired the faulty kill switch and got it running

But acceleration was slow (especially if turning) and top...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 03-01-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By ghost civic
to me a mini bike is just any small/low bike that...

to me a mini bike is just any small/low bike that is purely for fun.
Obviously mine is no longer road legal.

A scooter built to resemble a mini bike is a cheap way to go. And the CVT is better...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 02-26-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By ghost civic
150cc scooter into mini bike

Last summer I made a mini bike out of a 150cc scooter.
It was an ugly scooter, lots of chrome, giant handle bars, huge mirrors.
So I removed everything that didn't have to be there, made a fuel...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-26-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By ghost civic
with 6.5hp the weight isnt and issue, even if you...

with 6.5hp the weight isnt and issue, even if you go with a live axle.(unless you want a high top speed)
One wheel peel setup is fine if the surface is fairly smooth and packed. Otherwise as...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 02-26-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By ghost civic
using them for forks will depend on your...

using them for forks will depend on your tools/ability to machine. I would think you would have to have 2 tubes, one able to slide in the other, with the shocks mounted on one end to one tube and on...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-26-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By ghost civic
well a bigger engine is always better...lol I...

well a bigger engine is always better...lol
I buy 50cc scooters non-running whenever I can, usually for $50-$100. Most I can fix up and sell for $250 as people want cheap transportation and 50cc...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-26-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By ghost civic
anytime you can rebuild an original carb, do it. ...

anytime you can rebuild an original carb, do it. The cheapo chinese carbs do work more often than not, but sometimes you get the "not". I throw cheapo carbs on my Tomos and they work fine. I...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-26-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By ghost civic
I have a torque converter/CVT in my Kooter, my...

I have a torque converter/CVT in my Kooter, my 150cc Scooter and my 2016 Toyota Corolla. These things are everywhere! Snowmobiles, some ATVs (yamaha breeze) I think some Side By Sides use them as...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-26-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 505
Posted By ghost civic
when I had to put a belt on a gy6, I had to put...

when I had to put a belt on a gy6, I had to put it over the rear pulley, pull it toward the variator while letting the wheel rotate...that allowed the belt to work it's way down into the rear pulley,...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-26-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By ghost civic
I got bearings to put in lawn mower wheels to fit...

I got bearings to put in lawn mower wheels to fit the KOOTER, setup the brake and a kill switch and let my son test it out in a field. Nothing broke, and even though it has little ground clearance...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 02-20-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,054
Posted By ghost civic
in the past 2 years I have bought 5 or 6 chinese...

in the past 2 years I have bought 5 or 6 chinese 110cc quads. All non-running but complete. never spent more than $100 for them. Most got running with either a new carb ($20), re doing the wiring...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-19-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By ghost civic
At least it wasn't an expensive lesson to learn. ...

At least it wasn't an expensive lesson to learn. Should have known that $6 wheels wouldn't work though. Not only did both tires wear down super fast, one of them has the bearings wearing out of the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-18-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By ghost civic
Had the Kooter tested out today. Several boys...

Had the Kooter tested out today.
Several boys in the neighborhood showed up and put it through it's passes.
It can do 30mph. It turns better to the left than to the right.
And I found out...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-16-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By ghost civic
my wife and son both thought it was a funny name,...

my wife and son both thought it was a funny name, so it stuck.

I hope to have a test run in a few days.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-15-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By ghost civic
kooter development continues. I have a running...

kooter development continues.
I have a running 50cc rear end and a go kart chassis with steering/wheels/pedals.

The tricky bit is how to bolt the scooter frame to the go kart chassis. After...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-12-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By ghost civic
Kooter rolls of the tongue easier than scookart....

Kooter rolls of the tongue easier than scookart. :thumbsup:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-12-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By ghost civic
ScooKart

I have a 50cc scooter that I have had fired up and moving...still needs a new carb.

Hoping once the new carb arrives it will be fully running...then just chop the frame and bolt it to the blue...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 02-12-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By ghost civic
on pavement the front tire would hop/scrub if you...

on pavement the front tire would hop/scrub if you tried more than 20 degrees. So a U turn took the width of a subdivision road plus going on the grass edge. On my yard it handled better. Too much...
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