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Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Kartorbust
I like to do what the manual says, because it's...

I like to do what the manual says, because it's an easy guide to follow.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 264
Posted By Kartorbust
It's possible it could be a Formula SAE car, so...

It's possible it could be a Formula SAE car, so pretty much a one off of many similar styles. Could be wrong.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 124
Posted By Kartorbust
Uh what about Junior Sprint karts?

Uh what about Junior Sprint karts?
Forum: All Other Parts 09-19-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 107
Posted By Kartorbust
I'd follow all instructions that it came with it....

I'd follow all instructions that it came with it. I'm not sure if its recommended or not, I'll let someone else chime in on that to give an answer.
Forum: All Other Parts 09-19-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 107
Posted By Kartorbust
A ring compressor isnt that necessary, however,...

A ring compressor isnt that necessary, however, it'll prevent snapping rings when you drop the piston and rod into the block. They are cheap to buy.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-18-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 112
Posted By Kartorbust
Did you make sure that the nuts on the rocker...

Did you make sure that the nuts on the rocker arms were nice and snug with the proper gap? It's possible one or both rocker arms could be out of adjustment.

Might be a really stupid question but,...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 09-18-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 88
Posted By Kartorbust
A vehicle hood strut might end up being too stiff...

A vehicle hood strut might end up being too stiff to be of any real use, unless one found a worn out one, then it maybe too loose to be of any use as well.
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 09-18-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 88
Posted By Kartorbust
I know Red Beard's Garage used one on their drag...

I know Red Beard's Garage used one on their drag mini bikes but I cannot find the link to it on any of the videos. But it was adjustable for how light or stiff you want it.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-18-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 264
Posted By Kartorbust
That F1000 has around 120lb/ft of torque. Just...

That F1000 has around 120lb/ft of torque. Just gear what you are building to a minimum of 8:1. Sleds are around 3:1 gearing maybe a bit higher like 2:1, but they are using small drive wheels to move...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 09-18-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 125
Posted By Kartorbust
It's a Briggs and Stratton 479cc 16hp v-twin, two...

It's a Briggs and Stratton 479cc 16hp v-twin, two cylinders in a V. Yes I was saying dual exhaust pipes, one for each cylinder, as that is usually less restrictive than doing 2 pipes into one....
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-17-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 264
Posted By Kartorbust
My closest guess on what that engine is from is...

My closest guess on what that engine is from is an Arctic Cat M1000, but that was only 162hp. Large 2 cylinder 1000cc 2 stroke efi. Haven't seen one in person, bu that thing will probably haul some...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 09-17-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 125
Posted By Kartorbust
Well since I since I more or less just got a free...

Well since I since I more or less just got a free 16hp Vanny, I guess once I get my hind end going on my project, I may look into using this design, but with dual pipes.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-17-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 290
Posted By Kartorbust
If fabrication isnt that big of a deal for...

If fabrication isnt that big of a deal for people, there's a plethora of plans to buy online from everywhere. Granted a lot of times they are made with metric measurements and converting those over...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-14-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 290
Posted By Kartorbust
Nothing like that really exists anymore. Most of...

Nothing like that really exists anymore. Most of the Made in the USA as far as Go karts are concerned are mostly just premade kits. Azusa Engineering and Go Kart Alley/GoPowerSports are the only US...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-13-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 12,911
Posted By Kartorbust
Chipping a tooth sucks (speaking from experience)...

Chipping a tooth sucks (speaking from experience) and expensive. I'll have to wait til I'm off work in 3 hours to do quick bit. Been a crazy few days.

So today being a Friday the 13th, one of our...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 09-12-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 388
Posted By Kartorbust
You should get a decibel gauge and compare the...

You should get a decibel gauge and compare the stock muffler, straight pipe, and this creation of yours and see how they all stack up. Do it at idle, half throttle and full throttle.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-12-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By Kartorbust
I tried looking into what they were and yeah,...

I tried looking into what they were and yeah, came up empty handed as well. Saw one or two threads on here from a few years ago. http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=32848
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 09-12-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By Kartorbust
There is a reason, off road tractor. Why have an...

There is a reason, off road tractor. Why have an ATV when you can make a 4x4 garden tractor?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-10-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By Kartorbust
Well, at least it has excellent power to weight...

Well, at least it has excellent power to weight ratio. But the braking has got to suck.
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 09-09-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,676
Posted By Kartorbust
Man it's been that many years since NTE has sold...

Man it's been that many years since NTE has sold mini bikes and go karts? Gotta love how they inflate numbers like that lol, sounds a bit familiar.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-08-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,271
Posted By Kartorbust
At least it runs 👍. How much of a pain is it...

At least it runs 👍. How much of a pain is it going to be to tune it properly? I know Carsandcameras had a tough time tuning the turbo drift trike all those years ago with the EFI kit.
Forum: Site Announcements and Suggestion Box 09-06-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Kartorbust
I may try them out at some point. But I love it...

I may try them out at some point. But I love it here and minibuggy.net.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-06-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Kartorbust
So basically from what I've gathered looking at...

So basically from what I've gathered looking at the GX engines is, not is it governed at 3600rpm mechanically, the U2 or whatever version ignition they are on also limits RPM at like 4000 or...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-04-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 258
Posted By Kartorbust
He must've really beat the crap out of it, if the...

He must've really beat the crap out of it, if the piston and and crank were that badly scored. Long as the block can be salvaged, you can rebuild it to be better.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-04-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 258
Posted By Kartorbust
I'd buy all new internals. Can you get us a good...

I'd buy all new internals. Can you get us a good picture or several of the cylinder bore?
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