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Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers Today, 07:10 AM
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Posted By karl
That is a proper DIY minibike! Looks like my...

That is a proper DIY minibike!

Looks like my first build, good work!
Forum: Engines & Clutches Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 339
Posted By karl
He's just irritated cause he is stuck with 15,000...

He's just irritated cause he is stuck with 15,000 torque converters and cant get rid of em, everyone is buying $60 TAV2 knockoffs :P
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
I think the NR racing twister with their 50lb...

I think the NR racing twister with their 50lb springs are what I will use
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 12-05-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
Still some challenges ahead, and I have to spend...

Still some challenges ahead, and I have to spend $250 for the clutch driver :ack2:

I got some 3/4 by 7/8 oilite bushings for the steering shaft, and ground/reamed some spacers to hold the...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 12-05-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
:iagree: One tire fire! Thats...

:iagree:

One tire fire!



Thats what Im thinking, cant wait to see how it preforms compared to the 357, should definitely do some skids. Might put a marine cam and some other goodies in it.
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 12-04-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
I have two that will be cut to size. I...

I have two that will be cut to size.


I cooked the 357cc, about a mile out started losing power, by the time I got home my back was warm, the plates on the block were discolored and oil was...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 12-03-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
Yeah Larry Tie rods! I did not...

Yeah Larry


Tie rods!

I did not want to use the junk 3/8 thingys that pop out,

So I got these 7/16 joints that are used on power steering garden/compact tractors, made in japan , will...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 12-02-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
Does that mean I should fix this :P Rust...

Does that mean I should fix this :P


Rust adhesion , heck yeah throw the welder out, no need anymore :funnypost:
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 12-01-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
Starting to look kart like :cheers2: Of...

Starting to look kart like :cheers2:

Of course it rained real good and the garage flooded, so I spent half the day reworking the drainage situation, then got it all dry, then it flooded again ...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 11-30-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
Plenty of room! First pic is with the seat all...

Plenty of room! First pic is with the seat all the way back.

Of course once I start moving again, I ran out of tubing.

Another steel run

But I think I got the powertrain set, 1 in...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 11-29-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
Ramps! They work Seat! It slides, very nice...

Ramps! They work

Seat! It slides, very nice

Especially when you need to pull the spark plug on cyl 1

Also got an old comet/ salsbury driven clutch, 1in bore 1/4 key,
10 3/4 diameter,...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 11-25-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 339
Posted By karl
I think the 2100 would be a better match, ...

I think the 2100 would be a better match, especially if you are shooting for 6500 rpm (aftermarket cam?)
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 11-24-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
Did not get to the kart but I needed some ramps...

Did not get to the kart but I needed some ramps so that is what got done today.

Dump truck bed is high up, so these are just shy of 9 feet.
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 11-23-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
It does not have much more to give, picked to the...

It does not have much more to give, picked to the bone


True on the roll bar, Ill have to see if I can make nice bends on the larger 1 1/4 tubing.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-23-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By karl
The hazard fraught pipe kinker, a usefull bit of...

The hazard fraught pipe kinker, a usefull bit of kit, but has severe limitations.

It is a pipe bender, as in water pipe, not intended for steel tubing (Welded seam)

Water pipe is soft,...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 11-21-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 163
Posted By karl
The SK just means snow king, as in a snowblower...

The SK just means snow king, as in a snowblower engine.

So searching HS50 may yield more results,

But it is a small frame engine, meaning it is pretty much a 3hp block with a bigger bore.
...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 11-21-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
I acquired some quality pre-owned seat sliders...

I acquired some quality pre-owned seat sliders from a commercial mower.

So might as well go all out and make the seat adjustable, smoke em if ya got em, ammi rite?

Just need to pick up some...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 11-19-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
Thank you, just a hobby for me, glue crap...

Thank you, just a hobby for me, glue crap together and hope it works :thumbsup:

I traveled to far away lands of tallmadge, OH to get my seat.

Can confirm does sit. Comfy, solid chunk of...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 11-18-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
I get it, just saying its rare to see a scratch...

I get it, just saying its rare to see a scratch built kart from tubing on the forum.

Hopefully soon, the sled motor with the exhaust pipe and clutch is too long to be practical.

The twin...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 11-18-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
Needed some heat to add some dish to the wheel,...

Needed some heat to add some dish to the wheel, looks much better

Now to find some plastic end caps for the wheel and 8 empty holes in the frame.
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 11-17-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,287
Posted By karl
My BMI order finally shipped! So I can start...

My BMI order finally shipped! So I can start working on the front end.

Made a steering wheel, the only logical choice is the bowtie, burned the front axle in.

Next sunday Ill take a trip down...
Forum: All Other Parts 11-15-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By karl
Much thanks, and yes that is the concept. It...

Much thanks, and yes that is the concept. It makes sense the chain is forward, IDK why I thought it was the other way around

And that makes it much easier/ more possibilities / feasible if indeed...
Forum: All Other Parts 11-15-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By karl
That is why I asked this. And Its common...

That is why I asked this.

And Its common sense turning around a straight cut gear makes no difference.

I think I explained it pretty straight foward, but yes "swap"

You said flip, not...
Forum: All Other Parts 11-15-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By karl
It changes the gear ratio and replacing the chain...

It changes the gear ratio and replacing the chain with gears will make "reverse" a forward gear of opposite ratio to first
Forum: All Other Parts 11-15-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By karl
Yeah , the plan would be to use a normal...

Yeah , the plan would be to use a normal centrifugal clutch , chain drive into box.

Let off gas to shift.

Ideally , I would buy a donor gearbox, and remove its foward gears, and install them...
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