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Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 03-26-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Smerft85
Link worked for me, looks like a honda clone...

Link worked for me, looks like a honda clone based over seas (KRAFT on tank), I'd guess it's the same threads on the predators or hondas, but I know the bolt as "the one that fits", I'm guessing a...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 03-26-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 83
Posted By Smerft85
If the clutch comes with set screws you wont need...

If the clutch comes with set screws you wont need the bushing behind it, if it doesn't you could use a washer or two behind it to take up the space and keep it lined up.
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 03-26-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 83
Posted By Smerft85
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Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-25-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By Smerft85
Get a 10t clutch too perhaps to mate with the 72t...

Get a 10t clutch too perhaps to mate with the 72t axle sprocket.
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 03-25-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By Smerft85
117208 Got my throttle control and...

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Got my throttle control and killswitch today. Once I get some motivation to clean up the garage I'll be getting to making this thing a trike. Didn't realize before, but I have just about...
Forum: Crazy Craigslist Finds 03-25-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By Smerft85
If I did, I'd put a 4 stroke in it, and all the...

If I did, I'd put a 4 stroke in it, and all the plastics would come off, they are all cracked and broken. Considered using the wheels and tires for a motorized stand up scooter. My wife wrecked one...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-25-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 177
Posted By Smerft85
If what JT says doesn't help, and you find metal...

If what JT says doesn't help, and you find metal shavings in your oil leading to replacement, most here will vouch on a predator 212 from harbor freight, you can regularly find coupons for $99 +tax....
Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-24-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By Smerft85
I'm in southern Colorado. I'd do all three for...

I'm in southern Colorado. I'd do all three for $25 + shipping. P.M. me and we can chat.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-24-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 63
Posted By Smerft85
I had read a 160 head on the hemi predator was a...

I had read a 160 head on the hemi predator was a huge compression gain, so in theory it should work fine in the non-hemi and still give higher compression, but I don't have either apart at the moment...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 03-24-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By Smerft85
117174 Hopefully the picture worked, it's a...

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Hopefully the picture worked, it's a "safety first fatback chopper"
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 03-24-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By Smerft85
That is almost how this is going to have to be,...

That is almost how this is going to have to be, minus a 2x4. I'll try to find an image of what the frame originally was, indeed it was a kids toy, but not any more.

Thank you for the warm...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-24-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 63
Posted By Smerft85
Gx series compatibility with non-hemi predator question

I have a good running 212 predator, and several gx160 hondas with the wrong shafts so they are donors. Could I use any gx160 parts to beef up rpm or anything in the predator? I know all the tin...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-24-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By Smerft85
I've got at least 3 old briggs 5hp engines I'd...

I've got at least 3 old briggs 5hp engines I'd let go cheap, but the shipping would be terrible.
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 03-24-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By Smerft85
117170 And we have a donor engine! Came off...

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And we have a donor engine! Came off a kart I got in a steal of a deal today, and wont be needing that tank anyway, perfect! Posted a couple pics of the kart under crazy craigslist finds if...
Forum: Crazy Craigslist Finds 03-24-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By Smerft85
Yup, junk little 50cc, I think, two stroke. It...

Yup, junk little 50cc, I think, two stroke. It turns over, but not well, may use the disk brakes but not sure how I'd put the rest to use.

I was leaning toward Carter bros myself, but it does...
Forum: Crazy Craigslist Finds 03-24-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By Smerft85
CL SCORE!! He contacted me!

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$100 for the kart, no clue who makes it, mini rocket was free along with delivery. The predator runs smooth, but the minibike doesn't so not sure what I'll do with it....
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 03-24-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By Smerft85
117148 Got these in the mail today, I like!

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Got these in the mail today, I like!
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 03-23-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By Smerft85
I'm not even sure I'd do a wheelie bar, but I...

I'm not even sure I'd do a wheelie bar, but I have a pile of those wheels from previous owners of several karts I've taken in that didn't know better, ideally if I did use them they would be...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-23-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 52
Posted By Smerft85
If you think about a sled at full throttle, they...

If you think about a sled at full throttle, they squat the track and start lifting skis, that makes the engine sit level or close to it so mounting it level, or even with a slight tilt toward the...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 03-23-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By Smerft85
Almost my exact thoughts on the front tire, and...

Almost my exact thoughts on the front tire, and with making it match the scrap rod mad max pretty much sums it up, I like rat rodded cars and such, and the original Mel Gibson mad max is among my top...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-23-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 52
Posted By Smerft85
Welcome. You can mount a sled engine flat, keep...

Welcome. You can mount a sled engine flat, keep in mind they are usually liquid cooled and you will have to mount a radiator somewhere. As far as mounting the driven pulley of the cvt to the axle,...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 03-23-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 131
Posted By Smerft85
2020 - Chopper/bobber trike

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My build off entry, not sure which powerplant I'm using quite yet, but I'll be cutting the steering neck from the non titled motorcycle frame so I can use a true motorcycle front end,...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-21-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 82
Posted By Smerft85
It actually does pretty well with those, however...

It actually does pretty well with those, however I did think about a little smaller tire up on the front. There is a set of slicks on the local craigslist that would fit those wheels but are low...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-21-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Smerft85
It doesn't cause it to go slack, the cable is...

It doesn't cause it to go slack, the cable is flexible but the ends of the sleeves are pretty much hard mounted on both ends. This allows the cable housing to travel and bounce or flex as needed, the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-21-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 82
Posted By Smerft85
Thank you, I admit I got lucky! Still has the...

Thank you, I admit I got lucky! Still has the original seat cover/pad, and it in relatively good shape. Just wish the old streaker sticker was still on the floor. It moves pretty well too, gearing is...
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