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Old 02-14-2018, 10:42 AM
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Hey guys,

Been lurking a while and finally decided to join the community.

During the few years I have owned and operated the Yerf-Dog 3002 I bought for my daughters when they were younger, I have experienced more than my share of interesting events and mistakes that could probably benefit others.

I guess for now I'll just focus on a basic history and intro. . . I never considered myself to be particularly adventurous, although I've learned that others have quite a different view of me--who knew? I never had a go kart as a kid, but like many of you, got to drive one a few times. So as my twin daughters were approaching 13, I stumbled upon a neglected Yerf-Dog for $100 that somebody needed out of their garage. I'm handy and felt like this was exactly the kind of experience my kids needed to have, and so our journey began.

It was complete, although had a bit of damage here and there like a crack in the frame, bent A-arm, non-functioning kill switch, worn tires, missing seatbelts, and needing a carb rebuild and throttle linkages. I installed everything to make it safe to drive properly and would love to tear it down for a nice clean-up to make it look nice, but it's never been a big enough priority.

I haven't actually done much with it for the last couple of years, since the twins just turned 17 in October and have now been driving their own cars. I guess what sparked my recent interest is that my youngest daughter just turned 12 yesterday and she is completely gung-ho about driving the kart around the neighborhood lately. One of the things it's never done well is idle properly (surges quite a bit, which affects stopping and standing still for any length of time without me hanging onto the brush guard to keep it stationary...) So in looking how to correct that, I discovered I don't have all the proper linkages and my butterfly return spring is weak/broken. I bought the parts last week and have been waiting for some warm weather to replace them, which will be today--supposed to be 72 today and 79 tomorrow, so ideal go-karting weather in February!

Anyway, that's a good start--it's completely stock and I'm only interested in getting it to run safely and efficiently. As it sits now, my daughter has clocked 31mph around the half-mile loop of my neighborhood and I've seen 35mph before, so that's plenty fast. It's equipped with 3-pt seatbelts, flag, cycling headlights & taillights for visibility, a slow-moving-vehicle triangle, and we wear helmets. When I get more time to post a couple of interesting stories that have happened while driving around the neighborhood, I'll do that. Until then, thanks for having me and I love the resource that this forum is!
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:25 AM
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I have a very similar model. Welcome!
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:46 AM
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Welcome, we're at 68 f to the west as I type this, so I bet we get above predicted.

Beats the crap out of that 27 we had a few days ago.

EDIT: 80 now, I'll bet you are too, (Or close. ) That's Texas.
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Welcome! That was a deal for $100!!!
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:06 PM
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Welcome! Yerf dog owner here too!
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