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Old 02-03-2014, 12:26 PM
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Default Help, will this work?

Hello I'm back for all of those who were here in 2011.

Anyways been getting kinda bored and still love my karting but unfortunatley I cant start racing as I dont have 20k sitting unused.

So I have been thinking about doing a small project. I would want to start with a frame like this and work my way up.

Not a big budget I would say I have 200 start up money and a frame like that will set be back 55. I want it to be like an Endurance Kart/Race kart but It will just be for fun. No welding.
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Good plan, we suggest it all the time but, it may be a bit of a squeeze on 200; I suppose it depends on what stage of teardown the frame is at & how lucky you are

Oh, is there a question in there?
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Welcome back! Have you got the frame already?
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Thank you, not bought yet but heres a link http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WIGHT-KART...item1e863e07c0
Would I be able to buy the parts and build this or would this be a big job?
I might have a little more than 200 it would probably be a spring for summer job (considering I live in the UK) hoping to get it out for the summer?
Basically my question is If I bought this would I be able to buy as I go and build as I go?
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Also if this would work out to be very expensive or not to work can you guys suggest a kart plan or a good chassis to start with?
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Would I be able to buy the parts and build this or would this be a big job?
Yes & yes...

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I might have a little more than 200
... & that might not be enough. After a quick look at some of the prices, you'll have:
Frame 55
Axle 50+
Wheels & tyres 50+
Steering assembly 30+

That leaves you 15 for engine, clutch, chain, brakes, seat & everything else I've forgotten about...

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Basically my question is If I bought this would I be able to buy as I go and build as I go?
Yes but, as mentioned above, it's a big job.

Keep an eye on ebay & also check Gumtree & other local classifieds for a rolling chassis. Also, post an wanted ad for a rolling chassis on Gumtree, that's how I found mine...
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Thanks Bud will keep you updated.
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Default Kazuma Drift Chassis, good buy?

Just seen this on ebay and was pretty excited when I seen the price and location (only 60miles away)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kazuma-Dri...item1e869ed5c9
Have I got excited over nothing or would this be a good buy and a good wee project?
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Wee project being the key, that kart is not very big...

IMO, no it's not a good deal; for starters, more than half is missing; ok, the steering gear is intact but, where's the rear half of the frame? It's meant to look like this one which will probably sell for around $100 (55) & all it needs is an engine, he's even throwing in a clutch...
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feck sake.
When I did some research I did see that the frame was basically half missing.
Bad deal.
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The thing to remember is kart prices vary depending on location; what's worth $200 where I live can be worth 2 or 3 times as much a mere 200kms away. Why? Where I live, they're everywhere but, 200kms away from a major city, not so much...

On the other hand, 200kms away, an offroad buggy, quad bike or farm bike wouldn't be worth much because everyone has them but, in the city, they're worth a fortune. It all comes down to supply & demand;
more supply & less demand = low prices
more demand & less supply = high prices
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