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Old 09-20-2017, 01:18 PM
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My Uncle has given me a shifter kart for free and I am wondering if anyone may know anything about it from the pictures. I can't find any markings anywhere on it. I am wanting to do a 125cc 2 stroke dirt bike motor but having trouble finding one.

The kart seems very solid and like a good starting point. It should be pretty minor to get it back to a nice roller. Things that I see need to be done are fix the master cylinder as the o ring is missing but the front brakes work great. Can't find any information on that either. Only has the number 178.900 on the side of it.

Let me know what you guys think and if this looks to be a good place to start.

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Chris
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:25 PM
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What's your budget for an engine? You can source a Lifan 125 or bigger online for a few hundred bucks.

Heck, you can even find them with reverse of you look hard enough.

---------- Post added at 02:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:23 PM ----------

Here's a 3 speed semi-auto with reverse

Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/172778577455
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Just go for it. If you like it, especially.

But it looks like a PITA looking for all the spec parts for it, and costly.

How come your uncle doesn't know anything about it?
Can you convince your uncle to cough up the wheels or some rims...something?
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Can you convince your uncle to cough up the wheels or some rims...something?
You mean something besides the kart? Ask your parents, leave us uncles alone. We do enough. LOL
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No, I meant some wheels (with tires and air), rims or tires would be nice.

Looks like a PITA to move it around without rolling it.
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I'm not sure what brand, but your racekart apears to be one of the 1990's-era European brands.

Are most all of the original nuts & bolts metric or SAE? (that'll be a good clue if it was made in the USA or some other country)

Your master Cylinders look like one of the older (1990's-era) varieties that were made in Europe by a company called Righetti Ridolphi. This online shop: https://cometkartsales.com/European-...r-and-Caliper/ lists rebuild kits for the newer style Righetti Ridolphi master cylinders, but I'm not sure if those kits will Interchange with yours. You should try sending that shop some close-up pics of your master cylinders, and ask if they have the correct rebuild kits...
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:35 AM
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I was looking at the Lifan engines and they seem pretty decent and for a nice price. I might end up doing that for now to make it more friendly for other people to drive it.
Somebody gave my Uncle the kart and he just had it sitting in his garage with no plans of doing anything with it so he gave it to me. I have 2 wheels and tires so I'll just have to find another set.
Thanks for the info on it I will definitely look more into it to try to find out exactly what it is. I am going to send them some pictures of the masters and see if they can get me a rebuild kit. I'd hate to just roll without knowing the seals are good. I'm sure it's been sitting for a while.
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Do you need front or rear rims & tires?

What size tires are on the 2 rims you have?

Racekart rims have came with serveral different bolt patterns & center hole sizes over the years. They all had 3-bolt holes and look fairly similar but they won't interchange, so measure carefully so you won't end up buying rims that won't fit your hubs... This chart shows how to measure your bolt-circle patern, and gives the dimensions of the 3 most common bolt patterns, center-hole sizes & and mounting stud diameters.

PS: that's a very cool kart, I think you should instal a Honda CR-125 engine
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Start tearing into the Kart to start the build and looks like I found out what it is. It's a Swiss Hutless. Being new to karts can anyone give me some information about the name brand. From their website they seem like a quality brand. What do you guys think?
Where can I look for parts to rebuild it?
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Old 10-04-2017, 04:01 AM
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it looks like a nice old school chassis. make sure you can source wheels and drop a dirt bike 125 in it. that chassis deserves a decent motor
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Also I checked out the two wheels that I have and they are 10x4.5x5 with a 60mmx55mm pattern for the front and the rear is 7.1x14x5 with a 50mmx40mm pattern. I'm just going to get a whole new set of wheels and tires so they all match. Should I stick with the size that I have. I would like to switch to a tire more meant for grass and dirt as I have an acre at home and a large farm to ride on. I might get a set of street and dirt tires for it.
I was looking to get a Lifan engine for now but I am leaning towards doing it once and right the first time with a 2 stroke 125cc.
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Are you in the USA?
If so, you could order parts from this shop: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Eurokart...=page_internal

Yes those are the correct sized tires & rims for your kart. Those size tires would work fine for riding on smooth-level roads & terrain, but your karts frame will only have like 1 or possibly 2 inches of ground clearance with those size tires... And If you're going to ride the kart around on your farm, your going to need a lot more ground clearance than that...

I haven't been able to find any tires for 5" diameter rims that are more than 11-inches tall, but if you bought a set of 6" diameter rims; you could instal a set of 15" tall Turf Tires like these:
https://www.amazon.com/15x6-00-6-Tir.../dp/B071CVQKH5
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