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Old 02-07-2020, 10:21 AM
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This looks like soooooo much fun! If only I had fuel in any of the karts, or the money to do so. Wife is home with the kids today, really have nothing to do, but can't play.

Wasn't sure where else to post, but thought I'd show you guys a bit of Colorado.
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Old 02-07-2020, 10:40 AM
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Can't dig a few handfuls of change out of the couch? A gallon of gas could give a few karts some fun time.
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Wasn't sure where else to post, but thought I'd show you guys a bit of Colorado.
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At least you get something to look at.

Here it is just cold and nothing to do.
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Can't dig a few handfuls of change out of the couch? A gallon of gas could give a few karts some fun time.
That's how I got fuel last time around. Everything is on a card anymore.

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At least you get something to look at.

Here it is just cold and nothing to do.
I'm a native to the state, been looking at the same environment two days short of 35 years now. Always better when a fella can get out and play in it. I'll probably end up making a snowman or two with the kids, free entertainment.
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I'm a native to the state, been looking at the same environment two days short of 35 years now. Always better when a fella can get out and play in it. I'll probably end up making a snowman or two with the kids, free entertainment.

Same 36 years in alabama. Same weather except our big blizzard back in 93. haha
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Almost forgot this option, that engine had over half a tank so when it's all done dripping I'm gonna go play a bit. That's another gx160 that has the wrong shaft for clutches so it'll sit for a while anyway.if I wreck one good I'll post pics, but now I have another issue, the 6.5hp dingo that I've already ran in snow, or the home made rat rod that I havent? Choices, choices.....
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If one were so inclined....Depending on ones level of desperation....
Take a look at some of buddy's vids...An interesting look none the less...

Naptha, crude oil, lighter fluid, diesel, BBq lighting fluid, DIY propane conversion, brakleen......... to name a few...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2r...Og_p0Ng/videos
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Lol, not quite that desperate. I ran the ratrod/scraprod, even on snowpack with little traction it's still plenty fast and fun, I was sideways almost a solid block just cruising along. It was fun till I was soaked and very cold, glad I have cool neighbors, most of them ear to ear grins.
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I have cool neibors too they smile when we drive our karts around the kids bug us to drive them though. I dont let em because my kart might kill someone lol
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I have cool neibors too they smile when we drive our karts around the kids bug us to drive them though. I dont let em because my kart might kill someone lol
^^Basically same here. I haven't met any adult around here yet that hasn't gone "Cool!" or something similar when I drive my go kart.
But when the kids beg me to let them drive the kart, I don't budge. It's already sketchy enough, and the HiPo is an animal!
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Old 02-07-2020, 07:13 PM
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Agreed with both of you guys, mine lags a touch at first, but hits a powerband or the cc catches up, something but it takes off like a rocket and gets very difficult to control, I haven't let anyone on that one period.
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IMO
...build yourself an electric kart

No more "wishin' I had some fuel"

Just un-plug 'er
...& go play
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IMO
...build yourself an electric kart

No more "wishin' I had some fuel"

Just un-plug 'er
...& go play
I am unbelievably terrible with electronics, couldn't even keep the kids power wheels alive beyond about 90 days. But I've been working on a gas engine of some sort, the first being a purple 68 fix 3/4 ton camper special my grandfather had, since I was a toddler. He thought me how to do an oil change by the time I was 4.

I thought about giving electric a try, but I have a strong feeling it would be a lot of money I don't have, wasted. With my daughters birthday a week ago, mine tomorrow, and my wife's on Monday money is a bit tight right now, doesn't help I'm a stay home dad. And yes you read that right, I'm 36 hours older than my wife!
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I know the feeling, except for me it's time and energy. Winter is my busy season, working 60+ hours a week, and home with the kids when I'm not. Doesn't leave much time for tinkering and playing. I haven't had the heat going in the shop in over 2 weeks.
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