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Old 10-31-2017, 09:21 AM
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Guy near me is selling this invader kart for $185. Can anyone identify this kart and is this a good deal?
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:17 AM
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luckily most of the chassis is covered by random stuff.. so no..
identification will be rather difficult. (next to impossible)

that's a yamaha KT100 engine I'd say..
which in running condition means 200 dollars at least.

the chrome nerf bars suggest something from the eighties maybe late seventies;
the front bumper reminds me of an enduro kart (so does the pedal position)
but that steering wheel says differently *shrugs*

Invader pro 75 or later (need to see the bearing hangers to dial in on the year I'm afraid)
maybe a Mirage (the nose cone again looks shadow-aero-esque)
difficult with that much of the chassis covered up by random parts.

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Oh.. who'd thunk.. I now lean towards the '81 (-84??) dark star thank to it's partly visible motor mount.
that'd match the nerf bars bumper and steering wheel as well..
sooo all but the nose cone...

yeah I put my 2o cent bet on early eighties dark star

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I would get that for 185. But that's just me. Sid is usually either spot on or close enough with ID's. If that engine is running its a bargain
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There is a lot of quality there for $185, I agree ^^
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Under $200.00

Get it before it's gone

You couldn't get 1/2 of those parts for that
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Yes thats a very good deal...

You should email your pics to Rod Van Deusen at: rodv46@gmail.com

He bought out all the spare part inventory and manufacturing jigs when the Invader factory closed down. He probably knows more about Invader karts than anyone else.

Here's a link to his site: http://www.vdm46.com/invader-chassis-id.html
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:25 AM
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Wow, that bumper is longer than I anticipated ...
makes sense with the nose cone of course but somehow...
I'm sorry.. I have no idea *shrugs*

I think it'd be best to follow anderkarts advice and contact Rod van Deusen.

the chassis still looks dark star to me ... except for the body and bumper now;
but I can only compare your kart to other karts pictures really..
(most of which seem to originate from the website anderkart linked to anyways)
So yeah, ask the source

But first: Buy it..

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