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Old 01-04-2010, 10:53 AM
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I was out riding for 5 hours yesterday in 8" of snow while it was 12 degrees F. Does anyone else go out in the snow?
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:56 AM
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i ride mine but its not snowing.. its like 20-30 degrees we ride them at night.. to terrorize the neighbors LOL
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:01 PM
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Yea i ride mine every once in a while, i got tire chains but not enough ground clearance, and way too much power, if i ever go past 1/2 throttle or try to shift up to second i just dig ditches.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:11 PM
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i ride except when the amount of clothes required hinder me. living in east texas is weird. one day it might be 90, the next, 30. makes for interesting weather. forget going more than 60mph when 30* or less outside with local clothes.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:41 PM
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yup i rode all day sunday in 6" of snow and 20 degrees. I switched out my carslisle snow hog tires onto my more powerfull wheelie wagon and tore it up Also had a ball towing the sled behind our 3 wheeler
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:14 PM
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I had a problem getting going with the knobby tires that were on, so I slapped on a set of these in the rear, I was plowing thru everything but couldn't steer. So before anyone tells me I have the tire spinning the wrong way I did that to try to get a little slip.
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:16 PM
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yup i had the same problem my tires are bald in the front lol
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:51 PM
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Understeer is easily combated by putting better tires on the front.
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:55 PM
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i would ride... if my fecking turbo didnt blew... lol might install a temporary engine on it thought...
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:54 PM
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i was going to in our 2" snow lol! but all i need is 2 bloody lock collars!
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make two lock collars.. what you tryin to hold in place? if its not important and just locating a shaft that dont have side to side play take duct tape and put a long strip on either side of a bearing and make sure it gets pretty thick... and there you go..
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sure do!
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I love to drive in the snow.. well at least 1 or 2 inches of it.
On this new kart I put RED ground FX on it so the groung lights up all red under it.
Last New years my girl started watching a movie that I wasn't into at all and decided to go out driving the kart ( first asked her if she minded).
It was awesome and stupid ....AWESOME : I went out and put 5 miles on it through town in one direction and then came back home, she was still into the movie and so I went out again this time I went out about 6 Mi. the other way .... man that was fun flying down the streets I even had some people yell "wooohooo yaaa!! " and lots of smiles and waves... I just would wave back and yell HAPPY NEWYEAR and then zip around the corner.
STUPID : I stoped at my gf cousins house to see what she was doing/ spending New Years ... she saw what I was driving and then said " didn't you see the paper yesterday?"... "no, why?"..." every police and shariff dep. is going to be out tonight " well to make a long story short. It was stupid to do on that night ...I was sweating all the way home " stupid why didn't I think of that..lots of cops out tonight."
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:55 PM
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i would.......................but we already have had like 43" of snow
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i got to make a vid of me driving my electric beercase in my snowy/icy road... its just awesome! lol
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I was just thinking how every thing's all backwards out here in the desert where I'm at. Out here a lot more guys ride their karts in the Winter and park-em over our long miserable, blast-furnace Summers, It'll get up to 71 with clear skies here today.

Last Summer I hooked up with some other karters to ride/race at a big industrial parking lot they were running. There was no lights to run at night so we all met at 6am. to get in a couple good hours riding before we all started roasting from all that reflected heat coming up from the hot blacktop. By 9am. everyone was drenched in sweat and ready to split. We all agreed to try and start the parking lot races back up over the Fall/Winter season.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:17 PM
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yes, I ride my go kart in snow. Would any body have a solution for rust on axles? Last year, after winter, I tried to remove my wheel hub from the axle and just didn't want to came out.

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Old 01-12-2010, 05:20 PM
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paint...... or spray wd-40 on it when your done then whipe the water off first...
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:19 AM
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A little cheezy phone vid, billbob68 is in the yellow kart (made from scrap pipe and lawn tractors) my kart is the blue/black one with his stepson driving it.
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The snow is melting so I took the bike out for a couple hours, supposed to get up to 40 this weekend so should be lots of riding
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