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Old 06-09-2017, 04:24 PM
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Default 2017 - 600cc Kawasaki shifter kart - DNF

I'm entering the kart I've been building for about 3 weeks now. It's got the engine from a Kawasaki Ninja ZX6-R.

This is a little bit of a mockup of what the roll bar will be when it's finished.

Today I got my axle, wheel hubs, bearings, and brake disc. I'll be using the rear caliper off the bike. Should be able to get this installed tomorrow, and start working on my engine mounts.


Got my axle welded on.
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Yes. This will be amazing.
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Old 06-10-2017, 11:25 PM
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How much for the turtle?

And what's he doing there?
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Just covering up my license plate. Probably unnecessary but you never know😆

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Here's a video of the engine running. I'm not sure how to embed a Youtube video on a forum so here's a link.
https://youtu.be/7yPl1Na1xI0

And another picture. Not much progress, the engine mounts are taking some time. I'm waiting on my spindles and steering shaft.
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SWEET RIDE. Likeable, to embed a YT video, go watch the video like a outsider, copy the address and paste. If you use the link YT gives you at upload it's just a link. If you use the address from from the (www bar) when watching it, it gives you a Thumbnail. Like this
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Are you planning to put suspension on this thing?? That is going to be super scary fast! more so without suspension.
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No, it's based on a Solidworks drawing I found of a Tony kart chassis. It's designed to go pretty fast, but I am aware that it's going to be terrifying and an incredibly rough ride.

Anyways, I got the custom rear sprocket that I ordered. Because the gear ratios in the transmission are made for a much larger rear wheel, I couldn't find any sprockets small enough to give me the right top speed... So I had to go custom. Unfortunately I can only find aluminum custom sprockets, and I looked for quite a while. It'll probably wear out quick but there's nothing else I could do.

I got my new front sprocket as well. It's a 17 tooth versus the 15 tooth that was on there.
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:40 PM
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THIS is what I need! And those Solidworks drawings are great! I found something very similar when I was looking into building my own frame. Great work man! I love what you've done so far and can't wait to see her finished.
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I haven't made too much progress, still trying to figure out exactly how I'm going to mount the engine... I'm getting there though. Anyways, I got my wheels and I got a steering wheel that the instrument panel from the bike will fit on. These wheels are wiiiiide. They probably won't be much good for turning corners but my thought process here is that I might use these for straight line speed. I think I'll need the traction. And I'll get another narrower set if I ever get it to a track or something, or possibly use the fronts from this set on the back and get narrower ones for the front.

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Old 06-22-2017, 09:28 PM
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Well, I made a jig to weld my spindles together, then another one to weld the castor plates to the frame. It's about 10 of camber, and 20 of castor. It is adjustable so I'll have some room to play with it.
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Very cool
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Well i guess if you are going to go fast you might as well make it as perfect as you can. nice jig.

I like the 0-20 speedometer on the steering wheel.
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That's actually the tachometer😂 16,000rpm redline... The speedometer is in the little LCD screen

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That's actually the tachometer😂 16,000rpm redline... The speedometer is in the little LCD screen

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Was gonna say lololz! Those bike engines have some crazy redlines!

But dude, I flippin' love the jig idea because getting those angles right is always a pain.
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Yes, I like the jig, very helpful, to keep things symmetrical. (left & right)

(...& to make identical replacement parts)

... & the adjustable spindles too.

Wow! that thing is gonna be a rocket.

Make sure your life insurance is paid up.

JK, just be careful.
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All I can say is WOW !!!!! This thing is going to rock...or maybe rock_et !
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Can't be any scarier than those who use Hyabusa engines for this stuff.
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Omg this thing's gonna be ROWDY AF!!!
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