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Old 07-25-2019, 08:09 PM
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I have the exact same kart I just picked up for 80 bucks, and I too am ditching the briggs and going predator. I have decided to switch all my karts over to the clone engines because they are more reliable and perform better that those finicky old briggs engines
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:49 AM
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Well guys, here she is. Pretty impressed with this cheap harbor freight motor!
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:52 AM
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Before, During, and After!
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:54 AM
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:06 AM
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You still have that seat? The old one, because I'm in need of non ripped one.

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Kart looks awesome! Gonna be burning tires for sure.
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You still have that seat? The old one, because I'm in need of non ripped one.

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Kart looks awesome! Gonna be burning tires for sure.
The orig seat was actually chewed up at the top. Tried to pay some to refurbish it but they hacked it up so I was stuck buying a new one
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How bad was the hackage?
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:58 AM
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Tried to keep everything as original is possible. Wire wheeled all the hardware, tie rods, pedals etc. worked well for keep cost down. Unfortunately, had to cut the seat bracket down in the back due to the new seat being much shorter than the orig.
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Also, I always run my throttle cables mirroring the brakes, on the outside held on with zipties. Always will lol.
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How bad was the hackage?
Let's just say that the stitching was no longer centered and the threads and staples started popping as soon as someone sat on it and they also cut up the seat and tried using it as padding.... it was rough. RIP
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So yeah for my first kart restore, I'd say it turned out pretty well for restoring it on the cheap.
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Also, I always run my throttle cables mirroring the brakes, on the outside held on with zipties. Always will lol.
Yeah ya know I just ran out how the manufacture ran it. I figured with kids riding it that no harm done with keeping it on the inside. LOL
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:30 PM
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how are those slick tires holding up? I just bought a pair for mine and hope they last longer than the treaded tires, 2 sets in a month is rediculous
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just cut the threads for the back piece of the seat, going to cut and sew a new piece on.
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Looks awesome!
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how are those slick tires holding up? I just bought a pair for mine and hope they last longer than the treaded tires, 2 sets in a month is rediculous
So far so good! Haven't had much ride time but they seem pretty solid.

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just cut the threads for the back piece of the seat, going to cut and sew a new piece on.
Yeah I should have done something similar. RIP to my seat
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