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Old 08-01-2019, 12:01 PM
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Default Age of GoKarters??

SO it seems like most folks on here are in three brackets

10 to 16 (pre drivers license)

27 to 33 (kids old enough for them to need a go kart)

and over 50

Just going by words and skills used in builds; what is everyone thoughts

Not picking, just curious
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:07 PM
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I've got my liscense and use ma car to haul my junk around. I've got 2 other friend's that both have a kart and bring some to their houses sometimes.
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:55 PM
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You may be on to something.

I fell into the 2nd age group when I got into karts about 3 years ago, and it was exactly because of what you listed (kid was old enough to ride).

Now I'm out of that age group, just barely though And my karts are collecting dust

Kid lost interest and I gravitated into mini bikes, which are now too collecting dust

Now I'm into vintage Honda Mini Trails.

Haven't gotten rid of anything yet though, a few times a year we have good size parties, and the family kids always go straight to the karts, so at least they do get some usage.
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I somewhat fall under cat 2, however by those standards I'm not quite there yet (another 2 and a half months short). I've ridden go karts that are usually found at theme park grounds (so 2:1 gear redux box and cog belt final drive) and modified race karts (thicker bumpers). I've wanted a go kart for the majority of my life and it's only been really in the last 10 years that I have the urge to build one from the ground up.
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SO it seems like most folks on here are in three brackets

10 to 16 (pre drivers license)
can't drive anything else yet. At least they're not glued to a playstation

Age 16-21 too many fun new things happening in life to be worried about go karts... Driving, gambling, drinking, women, etc

Age 22-26. Too broke for hobbies. Still trying to figure out adulting




27 to 33 (kids old enough for them to need a go kart)
novelty of driving real cars has long since worn off, and they are stuck with boring cars for hauling families around. Go karts are more fun than commuting. kids are a bit small yet for go karts, but old enough to justify building them for "when they're old enough"

34-50, pretty well established in life.
Finally get to buy a fun car, ATVs, more expensive hobbies, etc.


and over 50
Go karts are fun, and you don't need to justify yourself to anybody

Just going by words and skills used in builds; what is everyone thoughts

Not picking, just curious
Filled in the blanks.
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SO it seems like most folks on here are in three brackets

10 to 16 (pre drivers license)

27 to 33 (kids old enough for them to need a go kart)

and over 50

Just going by words and skills used in builds; what is everyone thoughts

Not picking, just curious
I fall into the age category that wasn't listed
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:15 AM
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Im turning 16 aug 29th
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I fall into the age category that wasn't listed
Howzit

Which one is that?

Beautiful Country by the way (the parts I visited)
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Over 50 by a few years. Survived many years of stupid stuff to get here. LOL.
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I fall into the most annoying age group.
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I fall into the most annoying age group.
We know.
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Howzit

Which one is that?

Beautiful Country by the way (the parts I visited)
You list 27 to 33 and then over 50. The age group 34-49 wasn't listed

I am 43.
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I'm 47. I feel left out. Lol
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I’m 44 and have raced something pretty much all my life. I’m out of big cars and choppers now, too crippled to motocross anymore, and go karts are a fun outlet to exercise my fab and mechanical skills.
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I will be 59 in Oct. Although due to my injury I feel like I am 159. But my mind thinks its 29. Oh well live goes on.
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older than 33 but younger than 50
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No old enough to drink yet but can't hardly wait.
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37. Have wanted to build a cart for 30 years. Finally at a point where I can dedicate resources to it. Did the Baja SAE thing in college.

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