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Old 06-16-2014, 07:17 PM
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as some of u know im droppin my 1979 kz400 in my little buggy thing..and like it was said.. as long as u hav the know how and the common sense to want to be safe, u can do it..i will get pics up to show what ive done for extra bracing support.its putting out 38 hp..on solid frame with 2" axle..not ready for the road yet
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After I beefed up my GX200(to 10-11hp) and got my TAV2, I noticed things flexing that previously didnt(mainly the motor mount/plate). It seemed that the rearend design wasnt meant for the torque that I was producing w/ the weight of the kart. After I welded a support rod in... no more flexing issues. But I 'just' went up maybe acouple hp(than factory)... hence the reason for the 'easy' fix... adding 20-50hp... probably gonna need a cage for the motor... and there's always that darn weight issue... IMO theres only so much power needed to propel a certain weight forward, before it becomes just plain ridiculous!
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I think you missed the point of the thread. It wasn't to say don't use large engines, the point is to use common sense. A gixer on a yard kart is just dumb but a dirt bike engine on a beefed up kart? Well something can be done with that...
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Just out of curiosity what tubing is in the malibu .?
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I think you missed the point of the thread. It wasn't to say don't use large engines, the point is to use common sense. A gixer on a yard kart is just dumb but a dirt bike engine on a beefed up kart? Well something can be done with that...
Yeah I get the whole,powerful engine thing, if you're going to put a big/powerful engine on a yard do Kart you will have to brace the frame so it can handle the power

Right now I have a Rotax 399cc 24 hp engine on my Manco yard go kart and if I don't strengthen the frame everything will break, but I already thought of a plan, to cut the old engine mounts off and build a new one out of thick steel and weld it to the frame and strengthen all the area's of the frame that takes most of the stress, or else if I don't everything is just going to fail and break and fall apart
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I think you missed the point of the thread. It wasn't to say don't use large engines, the point is to use common sense. A gixer on a yard kart is just dumb but a dirt bike engine on a beefed up kart? Well something can be done with that...
Was just playing with words, you can do anything if done right.
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There is nothing wrong with what you did....
You did all the homework and took all the necessary precautions....
It's when you put a 24hp engine on a yard kart and don't know how to weld. Recipe for disaster. Or you put a big 600+cc engine, putting out 100+ hp, on a yerfdog and think everything is gonna be ok..... It's not.....
I wouldn't compare your "apple" to someone else's sour grapes......
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