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Old 03-15-2011, 08:31 PM
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Well the titles says it all.

ok as some of u may know i have a Yerf-dog kart. i had to replace the carb the Front wheels and tubes for the rear and belts. ok so that was 110$. so (not includeing the 110$) i paid 30$ for the first belt found out it was the wrong belt so i had to buy another for 25$. then i was puting in tubes. punched a hole in one(the other went in ok)so i had to pay 20$ for a 10$ tube at ACE hardware. so i got all that done and right as im about to mount the carb and finish it i find im missing 88cents linkage for the throttle.

so close but so far away!
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:48 PM
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Getting everything welded and bolted on the front end of a kart that isnt finished to find out i was off by a fraction on one spindle bracket, now the tire is crooked and needs to be fixed.

I am sure there will be more.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:51 PM
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also come to find out my TC might be screwed. i put the belt on anyway.
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spending all day shortening a steering rack and mounting it only to disvover it was upsidedown

also driving 120km to town to buy heim joints and then getting home and discovering we have not a single correct sized UNF nut in our huge collection of nuts and bolts
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:20 PM
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Mine was probably reworking my entire steering and making new spindles or trying to get my PTO bolt to stop backing off. Or putting 2 weeks into an XR100 motor to find it burns oil, back fires out the carb, and revs up randomly until you hit the kill, but I did sell it for what I paid.
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I got a flat tire on my go kart 4 miles away from home. And it was on the drive tire so I had to push it home. It sucked
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:29 AM
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Driving 75 miles for a nice condition parts FL250 Odyssey. When I get there the bottom half was in mud about 10" deep. Wheels rusted so bad it look like a shotgun blasted them.

Selling a Kart on CL. Runs perfect and starts first pull every time. When buyer shows up it will not run at all.

All kinds of welding stuff in backwards. Not just tac welds. Finished welding and then see it is backwards.

First kart I ever built. The motor mount broke and sent the engine bouncing past me. And slammed right into a car right below the door. Dad was mad as ****. Grounded for life....
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:05 AM
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what do u mean in backwards
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:22 AM
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I think Bighead means the wrong way round, or upside down
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:34 AM
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but what
somethings cant be welded backwards
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The ongoing wave of issues in getting y kart running...
bought it for $125, the 5hp needed carb work, busted a hole on it getting the clutch off. Gx200 didnt fit, so it sat around for several months till we got our poop in a pile and got some adapters made. then sparkplug died, and now the mounting plate welds broke, it was welded on 4 spots on each side all of them broke/cracked but there was 2 that didnt break the whole way...

hopefully getting that welded soon, sucks not having a welder!
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My most annoying go kart moment was trying to repair a rare vintage Italian race kart master cylinder. After I'd cleaned up the bore and finally found the odd-ball seals it needed I was doing the last final assembly step by pressing a drift pin back into place when I broke the housing in 2. Dam!
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on karts, wheel nuts that won't come off; valve adjustment; uni airfilter (lets water in); bad valve stem/wrong rims; bicycle speedo;

being in a hurry has allowed me to mis-wire electrical components, leave out crucial parts that resulted in damage to otherwise good parts. oh, and grounds that re-corrode in a month.
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oh, and grounds that re-corrode in a month.
Use a star washer

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Building my "dream" muffler and having it come out dead perfect on the first attempt. Looked awesome, sounded awesome....

Went batspit crazy trying to find a high temp red paint for it that would tolerate the heat. Spent something sick like $15 on a lousy spray can of the stuff. Followed directions to the letter. Started discolouring after about an hour of seat time!!!!!!

Let my 14 year old niece try my kart- panics, put it into a stand of trees. Still panicking, sitting up against a tree with the throttle pinned, belt smoking. I ran up and killed it, but not before a serious scorch to the belt. Couple weeks later I'm riding it a mile or so away from where I need to be, and the belt shreds. Pushed 300+lb kart home.

Let 16 year old nephew try out the red rocket. As he's coming back in, he apparently forgot the kart's got brakes and hits my truck. Bends kart bumper, damages the alloy wheel on my Ford Explorer. Without a valid driver's license, nobody drives my kart anymore.
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Yeah i done the upside down streering thing..... could take a bit to get used to the right to go left thing
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