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Old 09-02-2013, 03:34 AM
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I scored a xt70 motor from the scrapyard, so what better way to use it than put it in a kart. 6hp with 3 speed isn't going to break any records, but it should still be fun.

I spent the last few nights coming up with a design. Just a simple ladder frame. The design will change a little depending on what parts I find.




Caster is fixed at 20*, but camber is adjustable. 3/8 hardware should be plenty strong.




It's definitely a work in progress and I'm all ears for tips and suggestions.
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Im not too sure of the motor, but a quick search kinda shows that its left side drive, so your brake rotor and sprocket will have to move aswell as the center mount bearing.

Over all it looks good.
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I found some time to work on it a bit more. Using 10" tires was wrong to begin with. Seat had to be offset 2.5" in order to have equal right-left balance. With a cone filter and 6" straight pipe the motor should breath




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