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Old 04-11-2019, 12:29 AM
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I’m new to this and wanting to pick one up and my buddy at work is selling this with a b&s 5.5 hp motor and he said it needs a throttle cable and brakes any idea what would be a good price point for this and if it seems to be s good start for a newbie or what? Again sorry for a newbie question just trying to figure out if this is worth it
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:32 AM
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It's a racing kart, so it might not be the best for a beginner. What I mean is, it isn't necessarily a bad kart to start with, but it will take some getting used to. If you do get it, I'd take it slow. As with any kart, don't expect to get in and take it to top speed on the first ride. As for the price, ask him what he wants for it, then subtract the price of any parts it will need and go down from there to a price below what you're willing to pay. But not so low that you insult them. You can point out the obvious things, like the brakes and the throttle cable, but don't nit pick about every little scratch and blemish. And it looks like it'll need a pull starter unless he has it, and it's just not on the kart.
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Old 04-11-2019, 11:52 AM
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YES!
Get that sweet kart!
J.S is right, it isn't the best beginning kart, but that is SWEET!
How much does he want for it?
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It definitely started life as a purpose-built racing kart. Racing karts are not good on anything but hard flat surfaces.

It's not obvious from the photo if it's an oval or sprint chassis. I don't know what's going on with the turf tires or headlights or the....exhaust tip?
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Old 04-12-2019, 04:58 AM
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That kart is missing a few pieces!
the rear crossbracing and the bumper to name the two most important ones.

the rest can easily be bought off the shelf of some generic kart part mfg,
but these two are often kart specific.
So be sure to have them!

And true racing karts are road ONLY karts.. no grass no gravel no anything other than road.
but on road there is next to nothing that could compete!

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I think someone was tryna make a mario kart LOL
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Sorry guys forgot to check back here since I didnít get notifications for replyís he wants 175 for it and it starts up and he told me about the pull start he apparently starts it with a drill and a socket attached to it. Is it worth the 175?
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If it runs and drives, and you're comfortable with it, then it should be worth $175. I'd invest in a pul cord and some proper tires. But that isn't a necessity at first. But, as with buying anything mechanical, make sure there are no major problems with the kart.
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with crossbrace and bumper yes, w/o not really

a proper raptor engine always comes w/o pull start, even modded flatheads usually have none
(better cooling mostly) so that's not an issue in fact I'd call that a plus

Without brace and bumper I'd say 120-130 ish
since eventually you want them on the kart for quicker cornering

Tyres are obviously picked for non race track use, .. IDK if that makes sense,
but since they look very soft (2ply?) they'll not hold for very long anyways,
so you can replace them in a couple of laps
If you count that as a good or a bad thing I can't tell (I'm not a fan myself but won't judge)

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with crossbrace and bumper yes, w/o not really

a proper raptor engine always comes w/o pull start, even modded flatheads usually have none
(better cooling mostly) so that's not an issue in fact I'd call that a plus

Without brace and bumper I'd say 120-130 ish
since eventually you want them on the kart for quicker cornering

Tyres are obviously picked for non race track use, .. IDK if that makes sense,
but since they look very soft (2ply?) they'll not hold for very long anyways,
so you can replace them in a couple of laps
If you count that as a good or a bad thing I can't tell (I'm not a fan myself but won't judge)

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A running, driving kart is worth probably a little less than $100. That one is based off a racing kart, so a little more.
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