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Old 05-16-2011, 03:28 PM
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Does anyone know of any build logs or other information on building a kart with a motorcycle engine? I was considering buying a 250 ninja motor and putting it on my old coyote race frame. any help is greatly appreciated.
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go to the search part in the forum and type in motorcycle engine will find somthen
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Does anyone know of any build logs or other information on building a kart with a motorcycle engine? I was considering buying a 250 ninja motor and putting it on my old coyote race frame. any help is greatly appreciated.
Yeah, here ya go man:--> http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=4742
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LOTS!!!

I'm doing a 250 Virago transplant myself...
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How much power do you think a single mcp caliper with slotted rotor can handle? Do you think i would need front brake system for 20-30hp or 40-50hp?
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What's the caliper and rotor off of? What's the HP spec on the engine?
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Race kart brakes the brand is Mcp. Motor will be either 175cc 15hp or 250cc 35hp
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I don't know enough about those brakes to be able to comment. At this point I would say use them and let your initial shakedown runs determine their suitability. Perhaps some others will weigh in on this, but I personally would be a bit doubtful about using "kart" brakes on a potentially heavy and fast machine.
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