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  1. Thelegg

    DIY 5 speed shifter kart

    So quick update, fuel was nasty and old so drained and cleaned the tank, stripped and cleaned the carb and replaced the fuel pipe. But it just wouldn't start after trying everything I was almost ready to chuck in but noticed in an old video on here that there was no air filter so I thought what...
  2. Thelegg

    Old red, the story so far

    Yeah one of the best things I ever done :) just makes it so much more drivable specially on corners etc where originally you'd lose power and the clutch would just take ages to get back upto speed now it fly's :) still on the original cheap belt at the moment and it came with a spare so once...
  3. Thelegg

    Souped up yard kart build

    I think depending on what style your going with both sets of wheels could be great :) love the new wheels can't wait to see the finished kart
  4. Thelegg

    Old red, the story so far

    Update! Been building a new seat for it Will recover the cushions at some point lol comfy tho Made a new muffler And fitted an oil catch tank as engine is breathing abit heavy And thats it all ready to race :)
  5. Thelegg

    DIY 5 speed shifter kart

    Haha if it stays dry I'll keep karting ;)
  6. Thelegg

    DIY 5 speed shifter kart

    Small update, kart has now moved back into my workshop :) Tyres were flat but other than that just very very dusty lol hopefully start work on it in a few weeks :)
  7. Thelegg

    Cheap quick refurb

    So had a few hours spare the other day and got the new engine on and everything else connected up :) took its for a quick spin lol certainly isn't going to win races haha but will be just fine for my neices and nephews to ride around on and eventually my daughter :) it's out of the work shop now...
  8. Thelegg

    Cheap quick refurb

    You've got the slow part right haha but so far it's only cost me 4 inner tubes
  9. Thelegg

    Cheap quick refurb

    Quick update, had a couple hours spare before work so old engine is now removed :)
  10. Thelegg

    Cheap quick refurb

    Yeah I had the carb back off and cleaned it before I decided to swap the engines, still looked like new and didn't make any difference :/ I am starting to think this is why the kart was chucked in an auction lol kinda happy to put the Honda engine on it tho as I prefer them and have more...
  11. Thelegg

    Cheap quick refurb

    Been working on my other karts whilst I waited for a new tank to arrive but finally fitted the new tank :) Couldn't find one the same as the original for sensible money so bought one off a mower for £5 and it came with fixing brackets so bargain! Forgot to take a picture of it fitted but it...
  12. Thelegg

    Old red, the story so far

    Might of sent it abit to hard lol ripped the keyway out of the sprocket carrier 😅 now not wanting to wait for a new one and the fact that all my mates were here wanting to race round the field I done a bodge on it... Carrier was alloy so couldn't weld it directly to the axle so instead stuck...
  13. Thelegg

    Old red, the story so far

    Parts have been turning up so started working on it again. Decided it needed a number plate/name Then tried my new bigger rear wheels on, almost a direct fit just had to grind off some locating lugs on the hubs that were preventing the new wheels sitting on fully. Torque converter bolted on...
  14. Thelegg

    Old red, the story so far

    Update time :) managed to get the stage 1 kit installed and it wouldn't run at all. After alot of Google help I concluded that the jets that came with the kit were the wrong sizes (to small) so rather than buying loads of random jets I bought some small drill bits and slowly enlarged the jets in...
  15. Thelegg

    Old red, the story so far

    Watch this space ;)
  16. Thelegg

    Old red, the story so far

    So been having a blast with it smiles all round but no pics or videos I'm afraid. Kinda getting greedy for abit more power tho 😜 also it still struggles around some parts of the track as it bottoms out so I've won some slightly bigger wheels on eBay which should bolt straight on fingers crossed...
  17. Thelegg

    6 idiots trying to build carts to race

    Well what ever route you decide to take please post plenty of pictures of your antics lol
  18. Thelegg

    6 idiots trying to build carts to race

    If you're wanting cheap I'd probably say it's better to buy something that's already beat up rather than building as parts will soon add up :/
  19. Thelegg

    Old red, the story so far

    Post man brought me a big box :) and just like that... Just need to connect up the throttle cable and we will be good to go. New clutch also fitted.
  20. Thelegg

    Old red, the story so far

    Right next update to the journey! Got it running pretty much perfect so had some mates round and we were all set up for a good afternoon of karting. Started off doing timed laps of a circuit which was getting very competitive until it started losing top end speed again then suddenly spluttered...
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