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Here's the pics before the listing disappears(Which will probably be soon, given that it's cool).
For $200? Has compression?
HECK YEAH! But mostly for the engine, with that frame it looks like a deathtrap.
Time to slap that engine on a chassis that DESERVES it!
 

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And yeah, a reminder to everyone:
Please post the listing pics!
It's not fun to hear about a "Rocket Powered 2,000 HP Go Kart", and then the link's dead, so you never know anything else about it.
Just a reminder. :D
 

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Title of post says Kawasaki powered...engine cover on kart says Yamaha 🤔😐 Long as the engine is all there it's worth the cost of admission. But has compression? Can they be any more vague with that? 90psi is a lot less than what the engine should have. Could say runs well or post a video of it running.
 

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that's a (now) 40 bucks kart and a (at best) 70 bucks engine
calling 200 is a nice try but frankly I don't see anyone paying more than maybe 125 for that

And you'll never guess WHY!
I bet JandJ could tell you.. LOOOL

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Yeeah, I wouldn't get that kart except for parts.
And MAN! That frame is UGLY!
Even more so than mine! :p
 

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Yeeah, I wouldn't get that kart except for parts.
And MAN! That frame is UGLY!
Even more so than mine! :p

Was once pretty, but dumb ideas lead to bad fabrication and too big engines. My newest, was supposed to have a comet 20 series and smaller engine, someone stuffed a 13hp engine in it and welded the sprocket of a clutch on the jackshaft and messed up the gearing bad. Also broke the front spindles and welded them together with some of the worst welds I've seen in all my karting.
 

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It’s NOT.a Kawasaki it’s a Yamaha rd350 or rd400 2 cylinder 2-stroke engine. And the engine alone is worth more than that price.
 

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A two cylinder two stroke?
That engine is MEAN!
Does anyone else smell a shifter race kart in the fab shop?
 

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That is an RD250 or RD350 engine and it weighs almost 100 lbs
A complete 350 core engine is worth $200, double if it runs and >$1000 if it is fresh.

This one is mine
IMG_20111022_150844.jpg
 

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that's a (now) 40 bucks kart and a (at best) 70 bucks engine
calling 200 is a nice try but frankly I don't see anyone paying more than maybe 125 for that

And you'll never guess WHY!
I bet JandJ could tell you.. LOOOL

'sid

that's 1000 buck engine if its an RD 350 a500 buck engine if its a RD 400 either way its an RD Yamaha engine and very rare

---------- Post added at 08:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:10 PM ----------

That is an RD250 or RD350 engine and it weighs almost 100 lbs
A complete 350 core engine is worth $200, double if it runs and >$1000 if it is fresh.

This one is mine
View attachment 107469

that's a RD 350 I sold my TZ 250 for 10k my RZ 350 for 6k and my RD 350 for 6k last year still have the RZ 750 and the RD 400 would have liked to have the V twin RZ 500
 

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Yeah you're right.. RDs (well any larger scale two strokes)
got expensive the last few years when in working condition.
(never been much of a Yamaha fan myself I'll admit.. so I never had an eye on them)

That still, leaves us with one question!

Budget, bought it already?
cleaned and flipped it for a good profit yet?

'sid
 
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