My 2 karts - old from the 80s/90s

WingMan

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Bought a couple of used karts last month. The person I bought them from said they were from a closed down mini-golf/go kart place called Gasoline Alley in Blaine, MN. Anyway, these karts are well built but have some interesting things to them. First is the 5-bolt 6" rims and hubs. I cannot find replacements for them anywhere. Hopefully I won't need to I guess. Just gotta keep those bearings greased. 2nd is that these have either a differential or fluid coupler of some kind. When I spin one of the drive wheels the opposite side spins the other way. They seemed to corner really nice and now I know why. They are in pretty good shape considering their age and are just perfect for my 2 kids to drive around (and I drive them around the neighborhood too!). Trying to find good sources for parts for them, seems outside of the wheels and hubs they use mostly standard looking components at least. Plan to buff out the paint and change out some of the rusty/corroded pieces.
 

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Welcome! Those wet 2:1 wet clutched from Honda are bulletproof. Concession karts used them all the time because of how good they are. The belt drive would annoy me a bit, but if it all works then you are good to go.

Nice looking karts you have here :thumbsup:
 

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I don't mind the belt drive too much. More annoying is finding the correct parts to replace what needs to get replaced. That and I have to take the body off to change a tire.

I got out with this green one today after getting the flat tire fixed and put new pedals in. According to GPS they top out between 18-20mph on flat road.
 

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