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Old 09-21-2019, 10:03 PM
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All the rims are busted just 3 of em hold air thats enough for me to go 40mph. And it hasnt caused and wrecks. And that last tire saved me from getting hit harder last time i got hit on the kart.
I'd take off the Manco-style rims and set them aside; if there's any unbroken halves match them up and call it a wheel. They have value to collectors and restorers.

Every Ken-Bar I have ever seen has had plain steel two-piece rims, painted or zinc plated (galvanized) that mimics a dull chrome.

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Old 09-22-2019, 12:29 PM
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Yeah, go buy some new tires.
Tip - Go mow some lawns. Mowing season is almost over, but just today I still made $50 mowing one lawn. That's enough for about 3 tire tubes.
Lookie there! JT is giving you some excellent advise there Budget! I suggest you follow it! You can buy some new wheels and tires!
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Old 09-23-2019, 05:26 AM
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The problem is i live in indiana no one will pay more than 5$ for mowing their grass everyone here where i live is a stubborn... I gotta earn my money buying and selling

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I'd take off the Manco-style rims and set them aside; if there's any unbroken halves match them up and call it a wheel. They have value to collectors and restorers.

Every Ken-Bar I have ever seen has had plain steel two-piece rims, painted or zinc plated (galvanized) that mimics a dull chrome.

They are all busted the manco rims are junk at this point also i am going to buy some cheap used slicks or some new slick tires because only the drive wheel is original to the kart so it doesnt really matter to me swapping them out.
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:12 AM
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Jeepers. $5 a lawn is RIDICULOUS!
Maybe people in Indiana aren't as lazy as Texas homeowners and are more willing to mow???
Either way, I like to make bank on the lawns.
Here in Texas, money doesn't grow on trees, it grows in the lawns.
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Hey Spunky, look at this: http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25443
Front end's slightly different, though.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:39 AM
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So the briggs 5hp runs with blood sweat and zip ties lots of zip ties... also used the carb off my perfectly running briggs 3hp and now the 5hp runs great and the carb will need cleaned and gas tank swapped from the 3hp tank to the 5hp tank
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:40 AM
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Changed back to the 3hp tank ran fine then choke had a stroke and I ended up breaking the pull cord and I fricken give up I'm slapping the 212 back on until my grandpa can help me restore this little flathead i just want to spend fall break driving bgk instead of fiddling with it and being sad...
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I'm fine with having a little time away from my go kart, but I gotta have my fix every once in a while.
Mostly because it's hard to haul out of the yard every time and get it back in.
That, and the fact I basically have to retune it EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I. DRIVE. IT!
But yeah, riding is the fun bit. But for now, my HiPo is on the workbench, awaiting a Raptor rod today.
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