Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Terminator Knives Africa


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 26
Like Tree25Likes

Thread: Go kart...for me this time

  1. #1
    Member kimjon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    1,625

    Go kart...for me this time

    The kids have done okay lately with various toys I've made them, so in a selfish act...this ones all about me.

    The starting point was trademe (where else?) And I brought what I thought was a good start. All I can say is I can't complain about the price...but everything else was shit!



    People without any clues, ability or sense of style or purpose should be banned from fucking with anything...yes anything...but especially anything mechanical. I say this because I've just spent about 6 hours trying to cut shit off my gokart that other wankers have welded to it for some reason. To further this conversation, just think 1990's street machine...all those poor defenseless camaro's and Aussie coupes that now have a dashboard from a 1987 Ford laser "grafted seamlessly" into them, or purple and silver geometric camo paint jobs and Boyd wheels. All of the above cost a lot of time and money...and now some poor cunt like me has to undo it all! I'm not against pushing the envelope, or inventing a new style or trend...but those without any clues should be put in a sack and beaten with a stick for even thinking of touching something without a vision or end goal. And so endith my rant... back to the kart.

    Awful seat, welded on bumpers, concrete or ventilation mesh... ffs!!!







    So that's what I've started this journey with. Now its grinder time!!!!

    First up, put the seat on a diet, reshape it to look more appropriate for purpose.



    Now, find a body kit and test fit.






    Oh that's right it wont fit, some fucktard welded enough concrete reinforcing steel to pour a house foundation on, to the front of the kart. They also crudely tried to raise it by welding the front steering below the frame...not the worst idea, but the genius didn't figure out how the rear would work and gave up at this hurdle.

    So I've undone their craftsmanship (honestly looks like a 10 year old with an arc welder turned to 180amps has tried learning to weld on it). So, lowered back to proper height, and a shitload of steel cut off...body kit now fits.



    And that's about it for now. Starting to take shape and look the part. I have no intention of racing other people on a track. It's just another fun toy to do skids in with my mates at home.

    I'll post more as i progress with it. I'm on the lookout for a motor now.

    Kj
    Last edited by kimjon; 05-03-2017 at 04:17 PM.
    P38, bully and FatLabrador like this.

  2. #2
    Member sako75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Supercity
    Posts
    4,739
    �� Let me know if you need any of that 50/30 expanded mesh
    kimjon likes this.

  3. #3
    Member Sideshow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    4,183
    Thought I was in the wrong thread at the start of this? What you really Hate thread!
    But liking what you're done to the place
    kimjon likes this.

  4. #4
    Member kimjon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    1,625
    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Thought I was in the wrong thread at the start of this? What you really Hate thread!
    But liking what you're done to the place
    Yes, hard not to rant when taking 10 steps backwards before you can start moving forwards... but I'm happy with how its shaping up, and to date it only owes me $130 for everything you see.
    Sideshow likes this.

  5. #5
    Member Tommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    W-BOP
    Posts
    4,957
    Thoughts to motor? How nuts do you want it? 2 stroke / 4 stroke?
    Identify your target beyond all doubt

  6. #6
    P38
    P38 is offline
    Member P38's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Hastings
    Posts
    5,717
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Thoughts to motor? How nuts do you want it? 2 stroke / 4 stroke?
    Masport ........ 3.5hp

    Cheers
    Pete
    Arguing with an Engineer is like Wrestling a Pig in Mud.

    After awhile you realise the Pig loves it.

  7. #7
    MSL
    MSL is offline
    Member MSL's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    3,124
    80cc 2 smoke minimum

  8. #8
    Member kimjon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    1,625
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Thoughts to motor? How nuts do you want it? 2 stroke / 4 stroke?
    I've got an open mind. I have a 3.5hp motor sitting there doing nothing, but was looking for a bit more grunt than that.

  9. #9
    Member Tommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    W-BOP
    Posts
    4,957
    Quote Originally Posted by kimjon View Post
    I've got an open mind. I have a 3.5hp motor sitting there doing nothing, but was looking for a bit more grunt than that.
    So something like an R6 yam would be too much for instance?
    veitnamcam, Savage1 and Glycerine like this.
    Identify your target beyond all doubt

  10. #10
    Member kimjon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    1,625
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    So something like an R6 yam would be too much for instance?
    I like the way you're thinking...but yes, far too much power unfortunately.

  11. #11
    Member Tommy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    W-BOP
    Posts
    4,957
    Old beemer engine then? Nice and flat, and go direct drive
    Identify your target beyond all doubt

  12. #12
    Member kimjon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    1,625
    I do have a couple 2-stroke twin cylinder motors that were used on 2 man chainsaws. From memory about 12hp, freakishly lightweight and rev like a demon! Both engines are in parts... so will be a lot of work...but hmmmmmm?????

  13. #13
    Member norsk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    614
    Put a Three Phase Electric in it,by the time you get to the end of the extension cord,you'll be at warp speed anyhow.
    7mmsaum, AzumitH, nor-west and 3 others like this.
    "Sixty percent of the time,it works every time"

  14. #14
    Numzane Spudattack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Whangarei
    Posts
    2,595

    Go kart...for me this time

    You can pick up the blueprinted Yamaha KT100 motors for next to nothing as the class is being phased out, 15hp stock and up to 23hp once blueprinted. Heaps of grunt for playing, not far off a rotax max at 30hp.

    Give a shop like Right Karts a ring, they will more than likely have heaps sitting in the back with no idea what to do with them.

    Seen a few karts with dual KTs fitted, one either side.
    Last edited by Spudattack; 06-03-2017 at 03:25 PM.
    kimjon likes this.
    "Here's the deal I'm the best there is. Plain and simple. I wake up in the morning and I piss excellence."

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Stewart island / canterbury
    Posts
    6,890
    You might be building it for yourself but good luck getting to play on it now your mates know about it and I'm. Sure by the time your done one ofur kids will be able to reach the pedals....
    kimjon likes this.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Time to tie the server to an internet time server.
    By gadgetman in forum Questions, Comments, Suggestions, Testing.
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-09-2014, 04:10 PM
  2. Long time stalker... first time poster
    By Jimmynostars in forum Introductions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-07-2014, 07:33 PM
  3. Long time wannabee hunter, short time FA "owner"
    By peril 787b in forum Introductions
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-04-2014, 08:50 AM
  4. Long time lurker, first time poster
    By Brakelie in forum Introductions
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 19-08-2013, 01:04 PM
  5. Howdy, 1st time poster long time gun nut signing in.
    By Chupacabra in forum Introductions
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 28-05-2013, 07:15 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!