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Went to watch the gokart races and the YSR50 races today. The cart racing looks like alot of fun. MAybe......
 

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YAY

I happen to race karts myself. I race "senior sportsman" and maybe soon "Yamaha heavy"
Basically the Senior Sportsman class is:
  • About 13 horsepower (power is restricted through a dinky exhaust can)
  • 360 Lbs Minimun Weight
  • 100 cc engine
  • Clutch or Direct Drive
    Yamaha Heavy has a different Exhaust which adds about 5hp, which really helps topend.
I want a shifter, but cant afford one :( Trust Me its very addicting!! (and expensive)
ask away the ?'s and I will try to help answer any i can. Ill try to post a pic tomorrow of my Kart.
 

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Re: YAY

afog05 said:
Basically the Senior Sportsman class is:
  • About 13 horsepower (power is restricted through a dinky exhaust can)
  • 360 Lbs Minimun Weight
  • 100 cc engine
  • Clutch or Direct Drive
    Yamaha Heavy has a different Exhaust which adds about 5hp, which really helps topend.
is that cart/driver weight?
is that a 2 or 4 stroke?
 

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Yes karl that is combined kart and driver weight, and my engine is a 2 stroke. Most Karting engines are 2 stroke, and my single cylinder yamaha revs up to 15,000 rpm
 

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if they are under 100KB, just use the attach a file or folder button at the botom.
If they are over 100KB, open them in MSPaint, and save them as a jpeg. I found that digital cameras use some wierd encoding for jpegs that makes the file bigger. I have seen file sizes cut in half just by saving them with no changes in MS Paint.


BTW, cart and driver? anyone got a 140lb cart?;)
 

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are the pics showin up?

When i posted it the pics showed up, jeez i need a better picture host, any suggestions? I tried the ms paint trick and it takes the size from about 150 to 125. Do you have any webpages that will crunch the images? Right now i think i just need a better host :mad:
 

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attatched are 2 pics of my kart, they are roughly 100KB each for those on dial up. They are in the Suburban, cuz that is what i use to haul it back and forth to the track (~1 hour away) I NEED A TRAILER!

man that took a while to get workin, can anyone suggest to me a webhost that will allow me to place images directly into these forums, with minimal effort when uploading? My digi camera saves images as .jpg, and my webhost is giving me problems
 

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Karts are way friggin expensive. You got a lot of things to deal with, and have to figure how to haul it around.

Oval is even more expensive, road course is simpler.

..oval

4 unique tires and balances, 4 tire pressures

most of the Karts in my area (the tracks we run pocketbikes on) are 5hp Briggs variations..they go about 55-60mph around tight corners. Unreal...but you'd never get me in a cage.

there are dozens of kart classes, based on weight and body/roll cvage style. We have champs, tigers, star champs, 2-stroke...there are too many

as you see in the previous picture, that is a 2-stroke kart that hauls ASS, but check the expansion chamber. there really isn't one that is decently tuned there...they all have to run the same chamber to be fair (kart racing is hugely based on being equal as possible) imagine a fat, long, tuned chamber, you could fly that kart to the moon !

most the people I know racing karts have 10,000 invested and spend 1200 per summer supporting parts, tires, crashes, bodywork. Most people have sponsors too. VERY pricey to start racing, then easier to manage long-term. lotsa rules, and if you win, expect engine teardown to look for cheats (there are a lot of cheats in karting...like anything)

it's wicked cool. I see kids racing against 60 year olds in the same races. as long as the weight fits, you race. add or remove lead weights to the frame....
 

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agreed

Expensive, but fun. I do think that road course karts are more expensive (when you get into shifter karts, and rotaxmax ect...)
 
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