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Discussion in 'California & Nevada (Northern)' started by ART360, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. ART360

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    I just got my new gokart. It's a 2003 Tony Kart, and I tried it out this weekend. ICC motor makes more power stock than the Honda built, and the chassis puts the power down better.

    Problem was the track was wet, and you tended to get sideways a lot more than with a dry track.

    Art
     
  2. wax

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    That's great news, Art. How often do you estimate you'll get to put her to use?
     
  3. ART360

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    I better use it at least 10 times over the next year.

    I just bought a membership at Sears.

    Art
     
  4. Bill Sawyer

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    Very coooool Art! Enjoy!
     
  5. ernie

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    Right on Art. I wanna get kart next year. You can really drive hard, and on the limit big time, and not worry about the repair bill. I have driven the indoor karts and they are way fun. I really love the fealing of having the kart on the edge. It feels great drifting around a corner and getting it to hook up just right. I think that i'm gonna go to the Jim Hall track were I live and take some leasons, before I step into the higher powered karts.
     
  6. ART360

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    Ernie:

    My buddy Jeff bought my Trackmagic 125 Honda Shifter. He'll be moving up to an ICC kart next year. That's a pretty good kart, and I bet you could get it pretty cheaply. However, I suggest that you might want to try a 100 or an 80 shifter before you hop into a 125 shifter. I'm stupid, and stubborn, and started at the top.

    Art
     
  7. Texas Forever

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    Art, does size make a big difference in the shifter karts? At 6'2" and 240, will I fit and will I have a weight penalty regardless (pun intended).

    Thx, DrTax
     
  8. ART360

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    It does make a difference. I'm 6'1" and 190 #s and the kart is close to the min weight, but not quite. As I found with bikes, it just takes money to make the weight right. If I was starting again, I'd still get a 100 (like PeterS did) learn the proper techniques, then move to either an 80 shifter or a 125. We're all too old to think we're going to be the next Shumi, but it wouldn't hurt to get the fundamentals down first. I didn't because I thought my prior racing experience would help, and to some extent it has (I'm certainly not afraid of the kart, which may be a liability) but the slightly different lines between bikes and 4 wheels, has caused me to relearn quite a bit. On the whole, I guess its a wash.

    Art
     
  9. PeterS

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    I'm going to upgrade my 2002 Invader KT100 to a Parilla 125. I want $2500 for my cart (firm). The engine has 2 hours (tops) on it. Any takers? I'll send you a pick or you can email me at sportcrystals@aol.com
     
  10. ART360

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    Peter:

    Let me know if you get an offer. Diane could use one, but I am having difficulty in making her realize her need.

    Art
     
  11. PeterS

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    ART: I have not started to advertise it yet. I will be doing that this week. How interested are you on this kart? I'll deliver!
     
  12. ART360

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    PETER:

    I've got to work on her on this. She doesn't know she needs it yet.

    Art
     
  13. PeterS

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    Art..Just get her out for a casual day at the track. If she likes the KT100, she may want to get into it.

    As far as yesterday goes at Atwater, I had a blast. Tom joined me with a buddy of his. I saw two guys in shifters go off in the grass, riding high and VERY fast on the banked 180. The KT100 actually has all of the speed I think I need. The 125 Parilla is VERY attractive, but I am not sure I need a 75+ MPH kart. I try to balance the enjoyment of speed I can handle with personal safety in mind.....Am I just being a *****?
     
  14. ART360

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    The 100s seem so tame after the shifter. We'll see you in mid January, and you'll get a chance to see the new one. It has about the same power, but it puts it down much, much better. Makes for a lot higher speeds, etc.

    Art
     
  15. Artherd

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    Bows. Massive respect! I can't wait to see you guys in action in the dry.

    May your traction always be high!

    Best!
    Ben
     
  16. ART360

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    Ben:

    If you want to learn to drive quickly, get a kart. Pretty safe, much shorter than a car, everything happens much quicker. If you can control the kart when it gets sideways, you'll be able to drive a car at the limit.


    Peter:

    Assuming decent weather (I hope so, anyway, Second weekend in January for Atwater. I'll call on Wednesday before.

    Art
     
  17. lovespeed

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    Art,
    Contact me if you're ever down at Willow Springs with your Kart
    I bought my 125cc shifter kart from KRC at Willow last November
    I have it stored there.

    The track is about 5/8ths of a mile
    9 turns - total of about 21 shifts

    Our group goes almost every month- about 10 of us

    Gene
     
  18. ART360

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    Gene:

    Myself and Jeff Hagan will be coming down to Willow for the kart track. I just set the Van up to take two Karts (a platform that allows me to stack them in the back). The good thing is that the Rosamond airport is less than a mile from the track, so we can get our mechanic to drive the truck, and we get there in 1.5 hours. When we get ready to go, I'll drop you a note and give you the particulars.

    Art
     
  19. PeterS

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    ART: Can ya tow my trailer??? (hint-hint)
     
  20. ART360

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    Peter:

    That's work. I'll talk to you 2nd weekend in Jan at Atwater, if its not raining.

    Art
     

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