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  1. emery1990

    emery1990 Active Member

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    Any one on here built a go kart or have any experience.

    just wandering,

    If you was to buy a 200 cc go kart, could you get a bigger engine that could just a straight swap, say a 390cc? Or how much does it cost to say buy a go kart minus an engine then put an engine in it ?

    Would go on a go kart forum but been looking for a while and haven't found anything.
     
  2. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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    I could probably ask my mate for you if you don't get any replies here as he does karting, has his own kart etc
     
  3. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

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    seen that before a while ago, same time as the hayabusa smartcar.

    Looks uncontrollable!
     
  4. s3ollie

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    hi, i guess you saying 200cc and 390cc you are after a Honda 4 stroke engine pro kart?

    You could, if you get a pro kart chassis you can fit any Honda engine to it 160, 200, 390cc.

    Have you thought of a two stoke kart? its a lot faster. i have got a water cooled rotax 125 on a techno chassis. More maintenance than a 4 stroke but quicker and more fun IMO.

    Its a lot cheaper to buy a used kart as one than try to put one together from parts.

    Heres some forums for you. karting.co.uk karting1.co.uk :beerchug:
     
  5. ian52

    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    My mate had a rotax max and that thing was rapid. When you hit the power band it was off.
     
  6. emery1990

    emery1990 Active Member

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    thanks for the replys. I was always looking at second hand. never knew 2 stroke was faster always thought 4 stroke was for some reason. Ill look on them forums.
     
  7. s3ollie

    s3ollie Member

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    Yeah my rotax max has nearly as good power to weight ratio as my (old) chipped S3 running around 265bhp!

    Car ~176.6 bhp/ton

    Kart ~166.6 bhp/ton
     
  8. bansheeboyo

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    deffo get a 2 stroker they are the boy min,as for people saying they are more maintenince ,i wldnt really say so ,i race motocross and quad cross with 2 strokers i wld say the 4 strokers are always in the guts of there bike more,
    2 strokes are a piece of cake to work on and are cheap for parts,you pretty much need double the cc to keep up with the 2 stroke if u buy a 4 banger,well it works that way with bikes i race my 250 against 450s its pretty equal then
    all in all the 2 stroke is best bang for ure buck lighter ,faster ,cheaper to run/maintain
     
  9. s3ollie

    s3ollie Member

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    i only say more maintenance as in the 2 stroke kart engine needs rebuilding anywhere from a few hours to around 50 hours depending on what engine. where as 4 strokes dont AFAIK
     

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