I have asked a few questions previously already in this forum topic. Thanks for the help.
I found a kart that I am interested in and is only about 200 miles from me.
I have said this before but years ago I raced dirt oval karts and now am road raceing motorcycles. One of my current bikes is a TZ250. I do all my own work including engine rebuilds and fabrication. I am only interested in enduro or lay down karts.
The kart I ran across is a lay down with a Coyote frame. It has four wheel brakes, is KT100 powered, has an axle clutch and is claimed to have won a lot up till when it was parked about six years ago. The pictures look ok as does the bodywork. I consider it a candidate for a complete disassembly and straighten/rebuild as needed. Price is 2000 ish. I have not seen it yet but at only 200 miles away it’s easy to check out.
Should I go look at it? Are there other similar laydowns available. I’m in Ohio.
The main place to find laydowns right now is the Enduro GoKart Racing Facebook Group. I try to refer to this kind of kart as laydown or luge to avoid confusion with endurance karting (4hr, 8hr 24hr, etc). But the old guard persists with calling it Enduro…
I took the little yamaha engine apart. The piston had deposited aluminum on the cylinder and I took it off with muriatic. The cylinder looks better than I expected. I’ll hone it and measure it. Should I stick with a Yamaha piston or is there an aftermarket that is better?