Hello all, new potential Karter here!
- Savannah area
- Masters (over 40)
-Willingness is a 10…skill is mid level, so 5. I worked for many years at a motorcycle dealership but not as a mechanic. Mostly in parts with some sales. I have basic skills only.
Karting experience is ZERO. I do come from a sportbike background and have been on a track a few times but did not race competitively.
Right now I am just reading and researching as much as i can. I would like to get some track time in a rental situation over the next few months, buy a kart and hopefully be in a club racing situation by next spring.
So here is my topic question. I am 6’5. I was reading another thread here where at least one member mentioned being 6’9 so I know it is a sport that is at least doable for me at my size. I’m lean and fit but still at 6/5 I am between 205 and 210 pounds. I have read that pedals , seats are adjustable to some extent. When I am ready to purchase my own are there any particulars to look for that will be better for my size? Certain brands that fit taller riders better or have more adjustability or brands to stay away from? Looking at starting in the 206 class I suppose, as that seems to be the most common advice. Budget is not a huge concern. I’d like to find something used or entry level to start out but if I have to spend 5 or 6 grand on a new kart I could swing it.
I’m sure I’ll have many more questions as this is still very early in the process for me. Thanks all!