My only experience with a kart is my 125cc shifter. My wife has been extremely supportive and thinks it looks like a blast, but isn’t sure she wants the full bore 125cc experience. There’s an '08 Tony Kart 80cc shifter for sale locally that we are strongly considering. If we get it, it’ll only be used for autocross as any kart track time within a days drive of here is in limbo and may never return.
This 80 in question has the same homologation date as my 125- 2008- so am I to presume that stuff like wheel bearings, tie rod ends, uniballs, axles, cassettes, rear brake pads and caliper seals and master cylinder parts are all the same between the two karts?
Since we’re not going to be racing it against other karts, we pretty much have free reign to do whatever we want to the kart… would adding front brakes be a good idea, or do the 80cc shifter karts just not need them?