Thread: Top Speed
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:57 AM
Scootmeister Scootmeister is offline
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Default Re: Top Speed

Hey 5-7, how well do your gears shift? My latest project has a 7-speed Shimano cassette with grip shift and I can't decide whether to keep it or yank it off. Also, you don't hear much about Tanaka engines. It sounds like you are satisfied with yours. My guess is they are Japanese and of good quality like Hondas (though the Honda 50 is now being made in China). I agree with all of the comments comparing the performance of go-karts to MBs. When I was a kid we used McCullogh and West Bend engines on our karts. These engines were high compression, often boosted with ether, and they had fantastic fully adjustable diaphram carbs. Those engines were so powerful they ate clutches and sprockets for breakfast!! I wonder what karters are running today.
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