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- July 19, 2008 at 8:15 am #42819AnonymousInactiveJuly 19, 2008 at 12:17 pm #61800Jeff WelchParticipant
I would pretty much consider that chassis toast. Flat spot the size of a penny in the waist is definitely not good.July 19, 2008 at 10:11 pm #61801AnonymousInactive
The 3rd pic down is under the seat but the rest of them are in front under gas tankJuly 20, 2008 at 4:24 am #61802Jeff WelchParticipant
The 3rd pic down is under the seat but the rest of them are in front under gas tank
Yeah, exactly. The skinniest area of the chassis, under the gas tank, is what I’m referring to as the “waist” and is the most important area of the frame. The flex characteristics in the waist are crucial to getting the kart to handle well, and when it’s flat spotted that much, the flex is definitely thrown off.July 22, 2008 at 9:22 pm #61803AnonymousInactive
It is going to be hard finding a chassis that is not flat spotted, as most karts are after the first couple of outtings. You should be more concered about laps and hours on the motor and chassis, and if the past owner spent more time in the dirt or pits changing axles and steering shafts than lapping.
To me this chassis looks good, get it and get laps, when you are running for a state or national championship you should start worrying about that tenth of a second those flat spots could create.
Welcome to Colorado kartingJuly 23, 2008 at 3:22 am #61804AnonymousInactive
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