condition: excellent make / manufacturer: Predator model name / number: 212 GT
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Being offered for sale here is my go kart. It's a fair chassis, probably seen better days but it's a solid runner. However, the motor that drives it is a BEAST. It's a fairly warmed up predator 212 that I would estimate is pushing almost 8 horsepower or so, but don't quote me on that as I've never had it dyno'd. But it clearly has more power than it did when I initially installed it on the kart. The kart originally featured a Briggs 5hp that I got annoyed with, along with the fact it was coupled to a rigged up comet clutch and jackshaft setup. So out came that and in went the Predator. Then after being annoyed with that clutch setup, I opted to buy a brand new comet clutch that performs waaay better (needless to say). For a while I was happy, but I eventually decided to begin to build up the predator to get more power out of it. And for this chassis, 6.5hp was plenty good but I wanted MOAR POWER! So I acquired a Mikuni carburetor and header and installed those parts. I would consider it to be a stage 1 upgrade and the most important step to bringing out yet more performance for this motor. As much as I want to hang on to it and get to the next level, some hardship has forced me to prioritize what's important me. And sadly, I have to part ways with it. That said, I must warn any potential buyers...this cart is NOT for children OR the faint of heart. For one thing, it really takes a man to pull this over because of the way the Mikuni is. Secondly, this kart is capable of speeds exceeding 50 MPH (and that's no joke, I clocked it with my GPS and hit 52 MPH), and the chassis is barely able to handle those speeds (once you get up over say 30, things get serious), mostly due to the front end being fairly loose in the kingpins and the rear axle bearings are basically almost shot. Without even touching the motor, if you were to tighten up those items I wouldn't be surprised to see this get to 55 MPH.
So basically, all in all you are buying a high performance Predator motor with a mule chassis. I have NEVER disconnected the governor because Stage 2 involves upgrading connecting rod, upgrading the valve springs, and some porting of the intake and exhaust ports. Again you should already know those things, because as most everyone knows eliminating that governor could spell disaster for this motor, ESPECIALLY with that carb squeezing the nuts on this bull of a motor. Otherwise, the other upgrade path would be to remove the motor and install it onto a more capable chassis. Possibly different sprocket combinations as well.
So here's what is being offered:
Go Kart with hopped up Predator 212cc motor (Never beat on and I'm guessimating about 5 miles tops on the motor and clutch, chassis mileage unknown but guessing alot)
The original Briggs 5HP motor with a high flow K&N-style air filter and replacement diaphragm for the carb
Original comet clutch, jackshaft setup, belt, and chain
A spare centrifugal clutch that came as a bonus when I bought the new Comet clutch...NEVER USED
The remaining roll of header wrap and locking ties
The rest of the No. 41 chain I replaced the original with
Original throttle cable, original Predator muffler, and spare gas tank from a GC190
Not pictured is a spare Predator carb, but not the one original to the motor, spare Honda GC190 carb (which I had planned on using the fuel pump from (more power) and a bunch of spare chassis parts
Now, rather than dicker around on price, I'm asking a solid $500 and feel that is fair. My name's not Rick and this ain't pawn stars, so don't expect a positive response on anything less. If you any questions beyond what I've already stated here, feel free to fire away. If you got cash in hand and you want to see it run, either email or give me a call. Thanks for looking.
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