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    I keep seeing these dirt cheap KT100s on ebay and I'm pretty tempted to buy one and build a ped around it. I saw a KT100 mounted to a sport somewhere on BB but never on an air tire GSR.

    I mean just think about it... 300-500 bucks for 15hp without a pipe... #35 chain on a wet clutch.... sounds pretty freaking dope. The engine weighs 21lbs though lol! Would be a great choice for a trike ped.
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    Personally, I think you're $$$$in crazy. You definitely do not have a wife nor children.

    I'm chasing over 60 mph on a G62, after that, I intend on being done. 55+ mph is pretty damn sketch as is depending on the enviroment.

    However, I would love to see you do it.
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    I want a ped that tops out at 55 but has no problem pulling me up lombard st

    I'll find a new hobby after I get there.

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    if he does it, it will give me the reason to build my full suspension OgrePed.

    it's a design i have had in my head for about 4 years. the engine sits in front of the wheel on a swingarm. 2 shocks mounted over the rear axle and a motorcycle front end. dual tube frame.
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    Then add a seat and some triple tree style clamps with a larger front wheel and back wheel. Some suspension would really set it off and maybe a multi speed clutch. We'll call it the "Motorcycle Ped" but take the word "Ped" off for ease.

    Robotguy did something like this a few years back but just made a moped style scooter into a regular scooter frame. It was super beefy and really cool looking. Would have been perfect for a higher CC 2 stroke.

    One of the things I personally enjoy about these scooters we mess with is the smaller size engine but pulling more power from them. Anything over a chainsaw size engine and the interest curve starts petering off for me. I know there are others out there though with different thought patterns.
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    Please, you will be my hero.. on an airtire of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by depog revilo View Post
    Then add a seat and some triple tree style clamps with a larger front wheel and back wheel. Some suspension would really set it off and maybe a multi speed clutch. We'll call it the "Motorcycle Ped" but take the word "Ped" off for ease.

    Robotguy did something like this a few years back but just made a moped style scooter into a regular scooter frame. It was super beefy and really cool looking. Would have been perfect for a higher CC 2 stroke.

    One of the things I personally enjoy about these scooters we mess with is the smaller size engine but pulling more power from them. Anything over a chainsaw size engine and the interest curve starts petering off for me. I know there are others out there though with different thought patterns.
    the design i have in my head was going to have a g62 on it originally. it is maybe a foot and a half longer than a gsr. a longer deck for my big *** feet as well as room for the engine. yes, triple trees on the front end. no, there will not be a seat.

    i wanted to use wider tires like an atv, but haven't found any with a high speed rating. it will probably have slicks if made. i just wanted an extremely durable "ogre proof" frame with a good suspension setup. it would have a similar front end to robotguy's polini gtr. i only want that style as it has the best shock configuration.
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    I'm going to make my own forum with blackjack and hookers. In fact, forget the forum.

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    So I'm pretty much sold. I see a KT100 in my future...



    He says he's going 80-90 throughout the video.

    I think I'm going to mount it to a trail ripper but not 100% on that... I gotta get to know the GTR before I make that decision and I may end up with a 40 frame. The obstacles I see are that the engine goes the other direction which I can fix pretty easily... but then I've gotta to rig up a pull start.... a heavy duty AF pull start. After that it's all gravy. I'll probably hook up a dirt bike muffler because god knows I won't need a pipe!

    I figure I'll go to my local gokart shop and chat with them first. I'm sure they can tell me anything I need to know about the kt100.

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    I say throw a pipe on it too. Why not go all out. Good luck with the project, please do this. I've wanted to for years. The motors are relatively cheap (there's a new one on CL in my area for $550, and a used one for $350)

    Some more food for thought, I've considered milling down some of the cooling fins to make the motor a little more goped friendly. God knows there are enough of them.

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    Makes a goped cylinder look like a joke. No wonder we have overheating issues. You can take off 50% of that material and still have 50% MORE cooling capacity than a 60 or 71.
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    By milling the fins down, you would be comprimising your cooling. Every fin has a taper, going from the cylinder bore to the tip of the fin. Removing that may cause over heating issues.

    Just a thought.

    Looking forward to this one Cale. Love the idea, and vote using a GSR 40 frame.
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    Going up to 100cc I would just buy a motor cycle. If you have to much power on your ped your just going to be leaning on your handle bars all the time which doesn't sound that much fun to me.
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    I would be very impressed if you would be able to pull start a kt100. When I was kart racing back in the day we had a specially designed starter that you would plug into the clutch to spin the motor over. Once the motor starts you take it out.

    You'd probably be pulling on that thing for days, assuming the rope doesn't break from the compression.

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    In cali you may get in trouble as every cop can spot that this is not a stock engine.

    The hardtire as pictured looks like popeye the sailor after ingestion of an entire field of spinach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pushinit View Post
    Going up to 100cc I would just buy a motor cycle. If you have to much power on your ped your just going to be leaning on your handle bars all the time which doesn't sound that much fun to me.
    Honestly I don't see anything about it that doesn't sound fun! I've never ridden or driven anything that had enough power, however, I'm sure there is a limit and if I reach it there is zero difficulty in making the engine slower.

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    I would be very impressed if you would be able to pull start a kt100. When I was kart racing back in the day we had a specially designed starter that you would plug into the clutch to spin the motor over. Once the motor starts you take it out.

    You'd probably be pulling on that thing for days, assuming the rope doesn't break from the compression.
    This definitely has me concerned, but I think it can be done. If the 400cc honda 4 strokes can be pull started I think this can too. I searched "kt100 pull start" and someone said the kt100 came stock with a pull start at some point. This will probably be the hardest part of getting this engine on a ped...

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