I was looking into adding the "Garage" vehicle organizer utility to our forum install, but until then, this section will have to do.
This buggy is sold as an American Sportworks 7150, sometimes called a Carbide. It's a 150cc and It's got Fox insignia all over it. Basically, it matches up pretty well with a Twister GT200 as it has an oil cooler, internal reverse, digital dash, adjustable tilt steering, same chassis specs and an engine labeled as a "TJ Powersports" model. There are other similarities too. We bought ours at Tractor Supply, don't pay more then $1999 or so, they go on sale fairly regularly.
We've been working on our rides a little bit, and I thought I would share and brag a little.
We bought this kart around June of this year and it's been used a good amount, about 600 - 700 miles I think.
My sons bent the rear axle, they've torn and blown out a rear tire, we've shorted out the battery main and took out the stater and voltage regulator because the wire burned off on the exhaust, they've flipped it up on it's side in a deep ditch (no injuries), and just about worn out the front tires from power sliding / drifting and hard driving. It's taken a good beating and kept going.
Here's what it looked like when it was pretty much new:
One of the things I like about it is that it doesn't look like a beached frog
- like most Chinese buggys.
Since then, here's what we have modified:
-Blaster shocks in the rear, the softer red
-Long straight intake with a 2.25 inch Uni Filter
-130 carb main jet with larger aluminum intake (had to pull the long single main engine bolt and replace with 2 shorter bolts)
coil and iridium plug
-DC fired performance CDI with no rev limit
-Semi-custom 36 tooth axle gear, as the 39 probably will not fit inside the guard
-Exhaust header wrap
-115mm Prodigy variator
-Prodigy clutch, 1500 main spring
-Twister performance muffler, suitably drilled out
digital speedo / trip odometer / ride timer / tachometer / yadda-yadda really useful digital read-out
-Battery charge port (charger from All Electronics, $12)
-5 Point harness belts, including custom anti-sub belt guide added to seat (replaced retractable 3 point belts)
/ tail for improved visibility (and because the weird totally unique bulb in the original tail blew out)
We've done all the work ourselves, and it's been fun working on this with the boys. My son wants to know when we're going to get a "bore" kit to take it up to 170cc - 180cc. Maybe next year...
This buggy is fast and fun for the 13 year old driver, and it's very
stable in turns due to it's narrower rear track. My 9 year old cannot quite reach the pedals and
look over the steering wheel at the same time - he can drive the the Charger. Which is Up Next