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Old 09-03-2003, 04:26 PM   #1
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Holy Sh#t!!! That thing looks like fun... I should get busy and drop a gixxer engine into a drakart or something...
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Old 09-03-2003, 04:30 PM   #2
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Talk about some nasty powerslides! That's one thing I'll never manage on a bike. Yeehaw!!
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Old 09-03-2003, 05:38 PM   #3
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I want one! MO has got to do a write up on this!
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Old 09-04-2003, 02:40 AM   #4
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I'd want some bigger wheels and tires!



How in the hell could you ever tear yourself away from the track? I've never seen anything that looked like that much fun. There's gonna be a big demand for adrenal gland replacement therapy. This machine is gonna blow out a bunch of them.
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Old 09-04-2003, 06:48 AM   #5
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I've been watching it, volume maxed, about once an hour since I found it yesterday.



I tell you, I'm just sitting here giggling and scheming.... people in the office are wondering what my issue is.



Do you think there might be some sort of therapy for this sort of thing?
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Old 09-04-2003, 07:02 AM   #6
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Default Thats just sick, in a good way.

Lordy, that would put some serious dark spot on anyones undies.

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Old 09-04-2003, 11:05 AM   #7
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Build one!



Shifter Karts are a common first step for young F1-hopefuls.



But you could easily buys the neccesary pieces and drop in the engine of your choice.



Now, what I've been contemplting the last few days, if Suzuki makes such bad-ass 1 liter 4s, why don't their car engines benefit from this, and get, say, 3 liter v-12s? I'd buy one then.



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Old 09-04-2003, 11:42 AM   #8
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Now, I might be completely fscked in the head, but I'm imagining this beast to kick out around 475 hp, and 250 lb/ft, (at, admittedly, the similarly ludicrous 10k rpm, though, looking at a dyno chart, the GSXR torque curve is fairly flat across the 4k - 10k range, which we might be able to expect out of a identical bore and stroke 12) which, coupled with a 6 speed transaxle and a mid mounted engine, should give us a truly kick ass sports car. In the $35k to $40k range, it would compete fiercely with just about anything on the market.



Sorry, I realize that I'm talking cars in a motorcycle forum, but hey, it is Suzuki...



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Old 09-04-2003, 02:00 PM   #9
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I spent some time racing shifter karts in WKA and SKUSA, before I got seriously into motorcycle racing.



I'm thinking that a modern, lightweight 600 (or 636) cc inline-4 would be the engine of choice. Still well over 100hp, but lighter and much less torque stress on the chassis, than that old GSX-R 1100 mill in the Gixxer Kart. Torque doesn't seem to be something the kart would need that much of, seeing as there is already "on demand" wheelspin with just a wimpy little 39hp 125cc two stroke TM race motor in a typical shifter kart.



I'm thinking a crude but modern interpretation of a 1970's tube-framed Cosworth DFV powered F-1 car, but on a 50% scale, but way less than 50% of the weight. Properly set-up and driven, I'm thinking I could make a credible attempt at a sub 1:10 lap at Willow Springs.



Somebody please help me, before I start hitting the junk yards and end up hurting myself.
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Old 09-04-2003, 02:30 PM   #10
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Down Simba!
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