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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:47 pm    Post subject: shifter 80 class Reply with quote

anybody know anything about this class? shifter for kids? anybody interested? is this class only in europe?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure they run them on the west coast, or at least they used to. Can get pretty pricey considering how much you can spend on the engine. At this point I'm not sure I want Connor taking a hand off the wheel to shift Smile Of coarse he would love it..

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael is interested in 60cc shifter. I almost bought one on ebay ($500). Apparently you can install one on cadet chassis. It is a bit slower than Mini, but shifting is probably a lot of fun Smile
80cc may be as fast as 125 in Barnesville, especially if it is light. This is more serious than 60 and we may consider it in few years.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey ihor, no time like right now! angus doesn't want one that's slower than mini. do you have to be 15 to race an 80 shifter?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't find current IKF rules, on one of the club's rules Junior Shifter 80cc listed as 12+
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if 12 year olds can drive them, i think our 10 year olds can drive them too. a shifter might get me to quit the cadet class. we could run mini and 80 shifter. we can use the cadet chassis, right?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

has there ever been a 60 or 80 shifter class at barnesville?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys,
Don't go there. Been there done that. Although a fun class in its day and we had a great time racing guys like Robbie Pecarri, Michael Giesson and others at a national level, this is not the direction of Karting.

You have to decide why you want to get a shifter. Just for the fun and pound gears. Go ahead. If you want to go fast, you have a Rotax or go Tag Jr.

Driving a shifter will not make you a better driver and the technique is different.

Oh, and although it is not official, Chris has the track record in an 80cc. I believe it is a 21.8.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

an 80 shifter will make it around the track in 21.8? that's why they are sounding appealing to me
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep and that was without Front Brakes!!
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