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Old September 18th, 2011, 08:37 AM   #1
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Adult Off Road Go Kart/Buggies

Does anybody have any experience with these thing? They look pretty fun. I was thinking that one might be fun to take out on the ORV trails with my wife. They seem to be a little more affordable than the average side by side. I just wonder about their durability since they are mainly imports from China.

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Old September 18th, 2011, 08:53 AM   #2
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No input on functionality - just make sure they're under 50" wide - or whatever the ORV trail limit is.
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Old September 18th, 2011, 09:15 AM   #3
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my nieghbor has a hammer head twister cart that look like this one, its been a cart that has had three diffrent sets of tires on it, he drives it all over the place out here in the country,,lots of mornings he leaves and dont come home till dark,, its been up noth on all the trails and also had it a silver lake...
if i was going to purches one i would suggest a HAMMER HEAD ,,, just from knowing the neighbor and they way he treats stuff,,

PRETTY TOUGH CARTS IF THEY CAN STAND UP TO BEING DRIVEN LIKE A CAR OR TRUCK PLUS TAKE THE OFF ROAD ABUSE THE NEIGHBORS CART HAS BEEN THROUGH,,


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Old September 19th, 2011, 03:13 PM   #4
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My brother in law has one. It's been a pretty good machine for him. His kids have abused the hell out of it, he's beat it pretty hard for the past few years also. He did have a problem with the oil tank on his, had to have a new hose made up because the stock one was breaking down.
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Old August 31st, 2013, 07:35 AM   #5
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I still want one of these things. ;) Anybody know anyone who has a 250cc that they would like to trade towards a Sportster?
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Old August 31st, 2013, 07:58 AM   #6
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Durability is good, the ride is a bit rough though
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X2 on the 50" thing.

I've seen some on Gladwin and St Helen trails. They "looked" under 50" and seemed to struggle with whoops and banked turns due to limited suspension travel - not much "droop" and a lot of high-centering.
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Old August 31st, 2013, 07:55 PM   #8
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It's probably a bit much to expect them to be able to handle the ORV trails. I guess I'm thinking more like ORV routes, seasonal roads, and 2 tracks. Basically wherever you would take a Jeep.
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My son has a manco it sucks, but my sons buddy has the same carrt in your picture. He bought it not running spent less than $70 for a carb, piston and jug. He beats the crap out of it gets good speed, even rolled it forward cage held up very well.

The hamerhead is a solid cart, if you and your wife are smaller in stature. Im to big to comfortably ride in it.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 12:28 PM   #10
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My son has a manco it sucks, but my sons buddy has the same carrt in your picture. He bought it not running spent less than $70 for a carb, piston and jug. He beats the crap out of it gets good speed, even rolled it forward cage held up very well.

The hamerhead is a solid cart, if you and your wife are smaller in stature. Im to big to comfortably ride in it.
We ended up with this:

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The yerf dog was made in the USA (using a chinese engine). It's a little simpler than the hammerheads(not as many gizmos to break).
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