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Old 11-30-2002, 10:44 PM   #1
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Yamaha BWS scooter vs. Sodi Kart



Who would win?

My Yamaha BWS-R Scooter
- 70 cc racing bore 2-stroke hemi-piston (12.5:1) racing cylinder (estimated at 11hp)
- Giannelli tuned length expansion chamber
- NGK Iridium spark plug
- CVT transmission
- Cross drilled front disk brake/rear hub drum
- Top speed 90km/h
- Total weight with driver 375 lbs

or a

Sodi Prima Go-Kart
- Honda 200cc OHV 4-Stroke race tuned to 9hp
- Port and polished intake and heads
- Increased jet
- Timing tune
- Racing 3500rpm instant engagement clutch
- Single speed permanently engaged chain drive
- custom free flow exhaust
- Cross-drilled rear disc brake
- Top speed 75km/h
- Total weight with driver 300 lbs

Put these two on a racetrack like...lets say the Wonderland go-kart track (as most people will know what it is like). Who will win?

I would say that my scooter will...it can carve corners nicely, and also has gearing and agility around the straights and curves.
My friend...who has the cart says...there is no way that the scoot will be able to take the corners as fast...and that's where he will get me...even without the benefits of a tranny for the straights.
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Old 12-01-2002, 08:00 PM   #2
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i'd say the scooter would win. It more manuverable, and 2-stroke engines always seem to have better acceleration plus youve got the advantage of having multiple gears.
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Old 12-02-2002, 04:10 AM   #3
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Is this for real? Do you really have a souped up scooter?!? if yes, then my next question is... why?
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Old 12-02-2002, 04:39 PM   #4
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What's wrong with having a souped up scooter???

The route I take to work has a speed limit of 70...my scooter can barely reach that stock...so for safety and courtesy reasons my scooter's top speed is now 90km/h.

One impatient honda driver passed me on the shoulder...obviously...honda power is not confident enough to pull out and overtake a stock scooter the proper way lol...
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Old 12-02-2002, 04:47 PM   #5
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Complete Performance Mods List:

- DR 70cc Cast Iron cylinder kit with hemi-cylinder and aluminium head (12.5:1 compression ratio)
- DR CVT transmission gear ratio up
- Malossi CVT transmission front variator
- Malossi CVT transmission rear variator torque spring
- Malossi Kevlar drive belt
- Giannelli Sport Cee E3 expansion chamber
- NGK Iridium spark plug (BR8HIX)

Other mods

- Electric handwarmers
- Sodium headlight filters
- Bulldog 2010 alarm
- Battery Tender automatic charger
- Cup holder
- Led marker lights
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Old 12-02-2002, 04:48 PM   #6
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Old 12-02-2002, 04:55 PM   #7
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That looks like it must be a blast to ride. I didn't know they were legalally allowed to travel on highways.
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Old 12-02-2002, 07:18 PM   #8
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Anything with an engine size less than 50cc is not allowed on the highway...stock engine is 49cc...
but the engine it has in it now is a 70cc...so i've put a few highway kms on it...but it really depends on the wind direction before I head out. With a tailwind, I can reach 120km/h easily.
Going against the wind the cut the speed to 80km/h...at that point, even grandma passes you (or tails you because she's too afraid to pull out and pass you).
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Old 12-02-2002, 09:36 PM   #9
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I've seen pro scooter races in Portugal, all I can say is that they have the potential of going quick. Quite a few of them had shaved floorboards to increase the cornering angle.

And from personal experience, they are amazingly easy to wheelie, but not very confidence inspiring when trying to nose wheelie (you really have to lean forward because the engine weight is pretty far back).
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Old 12-02-2002, 10:08 PM   #10
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hahah, listen if he starts to beat you in the race, just get off the scooter and start to walk, you will win then for sure!
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Old 12-04-2002, 09:08 AM   #11
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Oh man ...i wanna play on that scooter. Its too bad that i am a big guy. Cuz it would look kinda funny...me on that scooter going down the road.......it would look like its growing out of my

Looks like a blast. have fun and be safe
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