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    Thread: honda odyssey go kart

    1. 05-10-2008 07:48 PM #1
      So, How does a 1980 honda odyssey go kart go from looking like this:

      To this?


      That is a very good question and I will keep you updated as I figure out the answers!

      The engine you see in one of the pics is a 399cc. Think that will be enough?


    2. 05-10-2008 07:49 PM #2
      I also forgot to add that the original stock engine is only 250cc. I will be able to use that once I get a new cyclinder head, but I like the idea of the 399cc better!

    3. 05-10-2008 07:52 PM #3
      Thats not the Honda Odyssey I was expecting.

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      05-10-2008 08:01 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by LSchenz »
      Thats not the Honda Odyssey I was expecting.


      Me neither


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      05-10-2008 08:12 PM #5
      When Honda named their van this I was like WTF??? They already used this name before but on an ATV.

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      05-10-2008 08:51 PM #6
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      05-10-2008 08:51 PM #7

      John is looking for his book, you better give it back...



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      05-10-2008 08:51 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by performula »
      When Honda named their van this I was like WTF??? They already used this name before but on an ATV.

      I thought the same thing. I remember riding these back when Ocean City, Maryland used to have a track on the way to the beach. I guess these got fazed out and then they only had regular gocarts.


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      05-10-2008 08:57 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by performula »
      When Honda named their van this I was like WTF??? They already used this name before but on an ATV.

      Me too! I also think that the second generation mini- dune buggy was called a Pilot and was like WTF a second time.

      Next edit by onebadbug; tomorrow at 10:13 AM.

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      05-10-2008 09:51 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by LSchenz »
      Thats not the Honda Odyssey I was expecting.
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      05-11-2008 09:14 AM #11
      Sweet. A few years ago I bought one for $400 w/ a trailer. Took it all apart and rebuilt it. Fresh paint and fenders, tires...anything new I could buy, I did. The only part I didn't get was a seat. They were going for about $500+ on ebay.



      Then I sold it for $1500 to a buddy.


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      05-11-2008 10:02 AM #12
      I had both a Pilot and an Odyssey (funny 'cause I work on the cars now) and I loved both but generally the Pilot did everything better than the Odyssey because the Pilot had reverse.

      Oh, and if you flip, don't ever grab the rollbars.


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      05-11-2008 12:11 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by Metallitubby »
      I had both a Pilot and an Odyssey (funny 'cause I work on the cars now) and I loved both but generally the Pilot did everything better than the Odyssey because the Pilot had reverse.

      Oh, and if you flip, don't ever grab the rollbars.

      The Pilot's were much better. Didn't they have rear suspension? That alone would be a huge improvement! You really take a beating in the Odyssey.


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      05-11-2008 04:43 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by mode12 »

      The Pilot's were much better. Didn't they have rear suspension?

      that too, and I think you could call the Pilot a progression of the Odyssey as it was out in the early 80's


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      05-11-2008 06:23 PM #15
      Damn!
      You are lucky to find such a machine!
      I always wanted one of those as a kid.
      I would snatch one up if I could find
      a complete unit.
      Best of Luck.
      That will be a blast to drive....

    16. 05-11-2008 10:10 PM #16
      My dad bought an Odyssey when I was young. Definitely fun to drive, but somehow kept burning a hole in the piston. He got rid of it rather quickly - he wasn't too mechanically minded and I was too young

    17. 05-11-2008 11:31 PM #17
      Man, does that bring back memories...

      Owned six of them, during the mid 80's I was partners in a track at Klineline Park, Vancouver, Washington. We rented them out per lap

      The 250 Odyssey was very reliable for the most part. Only common problem was they wore out front suspension bushings pretty quick. We finally had a machine shop in town make UHMW poly replacements-- which fixed the major weak point...


      Fun project!--



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      05-13-2008 03:37 PM #18
      The drummer in a band I was in in HS for about 3 months had one with some land. We had band practice at her place once and spent the second half of the night cruising one of these around. Wish I had one now
      Th(e/a)n

    19. 05-13-2008 05:05 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by BlckBadged_SwissChee »
      Wish I had one now

      X2

    20. 05-15-2008 02:27 AM #20
      So, I now understand I had the 1980 odyssey fl250. who wants a whimpy 250cc engine when you can get a twin cylinder 400cc engine!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSBNzZo27NY

      That was the engine test the other night. Since then I have tweeked a few things and am able to get the engine running a little smoother.

      Tomorrow I will hopefully be able to weld on the disc break and modify the roll cage since there is a larger engine and it sticks out past the roll cage....wouldnt want it to flip and damage the engine.

      I am still waiting for a piece in the mail, it is the rear hub seal. Hopefully I will get that in the mail later on today.


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