BLASTER 65 Go-kart
Read this manual carefully. It contains important safety information.
No one under the age of 16 should operate this Go-Kart
OWNER’S MANUAL
Minimum Age Requirement 16
REV - B
Always wear a helmet; It could save your Life!
Please obtain, review, and follow provincial / municipal government acts and regulations pertaining to owning and
operating an off-road vehicle.
Congratulations on your purchase of the
Baja Motorsports Blaster 65 Go-Kart.
It is warranted to be free of manufacturing defects in the material of workmanship
for a period of 90 days form the date of purchase. During the warranty period BAJA
MOTORSPORTS, LLC will at its option, repair, provide replacement parts or replace your
Baja Motorsports Blaster Go-Kart at no charge. This warranty does not cover normal
wear items or damage caused by neglect or misuse of the product.
Engine Warranty – 90 days
Frame Warranty – 90 days
Warranty is void if:
Frame is bent or broken due to abuse
If wheels are bent or broken
Fender bent or broken due to abuse
Any sign of impact, accident, jumping, spin-outs or roll over.
BAJA MOTORSPORTS, LLC is not liable for any damage claim or liability claim person or
otherwise resulting from the operation of this product in any way.
Should you experience a problem or need to return your Baja Motorsports Blaster 65 Go-kart for
repair, please call the BAJA MOTORSPORTS customer service department TOLL FREE at 1-888-863BAJA (2252) between the house of 7am and 5pm Monday thru Friday PST and Saturday 8am to 4pm
PST. During DST hours change to MT. You will be instructed how to proceed.
A COPY OF THE SALES RECEIPT IS REQUIRED.
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WARNING
This manual should be considered as a permanent part of the
vehicle and should remain with the vehicle when resold or
otherwise transferred to a new user or operator. The manual
contains important safety information and instructions which
should be read carefully before operating the vehicle.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
NOTICE TO UERS.......................................................................
BLASTER 65 GOKART................................................................
FUEL AND OIL.............................................................................
WARNING LABELS.....................................................................
THROTTLE AND BRAKE LEVER/KILL SWITCH........................
ENGINE STARTING.....................................................................
RIDING YOUR GO-KART.............................................................
INSPECTION BEFORE RIDING...................................................
SAFETY GEAR / SEAT BELTS...................................................
BREAK-IN.....................................................................................
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE.......................................................
ENGINE OIL..................................................................................
AIR FILTER INSPECTION AND CLEANING................................
TORQUE CONVERTER INSPECTION AND CLEANING........... TIRES............................................................................................
BRAKES.......................................................................................
CHAIN ADJUSTMENT..................................................................
IGNITION SYSTEM CHECK..........................................................
SLOPE GUIDE...............................................................................
TRANSPORTING...........................................................................
CLEANING PROCEDURE.............................................................
WASHING YOUR GO-KART.........................................................
STORAGE PROCEDURE...............................................................
TROUBLESHOOTING...............................................................
SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION.......................................................
SPECIFICATIONS.........................................................................
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NOTICE TO USERS
Please read this manual and follow all instructions carefully. To emphasize the
special information, the symbol and the words WARNING or CAUTION have some
special meanings. Pay great attention to the messages.
WARNING
Indicates a potential hazard that could result in
death or injury.
Indicates a potential hazard that could result in
vehicle damage.
NOTE: Indicating special information which is to make maintenance easier or
instructions clearer.
WARNING and CAUTION are arranged like this:
The first part will identify a POTENTIAL HAZARD.
The second part will describe WHAT COULD HAPPEN if
you ignore the WARNING or CAUTION.
The third part will describe HOW TO AVOID THE HAZARD.
This user’s manual contains important safety and maintenance information. Read it
carefully before riding. Failing to follow the warnings contained in this manual could
result in INJURY or DEATH.
It is important that this manual remain with the vehicle when you transfer it to another
user or owner.
All information, illustrations, photographs and specifications contained in
this manual are based on the latest product information available at the time
of publication. Due to improvements or other changes, there will be some
discrepancies in this manual. We reserve the right to make product changes at any
time, without notice and without incurring any obligation to make the same or similar
changes to the vehicle previously built or sold.
NOTICE TO USERS
This off-road product IS NOT A TOY AND CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO OPERATE. This
product handles differently from other vehicles including ATV’s and motorcycles. A
collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during routine maneuvers such as turning
and riding on hills or over obstacles.
To help you make informed decisions about safety, you will find provided in this manual
operating procedures and other safety procedures which must be followed. In addition to
the safety information in this manual, you will find safety labels on the product. FOLLOW
ALL WARNING BOTH IN THIS MANUAL AND ON THE PRODUCT.
Information which is particularly important is distinguished in this manual by the
following notations:
FAILURE TO FOLLOW WARNING INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH
TO THE OPERATOR OR PASSENGER, A BYSTANDER
OR A PERSON INSPECTING OR REPAIRING THE PRODUCT.
CAUTION INSTRUCTIONS ARE PROCEDURES TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE OR INJURY TO THE OPERATOR OR PASSENGER, A BYSTANDER OR A PERSON INSPECTING OR REPAIRING THE PRODUCT.
NOTE:A NOTE provides key information to make procedures easier or clearer.
IMPORTANT RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
1.
This vehicle is not licensable. IT IS NOT TO BE OPERATED ON ANY PUBLIC
ROAD, STREET, HIGHWAY, PARKING LOT, SIDEWALK, OR ALLEY. To do so would be in
violation of local law. This vehicle may be operated only on pirvate property and upon
areas approved by local law. Avoid operating this vehicle in any area with stationary
objects that the vehicle could travel under. Do not ride in areas where other recreational
vehicles are being operated. Be respectful of landowners and the environment.
2.
This vehicle should NEVER be operated indoors. The exhaust from the
engine contains carbon monoxide, which is a tasteless, odorless, and poisonous
gas.
3.
Unless otherwise specified in this manual, all screws, nuts, and bolts must
be kept tight to ensure that the vehicle is in safe operating condition. The engine
must be kept free of all dirt and other accumulations, paying particular attention to
throttle linkage area.
4.
Prevailing-Torque-type locknuts lose their locking capability with repeated use and
require replacement. Ensure locknuts are functioning properly.
5.
The tire pressure should be checked prior to each use. The recommended inflation
NOTICE TO USERS
7.
THE VEHICLE SHOULD NEVER BE STARTED WITHOUT FIRST CHECKING TO
SEE THAT THE THROTTLE IS IN IDLE POSITION. Do not start engine without
verifying proper function of the throttle. Never attempt to start this vehicle without
having the operator seated in the proper position. When starting with the operator in
the seat, the operator should have their left foot on the brake.
8.
This vehicle is not designed or intended for racing, any form of competion, or
use on metal tracks.
9.
The operator’s ability to operate this off-road vehicle safely is largely
dependent upon the operator’s ability to excercise proper judgment. An
operator also must not be too small or too large for controlled operation. The
operator must be of sufficient age, understanding, mental capacity, and physical
capability to safely operate this vehicle. This vehicle should only be operated after
mature, supervised instruction and sufficient practice in decongested areas. Safe
operation includes responsibility for the safety or a passenger (if any).
10. A DOUBLE SEAT VEHICLE IS DESIGNED FOR ONE OPERATOR AND ONE
PASSENGER. No one should ever attempt to ride on this vehicle without being seated,
with the seat belt properly secured. For double seat vehicles ridden without passenger,
the passenger seat belt must be secure to prevent it from getting caught in operating
components. Any passenger must be of sufficient age, understanding, mental capacity,
and physical capability to act to protect himself/herself. ALWAYS FOLLOW THE
RECOMMENDED AGE RESTRICTION OF 16 YEARS FOR OPERATORS AND
PASSENGERS.
11.
The engine should be stopped when the vehicle is not in use.
12. The operator and passenger (if any) of this vehicle should always wear a helmet
approved by agencies such as Department of Transportation (DOT), Safety Helmet
Council of America (SHCA), or Snell Memorial Foundation (SNELL). Most off-road vehicle
accident fatalities are due to head injuries. The operator should also wear face shields or
goggles, boots or closed-toe shoes, gloves, and other appropriate protective clothing.
NOTICE TO USERS
13. LOOSE CLOTHING, LONG HAIR, OR ARTICLES WORN BY ANY OPERATOR OR
PASSENGER MUST BE FULLY CONTAINED OR COVERED TO PREVENT THEM FROM
POSSIBLY BEING CAUGHT IN ROTATING PARTS OF THE VEHICLE OR THE
SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT WHILE RIDING. FAILURE TO OBEY COULD ENDANGER
THE PERSONAL SAFETY OF THE OPERATOR OR PASSENGER.
14. DO NOT PLACE HANDS, FEET, OR ANY OTHER PART OF THE BODY OR ANY
CLOTHING NEAR THE ENGINE, MUFFLER, WHEELS, CHAIN AND OTHER ROTATING
PARTS OF THE VEHICLE WHILE RIDING OR RUNNING THE ENGINE. Caution must be
used in performing required maintenance on or near an operating engine. Special
caution should be taken after the engine has been running, since the engine and other
drive components may be extremely hot.
15. Wet, slippery, rough, or steep terrain is potentially dangerous and may result in
injury if proper caution in not observed. Slow speeds are required to safely operate this
vehicle under those conditions. The operator must use mature judgment, skill, and
experience to choose a speed suitable for the terrain and riding conditions.
16. The governor settings for this vehicle’s engine must not be tampered with, altered,
or changed. The governor is set by the engine manufacturer and limits the maximum
speed of the engine (and vehicle) and protects the engine from damage. Excessive
speeds are potentially dangerous to the operator/passenger, and the engine.
17. Each time before using this vehicle, the fuel supply should checked. The fuel tank
should never be filled while the engine is running or while the engine is hot. Do not fill
tank in a closed area such as a garage, while smoking, or in the vacinity of an open flame.
Do not overfill the tank. There should not be any fuel in the filler neck. Replace cap tightly
to prevent spillage of fuel and potential fire hazard. After filling tank, move the vehicle at
least 15 feet away from the spot of filling before starting.
18. If the vehicle should start making unusual noise or vibrating abnormally, the
engine should be stopped and the spark plug wire disconnected. The vehicle should then
be checked for damaged. Excessive noise or vibration is generally a warning of loose or
worn parts.
NOTICE TO USERS
19. When making repairs or adjustments to the vehicle which do not involve
adjustments to the engine, the spark plug wire must be disconnected and kept
away from the spark plug to prevent accidental starting. When working on or
around, or when restarting engine, use extreme caution to avoid contact with the
muffler, cylinder head, or any other potentially hot area on or around the engine.
20. Always perform a pre-ride inspection before starting the engine. See
Pre-Ride Inspection section in this manual.
21. When storing the vehicle, it must be kept in a place where gasoline fumes
will not reach an open flame or spark. For long period storage, such as for winter,
the fuel tank should be drained in an open, cool area. The engine must be allowed
to cool before storage in any enclosure. Read and keep all printed material supplied
with this vehicle. Timely and specific instructions and an Operator’s Manual
revisions are included in supplements. If any printed material is unclear, contact the
manufacturer.
22. NEVER OPERATE THIS VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF
ALCOHOL, DRUGS, OR MEDICATION OF ANY KIND. SUCH OPERATION COULD BE
DANGEROUS TO YOURSELF AND/OR OTHERS.
23. Always slow down when turning. High speed turning may cause loss of
control, possible turnover of the vehicle, and/or possible injury to the operator or
passenger.
24. When turning, knobby tires amy increase the risk of loss of control. ALWAYS
SLOW DOWN! A collision or rollover can occur quickly, even during routine
maneuvers such as turning and riding on a hill or over obstacles, if you fail to take
proper precautions.
25. DO NOT RACE. JUMP, PERFORM “STUNT” RIDING OR “SPINOUTS” WHEN
OPERATING THIS VEHICLE. THIS VEHICLE IS NOT DESIGNED OR INTENDED FOR
SUCH OPERATION.
NOTICE TO USERS
26. This manual, along with the other supplements provided with your vehicle, provide
guidlines for the assembly, maintenance, and operation of this vehicle and is not intended
as a service manual.
27. Assembly, maintenance, and/or repair of this vehicle should only be performed by
persons of sufficient mechanical skill, experience, and judgment (such as outdoor
equipment dealers, motorcycle dealer/shops, or small engine dealers) so that no unsafe
condition or modification is made.
28. Always use extreme caution when starting the engine. Avoid touching the engine,
muffler, or drive components. These areas could cause burns on contact.
29. The battery (if applicable) contains sulfuric acid and must not come in contact with
skin, eyes, or clothing since this will cause severe burns possibly causing
disfigurement. Also, battery may generate explosvie gases and must not be exposed to
sparks, flame, cigarettes, or anything flammable or an explosion may result causing
severe injury. Protective gloves and face protection must be worn when servicing the
battery.
30. ANY OPERATOR OR PASSENGER UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST ALWAYS BE
APPROPRIATELY SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES WHILE OPERATING THE
VEHICLE.
31. Operating this vehicle requires skills acquired through practice over a period of
time. Take the time to learn the basic techniques well before attempting to operate the
vehicle.
32. Operate only on safe and familar terrain. Avoid loose gravel and rocks. Be careful
on wet surfaces and allow for extra braking distance.
BLASTER 65
Headrest
Seatbelts
Brushgaurd
Luggage rack
Front tire
[Left]
Torque converter
Off button
Fuel tank
Steering wheel
Air filter
Brake fluid resevoir
On/Off switch
Rear tire
Recoil pull start
[Right]
FUEL AND OIL
FUEL
The proper fuel is very important for the engine. Ensure that there is no dust, dirt, or
water which has mixed in the fuel. Please use regular unleaded gasoline
ENGINE OIL
Your 6.5 HP Go-kart has a four-stroke engine. Please use oil as described in the chart
below. By using the prescribe oil, you will realize the best lubrication for the engine.
20W-50
15W-40
ENGINE
10W-30
TEMP.
°C
-30
-20
-10
0
10
20
30
40
°F
-22
-4
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32
50
68
86
104
Use the chart to select a viscosity rating based on the temperature range in your
area.
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WARNING LABELS
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Read and follow all of the warnings
labels on your Go-kart. Make sure
you understand all the labels. Keep
the labels on the Go-kart. Do not
remove them for any reason. If
a label comes off or becomes
difficult to read, you should get a
replacement by contacting Baja
Motorsports.
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WARNING LABELS
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NOTE
CHECK IF THE FUEL OVERFLOWS OR LEAKS
REFUEL AFTER TURNING OFF THE ENGINE.
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THROTTLE AND BRAKE PEDAL,
KILL SWITCH
Brake pedal
Brake fluid resevoir
Throttle pedal
Kill switch
Brake pedal
Depressing the brake pedal draws the brake calipers against the brake rotor and slows or stops the go-kart.
Throttle pedal
Depressing the throttle pedal will engage the torque converter and move the go-kart forward.
Kill Switch
The engine will shut off by pressing the kill switch button.
Brake fluid resevoir
Check brake fluid by making sure the fluid is above the low mark. Use only DOT3 or DOT4 brake fluid. DO NOT MIX BRAKE FLUID TYPES.
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ENGINE STARTING
CAUTION
Verify oil level prior to starting (see page 10)
Starting the engine with low or no oil will damage the engine.
WARNING
Never start the engine in a closed place as the exhausted gas from the vehicle contains toxic
carbon monoxide.
To start, turn “ON/OFF” switch located on
engine to “ON” position. To turn engine off,
turn switch to “OFF” position.
To start a cold engine:
1. Place choke lever in the “CLOSED” position.
Engine on/off switch
2. Place fuel lever in the “ON” position.
3. Start the engine using the pull start
Choke lever
recoil.
4. Once engine has warmed up
move choke lever to “OPEN” position.
Procedures for stopping the engine:
1. Release throttle pedal to slow down
go-kart.
2. Press down brake pedal to slowly stop go-kart
3. Push kill switch to turn engine off.
4. Set fuel lever to “OFF” position.
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Fuel lever
RIDING YOUR GO-KART
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE RIDING
Before riding, you should read all the following information carefully. If you are
properly prepared, you will have a more enjoyable ride.
Before riding, you should find a good place to practice the skills. Find a flat, open
area with enough space to practice the new skills.
Make sure that it is legal to ride in the area you selected. Review the local laws and make
sure you are not trespassing. Call the police if you don’t know where you can ride.
Protect your riding areas. When you are riding, remember to keep the terrain in good
condition. Don’t destroy plants, trees or other vegetation. Don’t litter and don’t bother
wildlife. With your help, your riding area can remain open for use in the future.
After you have found a good place to practice, review the control system on your
Go-kart before riding. Learn to find these controls without looking for them, because
you will not have time to look for them when you are riding.
Canadian residents must obtain, review, and follow all provincial and municipal
government acts and regulations pertaining to owning and operating an off-road vehicle.
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INSPECTION BEFORE RIDING
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INSPECTION BEFORE RIDING
Overloading could be hazardous.
Overloading could cause changes in vehicle handling and could lead to an accident.
Never exceed the stated load capacity for this Go-kart.
Operating this Go-kart with improper modifications could be hazardous.
Improper installation of accessories or modifications to this vehicle may cause changes in
handling. In some situations, this could lead to an accident.
Never modify this Go-kart through improper installation or use of accessories.
Check the condition of the Go-kart to make sure that the Go-kart does not have
mechanical problems or you could get stranded when you ride. Before riding
the Go-kart, be sure to check the above items. Be sure your Go-kart is in good
condition to ensure the safety of the rider.
Checking maintenance items when the engine is running could be hazardous.
You could be severely injured if your hands or clothing get caught in moving
Go-kart parts.
Shut the engine off when performing maintenance checks, except checking the engine stop
switch and throttle.
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SAFETY GEAR
A DOT approved motorcycle helmet is the most important part of you safety gear. A
DOT approved motorcycle helmet can help prevent a serious head injury. Choose
a helmet that fits snugly. Motorcycle dealers can help in selecting a good quality
helmet which fits properly.
Operating this Go-kart without wearing an approved DOT motorcycle helmet, eye protection,
and protective clothing could be hazardous.
Operating without an approved DOT motorcycle helmet or eye protection increases your
chances of a severe head injury or death in an accident. Operating without protective
clothing also increases your chances of severe injury in an accident.
You should wear eye protection when you ride. If a rock or a branch hits your eyes,
you could be severely injured. Wear goggles or a face shield.
Wear proper clothing when you ride. The proper clothes can protect you from injury.
Wear a good pair of gloves, strong boots that are over the ankle, long pants, and a
long sleeve shirt.
SEAT BELT
Operating this go-kart without wearing seat belts could hazardous
Riding in this go-kart, driver or passenger, without wearing seatbelts could contribute to
severe injury or death in the event of an accident.
Always wear seat belts provided
1
Wear seat belt by placing shoulder
strap (1) over shoulder. Place lap
portion (2) over lap. Buckle seat belt
(3). After seat belt is buckled, pull
on belt to make sure buckle is fully
engaged.
2
3
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BREAK-IN
The first month is the most important in the life of your vehicle. Proper operation
during this break-in period will be helpful for assuring maximum life and performance
of your new vehicle. The following guidelines explain proper break-in procedures.
Maximum Throttle Opening Recommendation
During the first 10 hours of operation, you should always use less than ½ throttle
opening.
Vary the Engine Rotating Speed
Vary the engine rotating speed during the break-in period. This allows the parts to
“load” and then “unload” (allowing the parts to cool). Although it is essential to
place some stress on the engine components during break-in, you must be careful
not to load the engine too much.
Avoid Constant Low Rotating Speed
Operating the engine at constant low rotating speed (light load) can cause parts to
glaze and not seal properly. Allow the engine to accelerate freely without exceeding
the maximum throttle limit.
Allow the Engine Oil to Circulate Before Riding
Allow enough idling time after warm or cold engine starting. This allows the
lubricating oil to reach all critical engine components.
Observe Your Initial and Most Critical Service
The initial service (break-in maintenance) is the most important service that your
vehicle will receive. Observing a proper break-in operation, will help engine
components seal properly. Maintenance required as part of the initial service
includes proper adjustments, tightening of all bolts & nuts, and replacement of dirty
oil. Timely performance of this service will help you get the best service life and
performance of the engine.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
It is very important to inspect and maintain your Go-kart regularly. Follow the
guidelines in the chart. The intervals between periodic services in months are
shown. At the end of each interval be sure to perform the maintenance listed.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Improper maintenance or failing to perform recommended maintenance could be hazardous.
If you perform improper maintenance or do not maintain your Go-kart you may have an
accident.
Keep your Go-kart in good condition. Ask your authorized service center or a qualified
mechanic to do the maintenance items marked with an asterisk (*). You may perform the
unmarked maintenance items by referring to the instructions in this section if you have
mechanical experience. If you are not sure how to do the maintenance ask your authorized
service or call Baja Motorsports.
If you use your Go-kart under severe conditions, it will need maintenance more often than
shown in the chart.
Operating your Go-kart under severe conditions causes more wear on your Go-kart. Severe
conditions include operating under frequent full throttle, or in dusty, wet, sandy, or muddy areas.
These conditions could cause the Go-kart to wear more quickly.
Perform maintenance more often than shown in the chart. If you have any questions
regarding maintenance intervals, consult your authorized service center or call Baja
Motorsports.
Using poor quality replacement parts could damage your Go-kart.
Poorly-made replacement parts could cause your Go-kart to wear more quickly and shorten
its useful life.
When replacing parts on your vehicle, use only genuine replacement parts or their
equivalent.
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ENGINE OIL
To check oil level:
1. Park vehicle on level ground.
Oil cap and dipstick
2. Remove dip stick and wipe off with a clean rag. Insert the dipstick in the filler
hole.
3. Remove dipstick and inspect oil level.
4. Oil level should be between the minimum and maximum marks on dipstick.
5. Add oil if oil is below minimum mark on dipstick . Do Not fill above maximum
mark. Refer to page 10 for correct engine oil type.
Engine and gearbox oil replacement:
The engine oil should be changed every 20 to 40 hours of operation. It should be
changed more often in dirty and dusty areas.
1. Park vehicle on level ground.
2. Remove oil dipstick
3. Remove oil drain bolt, drain oil into proper container. Dispose oil at a proper oil
reclaim facility
4. Fill with clean oil. Refer to page 10 for correct engine oil type
Oil drain bolt
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ENGINE OIL
New and used oil could be hazardous.
Children and pets may be harmed by swallowing new or used oil. Continuous contact with
used oil can cause skin cancer in laboratory animals. Brief contact with the used oil may
irritate the skin.
Keep new and used oil away from children and pets. To minimize your exposure to used
oil, wear a long-sleeve shirt and moisture-proof gloves (such as dish washing gloves) when
changing oil. If oil contacts your skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water. Launder any
clothing or rags if wet with oil. Recycle or properly dispose of used oil.
Failure to use the correct oil could harm your Go-kart.
Be sure to use the oil specified in the FUEL AND OIL RECOMMENDATION section.
Running the engine without an adequate amount of engine oil could cause severe engine
damage.
Running the engine without any engine oil could cause engine overheating.
Always check the amount of engine oil before starting the engine.
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AIR FILTER
The air filter element must be kept clean to provide good engine power. If you use
your vehicle under normal, low-tension conditions, you should service the air filter at
the intervals specified in the maintenace schedule page of this manual. If you ride in
dusty, wet, or muddy conditions, you will need to inspect the air filter element much
more frequently. Use the following procedures to remove the element and inspect it.
AIR FILTER REMOVAL
Air filter cover
Foam air filter
1.
2.
3.
4.
Locate Air Filter on left side of Go-kart
Unscrew wing-nut and remove air filter.
Wash foam air filter as instructed below.
Reinstall air filter and tighten wing-nut.
Wash with water
Wash the air filter element as follows:
1. Remove air filter element.
2. Wash air filter element gently in water or a mild non
flammable solvent
3. Squeeze water and let dry.
4. Reinstall air filter element
Squeeze out excess
water
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AIR FILTER
Operating the engine without the air filter element in place could be hazardous.
If the air filter element did not filter dirt, severe engine damage would occur if the dirt entered
the running engine.
Never run the engine without the air filter element in place.
Failing to inspect the air filter element frequently if the vehicle is used in dusty, wet, or
muddy conditions could damage your Go-kart.
The air filter element could become clogged under these conditions, and engine damage
may result.
Always check the air filter element after riding in severe conditions. Clean or replace the
elements as necessary. If water gets in the air filter case, immediately clean the element and
the inside of the case.
A torn air filter could damage your Go-kart.
Dirt and dust may get inside of the engine if the element is torn.
Examine carefully the element for tears before and after cleaning it. Replace the element
with a new one if it is torn.
Failing to position the air cleaner element properly could damage your Go-kart.
Air will bypass the air cleaner element if the element is not positioned properly. This will
cause the engine parts to wear more rapidly.
Be sure to position the air cleaner element properly.
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TORQUE CONVERTER
Inspection and Cleaning
Removing Torque Converter cover while engine is running could be hazardous.
Running engine while Torque Converter cover is removed increases the chance of hair,
clothing or body parts being entangled in moving components which could result in severe
injury or death.
Never run engine while Torque Converter cover is removed.
Note: If you do not feel comfortable performing maintenance on the torque converter,
please take your go-kart to an authorized service center.
The Torque Converter must be kept clean and lubricated to extend the life of the
components and to provide proper operation If you use your vehicle under normal
conditions, you should service the torque converter at intervals specified in the
maintenace schedule page of this manual. If you ride in dusty, wet, or muddy
conditions, you will need to inspect, clean and re-lubricate the torque converter more
frequently. If you experience Jerky conditions while throttle is applied, it is more
than likely, the torque converter needs cleaning. Use the following procedures to
remove torque converter, inspect, clean and lubricate diver and driven components.
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4
2
3
Removing Torque Converter components
* Remove Torque Converter cover (1) by removing screws located around outside of cover
* Remove Driver (2) of torque converter by removing Shaft bolt (3)
* Remove Drive belt (4)
* Remove Driven (5) of torque converter by removing Jackshaft nut (6), Pull 26
Driven off shaft
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6
Torque Converter “Driver” Cleaning and Lubrication
Driver
Lubricate
inside races
1
Lubricate
3
2
The Driver consists of 3 main parts: Cover(1), Weight assembly (2), inside belt disk (3)
* Remove Driver from engine and seperate components according to diagram above.
* With brake cleaning fluid, spray each component (1),(2),(3) liberally and wipe clean.
* Lubricate Driver component (2) (3) with a dry spray lubricant. Make sure no lubricant is placed on surfaces where drive belt will contact. Note: Dry spray lubricant can
be purchased at most auto, motorcycle, and hardware stores. Do not use Grease, oil, graphite or silicone lubricants.
Lubricate
Driven
Torque Converter “Driven” Cleaning and Lubrication
*
*
*
Remove Driven from jackshaft. Do not take apart, if the Driven needs to be taken apart, please contact your local service center.
With brake cleaning fluid, spray Driven liberally and wipe clean.
Lubricate Driven with a dry spray lubricant. Make sure no lubricant is sprayed on surfaces which will come in contact with the drive belt..
Re-install Torque Converter Drive , Drivebelt, and Driven
1. Install Driven unit
3. Install Drive belt
2. Install inside belt disk
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4. Install drive cover and
weight assembly. Make sure
bolt on driven and nut on
driver are snug.
TIRES
TIRES
The Go-kart is equipped with low pressure tubeless tires of the size and type listed
below:
Size
Front
Rear
19x7-8
19x7-8
Operating this Go-kart with improper tires, or even improper tire air pressure could
be hazardous.
If you use improper tires or improper tire air pressure, you may lose control of the Go-kart.
Always use the size and type tires specified. Always maintain proper tire air pressure as
described in this section.
Tire Tread Condition
3.0 mm (0.12 in)
Using worn tires could be hazardous.
The traction of the vehicle will be decreased. This increases your risk of having an accident.
Replace the front and rear tires when the depth on the tread is 4.0 mm (0.16 in) or less.
Tire Air Pressure
Check the air pressure in all tires before riding. Improper air pressure would effect
handling, steering response, traction, tire life and rider comfort. Be sure that the tires
are inflated to the pressures shown below. Tire pressure should only be measured or
adjusted when the tires are cold.
Recommended
pressure
Front
10psi
Rear
10psi
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TIRES
Overfilling the air to the tires could be hazardous.
If you put too much air into the tire, may burst, and causing severe injury.
Check the air pressure from time to time while inflating the tire gradually, until the specified
air pressure is obtained.
Tire Replacement
Your Go-kart has low-pressure tubeless tires. Air is sealed by the contact surfaces of
the inner wheel rim and the tire bead. If the inner wheel rim or tire bead is damaged,
air may leak. Be extremely careful not to damage these sections when replacing
tires.
It is very important to use the proper tools when repairing or replacing tires in order
to protect the tire bead or wheel rims. Have this work done by your authorized
service center or a qualified tire repair station.
When breaking the tire bead loose from the wheel, be extremely careful not to
damage the inner wheel rim surface or the tire bead.
Tubeless Tire Repair
If a leak or flat tire occurs due to a puncture, the tire may be repaired using a
plug type patch. If the damage is from a cut, or if the puncture cannot be repaired
using a plug, the tire should be replaced. When operating your Go-kart in areas
where transportation or service facilities are not readily available, it is strongly
recommended that you bring a plug type repair kit and a tire air pump with you.
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BRAKES
1. Inspect the rear disk brake caliper for leakage. If brake
fluid leaks, the safety of riding could be affected.
2. Inspect the brake hose for cracks, and the joints for
leakage.
Brake fluid cap
3. Check the brake fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir,
if level is at or below the LOWER mark, inspect brake pads
for wear and hydraulic system for leaks.
4. To add brake fluid, remove cap on top of brake fluid
container. Add DOT3 or DOT4 brake fluid. Do not mix
brake fluid types.
Brake fluid resevoir
Brake caliper
Failing to inspect and maintain your Go-kart’s brake system properly could be hazardous.
Improper maintenance of the brake increases your chance of having an accident.
Be sure to inspect the brake before riding according to the INSPECTION BEFORE RIDING
section. Always maintain your brakes according to the MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE.
Operating the Go-kart in harsh conditions could be hazardous if you do not inspect brake
wear often.
Operating in mud, water, sand, or other extreme conditions can cause accelerated brake wear.
This could lead to an accident.
If you operate your vehicle under these conditions, the brake must be inspected more often
than recommended in the MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE.
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CHAIN ADJUSTMENT
Check the chain adjustment after the first two hours of use.
Readjust if it has more than 1.25” flex.
Adjusting the Chain
To Tighten Chain:
1. Loosen all four bolts under engine mount plate.
2. Slide engine back until chain is adjusted to the desired tension
(0.8” to 1.2” of slack).
To Loosen Chain:
1. Loosen all four bolts under engine mount plate.
2. Push engine forward, toward the seat.
20~30 mm
(0.8~1.2 in)
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IGNITION SYSTEM CHECK
1. Remove the spark plug and reattach it to the spark plug lead.
2. Apply the brake pedal to make sure the rear wheels are locked. If the ignition
system is operating properly, a blue spark should jump across the spark plug gap.
If there is no spark, take your machine to your service center.
Performing the spark test improperly could be hazardous.
You could get a high voltage electrical shock if you are not familiar with this procedure.
Do not perform this check if you are not familiar with the procedure. Do not point the spark
plug near the spark plug hole during this test. Do not do this test if you have a heart condition
or wear a pacemaker. Do not perform this test is any near any open fuel containers for near
fuel which has spilled on the ground, on the engine, or any part of the Go-kart.
COMPLAINT: Engine stalls
1. Make sure there is enough fuel in the fuel tank.
2. Check to see that the spark plug is not fouled. Remove the spark plug and clean
it. Replace it, if necessary.
3. Make sure the fuel valve is not clogged, and the fuel tank is not clogged, either.
4. Check the idle speed. If necessary, adjust it using a tachometer. The correct idle
speed is 1400~1600 r/min.
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TRANSPORTING
It is best to transport the Go-kart in the normal position.
Drain screw
Before transporting the Go-kart drain the fuel from the carburetor as follows:
1. Drain fuel from carburetor into an empty container by loosening the carburetor
drain screw located on bottom of carburetor.
2. When the fuel has been drained, retighten the drain screw.
Draining fuel from the carburetor could be hazardous.
Fuel could catch fire if you do not handle it properly.
When draining fuel from the carburetor, be sure to shut the engine off. Do not smoke, and never
drain or refuel in an area where there are open flames or sparks. Do not spill the fuel or you may
create a fire hazard. Dispose of the drained fuel properly.
Failing to secure the Go-kart properly could be hazardous.
Failing to secure the vehicle properly may result in an accident or damage to
the vehicle.
When transporting the Go-kart, lock the parking brake lever and tie down the vehicle
securely with straps, rope, or some other suitable means. Use extra tie downs when you
transport the vehicle in the standing position.
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CLEANING PROCEDURE
A thorough cleaning of your Go-kart is a necessary part of maintenance. It will help keep
your Go-kart looking and performing best. Proper cleaning can also extend the life of
your Go-kart.
It is important to clean and inspect your Go-kart after every ride, especially if it is
used in mud, brush, grass, water, salt water, or very dusty conditions
The build-up of mud, brush, grass, etc. especially on the engine and exhaust system,
can reduce engine cooling ability, conceal damage, or increase wear of certain parts.
It is important to remove all debris during cleaning.
PREPARATION FOR CLEANING
Wash the Go-kart before any mud dries on the Go-kart.
Block or seal the end of the exhaust pipe (muffler) and air filter using a piece of
plastic wrap, cloth rag or another method to prevent water from entering engine.
High pressure washers could damage your Go-kart.
High pressure washers such as those found at coin-operated car washes have enough
pressure to damage the parts of your Go-kart. It may cause rust, corrosion and increase
wear.
Do not use high pressure washers to clean your Go-kart.
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WASHING YOUR GO-KART
With some care, your Go-kart can be washed in a similar manner to washing an
automobile.
Note: Avoid spraying or allowing water to flow over the following places:
· Ignition switch
· Spark plug
· Fuel tank cap
· Carburetor
Air filter
Use a garden hose at low pressure to remove the majority of dirt or other debris.
Hand wash your Go-kart with mild soap or detergent and water. Try to thoroughly
remove all dirt and debris without excessive water pressure, even at remote areas
such as between engine cooling fins, linkages or mounting brackets. Cloth rags,
washing mitts or cleaning brushes can be used. Be careful with brushes as they may
scratch plastic or painted surfaces. Rinse the Gokart thoroughly with clean water.
Dry all areas using a chamois or soft absorbent cloth.
INSPECTION AFTER CLEANING
Remove the rags or wrapping from the exhaust pipe. For extended life of your
Go-kart, lubricate according to GENERAL LUBRICATION section.
Follow the procedures in the INSPECTION BEFORE RIDING section to check your
Go-kart for any problems that may have occurred during your last ride.
Operating the Go-kart with wet brakes could be hazardous.
Wet brakes may not provide as much stopping power as dry brakes. This could lead to an
accident.
Test your brakes after washing the Go-kart, riding at a slow speed. If necessary, apply brake
several times to let the friction dry out the linings.
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STORAGE PROCEDURE
If you do not use your Go-kart for a long time, it will need special service requiring
appropriate materials, equipment and skill. For this reason, we recommend that you
trust this maintenance work to your authorized service center. If you wish to service
the machine for storage yourself, follow the general guidelines below:
VEHICLE
Place the vehicle on level ground and wash the entire vehicle.
FUEL
Drain the fuel from the fuel tank by a hand pump. Drain the fuel from the carburetor
by releasing the carburetor drain screw.
Draining the fuel could be hazardous.
Fuel could catch fire if you do not handle it properly.
When draining the fuel from the fuel tank, be sure to shut the engine off. Do not smoke, and never
drain fuel in an area where there are open flames or sparks. Keep pets and children away from the
fuel, and dispose of the drained fuel properly.
TIRES
Inflate tires to the normal pressure.
EXTERNAL
1. Spray all vinyl and rubber parts with rubber protection.
2. Spray unpainted surfaces with rust preventative.
3. Coat painted surfaces with car wax.
PROCEDURE FOR RETURNING TO SERVICE
1. Clean the entire vehicle.
2. Make sure that the vehicle is properly lubricated.
3. Perform the INSPECTION BEFORE RIDING as listed in this manual.
4. Start the vehicle as outlined in this manual.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
The following information is provided to help you identify probable questions
you may have concerning the operation of you Go-kart. See your authorized
service center with any additional questions you may have.
Engine turns over but fails to start
On/Off flip switch
is in “off” position
No fuel
Water in fuel
Drain system
Replenish fuel
Spark plug
No spark to
spark plug
No compression
Contact service center
Clogged fuel filter
Engine stops or loses power
Spark plug fouled
Engine overheated
Replenish fuel
Air filter clogged
Check oil level
Fuel line kinked or
plugged
Exhaust clogged
Clean engine exterior
No fuel
Contact service center
Water in fuel
Drain system
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SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION
You need to know the frame and engine serial numbers to get title documents for
your Go-kart. You also need these numbers to help your authorized service center or
Baja Motorsports order parts.
The Frame number is stamped on the frame on the passenger side front end. The
engine number is located on the front of the engine housing, facing the seat.
Frame number
Engine serial number
Write down the serial numbers here for your future reference
Frame No.:
Engine No.:
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SPECIFICATIONS
DIMENSIONS AND DRY MASS
Overall length.............................................................................. 2184mm (86 in)
Overall width............................................................................... 1346mm (53 in)
Overall height.............................................................................. 1473mm (58 in)
Ground clearance....................................................................... 229mm (9 in)
Dry weight .................................................................................. 181Kg (400 lbs)
ENGINE
Type............................................................................................. Four stroke
Displacement..............................................................................196cc
Horsepower.................................................................................6.5 HP
Starting........................................................................................Recoil
Air cleaner................................................................................... Foam
Approximate speed MPH..................................................................25-30
Transmission.....................................................................................Torque Converter
FUEL
Main fuel tank capacity.............................................................. ..........95 gal (3.6L)
OIL
Oil Capacity................................................................................ ...........93 qt
BRAKES
Front brake type..................................................................................None
Rear brake type...................................................................................Hydraulic Disc
Operation ................................................................................... .........Left pedal
SUSPENSION
Front............................................................................................ ........Dual A-arm
Rear............................................................................................. ........Trailing Arm Independent
Travel front/rear..................................................................................152mm (6 in)
TIRES
Size Front.................................................................................... ........19x7-8
Size Rear..................................................................................... ........19x7-8
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Baja Motorsports, LLC
2801 So. Fair Ln. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
Tel: 480-222-8280
Toll Free: 888-863-2252
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