Death By Home-Built Go Kart Is The Best Way To Kill Old Tires

Have some old tires lying around the shop? Don’t let them go to waste! Put them on your crazy homemade go-kart and get sideways until they pop.

YouTube’s 2jeffs1 built this crazy homemade kart powered by a 103 hp engine from a 1986 Honda Interceptor 700cc. It weighs about as much as a sheet of bubble wrap, so it doesn’t need much help to smoke tires.

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Something extra magical happens when he puts on a set of dry-rotted tires off some piece of Cushman farm equipment on the back of his go-kart, though. They have no grip at all, and the little kart makes short work of running them until they’re dead, once and for all.

A tire popping doesn’t deter Jeff from ripping this little kart around, though. He puts the regular set of wheels back on and gets right back to it.

Bonus: here’s some additional footage of this kart tearing it up in a muddy field around considerably heavier machinery. Hoon ‘em if you’ve got ‘em.

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