Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:50 pm Posts: 683 Location: Phoenix/Mesa AZ
I have a dealer locally offering this buggy. It is quite striped down. It does not have front brakes which to me is a deal breaker. The shocks are quite stiff, i could not get them to even move when I put my weight on them. Overall I was not impressed other than the price. The local guy is selling them for $1700 new.
_________________ Joyner Sand Viper - Joylaris wish...Maybe someday trying another swap. Roketa GK-13b (work in progress) 06 Rhino- Machined Sheave, Trail Port/Polish Head and Progressive Rear Shocks (The Green Machine)
Hello, Kandi makes pretty good buggys. I have a Kandi GKA-2 150 so far its been a great buggy.The parts are pretty easy to find. (Kandi GKA-2 150) MRP Sahara racing full exhaust. new tank w/shut off value. bungee spyder wrap on back. More mods to come.
I looked at those models and I decided to get the Kandi GKA-2 Model because it seems to be a more beefier, better built. I also heard that you have to be careful with the roll pads because of moister being built up under the pads and rust will start. Plus I keep my machine in my garage and I really do not run it in the winter or rain hardly.
I bought one of these on Christmas day last year on a half price promo, came out around 1,450 including shipping from outta state. Anywho, put at least a good 30 to 40 hrs on it so far, with its 1st birthday approaching, and I've had nothing break other than than crappy front fender brackets. However, the one dude is right - shocks were stiff as hell and were the 1st thing I upgraded. Put some Cheap air/coil-over shocks at front and rear and it made a worthy difference. As for the engine, in my opinion it sucks, but only due to how much you have to modify a gy6 I order squeeze more power out of it. Max speed I could get was just over 36mph. I tried a fecal matter load of gy6 mods other than a big bore kit with little if any success. I will say that it it climbed up and over small obstacles and short, steep grades better than I thought it would, but I'm a small guy at about 170lbs. In any loose terrain, or dirt, mud, etc, it had no balls,would bog way down immediately, but did do great at carrying loads over it stated limit. I strapped a gang of lumber over the top of the cage and drove it about a half mile on many occasions to a tree house me and my kids were building. Does not do well at all In or over mud. I'll see if I can post a photo of mine. I got rid of the gy6 engine and it's now a 250cc manual shift atv engine, R, 0,1,2,3,4 gears. I love it. It now tops out at just under 46mph in 4th gear, which is plenty fast enough to me for this size vehicle. It isn't a full size buggy, after all. But yeah, I Completely changed mine to my liking and I love it. I've sunk it several times in deep mud, all wheels just above water line, and the only thing it really took a toll on was the bearings. Other than that, so far so good.
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 8:58 am Posts: 17 Location: Castroville, Texas
I bought the GK3 for my son about six months ago. I think it has maybe 80 to 100 miles or so if I remember correctly. So far the only thing that has gone out was the cheap Chinese battery but that's to be expected. It has disc brakes on all four wheels and runs good. They are easy to upgrade with carb, trans sliders, coil, plug, air intake etc....His will do well over 40 and he is about 5'11 and 150lbs. We have not run this thing super hard. I don't think they are made to lean on like a race vehicle but so far so good.
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