Re: Wanted: Kasea Mini 50 Parts
If you pick up the Feb 2003 ATV Action magazine, they have a full write-up on the mini Kasea. They have my filter picture and even talked about it. I think when SMC built these in Taiwan, some went out with the little round filter like mine (with small hole in body), while others went out with the larger box and hole in the body. I posted a pic of the filter in my posting too. If you go to Kasea's website, the picture of the mini has a larger airbox (probably like yours). When I spoke to Raptor720, he said he had to jet up the carb on his project pit bike mini 50 to accomodate the airbox. So I'm very curious as to whether or not your jetting is the same as mine or not. If you can check it out, I'd appreciate it.
As for the tires, the SnowHogs kick butt. I put the 15x5-6's on the front and 13x5-6's on the back. I wasn't sure if the 15's would fit on the rear without rubbing the body. Well, after mounting them, the tires measure shorter than their size suggests and even what Carlisle states on their website.
SnowHog 13's: 12.5"
SnowHog 15's: 14.25"
So the 15's would fit all the way around and raise the bike from the stock tires. Also top speed will increase a tiny bit with taller tires (maybe 1-2 mph tops). I left the 13's b/c it's like a MX setup and it handles incredibly. Even though the 13's are shorter than the stockers, it still ripped through the deep snow we had here in NJ last week. We got 8" and it melted, compressed, settled ... whatever to about 4". He ripped through it fine and up hills. I can only imagine what it would be like with the 15's on the back. I'm going to get another pair of 15's and put them on another set of wheels to have wherever we decide to ride. The 13's will give it more torque and acceleration and when clearance ain't an issue, while the 15's will help with top speed a bit more and where he needs the clearance. Either way, you can't compare the SnowHogs to the stockers. When he had the stockers on and we had like 2" of snow he couldn't move in it at all. I'm sure they'd be great in the sand too.