Hello I Have a kt100 margay kart and bent my axle the other day at the track. Its a 40mm med. I was able to “straighten” it the best I could at the track with some wood and a heavy hammer. It worked to get me back out on the track for the rest of the day but was told I need to get a new axle, which I already have one coming in the mail. My question is, is there a process that I can do or take it anywhere, machine shop of some sorts to have it perfectly straightened back out? Thanks
A 40mm to a 50mm conversion will cost a pretty penny. You need to replace all the components that fit on the axle (Brake disk carrier, wheel hubs, sprocket carrier, bearings..)and not to mention the axle itself. I am not so sure about the benifits, but with a kt100 I doubt it would make a large enough difference to balance out the cost of the conversion.
Yeah I talked to the guy that runs the local kart shop here and he said from what he has seen margays seem to run faster on a 40mm axle anyways. So that’s what I’m sticking with. Thanks for the responses.
If you local track has a message board try to find someone nearby otherwise it’s not worth the shipping as mentioned. You can find most 40mm axles for around 75 used.
I dont agree that the benefit of a 50 is because its softer. Most are 2mm thick and I have some 40s that are 1.75 mm. Not to mention to increased stiffness from the diameter. When testing both the 50 seemed to have more grip and stability without binding the kart.