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  • #44197

    Larry Prisco
    Participant

    Can someone tell me please what is the distance for the back of the seat top from axle to top of seat on a crg kart Thank You Larry.

    #44198

    Finch Guenther
    Participant

    Larry

    The measurement your looking for is 9 inches.

    Finch Guenther

    #51 CRG KPV

    #44201

    Larry Prisco
    Participant

    Finch what kind of angle are we looking for on the back of the seat I have a angle finder. Thank you.

    #44203

    Finch Guenther
    Participant

    Larry

    I have no clue on the angle. Just go 9 inches from top of axle to top of seat. 23 inches from front of seat to front of frame and 2cm below the frame rails. This should get you started and you can fine tune from there.

    Finch Guenther

    #51 CRG KPV

    #44288

    Michael Monaghan
    Participant

    Mine a little over 8.5″, but you may also need to move it further forward if you are adding any weight to the back of the seat.  If it has a flat spot on the bottom of the seat, make it parallel with the frame rails. This should give you a good angle to start with. What model and year may also have an effect on where the seat is placed. Mine is a 2008 CRG KT11

    #44542

    Larry Prisco
    Participant

    Could someone tell me please what is the different between the nylon washers an the rubber ones you put on the sides of the seat to mount an how thick they have to be I don’t want to start bending the brackets. Thank Yous.

    #44545

    Gary Lawson
    Participant

    The nylon will mount the seat a little more rigid than actual rubber. They both help reduce vibration from the engine. Mounting it solid with only steel washers can make the driver feel w lot of vibration. I’ve done this with a yamaha and it almost takes your breath away from the vibration. You can use as many washers as necessary but ideally you should have less than an inch of washers on the sides. The bottom on many karts regularly takes aa much as 2″

    #44546

    Gary Lawson
    Participant

    Seat size and if the kart previously had a bigger seat will also determine how many washers are necessary. You don’t want to bend the strut back and forth more than a time or two or it will crack.

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