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  • #45080

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    Sarah

    I think I may know what you’re talking about, but Could you please upload some pictures, so that we can see what’s actually happening?

    Thank you, Fast Freddy.  ;)

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    #44961

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    It all depends on what your budget is, where you’re gonna race at, club level, regional, or National?

    Another thing to consider is. How is the track you’re gonna be racing at?

    Short, sprint and tight? Long straight aways, or short straight aways? Bumpy or smooth, slick or gripy?

    You stated on your ad as What the best chassis would be?

    That can open a can of worms, as people will actually recommend the highest level of competition chassis available, with out thinking about the price tag.

    Anyhow, let us know, and welcome back to the sport. Fast Freddy.  ;)

    #44816

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    Hey, Wayne

    Here’s the rest of the race schedule, for Bakersfield Kart Raceway. Please come and join us, and let us know when we can come down to Willow Springs, as a few guys wanna race out of town.

    http://www.bakersfieldshootout.com/

    #44318

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    Brian

    Your pictures are not uploading successfully here, you have to use a server like facebook, or photo bucket.

    Just send me some pics to my email address, I’ll steer you in the right direction, buddy.

    fastracerfreddy@aol.com

    #44235

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    Install spacers between the caliper halves, you should have more clearance than that, check all the hardware on the rotor and hub.

    Go drive it, or try it on the stand. if it still drags, and the pads are not returning, then you have a hydraulic problem.

    Either the calipers are sticking, or your master is.

    Try that procedure, to narrow it down first. Please post pictures of what you’ve got, so we can help you better. FastFreddy.   ;)

    #44058

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    Sorry, Bill

    I just sold it today

    Let me check on Monday, and see if I may have another one.

    #43179

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    Is it Corsa? Or Corsair? If it’s Corsa then that’s not the make, that should be the model. Not sure if made by Sodi Kart, or Hasse?

    Please post some pictures, we can tell you what kind it is. FastFreddy.  ;)

    #42988

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    Paul

    Generally speaking most Euro karts are a bit lighter, depending on the tubing size and diameter, components can actually ad up a bit too.

    I almost wanna say that OTK ( Tony Karts are very light )

    Your hight and weight is not that far off from many guys I race with, honestly most guys are at 215, 225, and 230. Many, including myself try to shed 20 to 30 lbs from time to time, with some noticeable success.

    Also at 6’2″ tall is not impossible to fit in most karts, I’ve seen bigger guys fitting in no problem, but Margay Brava Limo makes a very suitable kart for taller drivers, and CRG “Big Al ” Is also a very good option, some of the newer Tony Kart EVK are also pretty tall driver friendly.

     

    As for your budget goes, you would have to determine What class and club you wanna race  at, and what the spec engine is to be able to race legally.

    But if all you want is the good old weekend warrior, then any decent well maintained used kart/engine package will do.

    Let us know what your budget is, and engine type to better help you, and steer you in the right direction. Hope this helps. FastFreddy.  ;)

    #42986

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    I do have a couple of good ones

    Do you need a complete package with clutch, mount, pipe and all?

    Or just the motor and carb alone?

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    #42934

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    Robert

    Is this a good option?

    I know the guy real well, and can be shipped for less than $150 to your town

    http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/mcy/4886211656.html

    #42789

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    Check this one out, and another thing to consider is, if you don’t see it listed on the site just pick up the phone and call them. Most of the time they may have it, or could order it for you.

    http://www.empirekarts.com/rebuild-kit-for-master-cylinder-k225/

    Please post a picture of your old calipers, seals, and master cylinder seals and pistons.

    I really wanna see some pictures to see the condition

    Some times you can get away by just honing the cylinders and calipers, and just a good cleaning of the seals will do, but I would like to see the condition first.

    Note: If you cant post any pictures here, please send them to my email at FASTRACERFREDDY@AOL.COM

    #42747

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    Robert

    Please post a picture here, so that I can see what you need

    Most likely I’ll find it.  ;) FastFreddy.

    #42662

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    First check what indoor tracks are available in your area, do a couple of races and see if you like it, and how well you do, then go back again some other day and see if your driving improved.

    If you feel like the indoor karts are too slow for you, then it’s time to move on to the next level. Find a local track near you and ask if there is an arrive and drive/rental program, and start driving 4 cycle low hp karts just to get you started. This should take place at a real race track ( bigger than indoor)

    Once you become better, and more addicted to the sport, and you can’t take it anymore, other than wanting to buy your own equipment, then it will be time to look around for a good used turn key and ready to go kart.

    I wouldn’t be too concerned about adult classes, all full size karts are adult drivers, in most clubs you have to be at least 16 or 17  and up to 65 years old to race.

    A great place to look for used karts, and parts is right here, there is always something available at a good price, and there are many racers willing to give you a hand and good advise. Good luck to you, and welcome to the sport. FastFreddy.   ;)

    #42661

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    Side bite……….. When you turn into a fast corner and the kart has too much grip, and gets too aggressive, that it starts to slide and then grip super hard.

    hopping…………When the inside front or rear wheel bounces too much on the corners, instead of smooth gliding throughout the corner ( usually related to hopping), and no, hopping is not good at all, it will slow you down a lot.

    understeer………………. When you turn the wheel to take a corner, and the kart keeps going straight, even with the wheels fully turned ( usually called a push also)

    oversteer…………………. When you turn the wheel to take a corner, and the rear end gets easily lose and slights too much, even if you’re not trying to turn the wheel that much, and the rear end is too responsive, or sensitive.

    Push………….. I think it’s been explained at understeer

    And for “kick” you’re on you’re own, because I have no idea, unless otherwise explained differently.

     

    Hope that helps, buddy. FastFreddy,  ;)

     

     

    #42575

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    I’m in!

    When is the first race of the season?

    We have the KT100’s Super Senior engines begging for a race day.

    Please give me more details, and what dates we’re looking at, as long as it doesn’t interfere with our Bakersfield Kart Raceway.

    Thanks, buddy.

    #42447

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    put a spring inside the adjusting bias screw, or replace the adjusting screw/knob combo, along with the center nut.

     

    Or if you’re trying to keep it on the cheap side, then remove the bias screw and make the threads more rough and harder to turn, but still easy to adjust by hand, basically either make the nut tighter or the screw rougher.

    Hope that helps. Fast Freddy.  ;)

    #42185

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    Give these people a call

    And if it’s not available contact your local auto parts store, you’d be surprised what a wheel cylinder cup rebuild kit can do.

    What kind of kart is this anyway? Brand, year and model?

    http://fastech-racing.com/brake-seals/

     

     

    #42184

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    The bolts on the shifter lever and weldments attached to the steering column from time to time do develop play, as the holes get bigger and the bolts get smaller, I have seen it many times.

    Buy specialized bolts with bigger  diameter body, at a bolt store, or go from metric to standard and see if it fits tighter.

    There are machined bolts that have a nice thick body available.

    But if the steering column (uprights) shifter weldments are too worn out and oval shaped, then you may have to cut them off and re weld new eyelets, also check the condition on the shifter lever weldments, by completely removing the shift lever, check them both, you’d be surprised.

    #42183

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    Brock

    In reality all of those rib protector manufactures you mentioned are all good.

    As for comfort goes, it is hard to tell, as what is comfortable to you may be uncomfortable to others, the main thing is to stay safe, and being able to move somewhat freely, and staying wedged and packed pretty good inside your seat.

    Those bulky vests are very helpful once you get used to them, another thing to consider is that rib cage bruising and small hairline fractures caused by G force  and being tossed around and bounced in the corners are a lot more painful and uncomfortable.

    The answer to your other question is: Ask your club what the proper age it is for your kid to stop wearing a chest protector, some clubs are different than others, but honestly I would say wear it no matter what, for his own safety, you just never know when it’s gonna happen, but when it does you want him to be ready to absorb and insulate the impact of a steering wheel or someone else’s tire or chassis.

    Now let’s move on to padding on the seat. If he likes it the way it is, then leave it alone, but if he complains of pain on the sides where the seat strut bolts and washers are, then either get a 1/4 padded seat or fill it up with patio floor mat or boat carpet and padding.

     

    Those are my 2 cents. Hope that helps. Fast Freddy.  ;)

    #42162

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    It would be very helpful to let us know what year, make and model kart you have, but I would like to think these would work.

    http://www.fastech-racing.com/prd-fireball-battery-mount.html

    http://store.kartoramainc.com/catalog/product/e937c4fc63f042c7bc4d331498770967

    http://cometkartsales.com/search.php?mode=search&page=1

    http://italianmotorsusa.myshopify.com/search?q=battery+support

     

    Hope that helps, buddy. Fast Freddy.  ;)

     

     

    #42048

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    Hey, Wayne!

    Contact Phill Giebler in Anaheim Ca. They specialize on Formula Alonso, Fernando Alonso Karts, and all OTK.

    Here’s a link, good luck, FastFreddy. :)

    http://www.philgieblerracing.com/location.php

    #41204

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    Hey, Stu!

    My Son (Indy Sandoval Kart #88 KPV4 )and I made it to that race, along with Orville Wright, Chris Weson, Dale Cheeseman , Tyler Coffman, Steve Coffman, Tate sansers and Rusty Sanders

    All of us guys from Bakersfield ca.

    And yes, you’re right what an awesome and fun event! Nice and clean starts, and lots of talented drivers. They all drove a hard earned race! Good event CANT’T WAIT TO DOI T AGAIN!!!! Thanks for posting, buddy.

    You guys should come out in February for our 1st race of the season.

    #41202

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    Paul

    What are you trying to buy, or sell?

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