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August 25, 2015 at 5:45 pm #53396
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How tall is the driver? How much does he weigh? What engine is he running?
Assuming he’s not heavier that 220 lbs and not taller than 6 feet
A good starting point would be 8.5″ to 9.5″ at rear of seat lip to axle
3″ to 4″ from bottom middle of seat lip (by your nuts) To steering uprights
put a couple of 2×4’s at the bottom of frame rails under seat.
If he fits just right, and reaches the pedals pretty comfortably, then I would say start drilling, fasten it up and test drive. If he likes it and it handles great, leave it alone. Lol. Fast Freddy.August 22, 2015 at 12:42 pm #53207
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Removing your seat strut won’t be good, it will hop like crazy and get more 2 wheeling.
Move your seat 2 inches forward, keep the back seat lip to axle close to 9″ or 9.5, It was also suggested to move seat to the left a bit, and that’s true, but only make a few adjustments 1st, don’t make too many adjustments at once.
I would totally move the seat forward and add another seat strut. You’re on the right direction buddy.August 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm #52591
All the advice given above is correct, you may wanna check your clutch stall, if it’s too low it will stall ( goes into direct drive mode ) Should be around 8600.
What king of clutch are you running? 2 disc, 3 disc, wet or dry?August 7, 2015 at 7:57 pm #52590
How high off the ground is your seat? How tall are you?
How wide or narrow is your front track?
What air pressures are you running? And what kind of tires?
Are you running seat struts or not?
Look for cracks under the frame rails, it will cause that too.
Are you running front and rear torsion bars?
Let us know what chassis this is.August 7, 2015 at 12:02 pm #52568
Once you do all those repairs, and the kart still pulls to the left, there is hope
Send it in to be put in a table and they’ll fix it, this happens a lot even during major events some shops show up to the track with table straightening services, as karts do get bent just by going over cerves.
And yes, your king pins are the bolts that go through your spindles, pills and yoke.
Now this is gonna sound stupid but swap the 2 front tires just in case one is smaller than the other, but you should still check the geometry of your chassis.August 6, 2015 at 10:11 pm #52529
Eric and Barry are both right, By just reading your post and noticed you crashed, or even before I read the part where you said you crashed, and mentioned you had a pull, I knew right away that you had something bent.
Check your spindles, your king pins, check your caster adjustment
A bad toe setting will not cause a pull, only negative caster or set back
loosen up your king pin bolts, spin the bolt from the top (head), if the spindle changes direction as you turn it, then you have bent king pins, replace them and check again.
It is very important that you buy a set of snipe lazer tool, or borrow one, that way you can be sure where your camber and toe is.
What kind of kart is this?August 5, 2015 at 4:13 pm #52472
Yes, there are all kinds of aftermarket parts for those, but let’s find out how bad the wear is first. Try to hook up a snipe gauge and see how far the tow is
Place some pictures of the tires and let us see what’s going on.
Remember, tires wear out quiet bit at the inside showlder, a lot more than the outside ( that’s normal ) Most people flip the tires around to get another track day out of them.August 5, 2015 at 10:58 am #52465
Most karts develop inside tire wear, as the chassis flexes and develops negative camber through the corners, and the rear tires as well, since the axle flexes too.
Some tracks are harder on tires than others, depending on how aggressive and tight the corners are, and how small the track is. There’s also a possibility that your toe is way out ( it happens quiet bit) It is very important to snipe your front end before each race.
Please give us more description about your track, track condition, your alignment set up ( where your tow, camber and caster is ) Please let us know how many laps or sessions you do before this happens. If it happens in the first few laps etc. Or at the end of the day. We will help you get it narrowed down, and some other guys here will also give you good advice. Thanks, Fast Freddy.July 30, 2015 at 6:58 pm #52159
I have a friend with a complete, almost new set up off a Top Kart (they should fit, as they look SKM also.)
Hubs, spindles, rotors, etc. I think they were only used once if any
I can contact him, if interested?July 13, 2015 at 12:24 pm #51351
Mike, you’re kid is doing a lot better
Kids are very funny and if you share too much info with them it gets even funnier.
Make a few adjustments, just to test, but don’t tell him anything, just let him drive it, and see how he does. I was checking out the videos from this Saturday night race, and he looked really good, nice and smooth, and very consistent.
If you really wanna try 52″ at the rear, he may lose lift at the inside rear tire, at the pit turn, but considering how light he is it may work to his advantage. Try it first, and if you don’t like it you can always go back all the way or closer to 49″
Is he complaining of a handling issue right now?
TJuly 9, 2015 at 10:48 pm #51248
Oh, Hay Mike!
I love to see some of my club guys in here
I’m really looking forward to this race, the weather should be nice and cooler, we’re gonna have some dogs and burgers, I’ll bring the drinks and potato salad. Bryan and Dave are gonna create some traffic while I go around and pass Todd for the lead. Lol
We’ll see you soon, buddy. FastFreddy. 😉July 9, 2015 at 6:24 pm #51241
There are many other options for higher quality and more expensive stuff, it all depends how far you wanna go with it, but those bearings are pretty decent and will do just well for a season or 2.July 9, 2015 at 6:29 am #51202
Would these work?July 8, 2015 at 6:51 pm #51192
Yup, That’s how I set mine up too, even when you install a new set of chassis protectors, the hardware is designed for heads at bottom, washers and nuts on top.
Meat hooks, Lol. I like that. You’re funny Walt.July 6, 2015 at 11:48 am #51068
No need for pictures. These are usually very sad stories, and too graphic
Just take our word for it, and believe us, even if it’s 6 inches long just be smart and protect it. It is not worth the risk, Just like Debbie said (never take chances on that)July 6, 2015 at 8:51 am #51047
There have been horrible long hair accidents in the past, where women have lost all the flesh off their faces ( face off ) Tragically there have been a few cases about this issue, and sadly it was always a joy ride, a girl that was invited to try karting, and was never advised or encouraged about the danger of long hair.
David Cole is right, this should be posted in every track, every club, and every rule book, it’s only commune cense. I personally would encourage everyone with long hair, no matter how long it is, to put it on a pony tail, tuck it inside the suit and put on a head sock.July 2, 2015 at 7:39 am #50872
Any karting shop in your area should be able to mount a seat, at the right angle and the ride height.
Not difficult to do at all, gotta find the seat he feels comfortable with, fits perfectly snugged ( not lose, not choking him to death ) Put all your weights towards the bottom, etc.
But if what you’re looking for is a service, then look them up around your town, there should be a few shops in New Jersey. Otherwise just ask how to do it with us guys here, just give us enough info on the kart size, kid size, height and weight, engine package you’re running, etc.June 30, 2015 at 10:27 pm #50773
Your issue may just be bad tires, swap the 2 front tires 1st, if no changes, then swap the back ones if it changes then that’s your problem. If not, then swap your 2 front hubs and bearings ( if it has front hubs )
Those old tires are really dry and probably shrunk one more than the other, just like Jim mention, if it was flat for a long time.
I personally never use a set of tires that are older than 1 or 2 months, if yours are older than a year, or 2, then toss them and install new ones, you’ll love your kart and now you’ll have a fresh starting point for set ups.
And yes, most chassis are repairable, unless the impact when wrecked was really hard. But I would try the things I suggested 1st, and then we’ll know what to do next. Please keep us posted and share with us what happened after your process of elimination. Good luck. Fast Freddy. 😉June 30, 2015 at 8:13 am #50729
I agree with TJ, but another important thing to consider is: Is it a tire pull, or a geometry issue?
Best way to find out swap the 2 front tires around and drive it again, make sure your tire pressure is equal, if it pulls to the opposite side then it’s a tire, but if it continues to pull, then it’s mechanical.
Check your king pins, check your caster, I bet that kart was wrecked and the wheel is bent, the kart may pull if it has negative caster, or set back, and will vibrate if the wheel is slightly bent or the tire is out of balance.
Try swapping the front tires first and see what happens, if it still pulls, then give it more positive caster on the right side (if it’s adjustable) if not take it to someone who has knowledge of alignments, installing pills, straightening chassis on a table, etc.June 26, 2015 at 7:44 am #50578
There are a few things you can do, to set up a kart for him, but the big question is: How fast are his reflexes, reaction time, Is he pretty sharp and aware, quick to react? I know that his legs are not functional as you stated above, but it is extremely important to know his sharpness to be able to judge if he can drive or not.
It is a big deal and a safety issue, you really don’t want him getting hurt or others.
Now moving on to the options hoping that he is capable and able to control the kart and speeds.
There was a video posted here sometime last year, and I’m pretty sure it’s on youtube.com, in fact he posted a few videos, step by step, showing how to build all the linkages for hand controls, he also built a crane to help him pick himself up and drop back inside his kart. He had no use of his legs at all.
Please understand that I don’t have a lot of info about this kid, and I can only give you a few pointers, based on the info you gave us, but if everything looks good, and he can do it, then there are a few options and yes, it is very possible to get him to drive and have fun like a normal kid would.
Please give us more info. Here’s a video
Hope this helps.June 12, 2015 at 11:35 pm #49794
Try these, I wouldn’t mess around too much, your master cylinder most likely will be just as bad as your calipers, don’t cut corners with braking systems.June 12, 2015 at 1:23 pm #49784
I have a complete KT100
Do you wanna trade? Or I can just buy the kart out right?
Please let me know, I’ll pay the shipping.
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