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  • #31297

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    Will practice broadcasts be available live? If so where? I looked on race monitor and didn’t see a link.

    #30735

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    Thanks Howie, I took your advice and gave MRC a call. Kudos to Billy.  I have never spoken to him before, but he was extremely helpful over the phone, to the point of sending me pictures to help ensure my setup was plumbed correctly.  Turns out the plumbing and pump are good, but something was causing a random obstruction in the fuel float valve area. The fuel float valve was stuck, making it impossible to even blow air into the fuel inlet area.   After a good cleaning which included some compressed air, and re-adjusting the float, the pump is now working fine and getting fuel to the bowl.

    #30650

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    I’m 6’1″, 195lbs with long legs and fit in a CRG Road Rebel. It’s tight, but I have gotten used to it. I actually purchased a front porch extention, but once I installed it and sat in the kart it just did not feel right.  My heels were moved higher, because they had to go on top of the front rail, and it moved the bodywork and everything else forward. I ended up getting rid of the front porch.  Add around 1.5cm to the dimensions listed in the CRG manual linked above for 125cc classes, and that is right where my seat would end up.  My current DR kart the seat is real close to that as well, same amount of legroom.  With your weight, I’m guessing you would have to add a few lbs depending on what class you run. That should give you even more flexibility with the seat location.

    #30344

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    As mentioned above, you are mostly trying to find a good compromise with comfort (elbow), weight distribution, and clearance with the motor.  Once I find that spot on the rails, I try not to move it much.  I have 3 different length chains for my kart, 54-56-58 links. I use different size chains with different gear ratio’s, basically to help keep the motor from moving more than 3/8″ either way.  I have a chart of the gear ratio’s I have available in my tool box. For example, if I go to a 16-26 ratio, I know a 58 link chain will keep the motor and the shift lever in the same spot. Makes gear ratio changes quick and easy in the pits.

    #28454

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    Nevermind. Apparently posting to this thread fixed it. I swear I have clicked on it a hundred times, and it would not vanish. I post here, click on it again 30 seconds later, and now its gone…..

     

    #28453

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    Same here. I have 1 notification that I can’t seem to close.

     

    #28429

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    Price drop to $4,900.  I have everything needed to make this a complete turn key kart.

    #26832

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    No, me too Tom.   I can get race monitor, but no EKN LIVE.  Commercials on livestream play just fine, but no sound from race…..

    #24909

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    I purchased the Tony Kart kerb riders and fit them to my CRG. Just had a drill a couple new holes on the plastic protector to match the holes in my floor pan. The overall shape does not match my Road Rebel frame perfectly, but it’s not bad.  A friend recently installed the Kartlift frame protectors on his new DR kart, they look great.

    #22051

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    I had no motorsports experience, but started in Rotax. I blew it up in my first race due to improper jetting or maybe old bottom end.  Fortunately Eric Jones took pity on me and made me a good deal on another motor to get me back up and racing again. Ran Rotax for a year before switching to a CR125.  I love the shifter, but I do miss the TaG as well, but Rotax parts were pricey. Maybe one day funds will allow me to run 2 karts, shifter and a leopard or X30.

    I think the L206 is a great option for new karters.  I haven’t been in one, but the many that I have seen at the track looked fun and very economical.  If I ran a track, I would find a way to run a combo of 4 cycles at the same time, adjusting weight to help make them close.   Have a used tire only spec rule, you couldn’t put the kart on the ground with new tires, except in practice.   TaG and shifter karts could sell their used take offs cheap, and the 4 Cycle guys would likely still be able to get plenty of laps out of them……

    #22050

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    I agree.  Great track.  I have only been out twice, after they made some adjustments, and I liked it.  Any idea on what this will do to the race series? Are they planning any public events?

     

     

    #21263

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    I use one that looks just like this….http://www.walmart.com/ip/Pennzoil-Siphon-Pump/16795103.    It uses 1/4 tubing, so it works great. I remove the fuel line running to the carb on top of the fuel tank, and put one end of the siphon on it.  The other end goes into my race fuel jug. Pinch the line before you squeeze the bulb, and when you release the bulb release the line, and it should start siphoning. Basically you are using your existing fuel pickup hose inside your tank, so it empties your tank almost completely.

    #19447

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    Prices lowered….

    #16494

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    why is the live audio feed cutting out at the absolute worst times!?!?

     

    Same here.  I’m getting nothing now.  Every reload forces you to wait through a 30 second commercial only to get zero audio.

    #16341

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    1. Vettel

    2. Hamilton

    3. Rosberg

    #15852

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    I think you might be looking at the KF “hand brake” kart. I’m not well versed on TaG kart hand brake rules, but I believe the brake is operated by a hand lever that looks just like a clutch lever, which has a separate master cylinder, hence no bias adjuster.

    #15551

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    1. Vettel

    2. Webber

    3. Hamilton

    #14975

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    I have an offer pending on the kart

    #14966

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    Where are you located?

     

    Good question, sorry I left that out.  I am in northeast Alabama.

    #14284

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    1. Vettel

    2. Rosberg

    3. Massa

    #12537

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    1. Vettel

    2. Webber

    3. Raikkonen

    #11793

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    1. Vettel

    2. Alonso

    3. Rosberg

    #11324

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    I never felt comfortable getting the set screws that tight, always thought that it couldn’t be good for the axle.  Use axle collars, they work great. Next time you replace a bearing, look into SKF Concentra bearings. They are pricey, but worth it in my opinion. No more set screws to mark up the axle, and when it’s cleaned with brake cleaner and properly installed it will not move. I only have 2, and I use a regular bearing in the middle.

    #10150

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    1. Hamilton
    2. Vettel
    3. Rosberg

    #9188

    Jason Bane
    Participant

    1. Vettel

    2. Alonso

    3. Webber

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