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  • #29949

    Matt Dixon
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    Welcome to the beginning of a great Father/son experience. After 10 years of doing what you are beginning I would have to say, love every min it goes by fast. I started Garrett at the same age, growing up at the track has molded my son into a great young man and taught him so many life lessons.

    Advice, keep it fun. If your yelling at your kid, take a break. If your yelling at another Dad, take a breath remember things happen in racing. If your yelling at your wife, take her on vacation she can only go to the track so many weekends a year.

    Don’t keep buying motors thinking your out powered, most likely that kid will be faster then yours in your kart. Buy track time, coaching and tuning help.

    Keep it fun and he will love it forever, if you do it right racing is a great carrot to dangle to make parenting a little easier…

    #28801

    Matt Dixon
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    Nice… correct me if Im wrong but is this Al’s first post on the new forum???

    #28727

    Matt Dixon
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    Take a hard look at adding a tooth after dark

    #28336

    Matt Dixon
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    Truckee CA

    Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sugerbowland 10 other resorts 10mins away.

    Reno kart track NNKC.com 1 hour, all the Sacramento tracks 2 hours away

    #27829

    Matt Dixon
    Participant

    John,

    GPS is awesome but only if you know how to use the data.

    Use the water temp forsure on you Stockmoto.

    I loved the EGT with a tuneable carb but becareful with the egt in a stockmoto pipe they are prone to crack…

    #27433

    Matt Dixon
    Participant

    Yes

    Yes

    A lot

    Table is best with gauge… Or 4×4 under middle of chassis, 2 friends on rear wheels and you jumping on nose check with tape.

    Check with dealer for correct measurement

    #27341

    Matt Dixon
    Participant

    If its not the carb or fuel line it could be the coil wires. Tape the to the coil so cornering loads dont cause a short

    #27340

    Matt Dixon
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    A whole lot of Neg Camber (edit) and a push

    #26908

    Matt Dixon
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    ^ Well said and pretty dang close if you are going to get your kid to move up any motorsports ladder.

    Or you can find a small club and race to have fun for about $100 on an old kart, used tires learning on your own.

    Racing is hard and is as much fun as you make it.

    Enjoy it and have fun

     

    #26906

    Matt Dixon
    Participant

    Cant go wrong there, just dont get discouraged.

    LAKC has big feilds with top drivers.

    So just set goals you cant meet and keep your expectations real.

    Get some support to help you from one of the many teams/shops at first but most of all have fun…

    #26084

    Matt Dixon
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    We race Redline oil in 1 series at 32:1 all the time, you need to focus on your jetting.

    Muratic acid should clean that barrel up nicely…

    #26049

    Matt Dixon
    Participant

    Agreed. We run our Stockmoto at 32:1.

    110 is best, no less then 98.

     

    #24837

    Matt Dixon
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    Infineon, now Race Sonoma operates SimRaceway which is a world class kart track.

    They will be hosting rds 5&6 of Challenge of the Americas this weekend

    #24299

    Matt Dixon
    Participant

    Move the axle gear… no problem

    Grind the seat… no problem

    #24033

    Matt Dixon
    Participant

    ^Agreed except 3rd bearing, tight.

    Seat struts (2) each side

    #23985

    Matt Dixon
    Participant

    Yes it is…

    #23506

    Matt Dixon
    Participant

    http://www.shopswedetech.com/RK114HL_p/rk114hl.htm

     

    That’s a full kit, you can find just the diaphragms for $6 or so

    Always have an extra

    #23497

    Matt Dixon
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    Pumper kit, buy more then 1

    #22625

    Matt Dixon
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    Not a Pavesi but still very cool…

     

    #18969

    Matt Dixon
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    I would have to say the podium 2010 SN XIV would be the best Rack photo. I’m sure Todd has some in HiRez… ;-)

    #18532

    Matt Dixon
    Participant

    Practice, practice , practice.

    One other thing, if the front bar is in loosen it.

    Things twist by loosen and then retightening the bar it allows the chassis reset itself, so to speak.

    #18455

    Matt Dixon
    Participant

    Btw put on spindles not spacers, the flat part where the hubs slide on not the tapered part…

    #18448

    Matt Dixon
    Participant

    It could be simple like a kingpin.

    Loosen kingpin and spin with laser on, if dot moves up and down then its bent and can cause readings like you got.

    So can a bent spindle

    So it’s not as bad as it seems, most can be fixed.

    #18447

    Matt Dixon
    Participant

    Most likely yes.

    Start by shooting the lasers thru a piece of paper (math graph paper is best) placed right at the steering shaft. Line the laser dots up so you only see 1 dot, then you know your steering is straight. If you are way off you need to do some chassis tweeking

    #18396

    Matt Dixon
    Participant

    Just take 3or 4 9volts to Daytona and you will be fine.

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