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  • #35623

    patrick j slattery
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    Based on a following kart video, which is the only way I was aware that the inside front was lifting, I observed the rear lift briefly and than set down quickly.  This is early in the turn, than the front inside will life 6 inches and than go back down and sometimes go back up again.  After that occasionally the out side rear might slip out after the inside front lifts up and goes back down.  I had the kart on a plate to check for bends, etc. and it was pretty good, had a slight twist in the front but was easily pulled back to center.

     

    Thanks

     

    #35485

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    That makes sense TJ, I have a standard medium axle and middle ride height in rear and 54 1/2 in the rear.

    The front has a stiff torsion bar, all out wide with long hubs in front and max caster top and bottom pills.  My driver keeps complaining of the kart pushing, so I keep trying to stop that by the move I have in the front, but now all I get is the kart is tight

    pat

    #33580

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    Different versions of the Horstman DXL clutch

     

    #33579

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    As Steve said, that is a 1 disk L & T mini, and it is not suited to run with a kt100 pipe set up, Most used a wet clutch as engagements are in the low 10000 rpm range

    Pat

    #33058

    patrick j slattery
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    Dan, we will have to agree to disagree

    I see no benefit for the karter, only more expense.  For a kart shop, and tire importer yes,  more wheel sales and higher prices for the 7:10 tire for the karter is all I see

    #32582

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    Hey, it 5 bucks more per tire and what are we to do with all the 6:00 rim tires. I have some cheap if you know anyone that is interested

     

    #32367

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    I can verify what Tom said about the Cadet kart.  How is the Cadet class going in WKA now.  :)

    Tom, it is my understanding that WKA is going to require Jr classes to run 7:10 rears next year also,  which will put another nice bill to the karters, not to mention what are you going to do with your wheels for the 6:00 tires.

     

    The problem I see with EDM is some engine builders try to play by the rules and are very protective about there reputation as to building illegal engines and only want to build motors that are 100 percent legal.  When you build an engine and if they are using EDM to enhance the performance, regardless that it can’t be seen it is still illegal, but the honest engine builder and his customers are the one’s who pay the price.

    We saw this a few years ago when some were cutting the pistons, it was illegal but it hurt the honest engine builders.  I hope we don’t go down that road again

     

    #32366

    patrick j slattery
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    It seems like many clubs and org’s. tend to try and please as many customers (racers) vs doing what is right for the majority.  The biggest problem as I see it is way too many classes with little track time for the dollar spent.   Someone mentioned 5 classes but really,  the tracks need to have as many entry’s as possible to survive.

     

    One kid kart class

    two sportsman

    two juniors

    two seniors

    and one Masters

    That is 9 classes, should be something for everyone and not to many to get some decent track time.  WKA thinks they are doing something great by going from 13 to 12 but that is still way to many IMHO

     

    Pat

    #31892

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    10/78

    #31890

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    Possibly,  but I know creditable people that have seen 380 to 360 blow down on Yamaha cylinders.

    #29844

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    You will find that everyone will have advise.  choose one or two that you know have experience and stick with them.

    #29179

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    David, what does the WKA need to do to get your support?

     

    I agree that the USPKS is a great  up and coming series, but they don’t have any more karters than does the WKA.  Just seems a shame that WKA gets shunned.

     

    Tell us what needs to happen

     

     

    #29172

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    David I happen to like the USPKS option, but why doesn’t Ekarting news show the same love to the WKA Man Cup with coverages.

     

    Pat Slattery

    #28695

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    Sad to hear, Norm was a generous man and great karter

     

    #28362

    patrick j slattery
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    I could never log in, it forced me to get a new email and restart over and I finally got to log in.

     

    David I emailed you for help but never got a response from you

     

    #28176

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    3 mil! no wonder it is always up for sale.

     

    #28175

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    I think the Org. don’t call rough driving as tightly as they should for fear of losing an entry due to pissing people off.  Hard to say how many they lose, due to not calling them.

    pat

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    #28000

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    Silly and costly.  The best way is to have the race officials stop tolerating rough drivers.

     

    What happens when the front karts start brake checking the competition to knock off the bumpers of the kart behind them

     

    #26882

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    You should find a good 4S Arrow kart, it works great for both 2 and 4 cycle.  Does that class run an inboard or outboard clutch?

    pat

    #26017

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    Disappointing to say the least,  Pitt was a nice place to race, although the hotels in the area are way over priced

    #25890

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    As the battery gets weaker so does the brightness of the laser.  Change the battery and I will bet it will get brighter.

     

    pat

    #24205

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    No classes in WKA that you can run that old stuff in.

    #24204

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    Ridophi Reggetti Magnesium wheels.  I probably have the name misspelled but I used to sell them for sure

     

    #24002

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    Leopard is like a Yamaha, in that there are plenty and there is usually a class for it.  You should determine what classes there are for TAG where you will be racing at first.

     

    Pat

    #24001

    patrick j slattery
    Participant

    It works fine on windows 8, don’t know about 8.1

     

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