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March 6, 2015 at 8:35 am #43511
I use 5/16 bolts that are rounded but have a screwdriver slot and fully threaded. You can get them at most hardware stores. Use a large fender washer for the inside of the seat, and a washer and two nuts on the other side.
I dont like carriage bolt, they are sometimes hard to get really snugged up because there is nothing to hold the bolt still while tightening, and they also put a bigger hole in the seat which i try to avoidFebruary 14, 2015 at 8:55 am #42257
Now my Grandchild want Filet Mignon and sparkling water when we go to the NationalsFebruary 5, 2015 at 7:37 am #41741
THE EDITING IN THIS SHOW IS TERRIBLE. I like the show but come on, they show three different engine packages on the track while supposedly showing one race.January 20, 2015 at 11:25 am #40745
I think chain length is pretty much determined by the track. My rule of thumb is to use the shortest length that you can get by with. Less rotating mass and also not quite as easy to throw the chain when it set up as short as possible.January 16, 2015 at 7:09 am #40563
I would be happy just to be able to monitor my tire air pressure during the race. Tire temps are great but a probe is the best way to get that and you can’t get to the tires quick enough after a race due to having to wait in line at the scalesJanuary 2, 2015 at 7:33 am #39765
Thanks for the coverage David!December 15, 2014 at 10:50 am #38919
Some people just sand the paint to bare metal where the mounts rubs for a truer fit.December 11, 2014 at 10:55 am #38737
Most reputable builders don’t try to stray from the rules. If caught it would ruin your reputation as a builder, so it is not a good ideaDecember 8, 2014 at 10:58 am #38588
Tyler, I recognized your name from back in the days at OVKA. I still race at the club, if you need any help feel free to PM meDecember 8, 2014 at 10:56 am #38587
Good idea Tim!November 15, 2014 at 2:35 pm #37149
Don’t know for sure, but I was told same as the old setting whatever your engine builder set yours at would be a good staring pointNovember 15, 2014 at 8:26 am #37133
Karting needs a benevolent Dictator to run kartingNovember 10, 2014 at 6:26 am #36804
Normally at Daytona, they do not have kid karts, so with kid karts I think they have the same amount of classes as before. I don’t see any additional track time coming. They dropped the qualifier on the 2nd day, but still only have two races per class, maybe they might pick up a few laps on a heat.November 5, 2014 at 7:16 am #36549
HA HA TimNovember 5, 2014 at 7:08 am #36548
It was 75.00 if you pre paid early. Last year it would have been about $200 for one class with practice. This year $240.00. If you raced two classes, which many do, last year would have been $350, for 2015 it will be $480.
That is a 38% increase for racers wanting to run 2 classes. WOW. That is a great business model for a Series that is losing customers by the dozens over the past two years.
PatOctober 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm #35623
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.
ThanksOctober 18, 2014 at 8:10 am #35485
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
patSeptember 13, 2014 at 7:11 am #33580
Different versions of the Horstman DXL clutchSeptember 13, 2014 at 7:09 am #33579
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
PatSeptember 3, 2014 at 8:45 am #33058
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 seeAugust 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm #32582
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 interestedAugust 21, 2014 at 11:42 am #32367
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 againAugust 21, 2014 at 11:30 am #32366
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
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
PatAugust 12, 2014 at 1:13 pm #31892
10/78August 12, 2014 at 1:02 pm #31890
Possibly, but I know creditable people that have seen 380 to 360 blow down on Yamaha cylinders.