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  • #37084

    Ray Chiappe
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    I’m on the heavy side. Last time I ran the shifter at Sonoma I ran a 18/22. Prob would try a 17/21 next time. Both Laguna and Sonoma have good air. Not sure what to suggest because of that pump around. But I have run 55/175 at both tracks. With a 178 main in practice.

    #37059

    Ray Chiappe
    Participant

    I used to run the pump around. Could not get it to work well. What I run might not work for your setup. You have to consider an Air Box in the equation, which is mandatory at Laguna. What jet were you using when you stuck it?

    #36568

    Ray Chiappe
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    Larry you forgot “What they sound like”?

    #36235

    Ray Chiappe
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    I want to run there once before I retire!! Shooting for next year!!

     

    #36041

    Ray Chiappe
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    So would I be safe to assume there will not be a IKF Road Race National in 2015??

    #35965

    Ray Chiappe
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    Greg is that a wish or fact?

    I heard after the last Natl’s in Texas that IKF decided on to do it every other year.

     

    #35307

    Ray Chiappe
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    Rod, we raced on the big track 4 times this year with Karts. Once in Mar. with a vintage Sports Car club. We had our own track time of course. And 3 times with Norther Cal Karters witch was also shared with a Car Club. Had plenty of track time. NCK is a Road Race Club. We are running at Sonoma’s big track Thanks Giving Sat.

    #35245

    Ray Chiappe
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    I made the trek from Vegas and it was worth it! That new asphalt is sure smooth! Thanks again to NCK

    #34796

    Ray Chiappe
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    OK Larry, I just checked. It’s calling for High on Sat of 85 and a low of 58. Sorry to have to do your job!!

     

    #34703

    Ray Chiappe
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    Hey Dobbs, why aren’t you telling how great the weather is going to be??? BTW I entered all you can race!!

    #34454

    Ray Chiappe
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    Jim, I’m looking for the “Like” button right now.

    #30939

    Ray Chiappe
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    Jees he was runnin 137’s

     

    #30287

    Ray Chiappe
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    Nick, go on the NCK site. Email or phone Mark Morrison.

    You will need an Air Box, at least a 14″ silencer as there is a 92db limit. Tires I believe are open. Group 1 (Shifters run 3 times, twice on Saturday and once on Sunday) You have to run the same set of tires. Mark sent out a revised email today.

     

    #29585

    Ray Chiappe
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    Larry, will we be able  to get in the pits on Friday night??

     

    #27942

    Ray Chiappe
    Participant

    Well I had a lot of fun. Even though I was wrenching all day in the heat! I ran in Tag heavy and there was on guy in the field with one of those 600 tag motors. Now I wouldn’t mind driving one! He passed me and I was thinking what the hell was that?? Thanks to NCK again. BTW first time on Button with the repave fixes, Cotton was very nice!

    #27594

    Ray Chiappe
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    Kerry, R/U going??

    #26286

    Ray Chiappe
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    How long is it?? Looks like it will be a lot of fun!

    #25949

    Ray Chiappe
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    Thanks to Mark and crew with NCK for the event at Willow Springs, plenty of track time at a lesser cost! NCK is doing a great job of keeping road racing going on the far left coast!

    #24364

    Ray Chiappe
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    Sam, what kind of chassis do you have? And how close to the axle 3rd bearing is the sprocket and chain? Thanks

    #24335

    Ray Chiappe
    Participant

    Pretty small picture. The Swedetech mount.

    http://www.accelerationkarting.com/shiftermounts.aspx

    #24332

    Ray Chiappe
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    I was looking at the Motor mount at Acceleration Karting. It has a bushing that looks like can go on either side of the motor. Not sure on the exact size but looks to be about 3/8 of an inch? Saw one on a Kart, it put the axle sprocket very close to the 3rd bearing bolts. Was thinking I may have to grind those bolt heads a little.

    Chris I’m 67 and I need this!

    #24186

    Ray Chiappe
    Participant

    I have an electric kart stand. Makes the procedure much easier. I fold up some duct tape and put it under the throttle to make it idle. Start the motor with a strap on the tire, then lower the kart to the ground. Move the stand out of the way and get in. All the time hoping the motor doesn’t quit. The duct tape blows away once on the track. Note I am way too old to run along side the kart and jump in!! Just had knee replacement anyway!

    #23917

    Ray Chiappe
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    Dean, I’ll be there! Also my grand daughter will run her first Tag Road Race!

    #23483

    Ray Chiappe
    Participant

    I have seen axle clutches used at Road Races. Don’t know if one will work with sprint gearing? I think a Rotax with a slippy clutch with say a stall around 7,000 rpm would be a rocket!

    #23451

    Ray Chiappe
    Participant

    Jim I have the same problem. I looked at an offset motor mount the other day that should help. And moving the seat a little should work.

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