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  • #70732

    Rod Hawkins
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    Sent an email on Aug 18, and never got a reply. I guess I’ll send another.

    #70575

    Rod Hawkins
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    #70574

    Rod Hawkins
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    Pictures not working. Will send to your email or phone if you are interested.

    #67602

    Rod Hawkins
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    updated price drop and options

    #67600

    Rod Hawkins
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    updated price drop and options with motors and seats

    #66884

    Rod Hawkins
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    updated link

    #66882

    Rod Hawkins
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    updated link

    #66660

    Rod Hawkins
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    Just realized I also have a Large seat, Motor mount, TAG air filter, KPV3 pipe.
    Can do a complete KPV3 kart for $2,000

    #66470

    Rod Hawkins
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    Forgot to add. The following are all Freeline parts and not cheap/generic knock offs:

    Steering shaft
    All 4 hubs
    Rear axle
    Rear brakes
    Brake carrier
    Sprocket Carrier
    Bearing carriers

    Can also add a spare set of Birel Mustard magnesium wheels for extra $100.

    Will throw in set of extra used practice YLC tires.

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by  Rod Hawkins.
    #66396

    Rod Hawkins
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    I don’t have 1˚ or 2˚ pills, but they can be useful. I have found that adjusting in 3˚ increments with the standard factory pills works fine for me though.

    As far as setup tips for either the 401 or EVRR, take it out of the box, assemble it, and don’t touch it… for the most part. Make sure the seat is in placed per manufacturer settings and set up everything else neutral and it should at least be close in competitiveness.

    We always start here:
    – Flat front torsion bar
    – 1 big spacer for front track width
    – Neutral caster, neutral camber
    – N axle
    – 3rd bearing loose
    – 1390mm rear track width
    – 1 or 2 seat struts per side
    – Loose side pods, loose rear bumper
    – Medium rear hubs

    Always make small adjustments. The OTK chassis is built to be very tunable and easy to find the sweet spot. Neutral baseline setup works 90% of the time if you aren’t doing national level racing.

    Glad to help! It helps me learn to teach as well.

    Thanks again!! it looks like my notes matches what your “baseline” is. Did you guys notice a big difference between 401 and EVRR. Just getting into OTK from Birel, any hints on how to make the brakes have a tad more “bite” (some have suggested EBC Green pads, while others say to do the larger rotor, but I am only running F100 and wt limit is 360# and the larger rotor is overkill).

    #66394

    Rod Hawkins
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    It isn’t much. There definitely is a little more, but not much. We didn’t have to adjust our baseline setup when we changed over to the 401.

    also, any other set up tips when comparing the 401 vs EVRR?

    #66393

    Rod Hawkins
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    It isn’t much. There definitely is a little more, but not much. We didn’t have to adjust our baseline setup when we changed over to the 401.

    TJ, thank you so much for your reply. So if a standard pill provides 3 degrees of caster, you wouldn’t buy an after market set of pills that provide a 1 degree or 2 degree caster to match a 401 and EVRR? If you are at your level and didn’t adjust it, I highly doubt someone like me is going to notice a difference.

    BTW, Seems like you are always willing to help people out and I have even done a search on the subject on google and the info didn’t match what I was looking for, but it was about chassis set up and on a different forum and I recognized your name as someone replying to the question. The sport needs more people like you. Thanks again!

    #65803

    Rod Hawkins
    Participant

    Thanks for the replies. Yes, I usually run fairly neutral set up and adjust from there. I have someone that is a very good driver and mechanic and he helps a lot with my set ups and adjustments

    I kind of like the tony more for me, as it seems that the neutral set up has a much broader performance curve, while the birel for me seems a little more sensitive and I don’t have access to someone that knows set ups for birel like I do with otk.

    My brother just got a 2015 401 and I have the 2013 evrr and was hoping we could share data and set up info but it sounds like the chassis and wheels are slightly different. Hopefully not different enough to effect it much.

    #65794

    Rod Hawkins
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    I just realized that I have a spare set of Douglas magnesium spoked wheels as well. I don’t see any offset or backsspacing info on the website.

    Anyone know if they are spaced more for tony karts or more Birel?

    #64139

    Rod Hawkins
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    Sebastian. Any idea if the pills would work on my tony?

    #45203

    Rod Hawkins
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    David, come to calspeed on April 11 to meet and watch some of the F100 guys. It’s a great club and lots of friendly and helpful people. Also, as mentioned above, Stu is a great resource. He can basically get you an great condition, almost like new Kart for about 1/2 the price. Usually a little bit more than the stuff you find on Craigslist, but with him you know it will work and you also get his advice and teaches you everything about the kart and will help fit it to you (which is the most important thing when setting up).

    #40123

    Rod Hawkins
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    MDG karting. Stu is the man. He will talk in detail regarding what you are looking for, what your budget is and what your plans are. He is very realistic and helpful. He is also open to meeting you at the tracks and helping you with your purchase.

     

    When end I was first looking into karting a couple years ago, I got a lot of  “attitude” from different people in the sport. As someone coming from motocross, mountain bike racing, BMX racing and a deep interest in sports cars, I just about gave up looking into karting as I didn’t need a bunch of ” kart experts” being too cool to talk to someone and educate them on the sport. It was frustrating because I kept reading on these boards about how karting is dying, and then you try and learn about the sport and equipment and they all look at you like your an idiot because you didn’t know the difference between KPV, kt100, PRD, leopard, x30, rotax, stock honda, etc.

    After meeting stu I got really excited and now love going out and racing.

     

    You out need to look into f100 series too. If you think you are going to have fun just doing practice track days with you and a few friends, it gets kind of boring after a while, esp after performing in a series like f100.

     

    #37686

    Rod Hawkins
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    “I don’t know of anyone who has sold a custom helmet. I think most, myself included, keep them for the memories and sentimental value. Even if the design were to change, the helmet paint job would still have been designed for that particular driver, making it “his” calling card. I’m not a fan of using someone else’s design.”

    TJ, While is some cases I agree with you, I also don’t totally agree.

    If someone has a design or design features on their helmet that are extremely personal (tribute to a dead family member, or showing respect to a family or friend, childhood memories, etc….) those things would be off limits and I would imagine that those helmets would NEVER be up for sale.

    At the same time, I know that a lot of people come in and give a few brief ideas regarding colors and design and let the artistic creativity of the painter take over and kind of do their own thing. I think this especially happens as a client and painter gain a longer relationship and trust. In this case, I wouldn’t say that the helmet would be “off limits” to sell. I am an avid surfer and have had several boards custom made and painted. The boards start out as extremely personal. After a while, it still is just a board and while it is easier to just sell a clear (no color/paint on the blank) I am not opposed to selling a colored board.

    I also look at many of the helmets (mostly motorcycle) now that have graphics on them (remember they all used to be black, white or gray?) and think that an artist went through a lot of work that might be personal to them, but also has to be fairly neutral so it appeals to as many people as possible. This trend of having the graphics mass produced on helmets kind of took out the “taboo” of using someone elses ideas or designs (btw, how many pro F1 racers have “tribute helmets” to guys like Senna, Shumacher, etc…?).

    I grew up riding dirt bikes and always wanted to have Troy Lee paint one of my helmets but never had the money. (Ironically, my bro was buddies with Jeff Ward and Jeff gave him one of his custom Troy Lee Design painted helmets, with Ward’s name on it and everything (kind of a cool item to have, but never use)).

    So I figure in certain situations, buying someone elses custom painted helmet may not be such a “taboo” thing to do.

    #37384

    Rod Hawkins
    Participant

    Josh, the other cool thing is that you can run 100 class, learn to dial in your chassis, etc. then when you want to move up to TAG (which is a pretty big jump, probably about like 125 to 250 in moto), you can simply take the motor off, sell it, and throw the tag on. You will already know the characteristics of the chassis and don’t need to buy a whole new rig like you need to in moto.  Good luck!

    #37382

    Rod Hawkins
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    The alpine stars stuff seems to be so good and so lightweight that it is disposable. My brother wore a hole through his new shoes in like 2 races and his gloves didn’t last much longer and the cool silkscreen designs started flaking and peeling off the first race.

    He tried to contact AS but they said it is normal wear. Seems AS is making stuff targeted more towards an F1 driver with full sponsorship rather than a karting guy that wants his stuff to just last a couple years. I guess that’s cool if that’s what your into, but I will never buy any future AS products for my dirt bike (even though it seems to hold up fine) or kart, just because of this elitist attitude. I deal with enough idiots, I don’t need to pay more to deal with a larger number of them.

    #37379

    Rod Hawkins
    Participant

    My advice is to remind you that just because you are driving a faster kart, doesn’t make you a faster driver. I use to have the same thoughts. Coming from motoX background, BMX, cars, etc…..  I always grew up with a dad that use to walk around saying “you can never have enough horsepower”.

    My advice is to rent a kt100 or KPV for a regional event and see how you do, but be prepared to be humbled. The power of cars and moto can get you out of mistakes. The 100cc karts are PURE driving. I have learned a ton going down from TAG to f100, including that I still have a lot of work to do.

    #37150

    Rod Hawkins
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    Greg,  karting isn’t big enough to support so many interests.   Are you arguing that karting is heading in the right direction?

    #37058

    Rod Hawkins
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    Mark?

    #37057

    Rod Hawkins
    Participant

    There are so many KPV and yamahas out there, why won’t your club adopt those?  Those motors look a lot like the KPV, for a lot more money.

    #36854

    Rod Hawkins
    Participant

    Mark, where can I get ahold of some of that stuff?  I can’t seem to find in online

     

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