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  • #72222

    Rod Hawkins
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    Wow, thats a great price Sebastian, if I hear of anyone looking for a chassis, i’ll let you know. ekarters, I can verify this Kart is very clean and good seller.

    #71691

    Rod Hawkins
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    for the KPV is there a “standard” setting for these needles (at a certain temp and elevation) or is every motor a little different and you just have to play with it to get it perfect?

    Sorry for the dumb questions.

    TIA

    #71604

    Rod Hawkins
    Participant

    OK, was able to try a few out. The OTK4 is too small, especially at the hip area. I got in a Large T11T Tillett and it felt really good. Also tried an X-seat (which appears to be the same as an IPK or IMAF seat) in size 4, and it felt good, just a little more snug. I ended up purchasing a Tillett T11T LARGE from Stu at MDG Karting. I may have gotten the X-seat instead but it sounds like Tony Kart may have worked with Tillett on the T11T (or the other way around) and also my brother has the exact seat and chassis, so we want out equip as close to the same as possible, and adding a different seat just adds one more variable.

    Which means I have been running an XL with padding this whole time, when I probably should have been in a Large. Hopefully this shaves 2 seconds off my lap times 😉

    #71600

    Rod Hawkins
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    Just noticed that my high needle was almost 1/4 turn out and low was about 2 1/4. I guess I need to close it to 1/8 or less and run it.

    #71445

    Rod Hawkins
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    Rod,
    The bottom line is that motor probaby needs to go into a shop. A worn ring, piston, cylinder or all of the above. Assuming you have the same type plug in each engine. You try a new plug, properly gapped, and see if that helps.

    Tony, thanks for the quick reply. Problem is that it has done this since I had a new top end done. So thats why I was thinking maybe it might be something else, carb? Plug? etc…

    It very well could be that it wasn’t rebuilt properly, which I hope is not the case, since it has done this since the rebuild and since it is my back up motor, that rebuild was done over a year ago, and probably hard to take it back to the builder and say he did it wrong. I did see him at the last race and asked him about it and he attributed it to my newbie buddy not driving it hard, but as I look back at it, I realize it has been this way with me driving as well, but it was so long ago, I just forgot.

    #71327

    Rod Hawkins
    Participant

    Thanks for the help guys, I go try on a size 4 OTK this week.

    #71144

    Rod Hawkins
    Participant

    SOLD

    #71094

    Rod Hawkins
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    Got to love seeing that someone was on the Forum 2 days ago, yet they can’t reply to questions on their own classified thread or answer emails sent to the address they listed. Just say the damn stuff is sold and be done with it.

    So buyer beware, if you are interested in any of these items, you may get lucky and hear back from the guy trying to sell the items, but the chances don’t look good. I always like sending money to someone that doesn’t reply.

    #71059

    Rod Hawkins
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    bump with price decrease to $175 for wheels

    #71056

    Rod Hawkins
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    Sold

    #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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    Link to ad and pictures

     

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/spo/5752253490.html

    • This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by  Rod Hawkins.
    #70574

    Rod Hawkins
    Participant

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

    #67602

    Rod Hawkins
    Participant

    updated price drop and options

    #67600

    Rod Hawkins
    Participant

    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
    Participant

    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 4 months ago by  Rod Hawkins.
    #66396

    Rod Hawkins
    Participant

    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
    Participant

    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
    Participant

    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
    Participant

    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
    Participant

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

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