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tony zambos
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Go with the suggestions above, for the short term. But some sunny, take the kart out into the driveway and give it a mock tear down. If you have a digital camera, take photos of how things are assembled. Make sure you have a tool for every nut and bolt. If this is a used kart, make sure that the hardware is all metric or SAE. Very frustrating when you’re thrashing in the pits and you’ve tried every tool and none of them fit.
You’ll also need tools for the engine. If you’re running a rotax, there are a couple of large size sockets to work on the clutch. Can’t remember if there was anything special on a Leopard. Add a torque wrech and a diital caliber ($12 at Harbor Frieght)
If you have any not or bolt that has safety running through it, you need safety wire and pliers.
As the amount track days increase, so will the amount of tools you’ll be taking.
And since no one else mentioned it, 100 MPH tape or duct tape.
Have fun and enjoy racing.

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