Home Forums General Karting Discussion Couple questions on gear wear from racing

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    • #82218
      William Weiler
      Participant

      The seat bolts are wearing holes in the rib protector. There are counter sunk style plastic washers on the bolts heads, so that’s not the problem. I covered the rib vest and bolts with gorilla tape, but the tape wore through in one race. What do people cover these with? The other thing is when I was fumbling for my engine off button, the pipe quickly melting a hole through my suit elbow. Again, gorilla tape, but I would like the hole fixed so it is abrasion resistant again because this is right on the elbow would hit the track in a crash. Can this be done somehow?

      TonyKart 401s LO206
      Masters Class
      Morgan Hill, CA

    • #82224
      tony zambos
      Participant

      When getting burnt was an issue, my driver used these Kevlar sleeves from Pegasus Racing, https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productdetails.asp?RecID=1184.
      Pegasus also have Nomex suit repair material.

      No ideas with the seat bolts. We don’t cover them and have no problems. Are you possibly moving around too much in the seat?

      LAD Specialties customer / tony kart / rotax / kt100

    • #82426
      William Weiler
      Participant

      I found something called Tear-aid for repairing Nylon (my suit is Cordura). This seat though is a mystery. My builder put a XL Tillet in but it is too large, but it presses against my rib vest in places. The hips are way too big and the seat seemed comfortable at first, but now it feels uncomfortable. I could buy seat pads and see if that fixes it, or I could buy the smaller L seat and try that.

      TonyKart 401s LO206
      Masters Class
      Morgan Hill, CA

    • #82442
      TJ Koyen
      Moderator

      I would grab some padding first to see if that could be a cheaper easier fix. I like to cut up the interlocking foam mats from Walmart/Target and tape those into the seat.

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