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    • #56086
      Brian G. Shacklett
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      I’ve recently purchased a Kosmic chassis with a Vortex ROK GP / SuperRok engine. I’m fairly new to owning my own cart, and I’d like to purchase technical manuals for things like torque specs, suggested operating temperatures, tolerances, etc. Can anyone suggest where to find these manuals?

      Thanks!

    • #56088
      Patrick Roth
      Participant

      For both the kart and the engine I would suggest calling OTK Kart USA.

       

    • #56096
      Andres Malovos
      Participant

      You might have luck with a kart that’s still in production, but there doesn’t seem to be many formal service documents in karting.

    • #56109
      Brian G. Shacklett
      Participant

      Patrick, I tried, but had no luck.

      How do engine builders get torque specs? I can’t imagine that it’s trial and error.

    • #56185
      Patrick Roth
      Participant

      I used to run a Vortex ROK TT and recall struggling to find a manual as well (granted this was a few years ago).  I ended up calling a few places that either sold Vortex parts and/or rebuilt them and I was able to at least get answers to my specific questions even though they didn’t have manuals.  I believe Comet Kart Sales and J3 Competition were who I contacted…

      As far as the Kosmic kart goes I’m not much help.  Comet Karts Sales sells the chassis line so they may be a good source of info (in addition to asking about the Vortex).

    • #56254
      Walt Gifford
      Participant

      All you need is the general knowledge of someone who’s mechanically inclined. If you pump kart shop guy for info, make sure you follow guy code and buy something from his shop.

      Gif

      FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
      Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
      Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
      41 years karting experience

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