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    • #20795
      Mike D’Ambrogia
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      mounting a new seat on the 07 FTR, and with the seat bars/piping in their current position the R edge of the seat is up against/touching the side of the engine case right above the flywheel.  I know I can bend the seat mounting bars, but I’m wondering how close I want to be to the side of the motor?  I’ve got some room next to the radiator so I can move over.

      And the more forward I have the motor the more the seat will get into the flywheel area on the L side of the case.  Is there a sweet spot on motor positioning front-to-rear?

      Still working to get this thing on the track, so this is my first time through this process — does it show?? lol

    • #20816
      Mike D’Ambrogia
      Participant

      anybody?

      or should I move this topic over to chassis setup?

    • #20836
      Randy McKee
      Participant

      I’ve seen quite a few seats where the outer part of the seat lip is cutout where it would touch the motor case (as you’ve described).  Not a big deal to cut it if needed.  Before you do that, make sure you’re putting the seat in a good location– preferably per factory specs to start.  If you don’t have the specs, then go for a comfortable position with you seated.  Best to scale the kart after, but you may not have easy access to scales.  In any case, comfort will be key to start and then you can play with moving it to get better kart balance.  You may want to checkout this site… good info especially if you’re starting out.  This page has installing a seat video:

      http://kracer.com.au/bodywork.html

      Good luck and have fun!

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