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  • #50757

    David Carrier
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    Thanks, all.  I’ll try to swap the wheels and give it a whirl.

    Freddy:   I wondered if it would be a frame issue.  I purchased the kart used from the original owner, but he never used it.  It sat on a stand in his garage and never even had fuel in the tank.  The only possibility that comes to mind as far as frame damage could be from possibly having the chassis dropped at somepoint?  I don’t have adjustible pills so as far as caster/camber, the front end just stays at factory settings (aside from toe).  If worst case scenario, it turns out to be a geometry issue, can the kart be bent to the appropriate shape or am I at a loss?

    Greg:  I have ensured that I’ve centered the steering wheel for alignment.

    I appreciate the input you all have provided and it gives me a good foundation to try to tackle this issue.

    -Dave

  • #47516

    David Carrier
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    Thanks TJ.  However, I am looking for the actual size of the boxes, not what the boxes represent.  If you measure the box, it’s not actually 2mm on each side.  The 2mm is only true as far as the measurement due to the distance between the snipers.

  • #45842

    David Carrier
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    Dan, I did not.

  • #45839

    David Carrier
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    Unfortunately that is currently out of budget but I appreciate the direction!

    Is there any benefit to initially getting a kart that has “all the bells and whistles”?  Given my newness to the sport, would I truly take advantage of all the functionality of a kart such as that or would there be a lot of wasted potential?  I’ve always grown into sports starting out with something more basic and upgrading as I progressed and became more interested.  I guess, overall, is it worth the expense?

  • #45837

    David Carrier
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    Well I’ve definitely been swayed to consider a complete 4-stroke set up.  I see on the Ignite on the Margay website and it appears that it’s trying to fit into it’s own class?  Or am I misunderstanding that?  It will compete in the Briggs class, correct?

    Also, Dan, I sent you a PM.  Thanks to all for the advice.

  • #45740

    David Carrier
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    What do you mean by “angle” of the chain?

    And would that limit your drive sprocket size or is that generally a part that is standardized?

  • #45642

    David Carrier
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    I appreciate all of the responses and assistance.  I will disregard the discovery and continue on with my search.

    My local track is a CRG dealer, however I’m finding those carts to be fairly expensive.  Additionally, I’m in the military so I’ll be transferring every couple of years so I’m not too terribly concerned with sticking with a particular brand.

    I’m unfamiliar with the brake specs as a few of you have discussed, so I will look into that and learn the differences.

    As far as what Gary said about seeking out a low hp kart, does anyone know of any specific brands or models that are geared toward that criteria?

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