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    • #75568
      john Dillon
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      Bill I may have one on my spare MSR chassis. Its buried in the corner of the shop. Heading out of town tomorrow for the weekend, but I’ll check next week and let you know

    • #75567
      john Dillon
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      I agree the safety of a sprag is worth it. My second outing in a 250 a few years ago, I stuck the engine at Mid Ohio on the front straight. It happen so quick I had no time to grab the clutch and proceeded to put it in the wall. I was ok but the kart was hurt bad, and it really rattled my cage. The next season I had a sprag  on it. Took away that fear of going for a ride. Took a while to get used to it, but I agree the kart feels more free in the corners. Will not get in a kart on a big track without one now.

    • #41662
      john Dillon
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      Ted. I ran a RM80 for several years and so did my son. It is a great package. I personally like the case induction of the rm over the jug induction of the cr. My only complaint with the little suzuki was the lack of after market components such as pipe chioces, motor mount choices and gears as compared to the CR.

      Like Patrick said, bolt that baby on and go have fun. Its a great little engine

    • #41660
      john Dillon
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      I love 80’s. I was one of the ones involved in getting that class started at MSOKC in central ohio. Its still a strong class there today. That was 18 years ago. In those 18 years Ive raced 80’s 125’s and currently a 250. 80 shifters are still my favorite. They are bullet proof just about, much cheaper to maintain, and doesnt hurt you quite as bad as a 125.  I know a lot of folks feel the 80 is for jr class and so many want that manly 125, but I contend the 80 shifter is not a lot slower especially on a small track.

      My feelings are the 80 shifter would make a great senior class, 35 and older senior class. Face it guys, as we age our bodies arent as forgiving, let the young guns play in the 125’s.

      This year my step daughter will be racing in the l206 class. Id love to bring my 80 along as we visit some of the midwest tracks. Lets bring the 80 class back.

    • #19771
      john Dillon
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      Derek. Have you had it out and running yet?

    • #15859
      john Dillon
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      Will be looking forward Chris. Hoping to participate in more races this year. This past year there were just to many irons in the fire.

    • #45315
      john Dillon
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      Mark, very well put. I invested in a Dyno jet chassis dyno about 4 years ago. Ive raced and built shifters for 18 years. My clients and myself won many times without the use of a dyno.

      With that said, I purchased the dyno when I jumped into a 250 superkart. With those karts you cant just go to the local track for testing. The dyno became an invaluable tool for me. I built a mule chassis so I could dyno the engines I built for customers. When I handed them a fresh engine with a dyno sheet, it increasded the confidence of both myself and them. So when they got to the track, if the kart would not fall out of a tree, they knew to change there set up and or their driving. That eneded the your engine doesnt make any power problem.

      Another customer I convinced that the dyno was worth it is a gentlemen that races several LO206 class karts. This is a sealed engine. But we found 1 hp and solved his problem of the kart laying down at te end of a long straight.

      Is a dyno completely necessary, no, but it can provide a lot of info on what works and what doesnt. All the engines and karts that leave my shop have been dynoed.

    • #45164
      john Dillon
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      Brandon, where are you located? Im in central ohio and have a Dyno jet chassis dyno. I also race a cr250.

    • #45163
      john Dillon
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      I use a Longacre digital caster camber gauge. Has worked very well.

    • #41661
      john Dillon
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      Jason what track or tracks do you race at?

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