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  • #60818

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    As I read the post about the upcoming Kershaw race I notice the date as March 19-20. On the entry blank I see no Friday road race practice.

    I look at my overall schedules I had put together and see it as March 23-25.

    So I go to AKRA home page, click on the ‘road race series banner’ and see that it is indeed listed as the 23rd – 25th.

    I see a button for ‘upcoming races’, hover and then click ‘road race series info’ on the drop down, get the same as when I clicked on the banner….March 23 -25.

    Go back and hover again on upcoming races and this time click on ‘road race schedule dates’ and Voilla!…March 18 -20. Uh oh, still shows 3 day event as of today.

    CLEAR AS MUD !!

  • #59413

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    Just after WKA releases the schedule, VIR calls and cancels .

    July is now listed as TBA on WKA site.

    VIR has canceled all of July due to the need to do some repaving work.

     

  • #59412

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    VIR in July has been cancelled.

    WKA site now shows TBA on the series schedule page.

    Apparently VIR has to do some repaving and cancelled all of July.

    WKC/WKA not to blame…..completely out of their control.

  • #57841

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    Here is a kart that was for sale that had an electric power steering setup.

    Unisteer?  from a Honda ATV??

    60 HP HONDA CRF 450 SOLD

     

  • #54110

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    just got the email link to the WKA race recap….OOOOPS!

    I’ve sent a message to WKA on their site.

  • #53942

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    Wow….totally clueless.

    Hey admin….maybe you could ban (and delete) all video of illegal street use of a racing kart.

    This is a forum to promote racing….this clown just doesn’t get it.

    Shawn, do us a favor here and stick to youtube!

  • #53771

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    Wow, you guys really just don’t ‘get it’.
    Thinking that buzzin around the streets on bikes or atvs, etc. is somehow relevent…..

    We are only talking about racing karts. We are a small community that lacks exposure. Any exposure we do get should be positive…such as the CBS Sports coverage of the SKUSA races.

    I’ll repeat that I hope you are both arrested and charged with maximum offenses…speeding, reckless, unlicensed, uninsured…maybe losing your driver’s license for a while might change your habits.

    Grow up boys…..find some private property to do your doughnuts on.
    Promote karting in a positive, family friendly manner….NOT BY BREAKING EVERY DRIVING LAW ON THE BOOKS!!

    FWIW- I’ve been karting for 30 years and never ran a kart on a public street.

    again…just my opinion

    I received a PM from Mr. Obrien so I’ve removed part of my post.

  • #53701

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    “Didn’t see any representation for those of us that do this type of karting.”
    It’s not a type of ‘karting’, only a type of ‘stupidity’!

    “Just don’t have the time, or motivation to find a track.”
    What an arrogant SOB!

    The sport of Kart Racing has enough issues to deal with; we certainly don’t need a future ‘Darwin Award’ winner like you to give a bad impression to those who see you being a moron on public streets. Hopefully you’ll be arrested and your shit impounded…before you end up dead or disabled.
    I’d expect this type of post from a young teenager…grow up already! 41 ???

    There’s a reason sanctioning bodies have rules like this:

    “Rule 114.1 KARTS ON PUBLIC ROADS:
    Any WKA member driving a kart on public thoroughfares or who assists a person driving a kart on public thoroughfares is subject to immediate suspension of membership privileges.”

    Hopefully you’ve used your real name and WKA/IKF/AKRA and all the local clubs see this and flag you as unfit.

    just my humble opinion.

  • #51110

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    2015 WKA Manual, page 25, sec. 115.4:

    NOTE: If driver’s hair extends appreciably from beneath helmet, it is MANDATORY that the driver wears a “balaclava” or head-sock to prevent the hair from extending outside helmet. …….

    To me, ‘appreciably’ is rather vague, but ‘to prevent the hair from extending outside helmet’ is concise.
    If I was doing pre-tech and suspected someone’s hair of being too long, I’d have ’em put on their helmet and if hair was below the bottom edge of the helmet, tell them to get a sock. If none available, I’d give them my unused spare.

  • #48128

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    Looks like a four stroke in the picture…with those fat front tires I bet torque-steer’s a bitch!

    Long steering column and rearward placement of driver means a whole new engineering model for frame flex….I wonder if inside rear lift will be the norm?

    “Grasshopper, you must achieve proper ‘male dog pissing’ posture to get thru apex faster!”  :)

  • #46504

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    Bob,
    Your testing of various ‘alternatives’ has been fun to follow and I know many share your dislike of jet changing.
    I am curious as to whether you’ve heard of the APT Smartcarb. It is a single metering rod style of float carb with an ‘auto’ compensation circuit for air density. It can’t be tuned ‘on the fly’, but once dialed in thru rod height adjustment and idle screw it compensates for any air density changes.

    http://www.powerapt.com/Introduction.php

    I currently run a 38mm cast model (they also make them in billet) on a Swedetech 5 degree offset boot thru a VForce 3 reed, fed by Dellorto pump (no tee/return). The rest of the motor is Stock Honda as I was not looking for the fastest, just ease of use. This is on an F125 laydown so Stock Honda rules are not applicable.

    Just an FYI for those looking at options.

  • #42948

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    According to WKA 2014 TM Section 115:

    M and SA 2005 rated helmets are legal until 12/20/2016.

  • #42722

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    I bought this starter nut from these guys:
    http://www.accu-products.com/accu-products-specialties/bosch-drill-kit-starter-tool-combo-deal.html
    (the drill and clutch seemed a bit expensive–nut was 25 bucks).

    I have started my motor with a cheap Ryobi 18v drill, but if it needed a lot of spinning (flooded), the drill battery does not have the capacity. A fresh new lithium 24v or 36v drill with a spare battery might be OK. I use a standard Coleman w/ separate battery….however my Honda is on a laydown so I don’t have seat clearance issues.

  • #41865

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    What I learned from episode 2 is that if you want to run up front in Yamaha Jr. ya better get daddy to buy ya one o them new X30 motors!

    Oh yeah….also ignore your paid tuner’s observations about sliding the kart too much and just do what your pouty little brat says.

    Too harsh??  :)

     

  • #41822

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    310.1 is still the same in the 2014 WKA Tech Manual….

    allowed….mounted securely to kart.

    The mirror worn on the hand is NOT legal.

  • #39797

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    Monday race 5 / Tuesday race 4

    http://www.dartkartclub.com/

  • #38999

    johnny brooks
    Participant
  • #37748

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    http://www.helminc.com/helm/product2.asp?Make=AHC&Model=OFF+&Year=1997&Category=1&class_2=AHC&mk=Honda+Motorcycle&yr=1997&md=Off-Road&dt=Shop%2FService+Information&module=&from=result&Style=helm&Sku=61KZ405&itemtype=N

    Bear in mind this book won’t have carb info relating to karting, nor exhaust.
    It is 1992-97 which gives the info you need for the 6 speed gearbox.

    The 1999 Karting CR125 is a mix of early bottom end (6-speed), ’99 cyl, head, and ignition. (Except in orgs that allow use of the 2001 cyl & head)

    You could also order a 1999 manual for an extra 50 bucks, but it’s not really necessary.

    http://www.helminc.com
    If above link doesn’t work.

  • #36338

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    This guy’s probably got the nut you need. I got one for a cr125 (same as rs125)…call him to verify fit for RS250/CR250?
    Uses LH thread, goes in flywheel like a puller.
    His “drill setup” seems a bit pricey, and may be too long for your seat as well?

    I use standard kart starter with separate battery, but I’m a F125 laydown so i’ve got more room.

    http://www.accu-products.com/accu-products-specialties/starter-tool/prod_3018.html

  • #34831

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    Caterham 7
    Ariel Atom
    Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ

  • #34640

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    These guys could probably make what you need:

    http://sidewindersprockets.com/

  • #34639

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    I don’t live there, but WKA announced a Road Race at the new track being built in Bowling Green at the Corvette Museum (across the Interstate).

    WKA Announces New Venue for 2015

    http://worldkarting.com/index.php/news/121-most-recent-pit-boards/926-07-22-2014-new-wka-national-road-racing-venue-set-for-2015

    If you’re looking for Sprint tracks, someone else will have to chime in.

  • #34019

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    Johnny,

    Here is a pic of my paddle shifter. It is an evolution of of one my dad created in the mid 80’s….

    Nice,
    Thanks.

  • #33950

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    Jeremy,

    That’s an interesting shift paddle you’ve got…any chance you could post a picture or two?

    Great videos.

  • #40989

    johnny brooks
    Participant

    Robert, where are you reading this rule?

    2014 WKA TM rule 310.4 allows IC/E karts to run in Unlimited class.

    WKA’s F125 class is a ‘laydown’ class running 45 minutes. I don’t think an IC/E will fit the dimensional requirements…ie. maximum 50″ width and 26″ height.

    ???

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