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Tech Tuesday: Axles

It all starts with the right preparation – checking your kart is safe and that nothing is going to impede your rapid progress to the front of the pack. Starting with the axle assembly we’ll go through each element of a well-maintained kart. This is a key stage of kart preparation done by professional teams between races and test days, ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: How to Read Your Tyres

Tyres are possibly the most important part of a go kart, or any road going vehicle really. Tyres are what connects you to the ground and for that reason it is crucial for your tyres to be at optimum performance all the time. It doesn’t matter if you’re driving a 7 year old banger with a dodgy motor. If you ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: Chassis Straightening

Of all the components that go together to make a kart, if you had to choose a single thing that was deemed most important what would you go for? It would be hard to pick anything other than the chassis, as all the other components rely on it in order to do their job properly. It fulfils multiple roles, everything ... Read More »

Driving on slicks in the wet

A situation that really puts the cat amongst the pigeons. Observation and confidence are the two characteristics that will enable a driver to capitalise on such a situation. Firstly you need to understand just how wet the track is and whether or not it will dry quickly. You may find yourself with a lack of grip for a few corners ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: Engine cleaning

This week we’re going through the process of cleaning and checking your X30 engine after a race meeting. Remove the chain guard, the earth cable and the carb and plug up the holes so degreaser doesn’t get inside the engine. Remove the clutch, using a tool to hold the ring gear so you can undo the nut that holds the ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday – Top 5 Rib Protectors under £120

Ribs are pretty important, inside that cage of bone is all of your important organs and damage to your ribs can not only be very painful, but it can put you out of action for months while they heal up. Not good at all. So to stop this happening you’re going to need to buy a rib protector, these vary ... Read More »