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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 »

Tech Tuesday: Wet Chassis Set-Up

Some drivers love racing in the wet, others hate it. But it is also true that liking or disliking the wet depends a lot on what performance one has in these track conditions. Kart set-up is extremely important in wet weather and driving itself changes completely. Wet conditions set-up The main critical aspect of wet conditions is the extremely low ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: Seat Basics

The seat and its supports are often underestimated by chassis tuners and drivers, but the seat is a fundamental part of the chassis and determines a lot of the handling characteristics of your kart. Various seats and supports The structure of the seat and its connections to the chassis generate a system which will change the chassis stiffness. The material ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: Top 5 Setup Tools

As you probably know, set up is a crucial part to the whole driver/kart package. If it’s out then you can expect to be off the pace. This is why you want the whole job of setting up your kart to be quicker, easier and more convenient. Here are five tools which do just that. Iztech Chassis Alignment Brackets These ... Read More »