Home » Features » Karting Technical Tips (page 3)

Karting Technical Tips

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: 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: Welding Part

Karts are made of steel tubes with different compositions of Carbon, Nickel, Chrome and Vanadium. Such tubes have particular characteristics that determine the functioning of the chassis. Elasticity of the material, diameter of the tubes and thickness of tube walls determine the capacity of the chassis to bend, absorb bumps in the track and generate vertical forces on tyres as ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: Pistons

Pistons are elements that lay an important role in engine performance and reliability. They in fact act as valves on the gas produced by mixture burning in the combustion chamber. These gases at high temperature and pressure have a very high quantity of energy that can be transformed to mechanical energy through the con-rod and crank-shaft system. This system is ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: 7 things to check on your kart

Kart prep is an ongoing thing but to get your season off to the best start you can’t beat a pre-season garage session. We’ve spoken to industry experts to get the last word in kart preparation after a winter lay-up. 1 Check for regulation changes Every year drivers get caught out by what seem like petty rule changes and the ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: The Crankcase

Combustion in the combustion chamber acts on the piston with a pressure (force when multiplied by the piston head area) which generates a linear movement of the piston. This movement is then transformed into a rotating one since the piston is mounted on a reciprocating mechanism consisting of the crankshaft and conrod. The crankshaft rotates with the support of spherical ... Read More »