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  • 18 year old thinking about getting into karting...have some questions

    @SquidBonez wrote:

    Hey there, newbie here. My interest in karting started just this year despite me being into motorsports for as long as I could remember. My only experience with go karts is with a 6.5 horsepower Manco Dingo that I bought about two months ago because I was bored and wanted to have some dumb fun with something just fast enough to get hurt with. Now karting has sort of developed into a genuine interest. My father used to race street stocks on a dirt oval, which is definitely cool (I also used to run quarter midgets when I was 7-8), but I was always more into circuit-style racing. And as you can imagine, I don’t exactly have deep pockets nor extensive mechanical experience considering my age. So naturally, karts seemed like the best option, as they are both cheap (in relative terms) and simplistic (again, in relative terms).

    Cutting to the chase, I have a few questions about getting into competition karting, mainly in regards to the average age of competitors. They always say that karting is a “rookie class”, and that it’s used to teach beginners how to race. But could karting the “destination” class rather than a stepping stone? Am I too old to get into karting? Do many adults/elders compete? I don’t want to show up to the track and see nothing but 12 year olds (and then subsequently get my ass handed to me by said 12 year olds). I’d be perfectly content racing nothing but karts, so long as I’m not too old. I know some of those shifter karts and rattlesnake e-karts reach speeds of over 100mph, so I have a hard time believing that karts are just for kids.

    Thanks in advance!

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    June 23, 2018 9:40 PM CDT
  • Plug reading

    @Andy_Kutscher wrote:

    Plug reading isn’t necessarily something I have a lot of experience with. Is this looking pretty good? …too lean?

    EGT’s were good and actually went up a touch from 1060 to 1080 when I richness the mixture just a touch…bUT those weren’t back to back rubs and the temp dropped about 15 defeees between those runs.

    Both sets of daya show EGT steadily climbing under acceleration showing no detonation.

    Yamaha KT-100 with SR-Y pipe for reference.

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    June 22, 2018 6:58 PM CDT
  • Kart Racing Pro

    @MeLLeR wrote:

    Never been into sims and suck at computers in general. But Kart Racer Pro:

    Gimmick or genuine training aid?

    Should i spend the money on a steering wheel setup in order to accelerate the new to karting learning curve?

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    June 22, 2018 8:57 AM CDT
  • New Forum Features To Try!

    @KartingIsLife wrote:

    New Forum Features to Try

    I’m not big on standing still, especially when it comes to internet tech. I’m a big believer in continuous improvement and karting deserves the best.

    Last night I upgraded the forums to Discourse v2.1.0 Beta1.

    Probably the most relevant ones:

    • New search tools
    • Two factor authentication (if you’re into that kinda thing)
    • Ability to (easily) revoke permission from social apps if you used one to signup.
    • Passwordless login via email link

    Here’s a longer (but still abbreviated) list of updates

    :white_check_mark: Add option to hide poll results until poll closes

    :white_check_mark: Add “welcome to our community” PM for users who successfully transition between TL0 (new signup) and TL1 (15 mins reading, 5 topics entered, etc)

    :white_check_mark: Per category search weight (possible per topic as well)

    :white_check_mark: Send an automatic PM to users who have too many email bounces letting them know they should fix their email

    :white_check_mark: Allow selecting a tag when moving posts to a new topic, if tags are enabled (right now you can only pick category)

    :white_check_mark: List social accounts on user prefs page and allow revocation.

    :white_check_mark: User selectable theme components: allow admins to denote certain components are user selectable, if this happens they can be composed into the master theme. (eg: large / small font)

    :white_check_mark: Update Font Awesome to V5

    :white_check_mark: Discourse will ignore if a character is accented when doing a search

    :white_check_mark: Automatically close a poll on a given date/time

    :white_check_mark: Insert date/times that automagically translate to the reader’s proper time zone

    :white_check_mark: Add whitelist and blacklist for crawler bots to reduce unwanted traffic

    :white_check_mark: Two factor auth login support courtesy

    :white_check_mark: Passwordless login via link Passwordless signin via email link

    :white_check_mark: Paste in HTML content and it will be converted to markdown

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    June 21, 2018 3:31 PM CDT
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