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  • TrueRacer where did you go

    @jpopwell1 wrote:

    anyone know what happened to Matt O’donnell (trueRacer) he has not posted anything to facebook or youtube in 3 months. he has a wild ride and busted the kart up then, but he was fine…Just miss his videos, great guy

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    July 19, 2018 9:46 AM CDT
  • Poll: How about karting classifieds on the Forums?

    @Motormouse wrote:

    Hi Karting crew.

    The possibility of incorporating classifieds into this site has been kicking around for some time. This post is intended to gauge the level of enthusiasm or otherwise for the idea.

    Note the following:

    • it’s easy to vote ‘yes’ to this, but doing so makes it likely that the flavour of this site will change. Do you want this? There are heaps of Karting sales sites around, but I know of nothing where the standard of discussion is as high as it is here. Do bear it in mind.
    • someone has to operate that section of the site. It’s a big deal.
    • what value does it bring to the users of this site really?
    • you have until July 31 to vote.

    Thanks people. Over to you.

    • Awesome idea. Whomever thought of it should be knighted.
    • Meh.
    • Nup. Risk of ‘cheapening’ the discussion here is too great.

    0 voters

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    July 19, 2018 12:05 AM CDT
  • Need advice-driver has fear of passing

    @Kevinpitta wrote:

    My son is 12, and we just started racing last year. Currently running lo206. He is capable of running towards the front of the pack as far as lap times, but doesnt usually qualify that well so he starts in the middle of the pack. But he has a mental block on passing. He made a bad pass last year and took out another driver, and it’s been all bad ever since. The only time he will complete a pass is on the straight, and if he’s clear of the other kart. If he’s on the inside and fully along side the other kart he will back out. It’s frustrating watching him follow another kart that’s 2 seconds a lap slower and not pass. I don’t know what to do or how to get him past this. We have talked about it over and over and he always says he’s afraid he’ll cause a wreck and hurt someone. Or that he’ll get penalized for rough driving. We’ve watched videos on passing. I’ve explained to him about getting position on the inside of the turn and boxing out the other kart. Nothing helps. I’m at a loss. Advice?

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    July 18, 2018 11:22 PM CDT
  • KT100 - SR-Y Pipe - Flex length suggestions

    @Andy_Kutscher wrote:

    I realize there’s a very similar topic here but I didn’t want to hi-jack that thread. I’ve found it very difficult to find flex length suggestions for KT100 using the SR-Y pipe. I think it’s because WKA adopted it and then moved away from it pretty quickly. Our local group still runs them and I’m new enough to karting that I just purchased a pipe used from someone and mounted it the way they had it.

    I’m finally getting past the large scale tuning items with the KT100 and I’m getting down into the details more. In checking today my total flex length (piston face to end of flex) is currently 9.75 which is .25 pas the min. I’m absolutely going to put together a flex section that is the min and test it but was curious if there is any testing info / history here that anyone could share? I’m over weight in my class and getting eaten up at the end of the straights and I’m curious if my longer than min flex is part of that equation (weight is the big factor but every little bit counts).

    Also curious if anyone has insight on why when the SR-Y pipe was introduced by the WKA that it’s intended flex length was 8.5 and was later changed to 9.5?

    Thanks for any insight.

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    July 17, 2018 1:50 PM CDT
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