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JoshuaWarren



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:11 pm    Post subject: Seat Searching Reply with quote

I am looking for a large kart seat. Does anyone know of a good site to order one?

(I would like the seat to be under $60)


Has anyone ever used the G-Man rubber seat?
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Jeff Sikes
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be willing to bet that a large seat is too big for you.
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John Wehrheim



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joshua,
You do not need a large seat and seats are very important for several reasons.
1. Effects chassis performance
2. Protect those ribs - There are many different seat designs and some are going to give you better rib support than others. Although on the expensive side, Tillett makes one of the best, if not the best seat on the market. I have several seats available at home that you can try. Some are new, some are used. Buying a seat with a lot of side support will be very important. This is why I bought Tillett. Another one is Stallion. This is very similar to Tillett, but provides a bit more side support. Franklin Motorsports in WI carries both. I have never sat in a G-Man and may be good. I would just try to sit in many before you buy. Too big or too small of a seat can cause an ill handling kart and can damage your ribs.

If you buy the wrong seat, your ribs can easily be damaged again. If you hurt your ribs bad, I would not race next race and possibly the rest of the year. Recover first. Ribs can take several months to get better. Get well soon.
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JoshuaWarren



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does anyone sale a tillett or a stallion for under $60?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not new, but possibly used. New they are approx $140. I have a couple used that I would let go for $75
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Darrin Tebbe
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevebushell wrote:
Joshua , I guess you didn't read the other post? I will GIVE you a medium rib tech carbon fiber seat ( just your size) if you will use it. The only catch is that maybe John W. or somebody can help you mount it properly . I hate mounting seats and had Stevie Roberts mount my last one.

Let me know this seat goes for around $300.00 , I want you to be safe.

Steve & Case


Josh,
You need to take Steve up on his offer. The Ribtect is an awesome seat. I checked them out at kartfest last year, and they feel N-I-C-E.

I agree that a large is probably too big for you. I'm 6' and 215# and I use a large.

DT
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definately take Steve up on the offer. Awesome generousity!!
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Seeley



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joshua,
Definately take Steve up on his offer. Also make sure you have an expert like John W install the seat for you. It seems like a simple thing to do, but is really, really important to how the kart handles. It's not "how" you mount the seat, but "where" you mount it.

Also, I am envious of your conviction to not overspend on your racing. Most people, myself included, end up spending as much money as possible on parts and don't spend nearly enough time improving through practice. By moving to the clone program, you've made it possible to race and practice for just the cost of the event or practice day and you're getting a lot out of those dollars.

As someone who has moved to the most expensive program short of Shifters, I can really appreciate how you are running your program.

Feel better soon, and be sure to get a (used) Armadillo chest/rib/shoulder protector soon as well.

Dale
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

steve, check pm. Laughing


Will I be able to fit in a ribtect medium seat with a armidillo? Confused
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