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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:27 pm    Post subject: Gearing Reply with quote

I have a junior racing GSKA for the first season. Can anyone clue me in as to what sprocket to run in order to be competitive and not get in the way.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Gearing Reply with quote

akearney47 wrote:
I have a junior racing GSKA for the first season. Can anyone clue me in as to what sprocket to run in order to be competitive and not get in the way.


Which Jr. class?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yamaha Jr.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I correct in reading that the Kart and driver in Yamaha Jr must be a Minimum of 320lbs?

Where on earth would I place 100lbs of weight?

Dive Weights?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

akearney47 wrote:
Am I correct in reading that the Kart and driver in Yamaha Jr must be a Minimum of 320lbs?

Where on earth would I place 100lbs of weight?

Dive Weights?


How old is your driver?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

13yrs
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow, your driver must be even lighter than mine!
Yes, kart & driver 320#. Lead weight is the way you do it. Best to put as much as you can on the seat, with a big washer on both sides.

Assuming you are running a 219 gear I'd start with 11/84.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've been extremely helpful!

I've read somewhere that I should use dive weights. Drill holes in them and attach them 50/50 around the Kart. Is that common (Dive Weights)?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

akearney47 wrote:
You've been extremely helpful!

I've read somewhere that I should use dive weights. Drill holes in them and attach them 50/50 around the Kart. Is that common (Dive Weights)?


If they are lead dive weights they may be OK, just make sure you can secure them easily with a 5/16" bolt. You may want to give local kart shops a call and see if they have the standard 5# pucks available.

We've always had best luck putting the weight on the seat 1st.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing I would add is the bolts need to be double nutted or single nut and safety wired. The lead must be painted white.
Feel free to see me at the track if you have any questions.
Just out of curiosity what chassis and clutch do you have?
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