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 Post subject: Re: New to World Formula
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:25 am 
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Kart #: 8
Chassis: Rocket RK2-125
Class: CR125/Shifter
Club: PKA
Oh and one more thing ....you will have to get yourself a transponder...have you seen one and what that's all about?... that bracket on your left pod is where it goes....not to sound ridiculous...but I had to ask


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 Post subject: Re: New to World Formula
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:46 am 
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kkeller14k wrote:
Oh and one more thing ....you will have to get yourself a transponder...have you seen one and what that's all about?... that bracket on your left pod is where it goes....not to sound ridiculous...but I had to ask


I was going to rent one but maybe I should just get one. Thanks for the info. Look forward to hang out with you guys. I also have 7 years old son who is also trying out the kid kart class.


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 Post subject: Re: New to World Formula
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:29 am 
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Kart #: 8
Chassis: Rocket RK2-125
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Hey there...I have to just throw you a few more things...FUEL: it has to be free of methanol...only a few places offer it and it is a bit tricky to find...you can't just run pump fuel from your local AM/PM...let us know if you can't find it. Go to pure-gas.org for listings....make sure you have your catch can on the carb overflow
:OOPS you got it already...but I noticed you didn't have a sprocket protector...get one. This will be a big one....protect that brake disk at all cost ...it is proprietary and if you break it your going to :evil: ...trust me a new disk will be hard if not impossible to find. Your Kart is technically a Biesse? Not sure of the spelling but that is who made it... I will add more as we go.


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 Post subject: Re: New to World Formula
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:30 am 
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Chassis: Rocket RK2-125
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how in the heck do you post pics over here....????....I got this!...LOL :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: New to World Formula
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:06 pm 
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Kart #: 8
Chassis: Rocket RK2-125
Class: CR125/Shifter
Club: PKA
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Something looks a bit suspicious in the background......


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 Post subject: Re: New to World Formula
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:43 pm 
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What!!

The kart in background is now mine I think. I bought it from a gentlemen who had for awhile and raced it a couple times, can't remember his name, he owns a muffler shop in Vancouver area.

I do have the sprocket protector, I just have not installed it yet. It's hard to find the parts for the brake system, you're right. I had to buy few different type of seals for master cylinder when I rebuilt them. The fitting was hard to find too, luckily Comet Kart Sales sells them. I'm thinking of putting electric starter and upgrade the steering column.

I'm looking for smaller seat since the seat that is in the kart now is a little too big (XL) I think. I have spare seat, but its ML and I think I need L.

Is that blue kart yours?

I can't wait to get to Pat's to test i out.


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 Post subject: Re: New to World Formula
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:59 pm 
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Kart #: 8
Chassis: Rocket RK2-125
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Club: PKA
There is no doubt that is the kart you bought...funny I found that picture and Yes the WF was mine but I have since sold it....I still have a cr125 shifter but I'm not racing at the moment as I am building a new house. Been out for 3 years...sure miss it. Having both was a real treat as the skills for both are very different. When I return I will stay with a shifter... short track is really hard on you and road racing is much faster but easier on the body...again any questions just throw it out there...no such thing as a silly question when your just getting started. As for your brakes....mine were on their last legs also....There is a lot of aftermarket stuff out there and if you find any retro fits you might want to pass on what you learn...have fun out there.


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 Post subject: Re: New to World Formula
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:03 am 
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Chassis: birel
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i noticed that you said you added a fuel bypass to your kart
make sure you have a vent tube in the tank to vent the pressure without it will cause problems
any of the kart shops can help with the fitting how and why
so you will have
fuel supply
fuel return [from bypass tee]
vent tube [run line up under fairing]
most tanks only have supply and return


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 Post subject: Re: New to World Formula
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:41 pm 
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JAMES FRANCIS wrote:
i noticed that you said you added a fuel bypass to your kart
make sure you have a vent tube in the tank to vent the pressure without it will cause problems
any of the kart shops can help with the fitting how and why
so you will have
fuel supply
fuel return [from bypass tee]
vent tube [run line up under fairing]
most tanks only have supply and return


like this?
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 Post subject: Re: New to World Formula
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:17 pm 
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Kart #: 8
Chassis: Rocket RK2-125
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JG is your go to guy.....you will know him soon enough....someone that is dedicated to the sport beyond....he will get you up to speed....lol 8) ....I will try and connect myself...cusoon!


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 Post subject: Re: New to World Formula
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:08 pm 
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You don't need the catch bottle just run the tube up underneath the fairing
But if you want to have the catch bottle take the cap off so it will release the pressure
The higher up the line is better chance of fluid not coming out when the tank is full or close to full


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 Post subject: Re: New to World Formula
PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:50 pm 
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You should go to the swapmeet at cmc march 5 for anything You might need and meet some other racers in your class
Also come to the winter race to get the shake down done before the season starts to get up to speed
You don't want the new kart blues it happens to all of us


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:40 pm 
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JAMES FRANCIS wrote:
You should go to the swapmeet at cmc march 5 for anything You might need and meet some other racers in your class
Also come to the winter race to get the shake down done before the season starts to get up to speed
You don't want the new kart blues it happens to all of us


I plan to be at swap meet. I'm currently trying to figure how to haul the kart around. Already have the hitch on my minivan and I might rent homedepot/uhaul trailer.


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 Post subject: Re: New to World Formula
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:24 pm 
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You can check trailer ads on Craigslist or invest approx. $300 for a Bi-Mart or Harbor Freight foldup trailer. If you get one of them buy a 4' x 8' sheet of plywood to bolt on the trailer. The nice part is they do not need to have an OR state license.

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 Post subject: Re: New to World Formula
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:43 pm 
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Well...I rented a home depot trailer, it was perfect $34/day isn't too bad I think.
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Got my first practice, it was a blast even after the whole steering column was detached. I replaced the uniball bearing and it was thicker than the original one, so the snap ring that supposed to hold it from coming upward couldn't sit properly. The uniball bearing is 8mm X 22mm X 8mm. The new one is 8mm X 22mm X 9mm thick. I couldn't find the 8mm thick one, so we'll see.
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Questions:
1. For the upcoming OSKCS WF Senior Class, I saw that we need MG Red tires. Can you have 11X7.1 instead of 11X6 rear tires?
2. Where can I get the non methanol gas?
3. How do you guys deal with can't feel your hand anymore after 40 laps? My knee was also flopping around due to the cornering force, any trick? yoga, stretching, duct tapes?


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