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Broque Ward



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:18 am    Post subject: arrow x2 kt100 corner balancing question.. Reply with quote

Is it best to corner balance the kart with driver in it and if the gearing changes leave the motor at the balanced position and change chain length when changing gearing?

I think it would be best to leave the engine in a certain position and once all other adjustments have tired then move the engine forward or backwards. Im not sure though, so I'm asking is this the best way to tune the chassis?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That thought crossed my mind before too but I think the difference is so minimal that it won't matter.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much do the kt 100's weigh? I also think the centrifugal weight of the engine spinning will add weight?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The kart will be going around the track with the driver in it, so scaling with the driver in it is the only way to do it.

Changing gear and sliding the engine minimally affects weight balance. It's so small it's insignificant. Plus it'd be a HUGE pain to have to break the chain or have 20 chains on hand every time you changed a gear.

And not sure on your last comment. Are you saying the engine running will make that side heavier? As in, a running engine weighs more than one that isn't?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was more concerned with keeping the corner balance set with the driver in it that's why I brought up the engine movement.

yes the engine rpm creating force and weighing more I know it levels back im being critical about it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, the starter hole for the engine is about 2-3 inches further BACK from where the engine is now, the kart was put back together with the package the seller and I agreed upon, a new chain was put on and maybe they didnt cut it for the engine to be in the correct position.. So I'm thinking this will make a difference in the karts handling.

engine is a comet kt 100

drove it the other night and it was fun Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again, engine placement along the rails has little to no noticeable affect on handling.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok thanks!
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