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Hi Guys

Just had my first run in me new Kosmic Lynx but couldnt help but notice the steering is quite heavy compared to the arrows..

Wondering if anyone else feels the same or if they how to fix it... or quite simply i need to man up and go the gym

Cheers

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Tony Karts are notoriously heavy in the steering. This is due to the amount of caster, width across the kingpins and all of this is compounded when running the front track wide with a lot of scrub radius. You will find it lighter with the front bar removed, caster reduced and narrowing the front track. But it will not handle as Tony Kart intended...

 

.. basically you need to man up Simon! You may get some benefit from moving the steering wheel closer to you and maybe use an angled boss to aid with mechanical advantage of your arms.

What front set up did you have castor, camber and toe? What class are you running?

HAHA Thanks Michael for your honesty :), its at the factory set i believe the kart shop i bought it through set it up for me, but being the 25mm stubs i need a new set of wheel aligners to check, and i'm running RL

Cheers

If your kart is not the latest model, try using a 2011 OTK steering wheel. They're a bit bigger in diameter I believe

Also fit an angled steering boss makes it nicer to drive as well

I have had an Amax and Kripton and the Kripton is not heavy in the steering with the right setup in it, certianly at our track anyway. None of the other tony karts I have driven are heavy in the steering either.

In restricted, this is the set up I ran at the last club day and found it very close on out track.

2mm a side positive camber (and the stand), 2mm a side tow out, 5mm spacers each side, nutral castor, fromt bat definantly out, Standard hubs. Having the front bar in makes the it hard on the steering.

Rear, N 50mm axel, 3rd bearing tight, standard hubs, no seat stays, rear track @ 1390.

Others may do different things and this may be totaly wrong for yellows.

It is a current spec Chassis, with the big F*** off stubs. which i don't mind if it means they don't break as easy

Adam Willison said:

If your kart is not the latest model, try using a 2011 OTK steering wheel. They're a bit bigger in diameter I believe

It's the nature of the beast. Do lots of laps in it and soon you won't even notice it :)

Very true, have to say though i have owned about 5 different Arrow chassis in my 11 yrs of racing and so far the Kosmic feels more responsive then any other kart I've driven, feels miles apart from my X1/30

Adam Willison said:

It's the nature of the beast. Do lots of laps in it and soon you won't even notice it :)

The angled steering bossdoesmake a difference.  I even shimmed mine so it's another 10 degrees on top of the angled boss.  Gives more of a pushing action (the wheel actually travels away from you).  As Willo said, the 2011 wheel is larger diameter and I'm pretty sure it has a thicker grip - either way, it's an improvement.

 

mmmm, i might do as Michael said and man up!.. Still a damn site better then Driving an X1

Hey Simon, have you checked where the caster is set? BTW, good on you for swapping to a real motor! :D 

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