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Tag Restriced 2019 Tyres etc
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Blake Mooney Nov 24, 2018.

APPENDIX 1 - PRIVATE PRACTICE RULES
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Greg N Smith replied to richard gagie's discussion KARTING AUSTRALIAS USE OF SECTION 249 D
"Hi Richy Re - your "Answer your questions Smithy?"I was (in part) replying to your - "AKA Inc. doesn't exist anymore."Who is this KA you mention ?And what type of legal entity is it ?There was a Karting Australia Ltd around…"
Jan 28
Greg N Smith replied to richard gagie's discussion KARTING AUSTRALIAS USE OF SECTION 249 D
Jan 28
Blake Mooney replied to Greg N Smith's discussion Tag Restriced 2019 Tyres etc
"No simon i meant open 125.... i didnt read the title just the discussion about wanting reds. I assumed it was in relation to open as from most people running restricted i have only heard good things about their tyres so why change"
Nov 24, 2018
Simon Furzer replied to Greg N Smith's discussion Tag Restriced 2019 Tyres etc
"Hi Blake, I'm a bit out of touch but do you mean yellows for TAG restricted. Aren't yellows stickier? If so isn't this totally opposite to what restricted was all about- learning race craft, cheaper long wearing equipment inc tyres,…"
Nov 22, 2018
Simon Furzer replied to Greg N Smith's discussion Tag Restriced 2019 Tyres etc
"Yes. sometimes in carparks at night during the 'nationals' with type pooling. FURZ"
Nov 22, 2018
David Arnold replied to Greg N Smith's discussion Tag Restriced 2019 Tyres etc
"interestingly enough, I found also that new MG Reds would often be slower, than a couple of races old. I can steer ok as often I would go the county series, see the track for the first time in carby session, so no practice or setup…"
Nov 22, 2018
Leigh Grant replied to Greg N Smith's discussion Tag Restriced 2019 Tyres etc
"Well I’m going to disagree on this one. They actually got this one right switching to the DFM. The MG red sucked, was a huge cost drain. Every big race meet you went to you needed a new set for qualifying, as they were worth consistently 3…"
Nov 21, 2018
Paul Morgan replied to Greg N Smith's discussion Tag Restriced 2019 Tyres etc
"My experience was the drop off was generally the third heat, so it wasn't till the final things become more even.....so if the fields were large where you started in the final was determined by who started with new tyres.  Then if the…"
Nov 21, 2018
Ian Mooney replied to Greg N Smith's discussion Tag Restriced 2019 Tyres etc
"Paul - Blake raced on reds for a couple of years in TAG (we called it Sportsman SA)  and yes there was  a gain to be had with new tyres  (99% of the time there always will be) However our experience showed that this was only for the…"
Nov 21, 2018
john learmonth replied to Greg N Smith's discussion Tag Restriced 2019 Tyres etc
"MG Reds, my experience is extremely limited, but happy to share it, FWIW After an 18 (or so) year hiatus from racing, I bought a used chassis and a new engine which I set up for TAG Restricted on MG Reds. I purchased the tyres cheap and used through…"
Nov 21, 2018
Paul Morgan replied to Greg N Smith's discussion Tag Restriced 2019 Tyres etc
"No I am talking about a new set vs a set a meeting old.  At my track there was a at least a .5 difference."
Nov 21, 2018
David Arnold replied to Greg N Smith's discussion Tag Restriced 2019 Tyres etc
"By huge, do you mean about 1 tenth? I used to get 4-5 meetings from a set of tyres and loose about 1 tenth between club day meetings (I month apart). I think that is pretty good and often with my kart and setup, and being able to chase a…"
Nov 21, 2018
Blake Mooney replied to Greg N Smith's discussion Tag Restriced 2019 Tyres etc
"If youre talking about the mg red we used to run in clubman you would have to be joking me."
Nov 20, 2018
Paul Morgan replied to Greg N Smith's discussion Tag Restriced 2019 Tyres etc
"Why would anyone want the MG red, the drop off is huge after 1 meeting.....albeit it remained consistent after that.  This is not suitable for club day racing as again people who can afford it will buy tyres every meeting if there is the…"
Nov 19, 2018
Blake Mooney replied to Greg N Smith's discussion Tag Restriced 2019 Tyres etc
"Tag will be yellows next year.... do you honestly think we will end up on a tyre that will save us money? That would mean someone is losing money"
Nov 18, 2018
Terry Sheedy replied to Greg N Smith's discussion Tag Restriced 2019 Tyres etc
"Some of the discussion today. Doesn't matter what tyre is used, if it is on KA's approved list, KA get their royalty. I heard that a tyre selected for a breakaway club is considered a good club choice, but comes from outside the KA list,…"
Nov 18, 2018

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My involvement in karting:
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My race number:
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The class(es) I race:
Senior National Heavy, Clubman Heavy

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At 2:34 on November 25, 2016, Augustin Aziankou said…

Good day,

I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and demand it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on (augustinaziankou@vp.pl) for the full details.

Have a nice day.
Mr. Augustin.

At 12:09 on April 3, 2016, Di Smith said…

Thanks Greg

will fix it

Yes they are in NSW

Cheers

Di

At 0:50 on December 1, 2014, Carl White said…
Hi Greg,
I haven't decided anything yet.
I do like the new features of the 2015 engine but I don't know when it will be able to be bought or run yet, who does eh!
I'll keep you in mind if that's the way I'm going.
Carl
At 14:40 on April 18, 2014, Ian Mooney said…

Don't know Greg,

but he sure is negative to anyone who has put their hand up and tried !!

Sorry I didn't respond sooner .... just found it

At 19:13 on August 10, 2013, John Lane said…
Greg. I know what your saying and agree on all points. How can the insurer back this when people don't follow proper protocols??? Eg. Track inspections. Lots of double standars ATM
At 17:08 on February 28, 2013, John Thorogood said…

Greg,

You could let Greg Kee know that I put a new engine in his old kart at the beginning of last season, and then wrote it off by hitting the Armco on Eastern Loop at Lakeside in December (I needed to replace my helmet too, but otherwise walked away with just some bruising).  That kart had had a 'good life'.  Just last Friday a fellow karter went off to hospital with the lights flashing from a crash at the same place in practice; and on Saturday, I guy in an Alfa hit the Armco and died!).  Not to be deterred, I now have a brand new Arrow AX2 (which has about zero compatibility with the AX8 chassis - hence my selling all the old parts, spares, etc.) and intend to keep it on the track ......

Cheers,

At 10:56 on December 8, 2012, richard gagie said…

Greg,

Have a look at Peter Edgars latest video which shows the Gold Coast street meet in 2000. You are interviewed & your son interviews William Yarwood.

Regards,

Richard Gagie

At 8:43 on August 6, 2012, PAUL VANDERMEER said…

Hey Greg,

Could you send photos of what you have to vandermail@optusnet.com.au.

Also you wouldn't happen to have old style Alafano water temp sensor(I have other cable for that one).

Cheers,

Paul

At 10:21 on January 9, 2012, richard gagie said…

Hi Greg,

My email address is rgagie@hotmail.com. My son Michael had his first run (retricted heavy) in 8 years last July at Ipswich (won) & we have a new Rotax engine but I certainly feel for the many thousands nationwide that may be affected.

Regards,

Richard Gagie

At 9:54 on June 1, 2011, Colin Edwards said…

Greg,

Its my understanding that all our cranks have been hard chromed.  Around 50% of the time I do the bottom end myself and have Baron Engines rebuild / hard chrome cranks.  I have no reason to question their integrity.  Latest blow up was of a crank / bottom end not built by myself or Baron.  A very close look at many Yamaha crank halfs show poor blending of the radius between the crank and journal.  This seems to be made worse by the chroming process where a minor step is introduced around the journal section of the radius.  The fracture in the crank always starts at the "top" of the journal - with the piston at TDC.  I beleive this is caused by the low compression ratio we are forced to live with re the 11cc combustion chamber volume.  The relatively low compression does not provide enough damping of the piston as it approaches TDC that is needed to lower the mechanical loads on the piston / rod / crank assembly.  Closing up the crank halfs can help a tad but that is also restricted by the regs.  Such are the joys of karting!

 
 
 

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