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…"
"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"
"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,…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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,…"
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the full details.
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.
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 ......
My email address is email@example.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.
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!