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Ian Williams
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Ian Williams replied to David Driscoll's discussion Thoughts on Kids Helmets
"The best helmet to buy is a quality brand from a motorcycle shop.  Those standards are for specialised manufacturers wanting to supply the karting market only, they in fact do not meet the higher road going and racing motorcycle or car racing…"
Oct 23
Ian Williams replied to Trent's discussion Snapping shaft on clutch side of kt100s
"Definitely not something you can do at home, just take it to a kart shop and let them do it right."
Oct 17
Ian Williams replied to Timothy Weier's discussion 2018 Queensland Superkart Series
"Pictures attached"
Sep 10
Ian Williams replied to Timothy Weier's discussion 2018 Queensland Superkart Series
"I have a YZ80 here , complete running with pipe, carb, radiator etc. just $800 complete , can be maybe $100 to ship it to Brisbane if anyone is interested."
Sep 10
Ian Williams replied to Gregory Collett's discussion X30 and Rotax Engines For Sale $2650 ea - Coffs Harbour NSW.
"I am interested in the new Rotax 3D barrel at $350 ??"
Aug 26
Ian Williams replied to Benno's discussion Yamaha KT100S Short Shaft vs Long Shaft
"Neither is better, inside the engine they are identical.  The short shaft has only been supplied to Australia, beginning about 1994.  In all other countries the KT100s is run with a clutch , and so the long shaft was retained to fit a wide…"
Aug 23
Ian Williams commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"The newest kart club in Australia will be running its first event on September 1st at the Barossa gokart club track here in SA.  We are offering a senior open class in which Vintage karts are welcome to come and race.  Only condition is…"
Aug 22
Ian Williams replied to Paul Smith's discussion I bough a SMK kart, need help
"That just looks like a socket head bolt is used for bleeding. If so then a helicoil in the thread will repair it , or tap it out to the next size larger bolt."
Jul 22
Ian Williams replied to Jay's discussion Custom Kart Sticker Kit- *In Melbourne*
"Slipstream Signs ...  the guys that took Jordie Ford to the UK to win the British Superkart GP.  It would be nice if karters supported the people that really show their support for the sport."
Jun 10
Ian Williams replied to Chris Tes's discussion Arrow Frame size for Tag Heavy..?
"The Arrow X3 or X4 Vegas will suit you fine, and it is 30/30.  It is slightly longer in the pedal area than the earlier X1 and X2 , but if you find one of these you will likely need the extended front.  "
Jun 10
Ian Williams replied to Kristian Mizdrak's discussion Might be a stupid question..
"6 to 28psi ."
May 5
Ian Williams commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"I raced a 125cc gearbox kart in sprint in the 1970's.   Most memorable was the night racing under lights at the Tunarama title at the 330metre long Port Lincoln Gokart club track.  My first year I won the 50 lapper at the end of…"
Apr 27
Ian Williams commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Yes it would be before 1971 ....  the 250cc engined karts were racing locally in the 1960's and had their first Australian Championship in 1969,  back then all were only single cylinder engines .  I also remember the winner , he…"
Apr 26
Ian Williams commented on Mike Best's group VINTAGE & HISTORIC KARTS
"Gentlemen , not wanting to go too far with this but 250cc gearbox engined karts were raced at both Bolivar and Pines tracks in SA for many years, and Corio in Victoria.  The first race meeting of each SA season was run at Pines and the day…"
Apr 26
Ian Williams replied to David Gibcus's discussion Mini Rok - newbie question
"The carbs are not difficult,  you just need to learn what is required and what not.  Try this article on how to set the main jet ,  its a lot easier than teaching the driver to play with adjustable jets as most do not get it until…"
Apr 25
Ian Williams replied to kevin manuel's discussion Rotax Max electrical issue
"You did not say if it is an EVO or earlier model,  so I assume it is an earlier one since you are pressing the starter button. ? Next to test is the starter button itself.  Disconnect it from the wires and put a meter across the spade…"
Apr 5

Profile Information

My involvement in karting:
In the industry
My race number:
14 , and has been since 1969
The class(es) I race:
TAG, Rotax
My best results:
First nationals win was 1972, and the latest is 2012.
And people should also know:
Own a kart shop, Ian Williams Tuning, in Adelaide
Past president of the AKA of SA
Also race Superkarts , and hold a CAMS gold officials license

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At 21:11 on February 2, 2013, Patrick Reppy said…

Hi Ian, 

Just saw your price list online for the WM08 Wheel Set Douglas "SE" 130/212 Solid Magnesium Wheels.

You have two rear wheel sizes listed 210 and 212. Can you tell me what performance difference can be expected when using the 212 instead of a 210? My kart is an Arrow BMAX and it would appear as though the current rear wheel size is 210. Also is 212 the maximum you can or should go to when using MG Reds? 





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