"Come on fellas, we do not need anyone else to be injured. Apart from matching the kart to the log book, this is really the only safety device to be looked at.
I do not think "bead restrainers" are required, maybe "brain…"
"Bob Wanless you are absolutely correct , all this chest beating , is only drawing unnecessary attention to the Vintage Concept. What will some with the "do-gooder" outlook want next , "bead retainers " on Spun Alloy & Nylite…"
Who is going to be the lucky Vintage scrutineer that is going to be responsible for the implementation of this chain/finger guard rule & what happens if someone is injured if their kart does not have an appropriate chain/finger guard…"
My understanding is only slide carburettors constitute a "guard" to the extent that the sprocket is physically blocked by the slide housing but with a butterfly carb the sprocket is still exposed and would require a separate…"
"Rod and All,
I agree, however I am still not clear on the requirement for Rotary Valve motors.
Is the Carburetor accepted as OK? (as a finger guard)
Or is there now a requirement for something else / extra?
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Just read some comments this afternoon. I think this one could not be said any better on this point – “The rule in the book which is new for this year, I posted…"
"Hi Rod and thanks for your question
I apologize for a late reply but have been busy cremating dinosaurs
After the last incident with a finger in 2017 at a state based vintage kart club meeting, it was discussed how affording some form of…"
"Due to the fact, that I feel this topic on chain guards has come about mainly because of an altercation I experienced when last at Grenfell, I feel the word chain guard was the incorrect choice of word from the start, all my karts and…"
"My main concern is I have two sons who have limited experience with karts other than driving in vintage so I simply take the view that I have to make it as safe as I can for someone like that.....rules or no rules.
The incident we're talking…"
Member Tom Manly mentioned that a while back you posted an online kart magazine link, of a test between Ayrton Senna's kart vs a current day rotax kart. If you don't mind, could you please re-post it as I would love to read the comparatives of both the karts.
Hi Mike. My son and I are new to karting and I saw on the AUSKART website that they do a come and try at their race meets. How much notice is required ?? My son is 7 yrs 8 months old and I would like him to try it out. Who should we contact to make this happen ?? I ask you because I've seen you in discussions about the 4 stroke guys at Lakeside.
We have a non-running kart that we've picked up and I am investigating which direction we should take with him. The kart came with an S-80 Comer. We will use the Comer for practice purposes, and for Sam (my son) to learn how to drive. Once he is good enough, or the engine craters, we will decide what engine/series to go with. I like the idea of the 4 strokes, as I believe they are longer lasting and we won't need to spend the $$$ getting it blueprinted etc for him to be competitive. It also looks like the AUSKART series is based more on having fun while competing.
Hi Mike, That would be great. I cant find the comment you sent with your email address, could you please send it again. I will forward all the photos i have and i am also in the process of getting some old 8mm film changed to DVD and we prety sure it is of karting in the 60's to 70's. When i recieve it and see what it is i will let you know and if you would like a copy i will send it to you.