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Market reseach, axle straightening tool...
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I expect this forum will have rules related to commercial postings, but I hope this one doesn’t quite fall into that category since I’m not (yet) trying to sell or promote anything. It’s just some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by john learmonth Nov 4, 2015.

Seat tube triangulation ?
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I've noticed it before but never really thought about it...Kart seats are typically attached to the chassis quite differently left side vs right side. On the left side most karts use a mounting tube…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by john learmonth Sep 22, 2015.

 

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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
john learmonth replied to David Gibcus's discussion Need axle straightened
"Adrian,  Let me know if / when you're heading my way. See what we can arrange. You won't find me at the track though, I'm not currently racing myself and don't really have the spare time to watch other people do it. But…"
Nov 6
john learmonth replied to Laura Rexon's discussion Trouble in Paradise
"FWIW, I suspect that many people who engage in behaviour characterised by nepotism, favouritism, intimidation, etc. may well lack the personal insight to see themselves’ or their behaviour in this light. And then there are just the few…"
Oct 27
john learmonth replied to Laura Rexon's discussion Trouble in Paradise
"Thankfully it was an isolated incident for me, but over the years I've heard a handful of somewhat similar stories re bias, which makes me suspect their are more untold stories 'out there'.  It wasn't so much what occurred…"
Oct 26
john learmonth replied to Laura Rexon's discussion Trouble in Paradise
"Years ago, private practice at a major event, two karts on the main straight, pit entrance on the left. I'm on the left side of the track, other kart on the right side of the track to the front of me. Other driver puts hand in the air and…"
Oct 26
john learmonth replied to David Arnold's discussion A comprehensive list of the positive things KA and the board has done since taking over
"Terry, I found and read the Karting NSW "open letter" (more than interesting...), but can't find the KA response. Can you supply a link? Regards, John."
Sep 8
john learmonth replied to David Gibcus's discussion Need axle straightened
"A few years ago I made a "device" that can quickly and very effectively straighten kart axles of any size with the axle either off or still on the kart. Probably not useful information for you though, unless you happen to be near…"
Aug 27
john learmonth replied to Josh Eatts's discussion Tyre Wrap VS Tyre Covers
"Josh, It helps to protect the tyres in prolonged storage by wrapping them tightly in multiple layers of tightly wrapped cling wrap, then placing them in black (or green) garbage bags, and keeping them in a cool place away from light. Under the house…"
Aug 20
john learmonth replied to Josh Eatts's discussion Tyre Wrap VS Tyre Covers
"So we now assume that oils do indeed make up a quite significant proportion of the rubber compound (and tending to be more so the softer the rubber is, and also present are various resins and waxes). These oils to my understanding are quite light /…"
Aug 20
john learmonth replied to Josh Eatts's discussion Tyre Wrap VS Tyre Covers
" Brett, That's not my understanding. References below: From this page: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/03/pah-20q2.html "Automobile tire rubber in general consists of approximately 40−60% rubber polymers; 20−35%…"
Aug 17
john learmonth replied to Josh Eatts's discussion Tyre Wrap VS Tyre Covers
"The rubber used in tyres has various kinds of volatile oil infused into the compound, in greater and lesser quantities. Softer tyres tend to have more of it, e.g. racing tyres. Note the word 'volatile' above. This means these oils are…"
Aug 17
john learmonth replied to Kristian Mizdrak's discussion How to have a good start in TaG?
"FWIW, On the roll up laps, accelerate, brake, accelerate, brake, but don't slow down excessively or suddenly (you don't want to be hit from behind). Once traffic bunches up, intermittently apply the brake while holding the throttle fairly…"
Jun 1
john learmonth replied to Neville Scullion's discussion Is this forum become barren?
"I've read those KA authored characterisations of persons making IMO largely not unreasonable critique of KA policy and actions. All I can say is that in my experience "trolls" and 'keyboard cowards" never put their real name…"
May 17
john learmonth replied to Neville Scullion's discussion Is this forum become barren?
"I suspect there are people taking notice of what is being said on public forums, and then placing names on a list... Regards, John."
May 17
john learmonth replied to Neville Scullion's discussion Is this forum become barren?
"What people can afford is of course extremely variable, "relative" if you will. Some can and do spend whatever they think it will take, and good luck to them, that's their business. Some, many, are forced to nickel and dime it, just…"
May 16
john learmonth replied to Neville Scullion's discussion Is this forum become barren?
May 16

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My involvement in karting:
Racer
My race number:
eleven
The class(es) I race:
TAG
My best results:
second, nsw dirt track titles 1993
MVKC clubman light champion 1995 (seconds / thirds other years)
And people should also know:
old(ish) fart coming back after 15 years...

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At 19:38 on April 4, 2013, Col Fink said…

Hi John,

Welcome to Kartbook. I'm going to assume you're the John Learmonth whose posts on eKartingNews I gleaned a great deal of knowledge from 7 or 8 years ago. Just thought I'd say thanks very much for your insight back then, and I look forward to further discussions with you on here!

Cheers,

Col.

 
 
 

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