In this week’s Power Republic ‘How To’ video, Derek shows how to change the rear axle bearings on a typical race kart – removal of the axle and components, swapping out the old with the new in the bearing cassette, then re-installing.
What is this Ackermann steering you read in the spec sheets of a new kart? And what does it do? In this week’s how-to tech video from Power Republic, Derek overviews Ackermann, how to change it and what it does to the go kart.
Is it worth balancing your wheels? It is if you’re looking for every ounce of performance! In this week’s Power Republic video, Derek shows how to use small self-adhesive lead weights to balance wheels that are fitted to the kart.
You’re on the grid, the gate slides open, you push the button to start the engine – but nothing happens… This week’s Power Republic video shows how to switch out a failed button with an after market replacement.
It’s another back to basics how-to video from Power Republic this week, Derek demonstrating the removing of a kart engine, in this case a Vortex Mini RoK off a Tony Kart Cadet chassis, but the process is more or less the same for most other engines.
How do you get comfy in a kart? Here’s another of Power Republic’s Karting 101 Beginner’s Guides to setting up your go kart – from getting in and out of the kart to types of adjustment available to fit the driver and make them comfortable.
If you don’t get the basics right, the fine tuning counts for nothing. In this week’s Power Republic how-to tech video, Derek does go back to basics, demonstrating how to clean, change and adjust the chain.
Derek at Power Republic runs through how to service the BSM brake system that’s fitted to the Rookie 900 kart, which is very similar to the brake systems found on some of the older Tony Karts that people are using in retro racing.
In this week’s video, Power Republic show how to use bathrooms scales to weigh your kart and calculate weight distribution which can assist when moving the seat or adding ballast to keep the kart balanced.
A lambda sensor measures the concentration of oxygen in the exhaust gas, thus indicating how close (or far away!) to a perfect tune an internal combustion engine might be. This week’s video from Power Republic shows how the device can be installed on a kart and added to the MyChron5 dash.
Tony Kart’s seat fitting jig is arguably the easiest and most accurate way of positioning a seat in a kart. In this video, Derek at Power Republic shows how the tool works, installing a seat in their new 4SS chassis.