Video: Race Prep on the IAME KA100

In this week’s Power Republic how-to tech video, Derek gives a rundown on his IAME KA100 race prep procedure, from the starter and clutch through to the carby and spark plug.

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Pre-Season Race-Prep for the Rotax MAX

In this week’s Power Republic how-to video, follow along as Derek checks over and prepares a Rotax MAX FR125 Evo engine for the start of the racing season.

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KNSW Release 2021 Rule Book

Karting NSW has released its 2021 rule books. There are six publications; the overall KNSW Rules & Regulations, plus a handbook for each of five specific disciplines of the sport – Sprint, Enduro, Speedway, Retro and Vintage.

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Video: Karting Questions, Dec 2020

Get answers to the questions! This is the last of Power Republic’s “how to” tech videos for 2020. Derek answers questions posed by the punters about axles, engine rebuilds, tyre pressures, KZs, $1000 go karts and much more.

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Video: Setting Up for Sticky Track

In this week’s how-to video, Power Republic’s Derek Jones runs through things you can do to tackle the hotter tracks experienced in the summer months.

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How-To Video: Bleed Brakes

Power Republic has produced an updated video on bleeding brakes, demonstrating two different methods using the current-spec Tony Kart system.

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Video: Karting Q&As

In this week’s video, Derek answers a bunch of commonly asked questions that pop up in the comments area of the Power Republic videos. They include…

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Time-Lapse: Engine Rebuild

This week’s Power Republic video gives a behind the scenes time lapse view of a KA100 top-end rebuild.

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How-To Video: Bumper Keeper Kit

One of the more common reasons for retirement from a race (apart from crashing!) is the rear bumper coming loose. In this weeks video, Derek at Power Republic shows how this can be addressed with the Kart Master Bumper Keeper kit.

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How-To: Throttle Shaft Spring Replacement

Outside of brake failure, a stuck throttle is the last thing you want when driving a race kart. This week’s how-to video shows how to replace the throttle return spring that operates directly on the throttle shaft of a Tillotson carby.

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How-To: Fix Broken Wheel Studs

In the second episode of Power Republic’s Race Day Survival Series, Derek demonstrates how to remove and replace broken studs.

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KA Adjust Weights in 125cc TaG Classes

UPDATED – Karting Australia has announced parity weight changes in the TaG 125 and TaG 125 Restricted classes. The changes will be in effect THIS WEEKEND.

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Video: Stuck Wheel Hubs

‘Race Day Survival’ is a new set of videos that Power Republic are putting together, and here’s the first in the series – Stuck Wheel Hubs.

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How-To Video: Tyre Pressures

The tyre is the only thing that puts performance from the kart to the ground. Setting the correct tyre pressure is critical for this to happen. This week, Derek at Power Republic talks rubber, pressures and various options to consider.

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What is KR’s Extra Lever & Button For?

The factory Kart Republic karts at the KZ World Championships this weekend feature an extra lever and button on the gearstick – but it’s got nothing to do with shifting gears.

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Video: Pro Tips for Kart Prep

In this week’s video, Derek talks pro tips for race kart preparation, including ‘best practice’ for weight distribution, action camera mounting and transponders.

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Video: Go Kart Seats

The seat in your kart is one of the most important tuning components as it affects weight distribution and chassis flex. This week, Power Republic has released an updated video showing various types of seat available for fitting into a racing kart chassis.

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11T Rotax Explained

Power Republic’s tech video for this week covers the Rotax 11-tooth drive sprocket which requires more frequent servicing than it’s roller-bearing big brothers.

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Video: Karting Tips Q&A

Power Republic’s Derek Jones provides answers to viewers questions that cover technical and setup tips to driving technique.

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