How-To: Balance Your Wheels

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.

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How-To Video: Avoid Disaster

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.

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How To: Remove a Kart Engine

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.

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Front-End Fine Tuning

Fine tuning the front-end set up and using an after-market caster adjuster kit to do it. That’s what Derek at Power Republic demonstrates in this week’s how-to tech video.

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Quick News!

Bit of a catch-up here! A real mixed bag of news briefs and videos from various aspects of the sport covering many topics. Don’t miss out, jump in!

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Karting 101: Wheels

In this week’s karting basics video, Derek at Power Republic talks about go kart wheels.

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How-To: Get In & Get Comfy

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.

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How-To: Chain Service

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.

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MyChron5 Dash Installation

A funny sounding Derek (hopefully not COVID!) Jones demonstrates how to fit the AiM MyChron 5 data logger and dash to a kart.

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How-To: OTK Brake Rebuild

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.

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How-To: Fast Seat Adjusters

In this week’s video, Power Republic show how the new Fast Adjusters product could be the easiest way to adjust a go kart seat position.

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How-To: Scaling a Kart & Weight Distribution

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.

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Video: MyChron Lambda Sensor

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.

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Features On The New Arrow

What’s new on Arrow’s latest creation? Dave Sera shows how DPE has gone back to a 2-bearing rear end on the kart he’s currently using in the AKC.

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Video: Karting Q&A

Power Republic answers readers’ questions in this weeks “Q&A” video. Topics include kart storage, how long does fuel last, specialty…

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How To: Fit a Seat the Easy Way

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.

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3-Tenth Gain from Aproké Sprocket Carrier

Melbourne-based Aproké Engineering is set to release a revolutionary new sprocket carrier in the coming months that will see increased acceleration without having to add teeth.

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How-To Video: Applying Stickers

Derek at Power Republic gives his tips for getting stickers stuck in the right places on your kart, using the Tony Kart M7 sticker pack that goes on the current 401 Racer or 801 Krypton as the example.

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How-To Tech Video: Torsion Bars

Most modern kart chassis come with a range of clamps and bars that can be used to adjust the stiffness of the frame which affects handling and tyre life. In this video, Derek from Power Republic runs through some Tony Kart/OTK options and after-market parts.

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Video: Race Prepping The IAME X30

Another how-to engine prep video! In this edition, Derek tackles the 125cc IAME X30 and covers some important maintenance and service tips to keep it running competitively.

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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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