How-To: Fix Leaking Rims

If you’ve got a leaky rim, it does not necessarily mean you have to fork out cash for a brand new (and, most likely, rather expensive!) wheel.

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Video: Replacing Crankshaft Seals

Leaky crankshaft seals will rob performance in a two-stroke engine. In this video by Power Republic, Derek shows how to replace the seals on an IAME kart racing engine without …

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What’s New: Tony Kart EVS 950mm

Derek at Power Republic runs through what’s on the new Tony Kart EVS kart for the Cadet/Mini kids classes.



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How-To: Change The Steering Column

You’ve had a prang and bent the steering column. Derek Jones shows how to quickly change out the steering column for a new one in this latest Karting Basics how-to video from Power Republic.

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How-To: Replace Bent Tie-Rods

Power Republic goes back to basics in this instructional tech video, how to swap out damaged tie-rods (steering rods) with new ones.

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FIA Karting’s Technical Trio

Supervised by the technical delegate Karl Janga, the close-knit team of Michel Borgeaud, Hans-Jürgen Dangers and Marcello Somera look after the technical matters at FIA Karting events.

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Dyno Test: Old v New Rotax Restrictor

In this week’s Power Republic video, Derek throws an engine on the dyno and does a direct comparison of last year’s exhaust restrictor to this years and lets the wiggly lines of the dyno run tell the tale.

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The New Tyres

Most of the active Karting Australia karters have probably now raced on the new tyres for 2022 from Maxxis and LeCont. How have you managed on the new rubber?

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Temporary Rule Reversal

Karting Australia’s 125cc TaG and TaG Restricted classes have reverted to last years rule book for weight and restrictor sizes.

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How-To: Fix Starter Issues on the X30

In this week’s Power Republic tech video, Derek demonstrates how to change the IAME X30 bendix and starter motor, then runs though what other common things to check if you have trouble firing up your X30 or TaG engine.

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Off-Season Superkart Prep

The last race of the season has been run & won. So, time to throw the kart in the trailer and wait until next year, right? Not really…

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Optimising Gearshift Points

Reducing lap times is the aim of the game and one area that time can be found is optimising the gear shift point – and it’s different in the lower gears compared to the higher gears..

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How-To: Fix Bent Rear Bar Bolts

In this week’s Power Republic how-to video, Derek demonstrates the easy way to repair rear bar bolts on your go kart. Although this is performed on a Tony Kart, it is a very similar process for other brands of chassis.

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How To: Read The Tune with Data Analysis

This week’s Power Republic How To video covers LAMBDA data analysis to tune the engine, from videoing Easitune lights to using MyChron’s awesome software to really investigate what’s going on.

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Comparison: Easitune v MyChron

In this week’s Power Republic tuning tips video, Derek compares the Easitune LAMBDA sensor and the MyChron LCU1 kit. He shows the fitting of each to a kart, then runs through a comparison of the two systems based on cost, ease of use and functionality.

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How-to: Tune With The Axle

In this week’s Power Republic tech video, Derek runs through the fundamentals of tuning a kart with the rear axle, using different lengths and different grades of material.

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How to: Change Rear Axle Bearings

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.

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Video: Old Kart Tune-Up

In this week’s Power Republic video, Derek’s getting another old-girl ready to go back on the race track, in this case a Merlin kart fitted with a Rotax FR125 MAX engine.

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Video: Ackermann Steering Adjustments

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.

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Tuning Tips Video: Front Track Width

Here’s another back-to-basics tech video from Power Republic – how to measure and adjust the front track width, plus some tips and measurements to help you set the thing up.

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Tuning Tips Video: Rear Track Width

Here’s another back-to-basics tech video from Power Republic – how to measure and adjust the rear track width, plus some tips and measurements to help you set the thing up.

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