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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Karting 101: Throttle Cables

Here’s Power Republic’s weekly tech video, this time with tips about throttle cables – replacement, adjustment and care.

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Keeping The Superkarts Running

What’s it take to keep a bunch of Superkarts running? The Queensland-based Weier Family Racing team has been posting updates about the trials and tribulations of going racing in the road race divisions.

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Quick News!

Lots of catch-up news in this post, such as: The Noise shunts, a new Sera, win free stickers, RIP, Wagga upgrade, reverse radiator, etc

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Video: A Quick Engine Swap

This week, Power Republic has a time-lapse engine change video, taking viewers through the process of swapping out a Rotax for an X30.

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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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