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How do I mount a seat?

Postby Aaron Bunch » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:09 am

I just bought another kart and it had a small seat mounted. I need to mount my XL seat. Is there a proper order of operations for mounting a seat? Do I just hammer and bend the heck out of the braces to clear my wide XL seat? Any hints/tips are appreciated.

Thanks.

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Re: How do I mount a seat?

Postby Yaani-Mai Gaddy » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:29 pm

Hi Aaron,

When I was webmaster I posted some articles in the NTK Resources page that includes one titled "The Art of Installing a Seat" it is a reprint of an National Karting News article. Be sure to click on the image to view the entire article that is four pages long.

http://www.ntkarters.com/resources.html

Ribtect makes a very nice seat mounting kit that includes low profile bolts, all high quality parts. Here is the link. http://www.ribtect.com/RibtectSeat_Mounting_Kit.html

I hope this helps.
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Re: How do I mount a seat?

Postby Bob Schabel » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:49 pm

Aaron, we have been know to bend the seat struts with large breaker bars or 6 foot iron bars.
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Re: How do I mount a seat?

Postby Aaron Bunch » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:51 pm

Thanks.

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Re: How do I mount a seat?

Postby Yaani-Mai Gaddy » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:57 pm

I think Gene puts large tubing over the seat struts to gently bend them rather than use a hammer. Let me check with him & I will post back if he has any other tips.
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Re: How do I mount a seat?

Postby Kevin Crowe » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:31 pm

yes, you can break the welds with a hammer, be gentle.
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