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Newbie needs help!

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:45 pm
by Tony Meza
Hey guys I've been around motoring in some form or fashion but I am new to Karting from a racing prespective. I bought a used NTK kart late last year that needed a little TLC and I think it's ready now. I have all my gear ready (suit, gloves, neck brace, lid) except for a transponder. (Does any one know where I can get a used one at a relatively good price? Other than that I'm not sure what the next step to get into the track...Bob (Schabel) gave it an inspection before Spring Race 5 and addresed a couple things. Those have been corrected except the drilled bolts that mount the brake's master cylnder?? Can't seem to find those anywhere!? Any advice would be appreciated as I am anxious to get to the track!

BTW.. Bob was nice enough to let me work the Spring Race 5 taking pics and I'm sure I captured many of you or your kiddo! Here is the link to the gallery..

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Thanks for all your help guys!!

Tony,

Amateur photographer and AVID racer!!

Re: Newbie needs help!

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:55 pm
by Kevin Crowe
Tony,

You are not required to buy a transponder, we rent them at the track for $10. I would keep an eye on our classified section in this forum and also ekartingnews.com's classified forum for a used transponder.

The brake master cylinder bolts, the easiest thing to do would be to take them out and drill them so that you can run safety wire through them. If you can't do it yourself, your local machine shop should be able to do it for you. It is difficult to find pre-drilled bolts but this should get you ready to race.

Re: Newbie needs help!

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:37 pm
by Tony Meza
Kevin,

Thanks for the advice. If anyone knows of a machine shop in the Irving/Valley Ranch area it would be appreaciated. I gave the kart a run this afternoon and the brake is slipping..this could be something a regular brake shop can look at right? Glad to know xponders are rented..if I can get those two things then I hope I can make it out to the track this Saturday.

T

Re: Newbie needs help!

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:07 pm
by Bob Schabel
bring the kart to the track Friday night and we can work on fixing the brakes.

Re: Newbie needs help!

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:02 pm
by Tony Meza
Bob that would be great! Any particular time to be up there friday night?
While we are out there, what are the possiblities to getting my 7 almost 8 year old to try out a kart...he keeps asking me when he is going to race but I'm just not sure if it's the hype of "daddy doing it" or if he really is interested..I also have a 13 year old boy and I have taken them both out to DKC to run and he just wasnt as interested in it..I would really like for this to become family or bonding thing with the boys though.

Thanks a bunch.

Re: Newbie needs help!

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:02 pm
by Bob Schabel
Yes, we can do demo rides for both kids friday night, regards, bob