How do you prepare go kart tires?
Weekly Procedure – Prep is injected or drawn into the valve stem using a piece of fuel line. Next, place the tires on a tire roller and allow them to roll continuously for at least 6 hours. We recommend the tire be prepped and rolled approximately 3 days before the race to allow time for the prep to work through.
How can I make my go kart tires last longer?
Regardless of what tires you run, i’ve found that I can get a lot more life out of them by flipping them around on the rim. Unmount the tire after every event and swap sides (move inside to outside), since the inside edges of tires seem to wear at a much faster rate than the outsides.
Does Simple Green soften tires?
Simple Green will harden tires as it is a degreaser which pulls the oils out of the rubber. They feel squeaky clean and tacky but not any softer.
How do I shrink my go kart tires?
Remove valve core, wrap tire warmer around the tire, let it heat up for about 30 to 45 minutes, then put valve core back in and submerge in cold water till cooled down. Air the tire back up to race pressure and check diameter. Repeat if necessary until you’ve reached your number.
What chemical will soften tires?
Tuluene, Xylene, and Acetone may be used in some or all of the modern tire treatments. When asked if tire treatments may contain those chemicals, an expert in the industry confirmed it.
How often do you need to change go kart tires?
Bottom line: it all depends on how serious you are taking your racing. If your in it to just race and enjoy the time with your kids then 3-4 race weekends on a set of tires is reasonable. If your in it to win a lot and be very competitive, change them every race day.
How do you soften tires on dirt racing?
The best way to soften the tyres is by using kerosene. Take some rags soaked in kerosene and cover the tyres with it. It is best to be done two to three days before the race. Now wrap the tyres in foil and do not remove it until the day of the race.
What can you do with old go kart Tyres?
You could take your old tyre to your household recycling centre. the requirements for accepting them will vary so check with your local authority before visiting. Some centres may make a small charge for tyre disposal, and this does not necessarily mean that it will be recycled.
Why do dirt track racers wrap their tires?
What exactly is going on here? Wrapping it helps keep the tire in good condition. Oils in the rubber will dry out and can actually harden the compound. They do this some after they grind them before a race and also if they aren’t used for a few days.