Hi guys I was cleaning my kart on the stand when I realized that when I push down the brake the axle still spins and then locks up it sounds worse than it is it just has a little bit of travel before it fully stops Is this normal Thanks!
I’m not exactly sure what your concern is, but If you are concerned about the “play” between the rotor and the hub, the 6 fasteners are replaceable. They are a bit pricy but they are a wear item and are replaced as a set. You will need snap ring pliers to complete this job too.
Uh oh. So after reading this I have questions. I found my rear rotor to be what I thought was loose. Now I am second guessing this after tightening it up. I have a italkart shifter, maybe it was supposed to be that way?
How can I tell, and how loose should it actually be?
I have looked and looked at this brake setup ( Italkart) and I can’t see anything to suggest that it is or is meant to be a ’ floating’ setup. The caliper appears to be dropping apart but that may be an illusion?
This is confusing to me. You are suggesting that the pictured Italkart has a floating disk but I am seeing a bolt with a nut. Your pictured fasteners look more like the Freeline design and there is no nuts just a spring washer and a circlip. It would seem to me a nut would allow tightening to the point there is no float and I think was the issue slowandsteady was trying to solve.
Usually the kind that are a bolt use a shouldered bolt so the nut will be tight and everything but the shoulder keeps the disc from being squeezed. However, the aluminum the shoulder tightens against can sometimes wear down which can allow the bolt to tighten up the disc too much.