Me and my friend recently bought a gokart together - A KZ2 with a TM K8 engine. We took it out on track first time today, after a couple of weeks of restoration and tweaking. Everything went surprisingly well, considering the kart is 12 years old.
The only thing that’s bothering us about the kart, which we’re both completely unable to understand why it’s happening, is that the engine completely loses power in left turns. It doesn’t stall however, it just idles and drags the kart along at low speed.
After a couple of seconds, it springs back to life again.
This happened everytime in low-speed left-hand corners, never ever turning right. In the mid-speed left turns, you could keep it from bogging down if you didn’t release the throttle completely.
Apart from that, the engine itself was working flawlessly.
We’re at a loss here. Me and my friend are both very new to the world of karting, so our experience won’t get us very far on this strange problem. We would very much appreciate all the help we can get!