I’m after some opinions on when you do your maintenance items. I’ve just had my second session last weekend and first in the dry. The kart performed great and I learnt a lot more about It and it’s performance. I have been accumulating spares as I see them come up on sale etc. When do you guys change the following items and what else should I look to do very soon, and what in the future?
Brake pads - Arrow X1, do I wear them down to the backplate?
Brake Fluid - yearly?
Brake Rotor - when it’s not straight?
Gear Oil - yearly?
Bearings - ever?
Coolant - yearly?
Spark Plug - only if fouled?
I run a pre-evo Rotax engine and so far I’ve changed the coolant because it had a glycol based coolant previously. I have purchased a spark plug, gear oil, coolant hoses, brake pads, brake fluid, a throttle cable and brake safety cable. Plus I’ve changed out a bunch of the old nyloc nuts and replaced some bolts. I’ve also replaced the fuel lines and fuel filter, and I replaced my air filter but haven’t re-oiled it yet.
I bought some as useful spares and some to do so I have a clean slate.