have been having a constant struggle in my 2 years of karting. That is never having top end speed or getting the level of RPMs the other guys do with the same gear.
Some background about what I race. I have a 2008 Coyote SS chassis running a just passed stock clone. My series is the NYKA and everyone has sealed motors with the same parts. The only things we can change on the motor are springs, spark plugs and carb jets. I am running 18lb springs and so is everyone else
So citing the motor as the sole issue is not an option.
I am the quickets guy in the corners pulling 1-2 kart lengths throughout turn in to turnout once I am on the straight I am still gaining then all of a sudden they just pull me. I just have no acceleration or top end. This is even the case when I am running the same gear as other guys (12-62) at the home track (MXK Hotshot Raceway) and (14-62) at GVKC in Avon NY.
The series organizer builds/techs all motors and has been lecturing me about bind on straights. I have been taught to take away camber, and caster. Loosening bumper and nerf mounts to make the kart more free. Currently I am running 0 toe, 0 camber, and I am backed off on caster significantly. Also scaled the kart to get 50/50% left to right The only things I never played with is seat position and carb jet size. I have noticed my motor is ever so slightly crooked, but the organizer said that wouldn’t impact it that much.
I am just getting very frustrated now. I cannot be competitive without that top end speed. I feel like I have checked every box to limit bind down straights.