Seeking some wisdom guys! I have red the forums here for wisdom and am striking out a little it seems and maybe want to dive a little deeper on my situation to maybe get some help.
6 foot 4 with 2020 otk in ka100. Just ran local event here at gopro motorplex and scraped by with a top 10 just 2-3 tenths off the pace. Struggling with the kart being bound up in the center…I just get a pretty bad hop in the middle if I dont drive it super smooth or if I go in with any kind of aggression to the apex. I feel like I need to wait for the kart to settle before committing to power. Track had loads of grip so that maybe why it felt like it did, as the night before track had less grip and my kart felt hooked up, no hop. But trying to make it better on higher grip scenarios. Its easy for me to add grip, not visa versa. Im not saying its only the kart either, I certainly can drive better for sure, but just sharing my thoughts and maybe this can help me find time!
Ive tried many things… neutral caster (not negative), softer front bar (too soft and it just doesnt turn), no seat struts (this was the biggest change that helped the most), stiffer axle (N to H, minor change for the positive. Also tried a cut N, this is worse), no third, axle up chassis down (makes it worse almost, left in the middle), one big spacer up front (will try two small ones next), might try bringing front and rear down together next. But essentially anything I do, I seam to have the same problem… there’s something bigger (my stature lol) in play that these smaller changes just aren’t fixing.
One thing that I feel may be a contributor is my seat…Maybe my seat is too stiff or too far back, Its an NEK standard seat. I was thinking of going to a tillet t9.5t and was wondering if anyone has any words of wisdom?