So I ground a hole in my seat last year, and replacing it was a general pain in the ass due to the fact that I come in soaking wet at 145 and that means almost 50lbs of lead for seniors, along with other troubles that may arise.
I was thinking a while ago then, what about a seat guard that attached to the bottom of the kart and protected your seat from getting scraped up? I figure it could attach at the bottom tabs at the front and by the rear along the rails. It could just slide along the rail so it doesn’t bind the kart at all. Would there be a market for this? Is a concept like this even legal to use or would they disagree with it?
I know there’s the easy solution of “drive better so that doesn’t become an issue,” but I’ve seen a few people with the same issue just from driving on a rough track and finding one bump through a turn or something like that. At my track turn one has a runoff in case you accidentally run wide or get pushed off, which means riding the whole curb at corner exit, which I could see going through a seat very easily.
I get ideas like this all the time. They usually amount to nothing right now but I like looking into them a little bit