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Old 01-12-2014, 09:31 AM   #21
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Sounds like they are jealous they aren't involved in a sport that requires balance and .
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:10 PM   #22
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We went out there today and there wasnt any problem that I saw. 3 of us road bikes to about 3 to 5 karts I believe. The president of the track association was there and did mention the noise problem and how they put some restrictions in place to quiet down the karts out there and such.
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He was pretty concerned when we first got there, but once he heard the bikes on track (we were all on XR100s) he didn't say much about the noise from them. We did talk about the gouges from foot pegs on the track too, but there's not much we can do about that other than stop crashing.

He's a newly elected track president and a kart guy so I can understand he's just doing his job and looking out for the club. He pulled one kart off track that was too loud, so he's not just singling us out.

Vaughn was his usual charismatic and charming self so I think he left feeling OK about the bike members of the club.

We may need to police ourselves a bit more, but I don't see too much of an issue with it yet. Several new guys have joined up and more bike membership gives us a little more voice in the club too.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:41 PM   #24
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He was pretty concerned when we first got there, but once he heard the bikes on track (we were all on XR100s) he didn't say much about the noise from them. We did talk about the gouges from foot pegs on the track too, but there's not much we can do about that other than stop crashing.

He's a newly elected track president and a kart guy so I can understand he's just doing his job and looking out for the club. He pulled one kart off track that was too loud, so he's not just singling us out.

Vaughn was his usual charismatic and charming self so I think he left feeling OK about the bike members of the club.

We may need to police ourselves a bit more, but I don't see too much of an issue with it yet. Several new guys have joined up and more bike membership gives us a little more voice in the club too.

Was there any resolution to this? Do the bikes have to put the mufflers in or are the kart guys doing something about it? Are they still looking to resolve this issue? Thanks!
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:37 PM   #25
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I haven't heard anything since then. We told the track president he needs to contact TMGP management if they want us to make changes. I haven't seen anything from Denny or Jeff on the web site, so I don't know if that has happened yet.

The noise complaints usually come on race weekends and some of the guys with the open megaphones are from up north and don't get to the track except for races. If TMGP needs to make technical changes I hope they do it soon before the season starts so those guys can adjust.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:37 PM   #26
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I think it will work itself out. Definitely don't let it keep you from joining the track, it's a good time and a bargain for the money. Most of the karters and track partners really appreciate having us around. The others just need to get to know us better.
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Yeah, its nothing to worry about too much. They are just trying to keep the peace. I think the main concerns are noise, and track surface.

Noise Repack your silencers and don't pack them too tightly or too loosely as to allow for suppression of sound

Track Surface Put some sliders on the bottom of your pegs, ends of your handlebars or bark busters and maybe axles. I am working on some stuff for that possibly using old sliders, plastic cutting board material etc. Anything that will slide somewhat easily and not gouge the pavement.
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If you have some ideas on those sliders let me know Vaughn.

I sent a quick email to Jeff and Denny to give them a heads up, see if they've been approached by GCKI, and if they anticipate any changes for 2014. Don't want to stir things up but if we need to do something it's better to figure this stuff out now than at tech inspection on race day.
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Yeah Stephen, good idea on making sure Jeff and Denny know whats happening. I will keep you updated on my sliders tech.
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Seems like a counter sunk hole with some washers over the axles and zip tied squares all
Using thick cutting board material might work. I've also seen skateboard wheels on the axles.
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