HOW TO ADAPT A MINI KART TO
AN 8 YEAR OLD CHILD (90 CM TALL)
The pedal board has pedal connections and supports the driver’s foot.read more
The pedal unit is fitted – using a special plate that has several holes aimed at allowing multiple adjustments – to the lower support of the steering column.read more
In the photos, the accessory installed on a Lenzokart Cayman 2020 chassis: for small 90 cm tall drivers it is possible to use a double fitting plate to further bring the brake and accelerator controls closer.read more
1 What is the first step to adapt the driving position to a small driver?
The first controls on which to intervene to adapt the driver's seat to XXS size drivers are the pedals. In fact, the opposite happens in general with karting than with normal everyday cars, where you have a fixed pedal and move the seat closer/further away. In fact, moving the seat of a kart also means moving the centre of gravity of the kart (as we will see in the following slides), which is why - if possible - the tendency is not to move it but to bring the controls closer to the seat. In particular, the best solution to significantly reduce the distance between the seat and the standard fitting position of the pedals on the chassis is to install a pedal unit.
Its fastening to the chassis is generally carried out on the lower support of the steering column and, in addition, through a bracket on the side of the brake pedal (which is pressed by the driver with more force than the accelerator) to avoid any rotations or misalignments of the pedal. The pedals have a raised foot support which in this way does not therefore interfere with the normal movement of the steering arms. The fitting position must be arranged so that the child can press the pedals as far as they will go without the slightest difficulty.
As an additional safety element, in addition to the standard fitting points of the pedal unit, it is possible to add a bracket on the brake pedal side that connects the pedal unit to the original pedal attachment on the chassis.read more
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