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- Thread starter Meyer22
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Left side weight LF 87 + LR 129 =216 divided by 375 total weight equals 0.576 X 100 equals 57.60 percent.

Good explanation---also before you set your kart on make sure the 4 scales read about the same --stand on each scale and then adjust each one to read the same weight--We used this setup for a while early on and it works well. Check levelness using a 4' level and shim up the low spots--all 4 scales being level with each other is critical---hard to find a dead level floor. One other thing--set your tire pressures before you scale. John

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Great Idea josheezpapa ! good to see you back on Bobs .

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Yeah forgive us ole-timers, we forget how hard it is to do basic math.

not hard but can be time consuming when you have to do the math after every adjustment, I've done it both ways.

You said you use a computer program, you do know the majority of people will only have a computer in the house and not where they work on a kart, it will take more time to write the wheel weights down, walk to the house, take off your shoes, use the computer, than it does to do the math, and with a hand calculator any changes to the kart can show how much the change madenot hard but can be time consuming when you have to do the math after every adjustment, I've done it both ways.

You said you use a computer program, you do know the majority of people will only have a computer in the house and not where they work on a kart, it will take more time to write the wheel weights down, walk to the house, take off your shoes, use the computer, than it does to do the math, and with a hand calculator any changes to the kart can show how much the change made

I do use a computer program with my laptop in the garage, it's all about what works best for you. I used to do the math on paper but I found this way to be faster and easier. I can enter my weights and it will give me percentages and break it down into cross, left ,front and rear. can also input your desired percentages and it will break down what each wheel should weigh. If I were using a desk top sure, it wouldn't make sense but I'm not sure how many guys out there are using desk tops these days. I also bring the laptop to the kart when hooking up to our Digatrons.

The OP Meyer22 is just getting into karting, you posted an answer that best fit YOUR situation and not his.I do use a computer program with my laptop in the garage,it's all about what works best for you. I used to do the math on paper but I found this way to be faster and easier. I can enter my weights and it will give me percentages and break it down into cross, left ,front and rear. can also input your desired percentages and it will break down what each wheel should weigh. If I were using a desk top sure, it wouldn't make sense but I'm not sure how many guys out there are using desk tops these days. I also bring the laptop to the kart when hooking up to our Digatrons.

it's all about what works best for you

When I said "Its all about what works best for you" I was suggesting that if paper and a calculator works for you (xxx#40) then use that method.

You can 'zero' the scales or make them weight things the same by putting 40 pounds or so, what ever you have that's heavy and easy to handle, on each of them one scale at at time.

Put weight on one scale and see what the scale reads. Then take the same weight to the next scale and adjust it to read the same weight as the first. Then do the other two.

What your doing is trying to make sure all four scales will work and read weight the same. You don't have to have an "exact" weight reading to figure out percentages, you just need each scale to read the same weight, the same. If you always then put the same weight on the scales to make them read alike, they your reference will always be the same.

Once you weigh and record the #'s rotate the kart 180 degrees, if the weights don't repeat your scales aren't level.

I’d like to see that program. I have one that runs with Excel but I have my doubts if it’s any good. Oh, it comes up with the right numbers all right, but of the 150 or so copies that I’ve given out, only a few have said anything about it. Good or Bad.

Once you weigh and record the #'s rotate the kart 180 degrees, if the weights don't repeat your scales aren't level.

good advice