LO 206 Engine Setup

vozy

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Hello Folks,

I'm brand new to kart racing. That said, bear with me if my questions seem like I should already know that. I have a kart with a clone engine already on it but, I want to race the LO 206 class for the fun it has to offer...I'm hoping my local track, and those tracks around me, adopt it as well.

I bought, and received, an LO 206 crate engine package. I also got a throttle cable with it and I'm not able to figure out how to install it on the carb or what else I need to know about setting it up for installation on the kart. Is there info out there that will help me with getting my engine ready?

There are so many drum type clutches available. What would be a good drum clutch to use considering the power, torque and rpm characteristics of the LO 206?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
I second the Hilliard Flame clutch.
We work closely with the LO206 program, if you have any questions feel free to email me info@gofasthp.com and I'll be glad to answer any specific questions.

-Shannon
 
With this motor you I assume you have the 6100rpm rev limiter. Flame is the correct clutch. Don't use the small air filters, use the large ones and if running dirt use a pre-filter. Change oil after 2 nights and you should be all good.
 
Don't use the small air filters, use the large ones

Check with your local rules first. The LO206 has a spec air filter (Green Filter) and is mandated at most tracks running the LO206 class.
If you have a choice on filter, get the velocity flange filter for sure.

Hilliard Flame clutch will work nicely on the LO206 (as will any other legal drum clutch.) I've got customers that really like the Premier Stinger clutch, and yet some others that prefer the Noram GE clutches. All will get the job done. How you tune it and set it up for your application is just as important.

You should be able to contact the business that you purchased your engine from for specific questions -- we'd be glad to help as well - just give us a call.
We keep all the parts in stock for the LO206 and are committed to helping this engine platform grow nationwide.



Thanks and God bless,
Brian Carlson
Carlson Racing Engines
Vector Chassis
Vector Cuts
(25 years full time serving the karting industry)
www.CarlsonMotorsports.com
215 N. High St.
Linden, IN 47955
765-339-4407
bcarlson@CarlsonMotorsports.com
 
Did you get satisfactory answers to you questions?
 
Yes I did Jimbo.

I've seen a WKA rule set that set a three shoe, three spring maximum clutch http://www.worldkarting.com/downloads/206-LocalOptionRules.pdf. I don't know why they have to develop a rule set when Briggs and Stratton have already done that. I'm waiting to see what my local track, The Kart Track, wants to do before I buy a clutch; thay've referenced the WKA rules. I'm still considering the valve cover vent and the carb overflow because I'm sure they'll have to be contained in catch bottles to keep contaminants off the track.

Oh, thanks for the engine. It arrived in good shape. I'm satisfied with the purchase.
 
I was at the PRI show in Indy in December..Hilliard was there..There is a NEW version of the shoes in the flame clutch..be sure to buy the new style..not an old inventory one.
 
Greg
I missed them at PRI.
What's the advantage of this new shoe?
 
We have ran our engine on dirt for 2 years now using the briggs spec filter. I used a regular animal filter ONCE when ours got damaged in a wreck. I'll never do that again. No dirt with the briggs filter, dirt in the carb with the crappy filter. No prefilter, just wash it and oil it. If you plan on racing it seriously, stick with the briggs rule set. Heck, the filter is better anyways.

It seems like WKA has still got the old rules listed. Frankly they don't seem to care much for the LO206. Go with the Briggs rules and you will be legal everywhere you race.

http://www.briggsandstratton.com/en...Junior 206 Engine Class Regulations.pdf?la=en

-Shannon
 
Yes I did Jimbo.

I've seen a WKA rule set that set a three shoe, three spring maximum clutch http://www.worldkarting.com/downloads/206-LocalOptionRules.pdf. I don't know why they have to develop a rule set when Briggs and Stratton have already done that. I'm waiting to see what my local track, The Kart Track, wants to do before I buy a clutch; thay've referenced the WKA rules. I'm still considering the valve cover vent and the carb overflow because I'm sure they'll have to be contained in catch bottles to keep contaminants off the track.

Oh, thanks for the engine. It arrived in good shape. I'm satisfied with the purchase.


Vozy I am also watching what Jason is going to do, you will most likely see me follow suit
 
It's really unfortunate that WKA can't get on board with the Briggs rule set. Complete uniformity everywhere would be the best thing for this engine package and Karting in general.
You can pic apart any rule set for any engine and find minutia that you think makes things better but Briggs did all the development of this engine and their rule package is as good as it gets.
It's a great engine for Karting in every aspect. Especially the racers.
 
We have ran our engine on dirt for 2 years now using the briggs spec filter. I used a regular animal filter ONCE when ours got damaged in a wreck. I'll never do that again. No dirt with the briggs filter, dirt in the carb with the crappy filter. No prefilter, just wash it and oil it. If you plan on racing it seriously, stick with the briggs rule set. Heck, the filter is better anyways.


http://www.briggsandstratton.com/en...Junior 206 Engine Class Regulations.pdf?la=en

-Shannon

See we have the exact opposite problem with this. We have never ran the Green Filter except for the IKF shows and when we did i had more dirt in the carb then i ever could imagine. It got to the point were we will telling people that it was our secret for speed, dirt in the motor. But when we run the R2C Filter or a "Floppy" animal filter or even the K&N, not a single piece of dust. Our surface is extremely dry and dusty so maybe thats the problem but jmo.
 
The best thing you can do to keep dirt out of a LO 206 or Animal is to make a guard that goes between the tire and the air filter. You can attach it to the chassis, engine or incorporate it into the body work.
Sometimes you need to also make a deflector that goes in front of the air filter to protect it from dirt / dust that comes off the front tire.
Another thing is that the foam filter socks don't fit the tapered LO 206 air filter like we would like.
This can be fixed by simply folding the sock back over the tail end of the filter. This will cause the sock to shrink down and fit the end of the air filter tightly plus it gives you 2 layers of prefilter. If you cut another prefilter in half you can put that over the front end of the filter. Oiling the filter and prefilter is a must as well.
Here's a picture for you.
http://www.fastermotors.net/HELPTOPICS.html
 
I took a while for me to fully appreciate the FACTORY rule set for the LO-206. But it works, and I am glad the tracks and series we deal with are following them 100%.
 
Amen to that Mike!
If the rules are kept the same for several years with NO changes, that's a huge appeal to those coming from the clone ranks. Rules changes (in general) cost the racer AND supplier money. Enforcement of the rules goes a long way as well!


Thanks,
Brian Carlson
 
Right on the money guys! We at IKF are proud of our effort to freeze the 4 cycle engine rules related to Briggs & Stratton through 2016. Below, the latest from Briggs:

The 2014 Briggs and Stratton 206 Rules Set RELEASED!

“This year’s 206 rule set was a difficult one as we had to change the year on the cover page from 2013 to 2014” stated David Klaus, Director – Briggs and Stratton Racing. “That falls in line with our goal of this program, that cost-effective racing is about long-term stability. The 206 is for the racers, built by racers, and backed by a common sense approach to rules and backed a company in the full-time business of racing. The part of the month club, the rule changes driven on self-interest instead of our racers best interest, will NEVER be a part of our factory rule set. That doesn’t make for better racing, it takes away from it. If you get beat it should be because you missed the setup or blew a corner, not because you have the latest widget or were out spent. In 206 racing, the finish is up to you.
 
Hillard Flame is a great clutch for the LO206


Anyone have a recommendation for how to set up the Flame for the LO206 in sprint racing? I've heard 2 white / 2 black springs? Leading / trailing shoes? Weights - needed or not? Weight is about 375 lbs.

Thanks
 
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