LO206 Carb Slide Opening Adjustment

JakeH

Member
I'm having trouble adjusting my yellow LO206 carb slide to a .570 opening. Can someone help me out with this?
 

flattop1

Dawg 89
You did go too briggs racing .com and down load the rules and procedures ?
It seems straight forward . Use a .570 gauge , then , ( the procedure ) either shim or remove material . Lock in place with the lock device .
When completed at full open the .570 gauge should just barley fit in .
 
Up here in the Great White North we use a 1 thou. over no go in teck. If you use a .570 gauge to set your slide you will not pass teck.
Please read the Brigg's rules first & watch there video too. I would use a .566 pin gauge & losen the top until the gauge slides in, tighten
the top down until you feel resistence, lock down the top & check with the .570 gauge. The .570 should not go in.
 

flattop1

Dawg 89
Please read the Brigg's rules first & watch there video too .
Key point .
 

Brianf60

Member
Shim? Where and what do shim with? I have always had to remove material to get it there. When we changed to another slide class and it was opening too much I got a new cap and started filing it down to fit...
 

flattop1

Dawg 89
Ha ha yea it the pin don't fit the hole . 2 choices - bigger hole or smaller pin .
IE -get the procedure for your L0 206 .
My memory aint what it used to be an I was not going to look for him .
In a pinch the lid off a pork and bean can ;) ,, is that legal ?
 
You can't shim anything. You simply remove material from the carb. slide cap as shown in the rules (in red.) A small file or take a Dremel to it and it's pretty easy to remove material. Expect to take some time though filing, checking, filing some more, checking some more, etc. to get right to the .570" number. I set ours using the no go gauge, then give the cap and extra "N'th" tighter before installing the lock collar. The cap MUST be snug per the rules -- no leaving the cap loose, no using two gaskets, etc.



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flattop1

Dawg 89
I'm having trouble adjusting my yellow LO206 carb slide to a .570 opening. Can someone help me out with this?
Without the proper tool a 9/16ths drill bit is .5625 in diameter .
It would give you a safe magin of .0075 .
 

flattop1

Dawg 89
No , that would not work .
The shank of the drill bit not the flutes .
Maybe ask your tech man too check it before the races .
Then you know for sure where your at with it .
 

fatboy1dh

Member
Do you know any other Junior slide racers at your track? Likely some dad has the gauge you need and experience to help you out. I am yet to find a karter that will not help a new guy out.
 

JakeH

Member
Do you know any other Junior slide racers at your track? Likely some dad has the gauge you need and experience to help you out. I am yet to find a karter that will not help a new guy out.
Yeah, I have 4 other competitors. all of them are in their first year, like me. Someones dad has helped us out multiple times. He told us about how we have the wrong slide and the right sprocket for the track.
 

flattop1

Dawg 89
Good Sportsman Ship , Polite and Respectful ,
go a long way to countinuing that helpful relationship .
With the Tech man too .
 

Brianf60

Member
Flattop nailed it. Usually if you ask the tech man before the race he will check it for you. Like most things in this sport if you are respectful most peopke are willing to help.
 
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