Something is bad wrong to only have 51% cross on a Recon. Maybe you can get someone local (kart shop or veteran racer) to help you with scaling and set-up. Tire sizes may be out of whack, caster blocks, rear axle, spindle or frame bent....something is amiss here.my scale numbers are without the body or my helmet on ... body i believe is 15 lbs helmet 3 to 4 lbs. Total weight 370 left side 61.7 cross 51.2
nose is 43.7 my header pipe is right next to my arm i need to get a barrier to protect from getting burned. i can't move my motor to the right it is max right now. i have a Recon kart
Also, where are you racing & what tires (treads, slicks, Burris, Maxxis)?
I wouldn't attempt to run 70* cross on some of our midwest black dirt oval tracks with Burris tires...but on higher bite southern tracks, running 65+% cross is what you want....Like Earl said, 70* is the norm.