Rival Nose Dragging

race760

Member
We are consistently having issues with the front edge of our nose dragging. It has now rubbed enough that the bottom half is separated from from rest of nose in some places. We did make several adjustments by picking the front of the nose up and re-drilling holes. The bottom of the nose is bolted on using the front three bolt brackets in the front of the small pan in front. Looking at the front bumper though there is 3 upright brackets that looks like something bolts on there.

Are we missing some type of bracket, etc that the nose is supposed to bolt to in order to prevent the very front the the nose from tipping down and dragging?

Thanks
 

sundog

Member
There should be two uprights coming up from your bumper attach points near the spindles to hold the sides up and two uprights on the front of the bumper hoop to hold the nose up in the front.
 

race760

Member
I do not have either of these. I am assuming I buy these from Umax but what am I looking for on their website. I can't find anything like that so far.

Thanks for your help
 

flattop1

Dawg 89
They may not have ready made .
We used strips of aluminum size varied by what was on hand . Typically 1/2 to 1 inch wide , 1/8 th inch thick with length to suit the needed use .
 

flattop1

Dawg 89
No pics . Pull the nose up , add a brace where it will hold it in position . Typically off the bumper mount near the pedals too the body .
One per side.
 

sundog

Member
They have mild steel strips at most hardware stores 1"x 1/8" is good. If using aluminum I'd go to 1"x 1/4" you'll also need two 3/4" body clamps if there are no attach points on the bumper in the front. Set your kart on a flat surface and shim the nose up a tiny bit higher than where you want it with wooden blocks then bend the struts to the nose contour and drill from the inside. I like 1/4-28 button head bolts on the outside.
 
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race760

Member
Thanks guys. I picked up some strips yesterday to install.

Just curious is this issue due to the design of this nose or maybe a defect or did I just install it wrong from the start. I have not seen many karts where we race with these type of support. It is a nose from Umax so I assumed it would not be an issue.

Thanks
 

flattop1

Dawg 89
Could be any or all of them .
Mounting it correctly the first time helps , they should not take a set but seem too.
the front bumper /porch could be angled down , how side panels fit affects it also.
 

race760

Member
I think I finally found out why. Watching a Youtube video on the Rival there is supposed to be a nose support bar mounted to the front of the bumper. We bought our Rival used in mint condition but it did not have this bar. We will install the strips anyway but when we get a new nose we will get the support bar.

 
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race760

Member
We finally fixed this with the support strips. After this nose is toast we will get a new nose and the support bar from Umax.

Thanks
 
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