Kart Tool of The Month – Bux Circlip ToolBy
There are a few specialty tools in karting that are a must-have. They make your karting life so much easier you wonder why it took you so long to buy it in the first place. This month’s Kart Tool of the Month – the Bux Circlip Tool – ranks highly if not first on this list. The Bux Circlip Tool takes a job that may be one of the most difficult in karting – installing circlips – and makes it so easy, safe and quick to perform it’s not even funny. As you will see in the article on rebuilding your own top end earlier this month, installing circlips is not only tricky to perform, but very difficult to describe. There is a definite technique and art to installing a circlip and it is very difficult to do so without scratching the outside surface of the piston (or the inside for that matter). Add the constant threat of the circlip springing out of the piston and flying into oblivion never to be seen again and you can see my point.
The Bux Circlip tool eliminates all of the above. After reading the directions to quickly set the tool up for your piston type*, using the tool is literally this easy: 1. Place the circlip on the end of the installer (pictured on the left above) making sure the circlip opening is in line with the groove on the installer handle, 2. Place the adapter/sleeve assembly (shown on the right in the picture above) of the installer snugly into the wrist pin bore. 3. Insert the installer into the sleeve with the groove facing up (12 o’clock position) and slide the installer through the sleeve until the installer bottoms out and snaps the clip into place as shown in this link: http://www.fastech-racing.com/bux-circlip-tool.html. That is it! It will literally take you 15 seconds a side to install your circlips with no risk of losing the clip or scratching the piston. The Bux Circlip tool has single-handedly taken one of karting’s most difficult jobs and made it one of the easiest. At $39.95, you will seriously wonder why you didn’t buy one yesterday! You can find the Bux Circlip tool at Fastech-Racing. So, go online (http://www.fastech-racing.com/piston-tools/) or call Fastech (888-333-4181) today and save yourself time and aggravation for years to come.
* Tip: Carefully remove some of your old circlips and use an old piston to set the depth of the adapter/sleeve assembly to your piston type. Then practice installing an old circlip into the old piston to make sure you have everything set properly. I found this very helpful.