Digital Kart Camber Gauge with AccuLevel™ version 2
Digital Kart Caster / Camber Gauge with Acculevel™ version 2
Find a level place to set up your front end. This unit reads camber very accurately. Unlevel ground will affect that accuracy.
Attach the gauge to the spindle by screwing onto the extra threads outside the nut. If there are none remove the nut and screw the adaptor on until the the hub is tight. When done reinstall the spindle nut and pre-load bearings as required.
BE SURE WHEELS ARE POINTED STRAIGHT AHEAD WHEN SETTING CAMBER.
Rotate the gauge until the small vial on the top of the gauge shows level.
CAMBER: Turn on the AccuLevel™ Digital Readout by pushing “ON/OFF”. Camber is read directly on the display to .1º (1/10º). See separate AccuLevel™ instructions if needed. On the left side of the display an arrow pointing up indicates negative camber (top of tire
in). An arrow pointing down indicates positive camber (top of tire out). Race cars usually use negative camber on RF and positive camber on LF.
CASTER: To set caster more precisely using the AccuLevel™ digital readout first turn the wheels 15º (this is different than when using vial type gauges) to the right when setting the RF or 15º left when setting LF. Rotate the gauge until it is level.
Turn on the AccuLevel™ and push ZERO to zero degrees at that point (shows 00.0º).
Turn wheels back to center and continue to 15º in the other direction (a total of 30º). Again this is different than when using vial type gauges. The 15º must be done accurately. An error of even 1 or 2º turning will give a noticeable caster error.
Rotate gauge to level. Read the digital display and DOUBLE THE NUMBER FOR (TOTAL) CASTER, accurate to .1º. For example display reads 4.8º x 2 = 9.6º caster.
AccuLevel™ can be removed and used for other measurements. Simply slide it out (it’s held in place with magnets).
Turn on: Push ON/OFF. AccuLevel™ is ready to use. ABS will appear on the display if the unit is in Absolute Angle Measurement Mode. If it does not display ABS push ZERO. Otherwise DO NOT push ZERO.
Zero: The ZERO button is ONLY used to compare one angle to another and in measuring caster (see CASTER section). Place AccuLevel™ on an angled surface and push ZERO. The display will go to 00.0 and ABS will disappear. Move to a different surface to compare angles. FOR NORMAL USE ABS MUST BE ON DISPLAY. Push ZERO again to go back to Absolute Angle Measurement (ABS) Mode.
To hold reading: Push “HOLD”. The display will show HOLD and flash . When HOLD stops flashing (approx. 6 sec.) the reading is held on the display. AccuLevel™ must be head very steady during this 6 seconds. Push “HOLD” again to go back to absolute reading.
To CALIBRATE: Place AccuLevel™ on a reasonably level table top (does not need to be perfectly level). Push ON/OFF and hold for 6 seconds and release. Push ON/OFF again and -1- appears on the display. Push ZERO. -1- will begin to flash and in a few seconds -2- will appear. Turn unit around 180º in the same spot and push ZERO again. -2- will begin to flash and in a few seconds normal readings will reappear. Calibration is complete.