Mounting & First use - RaceCloud Original Model

Getting telemetry in few easy steps

  1. Mount the RaceCloud Go Kart BUNDLE on the kart following the instructions below. If you are mounting the new model RaceCloud Go Kart Bundle MK3 with integrated Connect and Motion sensors, follow these instructions instead.
  2. Download the free iOS application from the Apple App Store (available for iPad 2 or newer with iOS 8.0 or greater). Make sure that your iPad is connected to the Internet with the best possible connection.
  3. Create a RaceCloud ID and Team. Become a Team Owner or join an existing team.
  4. Power up the BUNDLE, make sure it has connection to the cloud and pair it to your team.
  5. Make your initial BUNDLE setup through the Go Kart DISPLAY Menu.
  6. Get a subscription for the RaceCloud services at

You're all set and ready to start racing.

  1. Make sure your go kart battery is fully charged.
  2. You don't need special connectivity for the Go Kart BUNDLE, as a pre-installed SIM card with high-speed data traffic is already available in the Go Kart CONNECT (full list of the supported countries).
  3. Do not modify the power cable's connectors. Any modification may result in permanent damage or improper operation of your RaceCloud Bundle.
  4. Use only spark plug and spark plug boots with at lest 5kohm resistance. Any other will generate electromagnetic interferences that will cause system malfunctions.
  5. Don't forget RaceCloud Support Team is always there for you - just contact us and we will help you with anything RaceCloud related.

Mounting RaceCloud Bundle MK1

  • Wrenches – 8,10, 11 and 13mm
  • Hex keys – 4mm and 5mm
  • Cable ties

Go Kart Box
Figure 1 - Mounting Go Kart BOX
Figure 1 - Mounting Go Kart BOX

Designed for mounting under the nose and also to be securely and tightly fixed with a dedicated metal console supplied in the Go Kat BUNDLE.

The BOX must be screwed between the upper fixing elements of the nose.

Keep in mind that for your convenience the BOX should be mounted with the RaceCloud Logo and system LED pointing upwards (visible and accessible by the driver).

The BOX connectors have to point downwards so that all cables are attached from below. (Figure 1)

After choosing the console's orientation and defining the BOX position, the rubber caps supplied should be placed on the console on the side that is in contact with the BOX metal cover.

To mount the BOX, first remove the nose of the go kart. Then fix the Go Kart BOX with the two screws to the console without tightening them, so that you can first adjust the width of the console and consequently it would fit between the metal brackets holding the nose.

After you have determined the console's width you need to fix it with the bolts holding the nose on both ends and you can tighten the bolts holding the BOX itself.

Figure 2 - Connect and Motion mounting
Figure 2 - Mounting Go Kart CONNECT & MOTION

Go Kart MOTION & Go Kart CONNECT are sharing a common plate which must be mounted on the go kart's nose

Figure 3 - Connect and Motion mounting (side)
Figure 3 - Mounting Go Kart CONNECT & MOTION

The mounting plate should be placed pointing in the direction of travel observing that the length of the cables of Go Kart MOTION and Go Kart CONNECT is sufficient to reach the Go Kart BOX connectors. ( Figure 2 & Figure 3)

Align the nose's holes with their corresponding bolts and in that position measure if the cables of CONNECT and MOTION easily can reach the BOX's connectors. Don't worry - the MOTION and CONNECT's cables are manufactured so they can fit all sizes and shapes of go kart noses.

After finding the right position of the common plate, mark its position and using it as a pattern drill two small holes (with diameter approximately 6 millimetres) to accommodate the plate's bolts and two bigger ones through which the modules' cables will go. (Figure 4)

Figure 4 - Connect and Motion mounting (top)
Figure 4 - Mounting Go Kart CONNECT & MOTION

Firmly tighten the common plate with the two bolts, nuts and small plate supplied.

After you have placed the plate on the nose fixing the MOTION and CONNECT modules it is as simple as placing them on top of the plate and clip their catches.

Keep in mind that the MOTION module has to be in front of (bellow) the CONNECT!

Figure 5 - Display mounting
Figure 5 - Mounting Go Kart DISPLAY

The display is supplied with a mounting bolt for tightening in the dedicated hole on the steering wheel. Tighten it with the nut and washer supplied. (Figure 5) Depending on the necessary or desired distance between the display and the steering wheel plate you can use one of the two washers supplied which can be placed on either side of the plate. Please make sure that the DISPLAY cable is not strained when rotating the steering wheel and cannot touch any other moving parts.

Figure 6 - Weather Station mounting
Figure 6 - Mounting Go Kart WEATHER

Mounting and connecting the RaceCloud WEATHER station is as simple as plugging it into any of the free ports on the Go Kart BOX. (Figure 6)

Go Kart TEMP (liquid-cooled engines)
Figure 7 - Liquid cooled engines temperature mounting
Figure 7 - Mounting Go Kart TEMP

In terms of an easy mount of the temperature sensor on the engine's cooling system RaceCloud Go Kart TEMP is coming with a dividable cable so you just need to screw the temperature head into its place in the cylinder with a wrench 13 (Figure 7). Connect it to the rest of the cable (combined with the RPM Cable), route it on the right side of the seat (closer to the engine, see Figure 9) and then just plug into the BOX after the wiring is fixed to the chassis.

For air-cooled engines you should disconnect the TEMP sensor from the nearest connector. Do not unplug the combined RPM/TEMP sensor from the Go Kart BOX.

Temp sensor for air-cooled engines will be available soon for RaceCloud Telemetry.

Go Kart RPM
Figure 8 - RPM mounting
Figure 8 - Mounting Go Kart RPM

All you need to do about the RPM cable is to fix it to the chassis (on the left side of the seat, viewing angle is in the direction of travel – Figure 9) with cable ties and then wind its end over the spark plug cable (Figure 8): for Rotax, KZ etc. – 6-8 loops, for Mini (LKE, Vortex, Parilla etc.) – 1 loop.

If you experience inconsistent RPM readings please increase or decrease the number of loops.

The loops should be close to the spark plug and far from the ignition coil.

Figure 9 - Wiring
Figure 9 - Wiring

Make sure that all the wiring of the RaceCloud Go Kart BUNDLE are securely fixed to the chassis and can't touch the ground or other moving elements, as well as that they are away of the driver's reach that can cause incidental damages of the cables or act as an obstacle during driving.

The same goes for the power cable - find its path from the battery to the power connector on the Go Kart BOX, fix it tightly to the battery's "+" (positive) and "-" (negative) terminals and tie it to the chassis.

Racing engines' electrical ignition system is very aggressive in terms of electro-magnetic interferences (EMI) and therefore it may cause various problems on any other electronic devices nearby if the necessary protective measures are not taken care of. For proper operation of your RaceCloud's GO KART BUNDLE's you must observe a few crucial factors:

Do not modify the power cable's connectors. Any modifications may result in permanent damage or improper operation of your RaceCloud Bundle.

Use only spark plug boots and spark plugs with at least 5Kohm resistance. Any others will allow interferences that will cause system malfunctions.

RaceCloud system is equipped with universal connectors for every sensor and accessory so you do not have to think about where and how to plug any of the devices to the Go Kart BOX.

Keep in mind that the RaceCloud's RPM and TEMP cables are meant to go along the two different sides of the seat. The thin RPM cable has to take the long way on the opposite side of the engine while the temp cable reaching the engine directly along the shorter side. Make sure that the connectors are tightly fastened (takes half a turn until it clicks to lock in place) and cables are firmly fixed on the chassis, so they cannot touch the ground or any moving objects.

Use as many cable ties as needed.

First Use

  1. Install the RaceCloud iOS Application on your iPad from the Apple App Store
  2. Create a RaceCloud ID either from the iOS Application or from the RaceCloud online store
  3. From the RaceCloud online store subscribe to RaceCloud Services - 30-day Free Trial available
  4. Create your Team, become the team owner and add chassis and engine description.
  5. Pair your Go Kart BUNDLE to your RaceCloud ID through the RaceCloud iOS Application. Follow the instruction here.
  6. Setup your system preferences through the easy-to-use Go Kart DISPLAY Menu interface and iOS Application settings from the user profile screen. Detailed Go Kart BUNDLE user manual is available here. Keep in mind that the RaceCloud Telemetry will start automatically once you plugin the power cable for the first time. Every subsequent power on of the system can be done with a simple press of any of the four buttons on the Go Kart DISPLAY. Every first start of the Telemetry for the day will require a bit more time for the Go Kart MOTION (GPS) to acquire a GPS fix (Cold start). All other starts of the MOTION will happen within a few seconds (Warm start). Automatic power on is available also when the go kart's engine is started.