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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-29-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
I built it. Come to think of it though, I made...

I built it. Come to think of it though, I made some modifications to it. I made it wider longer and put a different engine in. I also added a role cage and some other slight mods. Never did end up...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-02-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,294
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
I built an Arachnid with a 750cc road bike...

I built an Arachnid with a 750cc road bike engine. The things you need to worry about are the steering geometry and gearing. With the weight of an Arachnid power is not a problem but you need to...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-28-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,887
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
I drove it successfully around the roads but I...

I drove it successfully around the roads but I need to muffle it because it is LOUD :2guns:
update: I found that I can get it going but it is hard to not pop the clutch and the gearing is very high...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-25-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,887
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
everything is hooked up and I took another test...

everything is hooked up and I took another test run
the engine will not keep running when I take off it will dig holes but it dies almost immediately any ideas I think it might not be getting...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 08-19-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,071
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
I like how you set up the shock for the swing...

I like how you set up the shock for the swing arm. nice build
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-19-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
you can buy similar carts but here we dream big...

you can buy similar carts but here we dream big and build bigger :auto:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 08-19-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,887
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
the cable idea for the shifter has worked so far....

the cable idea for the shifter has worked so far. I know it has been a long time since I updated everybody but I have made progress: I built a roll cage and installed the seat and seatbelt. I also...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-20-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,482
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
I am assuming when you put the red lever down all...

I am assuming when you put the red lever down all the way you are at idle. it sticks wherever you put it. if I am wrong tell me. if I am right then there should be a bolt to loosen that will let you...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-20-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,887
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
thanks: for the shifter I am going to try using 2...

thanks: for the shifter I am going to try using 2 cables, one to shift up one to shift down, but if that doesn't work like I want it to I will try something similar to what you have done.
this is...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 05-17-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,317
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
you guys are all crazy... that is spider man's...

you guys are all crazy... that is spider man's car. it can run on the ceiling:wai:

sorry I couldn't resist :backtotopic:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-14-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,887
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
thanks...... I think all four cylinders now run...

thanks...... I think
all four cylinders now run but the middle two run kinda rough when at idle. this is after I replaced the plugs on all cylinders as well as the connectors on the outside two. do...
Forum: Electric Projects 05-13-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,791
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
do some research on google for electric...

do some research on google for electric engines/batteries to find hp and battery life. I don't know if this has been done a whole lot but I would love to see it come together it would be a learning...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 05-11-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,419
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
:welcome2: have you checked the oil level? can...

:welcome2:
have you checked the oil level? can you still crank it? it sounds like it might have seized up on you but from your description I can't quite tell
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-08-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,887
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
I figured out the plug as well as the connector...

I figured out the plug as well as the connector on that cylinder were bad so I replaced all the plugs just in case and also replaced the connector. it now has very good spark in all cylinders....
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 05-03-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
I put a 750 motorcycle engine on my go kart and...

I put a 750 motorcycle engine on my go kart and it does not sound "typical" if you can hear someone on the other side of it yelling at the top of their lungs it is turned off.
if you go with a 10hp...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-02-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,887
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
I am a proficient welder but when I started this...

I am a proficient welder but when I started this project I was timid about welding tube. I think the plans called for a 10hp Tecumseh but I don't know and don't want to know how much I have spent on...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-02-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,887
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
good and bad news with help from my friend we...

good and bad news
with help from my friend we got the engine to start. after a bit of time the only thing wrong was that one cylinder was not firing. there is no spark but I don't know why
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-02-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,887
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
^ thank you: when I started this build I just...

^ thank you: when I started this build I just wanted the experience of building so the engine was just another exiting challenge. the square tube is due to lack of: tube bender, tube notcher, the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 04-29-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,887
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
carbs are clean and fuel line is brand new. I...

carbs are clean and fuel line is brand new.
I tried again and I am assuming there is some kind of electrical issue because I can now start it but it only runs with the starter button being held...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 04-23-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,887
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
I tried to start it today. I have spark and...

I tried to start it today. I have spark and compression but it almost seems like it is not getting gas any ideas? I tried ether and that got it to cough some but no continuous running
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 04-12-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 24,276
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
if those are the same shocks as the arachnid...

if those are the same shocks as the arachnid calls for it will sit just fine on that cart from what I can see (at least a couple inches closer to the ground with a person or two and the weight of the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 04-09-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,190
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
I had to do the same thing. what I did was just...

I had to do the same thing. what I did was just take away a wire and see if it still turned over and started until I had eliminated all wires that were unnecessary to start it. there will be wires...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-17-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
:oops: sorry I thought there were two threads on...

:oops: sorry I thought there were two threads on the same subject
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-17-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
could you pleas keep the rest of this...

could you pleas keep the rest of this conversation in this thread thanks
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-09-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By CAPTAINCAVEMAN
looks good to me. I agree with you but the axle...

looks good to me. I agree with you but the axle and engine placement shouldn't cause a problem but if it does, you can always move the engine up but if you want it in front of the axle anymore you...
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