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Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-20-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,236
Posted By nerfo
The worst thing about wanting to test something,...

The worst thing about wanting to test something, is when you're ready to test it at the worst time... but after five minutes of debating with yourself, you say, "SCREW IT! I'M DRIVING IT NOW!" ...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-18-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,236
Posted By nerfo
Don't worry about hijacking... I'm having some of...

Don't worry about hijacking... I'm having some of the same issues as Strato, so it doesn't bother me! I did notice that after even a short drive, the chain on mine got loose really quick too. The...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-16-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,236
Posted By nerfo
I actually had one neighbor lady call the company...

I actually had one neighbor lady call the company I work for becasue my work vehicle (with company logo all over the side of it) was parked on the street, along the curb, which is perfectly legal to...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-15-2010, 06:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,236
Posted By nerfo
That's whats fun about these things... ironing...

That's whats fun about these things... ironing all the kinks out. I really have to adjust the clutch on mine so it "shifts" later. It's all the way into high range way before the kart is really...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-15-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,556
Posted By nerfo
I think what Blaz means, is that, make sure when...

I think what Blaz means, is that, make sure when your foot is 100% on the gas pedal, the carb isn't under any unnescessary stress. Like, the gas pedal and butterfly shaft on the carb are perfectly...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-15-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,236
Posted By nerfo
This is just a really short video of the go kart...

This is just a really short video of the go kart hauling up the street and back... might have crabby neighbors and, well... crabby neighbors are unpleasant neighbors! I'll get more video when I can...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-13-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,236
Posted By nerfo
Well, I took 'er out for a short drive today to...

Well, I took 'er out for a short drive today to see how it did... not too bad! According to the GPS it hit 37.8 MPH, but there was an odd noise coming from the engine and I was afraid to hold my...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-13-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,236
Posted By nerfo
I think you'll notice a big difference in get up...

I think you'll notice a big difference in get up n go with that bigger sprocket on there! Not to mention how much easier it'll be on the clutch in the long run. I'll be happy with mine if it has a...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-11-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,883
Posted By nerfo
Probably operator error... OR it's the s#!t...

Probably operator error...

OR it's the s#!t governor assemblies on them.

Alas... I own one.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-11-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,670
Posted By nerfo
Looks like it used to be for bending EMT...

Looks like it used to be for bending EMT electrical conduit... neat idea! I like it!
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-11-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,236
Posted By nerfo
Thanks Henderson! I forgot where I got the...

Thanks Henderson! I forgot where I got the wheels from off the top of my head... some golf cart parts website. I didn't save it in my favorites... typical. The front tires I found on e-bay, and...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-11-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,556
Posted By nerfo
I completely stole some companys idea (i forget...

I completely stole some companys idea (i forget who) and made my own, home brew throttle hook-up that re-uses some of the existing parts left over after a total governor removal... I posted some...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-10-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 775
Posted By nerfo
Harbor Freight Parking Lot Sale

There's a HF parking lot sale this weekend... 6.5 clone engines for 89 bux. I drive a Chevy, belong to a construction trades union, and make every effort to buy american, but IT'S 89 DOLLARS!!! GET...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-10-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,556
Posted By nerfo
Due to manufacturing inconsistantcies of clone...

Due to manufacturing inconsistantcies of clone engines, chances are, your governor is doing a lousy job of returning the engine to a FULL idle. Umm... it's insanely difficult to explain exactly HOW...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-09-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,236
Posted By nerfo
I know... I'm nuts.

I know... I'm nuts.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-09-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,499
Posted By nerfo
You know... as much as it might suck, at least a...

You know... as much as it might suck, at least a TAV type clutch is avaliable from SOMEWHERE! I mean, we're tossing Chinese clone motors on our yard karts left and right... and as horrible as that...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-09-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,556
Posted By nerfo
There's a small, black, phillips head screw (at...

There's a small, black, phillips head screw (at least on my 09' HF clone it's black) that will allow you to adjust the idle. It's directly on the top of the carb right next to the black plastic cam...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-09-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,236
Posted By nerfo
I'm only two yolk ends away from a functional go...

I'm only two yolk ends away from a functional go kart!

In the planning stages, I figued the front end would have weighed more, and due to the tire size, I started looking for a rack and pinion...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-07-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,745
Posted By nerfo
That thing looks so cool! I love some of the...

That thing looks so cool! I love some of the smaller touches... like the starter motor for reverse (how well does that work, by the way?) and the rollerblade wheel for the speedometer drive......
Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-04-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,026
Posted By nerfo
Yes, it could. But the part of the screw that...

Yes, it could. But the part of the screw that sticks out of the cable stop goes through the throttle lever and pulls the lever when the cable gets pulled. Basically, I am using the wire stop in a...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-04-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,026
Posted By nerfo
Yeah, I actually popped the whole throttle lever...

Yeah, I actually popped the whole throttle lever mechanism off the engine and put the screw in from the bottom. So, the screw holds the cable, AND acts as a swivel. I'm not sure how long the screw...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-04-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,900
Posted By nerfo
A cheapie "wal-mart auto aisle" volt meter would...

A cheapie "wal-mart auto aisle" volt meter would be a handy addition to something like this. Oh crap... now I want to put a fuel level sender on a clone engine.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-04-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,900
Posted By nerfo
If a guy were to use a 10si alternator, could you...

If a guy were to use a 10si alternator, could you use a small ATV or lawnmower battery AS your battery? And if all you were running were two 55 watt lights, that would only put an amp load of 7.8 @...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-04-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,026
Posted By nerfo
No problem... that's why these forums are here! ...

No problem... that's why these forums are here! By the way, are you using steel brake line as a conduit for the throttle cable? And if you are, does it work smoothly? I've often thought of doing...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 03-04-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,026
Posted By nerfo
Btw... I have a WAY BETTER return spring on there...

Btw... I have a WAY BETTER return spring on there now!
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