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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-18-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 95
Posted By anickode
Depends entirely on the CVT, and the engine you...

Depends entirely on the CVT, and the engine you have it hooked to.

And there's no exact number. Engines have a torque curve, and cvts change ratio depending on speed and load.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 02-18-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 280
Posted By anickode
Addressing the original question... A quart of...

Addressing the original question... A quart of the cheapest 5w30 conventional oil you can find will cost like 3 bucks, and is guaranteed to be better than the wrong oil.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-17-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 212
Posted By anickode
Using a Donaldson type intake with a cyclonic...

Using a Donaldson type intake with a cyclonic prefilter and an oversized filter element could be very beneficial.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-17-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 212
Posted By anickode
It's a matter of finding the balance between...

It's a matter of finding the balance between power and reliability. If you want to throw enough money at it, you can have large amounts of both, but if you're building on a budget, you're better off...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-17-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 311
Posted By anickode
You should see high resolution plasma cutting. ...

You should see high resolution plasma cutting. Narrower kerf, nearly perfect square edge profile, and much faster and cheaper to run than laser.

Even standard plasma cutting can be incredibly...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-17-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 311
Posted By anickode
It's a nice simple design for sure. Any concerns...

It's a nice simple design for sure. Any concerns about the steering angle being too limited by the range of motion of the heim joints? Most have about a 15-20 effective range of angular motion...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-17-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 625
Posted By anickode
I totally get the function over form approach. ...

I totally get the function over form approach. What I am saying is that porosity in a weld is not just a superficial defect. It could cause you some serious and expensive mechanical problems, which...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 02-16-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 625
Posted By anickode
It's a fantastic build to be sure. Your...

It's a fantastic build to be sure. Your machining skills are excellent, but those welds on the head are, unfortunately, crap. I don't mean to be rude, but I don't understand putting this much time...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-15-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 122
Posted By anickode
Out of curiosity, why did you change the driven...

Out of curiosity, why did you change the driven pulley instead of just doing a sprocket swap?

If you went for example, from an 18" to a 22" tire, that's a ~20% increase. So you go from let's say,...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-14-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 122
Posted By anickode
Do you have the right belt on it?

Do you have the right belt on it?
Forum: Engines & Clutches 02-13-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 219
Posted By anickode
Performance670.com has performance kits for the...

Performance670.com has performance kits for the 670, along with complete engines.

Not cheap, but that's the price of power.

Small sport bike engines are a good place to turn for the range...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 02-12-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By anickode
Yep, get your throttle cable working correctly...

Yep, get your throttle cable working correctly for starters.

If you want a little more impeller speed, a subtle pulley swap would be more effective than over-revving the engine. Make sure...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 02-12-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By anickode
Typically engines run rich at higher elevations...

Typically engines run rich at higher elevations to begin with.

Unfortunately, with less air to consume, nothing you do will have the same effect that it would at sea level (except turbocharging)....
Forum: All Other Parts 02-11-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By anickode
Yes, a centrifugal supercharger. Turbos and...

Yes, a centrifugal supercharger.

Turbos and centrifugal supercharger compressors spin on the order of 100,000+ rpm. You ain't getting that out of a chain and sprockets. Centrifugal superchargers...
Forum: Electric Projects 02-08-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By anickode
If they list the model year they came from it...

If they list the model year they came from it would be helpful. They made some changes and did a software patch on the charging system for the later models I believe.

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Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-08-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 144
Posted By anickode
I know the feeling, except for me it's time and...

I know the feeling, except for me it's time and energy. Winter is my busy season, working 60+ hours a week, and home with the kids when I'm not. Doesn't leave much time for tinkering and playing. ...
Forum: Electric Projects 02-07-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By anickode
I think the big issue with the Leaf batteries...

I think the big issue with the Leaf batteries losing capacity was heat. They weren't really intended to be used and charged in the 120+ temps in the desert Southwest, so that's where most of the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-01-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By anickode
Materials and manufacturing cost are almost the...

Materials and manufacturing cost are almost the same, therefore the price is almost the same. The small savings comes from the small difference in materials, but the actual process of casting,...
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 01-30-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By anickode
Around here, they typically swap owned bottles...

Around here, they typically swap owned bottles instead of fill. Sucks when you have a shiny, clean new bottle and get an old dumpy looking one back, but you rarely have to worry about hydro tests,...
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 01-28-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By anickode
I worked in a ferrous metal foundry for a while...

I worked in a ferrous metal foundry for a while doing mostly small production and prototyping work. We ran a pair of 1MW induction furnaces.

I've built several melting furnaces including rather...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-28-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By anickode
I know there's a learning curve and these guys...

I know there's a learning curve and these guys are all evolving. I guess I just don't find entertainment in just watching parts be assembled, while so much of the actual "building" is avoided or...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-27-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By anickode
Right? "Yeah we got this POS little beat...

Right?

"Yeah we got this POS little beat up yerf dog, got a big box of free parts from gopowersports we're gonna put on it, along with a predator 670. Gonna cut every corner we can on the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-27-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By anickode
You can change the spring position on the...

You can change the spring position on the governor arm to change the set rpm. The more stretched the spring is, and the further out on the governor arm it's attached, the more authority the throttle...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-27-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By anickode
If the fastener is stronger than what you're...

If the fastener is stronger than what you're fastening, it's kind of a waste of money. And there are some times where it's better for the bolt to yield a little instead of snap. It's all a rather...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-27-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 432
Posted By anickode
Same here in my experience. No hot work, and no...

Same here in my experience. No hot work, and no cutting. There's one by me that has an old Astro van with solid forklift tires that they've outfitted with a winch, torches, grinders and a buzz saw,...
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