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Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
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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 Today, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 207
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 Today, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 207
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 Today, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 465
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 Yesterday, 10:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 465
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: 105
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: 105
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: 189
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: 105
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: 105
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: 89
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: 9
Views: 173
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: 138
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: 9
Views: 173
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: 426
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: 436
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: 700
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: 812
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: 812
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: 270
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: 351
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: 18
Views: 366
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,...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-26-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By anickode
I've seen some off road builds that use a...

I've seen some off road builds that use a slightly more redneck though highly effective approach... Chop the axles. Cut the shafts, use the inner half from the beetle (or whatever) and the outer...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-26-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 812
Posted By anickode
I don't think I've spent more than about $250 on...

I don't think I've spent more than about $250 on any kart ever.

Freebie engines, homebuilt frames, salvaged parts, and a little ingenuity goes a long way. I make my own steering, spindles, pedals,...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-14-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By anickode
Order a plain steel axle from BMI. They're like...

Order a plain steel axle from BMI. They're like 35 bucks or some such ridiculously cheap price. They're straight, strong, keyed and threaded. Ready to run.
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