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Forum: Go Kart Discussion Today, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 88
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 Today, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
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 Yesterday, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 199
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 Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 164
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: 174
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.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-14-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By anickode
You can (and there are many companies that do)...

You can (and there are many companies that do) weld sprockets to the axle. Makes adjustments impossible, and you run the risk of warping your axle.

A piece of bar will be a disappointment. Even...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-03-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By anickode
That setup is called a Mule Drive, and can be...

That setup is called a Mule Drive, and can be done with a long V belt, but it will not work with a short, stiff torque converter belt. There is on on nearly every lawn tractor in some form or...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-01-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By anickode
That's one I haven't seen before.

That's one I haven't seen before.
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 12-31-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 10,903
Posted By anickode
If half links keep giving you problems, have you...

If half links keep giving you problems, have you considered moving the engine back or up slightly so you don't need one? :idea2:
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 12-25-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 971
Posted By anickode
I've seen several. Gotta say I was far more...

I've seen several. Gotta say I was far more impressed by the ingenuity of the two wheel drive minibike.



Drifting is about the only way this thing's gonna turn at all, and the steering limit...
Forum: All Other Parts 12-25-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 116
Posted By anickode
You might have better luck getting some 3/4"...

You might have better luck getting some 3/4" keyed wheels and using a shaft sleeve adapter, either solid with integral keys or slotted with an oversized key.

You can find those adapters all over...
Forum: Electric Projects 12-25-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By anickode
I think the "capacity" rating on most of these...

I think the "capacity" rating on most of these lead acid chargers is more or less a suggestion.

If you use it on a significantly smaller battery, you run the risk of boiling/exploding/otherwise...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 12-14-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By anickode
I've seen some axles like that. It seems it...

I've seen some axles like that.

It seems it was a convenient way to use one base frame model for both one wheel and two wheel drive karts without having to configure the frame differently.

Also...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-02-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By anickode
While fixed mixture engines will run lean in the...

While fixed mixture engines will run lean in the cold, they will run lean right from the get-go. It won't be a sudden power loss out of the blue.

That could be carb icing. As air is sucked...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 12-01-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By anickode
A lot of those Shriner cars are built similar to...

A lot of those Shriner cars are built similar to concession karts. Very sturdy, and very heavy.

Last time I drove concession karts, they had GX390s, running right around the factory 3600 rpm,...
Forum: More Builds 11-30-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By anickode
Doesn't have to be one of those specifically. ...

Doesn't have to be one of those specifically. There are a lot of similar type scooters out there. I was more or less just pointing out that particular design vs the razor-type scooters with the...
Forum: More Builds 11-30-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By anickode
You can really easily convert a push scooter to...

You can really easily convert a push scooter to engine drive using a friction wheel setup.

Say you want a 20mph top speed (which is more than enough for a stand up scooter). If the engine spins...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-29-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 23,470
Posted By anickode
You can only suck so much volume of air through...

You can only suck so much volume of air through any given sized hole. When you hit that limit, your engine can't turn any faster.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 11-26-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By anickode
I thought the compression release on those older...

I thought the compression release on those older engines was a tiny, barely noticeable bump on the exhaust cam located 180 from the lobe.
Forum: All Other Parts 11-25-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By anickode
Just be smart about what you build. Good tires,...

Just be smart about what you build. Good tires, brakes, and steering are absolute must-haves for a fast kart.
Forum: All Other Parts 11-25-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By anickode
It'll be fine. Depending how wide your frame is...

It'll be fine. Depending how wide your frame is (and thus how far your bearing carriers are), you might consider adding a third bearing carrier somewhere in the middle of the frame next to the...
Forum: All Other Parts 11-25-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By anickode
I made a live axle out of a piece of 1" OD by...

I made a live axle out of a piece of 1" OD by 1/4" wall DOM seamless tube. Hand cut the keyways (not full length, just the ends and for the sprocket and brake) with a cape chisel and a die grinder. ...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-24-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By anickode
If you accumulate a big enough assortment of...

If you accumulate a big enough assortment of tube, it's pretty easy to piece together whatever shape exhaust you want. Most of mine step up diameter as they go, using sections that sleeve into each...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-24-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By anickode
Cut out and save any bends from anything I throw...

Cut out and save any bends from anything I throw out. Leave about 12-18" of tube on each side. Maybe a little more on one end.

My drift trike project has a pretty wicked looking dual chrome...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11-12-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,022
Posted By anickode
An old co-worker of mine always said that for any...

An old co-worker of mine always said that for any hobby, you need time, money, and space, and you will only ever have two of those things.
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