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Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 10-23-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,110
Posted By OzFab
Thanks Paul, greatly appreciated :thumbsup: ...

Thanks Paul, greatly appreciated :thumbsup:

Feel free to post vid links :D I'm not here much as I concentrate my time on you tube these days...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 10-21-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,110
Posted By OzFab
The build continues... ...

The build continues...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOJtRdxALfM&t=5s
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 12-29-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,365
Posted By OzFab
They can't possibly be Harbor Freight wheels, we...

They can't possibly be Harbor Freight wheels, we don't have Harbor Freight in Australia...

No, seriously, they've been upgraded & I plan to go further in the near future...

Moving right along,...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 12-26-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,365
Posted By OzFab
Well, #1 seems to be a roaring success. I had to...

Well, #1 seems to be a roaring success. I had to adjust the speed after his initial run as it was still a bit fast for him; being electric, that was a simple operation; I will increase speed as he...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 12-21-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,365
Posted By OzFab
As of now, the karts are painted & almost fully...

As of now, the karts are painted & almost fully assembled with the following exclusions:

Pink Kart still needs:
- Drive wheel hub fully welded
- Assemble & fit drive wheel
- Finish electrics
-...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 12-15-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,476
Posted By OzFab
VW bugs use much smaller leaf springs; I'm...

VW bugs use much smaller leaf springs; I'm talking 3mm (1/8") thick & from 20-30mm (~3/4-1 1/4") wide... just saying...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 12-15-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By OzFab
I've used aliexpress quite a bit lately; for the...

I've used aliexpress quite a bit lately; for the most part, it's very similar to eBay...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 12-15-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By OzFab
100+. 37.7c = 100f...

100+. 37.7c = 100f...
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 12-15-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,782
Posted By OzFab
Sorry but, I beg to differ; when I picked up my...

Sorry but, I beg to differ; when I picked up my new lathe, I also bought a bottle of cutting fluid & I have noticed a vast difference, especially with the hole saws...



A metallurgist is to a...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-13-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By OzFab
I can't see pics; please revise... ...

I can't see pics; please revise...



Well, you would need to remove the head to measure the bore & stroke...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-13-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By OzFab
I can't say for sure but, it's worth a try...

I can't say for sure but, it's worth a try...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-13-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,685
Posted By OzFab
#41 or just #4X? #41 is the smallest &...

#41 or just #4X?

#41 is the smallest & weakest of all the #4X series chains; #40 is around 50% stronger, not to mention 1/8" wider; if you have #41 chain on a #40 or #428 sprocket, the chain will...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 12-13-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By OzFab
As mentioned by ECEG (& implied by my sig),...

As mentioned by ECEG (& implied by my sig), anything is possible...

The simplest/best way I see is building a structure on the top of the swing arm to support the engine; this way, the engine...
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 12-13-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,782
Posted By OzFab
I now have a nice set of hole saws & a drill...

I now have a nice set of hole saws & a drill press so, it's east but, I didn't have those back when I built AusEx; you may find this (http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showpost.php?p=264862&postcount=62)...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 12-13-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,365
Posted By OzFab
These are moving along but, the planets haven't...

These are moving along but, the planets haven't aligned for me to post anything as yet; I have a vid to upload but, it's just not working; gimme a day or two...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 12-12-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,251
Posted By OzFab
:iagree: awesome build :thumbsup: One small...

:iagree: awesome build :thumbsup:

One small thing I wish to point out/query: when you stretched the rear swing arm, did the axle position move? If so, you may want to check the steering geometry...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-12-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By OzFab
Place the rear of the kart on a jack stand...

Place the rear of the kart on a jack stand (raising the rear wheels off the ground) & hit the throttle; what happens?
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-12-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By OzFab
... But, using the above setup, the question is...

... But, using the above setup, the question is will it move at all?

High top speed or quick acceleration: pick ONE; it's a trade off...

If you want a high top speed, you'll have lousy...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 12-12-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By OzFab
OK, first, :welcome2: Now, let's move this...

OK, first, :welcome2:

Now, let's move this to a more appropriate location...

There we go; now, maybe, you may get a little more attention :)
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-12-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By OzFab
A while ago? That...

A while ago? That (http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=32121) was almost 2 YEARS ago (I'm not going to merge for obvious reasons)

Here...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 12-12-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,369
Posted By OzFab
You want to claim that? I'd be ashamed of that...

You want to claim that? I'd be ashamed of that "welding" (& I use that word under prejudice) :lolgoku:
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 12-12-2017, 12:16 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,476
Posted By OzFab
Oh good, I thought it was just me... ...

Oh good, I thought it was just me...



You could simply upload them to the forum...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 12-10-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,691
Posted By OzFab
No, not really...

No, not really...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 12-09-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,691
Posted By OzFab
IT'S NOT but, if you want people to read your...

IT'S NOT but, if you want people to read your posts, it makes sense to MAKE THEM READABLE...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 12-09-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,685
Posted By OzFab
My kart is a "torque monster" but, it still does...

My kart is a "torque monster" but, it still does 30+mph...

That may be a result of perfect gearing, engine mods or a combination of the two...



That's why I'm, not a fan of master links; if...
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