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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-27-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,208
Posted By rifkin
I was about to write something about how the...

I was about to write something about how the angle of the "spindle axle" to the tie rod connector wouldn't change when mirrored right to left but then I realized that the rear facing angle would be...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-27-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,208
Posted By rifkin
Wouldn't a rear facing left spindle become a...

Wouldn't a rear facing left spindle become a front facing right spindle and still be on the same angular plane with the center of the back axle? I never took anything beyond algebra in high school...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-27-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,208
Posted By rifkin
nah I don't. There aren't spindles make with...

nah I don't. There aren't spindles make with acute angles on the spindle for this kind of application?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-27-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,208
Posted By rifkin
Actually yeah that is incredibly helpful haha. So...

Actually yeah that is incredibly helpful haha. So the tie rod should connect to the spindle on the same plane as the spindle connects to the frame and the center of the rear axle. I wonder if there...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-27-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,208
Posted By rifkin
So I take string and go from the center of my...

So I take string and go from the center of my rear axle to the front and where the steering shaft meets the tire rods and the spindle ends of the tie rods should be even with the steering shaft end...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-27-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,208
Posted By rifkin
Okay I will throw a few pics out to see if any...

Okay I will throw a few pics out to see if any show anything of relevance

http://i.imgur.com/ZtmYql.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/rD8rPl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/iP8YGl.jpg

full lock to lock and...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-27-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,208
Posted By rifkin
Now I know what ackerman is in theory, but I am...

Now I know what ackerman is in theory, but I am far from an engineer and every time I try to learn more about it, it swooshes over my head. I know it regards the angle of the wheels themselves in a...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-27-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,208
Posted By rifkin
18x9.5-8... The closest I can find from this...

18x9.5-8... The closest I can find from this site: http://www.gopowersports.com/carterbrothersgokarts.aspx is the model 1755 (http://www.gopowersports.com/carterpdf/1755.pdf) BUT my cart has a...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-27-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,208
Posted By rifkin
Looks like his is...

Looks like his is http://www.gopowersports.com/carterpdf/1435.pdf this cart. Not sure if mine is a separate model or not because a quick GIS showed carts with the same wheels and tires as mine which...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-26-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,208
Posted By rifkin
I cannot help you with what it is, but I have the...

I cannot help you with what it is, but I have the same one in blue lol.

http://i.imgur.com/wtjhAl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/dk5uYl.jpg
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-26-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,960
Posted By rifkin
No idea. There is no brand name anywhere though I...

No idea. There is no brand name anywhere though I am pretty sure it is not home made.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-25-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,960
Posted By rifkin
Wow Duluth got hit hard I see, but thats not...

Wow Duluth got hit hard I see, but thats not where I am haha. http://bangordailynews.com/2012/06/24/news/brownville-streets-power-cut-off-by-flooding-one-dead-after-crash-on-washed-out-road/

The...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-24-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,960
Posted By rifkin
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/06/24/news/brownvi...

http://bangordailynews.com/2012/06/24/news/brownville-streets-power-cut-off-by-flooding-one-dead-after-crash-on-washed-out-road/

There are some spots that are so washed out it blows my mind, but I...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-24-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,960
Posted By rifkin
Meanwhile this was going on ...

Meanwhile this was going on

http://i.imgur.com/hyvSX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CjsDn.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4rAl8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/lMw97.jpg
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-24-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,960
Posted By rifkin
Go Kart Track? Mission Accomplished

So I built a go kart track in my back yard. I think it will always be a work in progress but the grand opening was yesterday for a little get together/party with my 27th birthday being used as an...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-24-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,161
Posted By rifkin
http://i.imgur.com/WoFzp.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/WoFzp.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Qb8jA.jpg

I am about to make a thread about yesterday but here are photos of my two karts. The black one is a Manco Phoenix II and the blue one I...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-17-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,508
Posted By rifkin
I just run napa 10w-30 in my predator considering...

I just run napa 10w-30 in my predator considering it is a cheap chinese engine made to power machinery. Unless you have a legit performance engine I don't think you will find any real difference in...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-16-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,365
Posted By rifkin
I guess I have too many thoughts going at once...

I guess I have too many thoughts going at once but I have a good idea of what to expect w/r/t governors and their removal as far as catastrophe is concerned. I guess what I wanted to type but didn't...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-16-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,365
Posted By rifkin
I have, yes, but not while I was actively...

I have, yes, but not while I was actively thinking about the subject and how it applies to me. Time to re read!
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-16-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,365
Posted By rifkin
Since I own two predators and I have intentions...

Since I own two predators and I have intentions to some day upgrade them to rev out a bit, what does it take? Like nr-racing.com sells the "hop up" kits and the stage 1 plus a billet flywheel is good...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-16-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,365
Posted By rifkin
Jesus are they for real there? Deleting threads...

Jesus are they for real there? Deleting threads and banning all talk of removing governors because some people are dumb rather than promote education and safety that would benefit everyone. That is...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-13-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By rifkin
Fast enough. 40-45 is probably the max I would...

Fast enough. 40-45 is probably the max I would want without really good suspension anyways
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-13-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By rifkin
If you have the money go with the lifan. I made a...

If you have the money go with the lifan. I made a thread about this last week or so and it is on my to do list as soon as I get a welder. Just do it and live dangerously
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-13-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By rifkin
I don't know because both are equal possibilities...

I don't know because both are equal possibilities though I have been using the same gas can for a few years on snowmobiles, lawn mowers, and go karts and this is the first issue. I guess installing a...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-13-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By rifkin
I pulled the carb, blew out the main, reinstalled...

I pulled the carb, blew out the main, reinstalled and it runs great now. I wonder how it was clogged considering it was barely out of the box but as long as it is running I don't care.
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