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Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 118
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Posted By Functional Artist
Here's how these X-Trac's look on the front of...

Here's how these X-Trac's look on the front of the kart :thumbsup:

Um...Corona wheels :ack2:
Forum: Electric Projects Yesterday, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By Functional Artist
The connections look correct :thumbsup: ...

The connections look correct :thumbsup:
...but, I notice a couple of issues, I'd like to mention

The fuse should be between the batt & anything you want to protect
...on/off circuit fuse is in...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Functional Artist
Hero-Zero Turn Go Kart

In 2017, I had some kinda, out of the ordinary ideas, bouncin' around :thumbsup:

Something kinda like a Zero Turn riding lawn mower
...motivated by (2) 36V 500W motors & steered by the drive...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-26-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Functional Artist
El Dingo (Electric Dingo)

In 2016 I wanted to go "bigger"
...a lot bigger :thumbsup:

So, I put a 8,000W electric motor on a Dingo
…& called 'er El Dingo :cheers2:

She took 3rd place in the 2016 Build Off :2guns:
...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-26-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
Posted By Functional Artist
Hey pal, if ya got a minute could ya, maybe,...

Hey pal, if ya got a minute could ya, maybe, unleash some of your artsy-ness & draw us a pic :thumbsup:

Um...I mean diagram :cool:
...just so all of this "in parallel, in series & what's doin...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-25-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Functional Artist
Next, I designed & built a kart for me ...

Next, I designed & built a kart for me :thumbsup:
...so, I could ride/keep up with the kids :cheers2:

I named this one Double Trouble because it was powered by (2) 24V 450W motors :2guns:...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-25-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 156
Posted By Functional Artist
Um...IMO too fast, isn't fun, it's just dangerous...

Um...IMO too fast, isn't fun, it's just dangerous :huh:
…& it's not really a fair comparison

Apples to Oranges
1.) Your comparing a 6.5 HP gas engine (~$100.00) that has a 1" output shaft &...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-24-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,656
Posted By Functional Artist
I think were gonna need something a bit "meaner"...

I think were gonna need something a bit "meaner" than turf savers, for climbin' outta craters-n-such :cool:

Like some really "grippy" tires :thumbsup:
...really really grippy :cheers2:
…even...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-24-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,656
Posted By Functional Artist
These floor boards will provide some protection ...

These floor boards will provide some protection :thumbsup:
…& won't pick up any "moon rocks" :wai:
Got a couple more pics :2guns:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-24-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,656
Posted By Functional Artist
Making the floorboard, out of expanded steel, was...

Making the floorboard, out of expanded steel, was pretty simple using the template :thumbsup:

Cut 'er out, lined 'er up, clamped 'er down & welded 'er on :cheers2:

Pretty & sturdy :2guns:
Forum: Electric Projects 03-24-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 156
Posted By Functional Artist
I'd have to disagree :huh: I've...

I'd have to disagree :huh:

I've had/built/run both & would NEVER NEVER go back to gas :ack2:

I think I've shown (several times) that ya don't need to spend $1,000.00 to build an electric "fun"...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-24-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Functional Artist
Desteny's kart

My little Desteny was growin' like a weed :thumbsup:
...so, it was time for a bigger kart

I found a 36V scooter "for cheap" & used the electrical system & drive train
…& built a kart around...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-24-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 619
Posted By Functional Artist
DIY battery packs

Now, lets look into some of the details that are involved, with building a DIY battery pack :thumbsup:

First, keep in mind, "factory made" battery cells (AA, AAA, 9V, 18650's etc.)
…& battery...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-24-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 156
Posted By Functional Artist
Um... IMO the 48V 1,000W MY-1020 "motor kit"...

Um...
IMO the 48V 1,000W MY-1020 "motor kit" (~$100.00) is the "Predator" of the DIY electric karting world :thumbsup:
...ya, just gotta buy ~$100.00+ worth of "fuel" up front (aka the battery...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-24-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,656
Posted By Functional Artist
Left floor board

The left floorboard has to work with/around the brake assembly, which makes it a bit more complicated

So, I made a template out of a piece of cardboard first, to help work out the fine 'er details...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-23-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,131
Posted By Functional Artist
COVID-19 Guide Lines from the CDC

If we all work together we can beat/defeat this "invisible enemy" :2guns:

Here is some info, everyone shoud to know :thumbsup:
...it's from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) :cheers2:
...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-23-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Functional Artist
Winston's kart

As the kids got bigger, I figured that it would be a good idea to build another kart
...so, they could ride together :thumbsup:

This one's for "my buddy" Winston :cheers2:
...tried to make...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-22-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,131
Posted By Functional Artist
Harbor Freight Tools Steps Up

Here is an E-mail from I got from Harbor Freight :thumbsup:

"Dear Harbor Freight Community,

As we’ve been following the news over the last few days, we’ve heard about the severe shortage of...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-22-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Functional Artist
The first kart for the twins

Back ~2012, I built a small kart for my twins, Desteny & Winston (~6 yrs. old then) :thumbsup:
...we didn't give 'er a name but, it's the purple one

It was powered by a 24V 450W MY-1020 motor ...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-21-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,656
Posted By Functional Artist
The first government issued brake band bracket...

The first government issued brake band bracket (part # 100007062.79627-2.01) has been recalled :ack2:
...it just didn't meet specs for an "other world explorer" :huh:

So, I've been workin' on...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-21-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Functional Artist
Cooling Fins

I've been doin' some thinkin' about using these modules :idea2:
How to connect 'em together (both physically & electrically)
...contemplating different mounting possibilities
…monitoring the...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 03-21-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Functional Artist
My Metal

I have done many projects & build logs over the years :thumbsup:
...but, their spread all over the place :huh:

So, I'll use this "Photo Gallery" thread to help organize & display some of my...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 03-20-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 108
Posted By Functional Artist
Howdy, from Northwest Ohio ...Toledo to...

Howdy, from Northwest Ohio
...Toledo to specific :thumbsup:

Welcome to the forum
…& nice karts :cheers2:

Here's one :D of mine :cool:

!Arriba! :2guns:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-20-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,131
Posted By Functional Artist
This is another "issue" that is confusing many...

This is another "issue" that is confusing many people :huh:

It has been reported that asymptomatic (no temp, no cough etc.) people can be "carriers" of this virus too :mad2:
…& unknowingly going...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-20-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,131
Posted By Functional Artist
Please, let's get serious about this people

We (the entire globe) is "at war" with an "invisible enemy"
…& everyone needs to work together on this!
...NOT thumb your nose :mad2:

PLEASE, LET'S GET SERIOUS ABOUT THIS PEOPLE :thumbsup:...
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