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Forum: Introduce Yourself! 11-09-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,464
Posted By Magice
Woohoo someone else from the west!

Woohoo someone else from the west!
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-04-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,318
Posted By Magice
I dunno about flywheel explosions.. they seem...

I dunno about flywheel explosions.. they seem more of a myth.

My stock 5hp briggs minus springs + carb turns 6.5k on my kart.. I've been ripping around for a few months now. maxed out rpm down...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-04-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By Magice
Remove your muffler.. add a straight pipe. ...

Remove your muffler.. add a straight pipe.

Port + polish

Also refer to the 5hp guide in engines section.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-22-2008, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By Magice
Ya.. but I don't have a torque wrench. I'm...

Ya.. but I don't have a torque wrench.

I'm sure its 150 ft/p+...

Any idea why it isn't clearing/>
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-21-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By Magice
5hp briggs flywheel rubbing / bearing problem

So I rebuilt my 5hp briggs, new rings, etc.

The flywheel screen won't clear the shroud. I tried tightening the flywheel more, to a point where the bearings popped out (not smart). Anyway, I can...
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 10-13-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,841
Posted By Magice
Ahahhahaha that's awesome kibble DIY GOKARTS...

Ahahhahaha that's awesome kibble

DIY GOKARTS KART MEET
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-08-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By Magice
The roll cage could be making quite a difference...

The roll cage could be making quite a difference in acceleration.

Put a smaller sprocket on your axle for more top speed / less acceleration.

Also, I would disconnect the governor if I were...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-06-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By Magice
The stalling can also be a low oil shutoff.

The stalling can also be a low oil shutoff.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-06-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,164
Posted By Magice
IMO just put a briggs 5hp on it, or a $100 clone...

IMO just put a briggs 5hp on it, or a $100 clone if you're willing to spend a little more. I'm sure with the governer removed it will be plenty fast. If not, you didn't waste too much money, and can...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-06-2008, 03:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,164
Posted By Magice
Hey I do 65 km/h with no brakes :) It...

Hey I do 65 km/h with no brakes :)

It surprisingly stops real fast turning left and right.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-05-2008, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,164
Posted By Magice
It might be faster than you expect it to be. ...

It might be faster than you expect it to be.

32mph on a kart is a whole lot different than other things.
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-05-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,292
Posted By Magice
Well these motors are a dime a dozen.. And I've...

Well these motors are a dime a dozen.. And I've learned alot.

I actually had a very good shop teacher guiding me through it.. But he left because he was retired / temporary and new teacher doesn't...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-04-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,292
Posted By Magice
I'm not too sure. They weren't in great shape I...

I'm not too sure. They weren't in great shape I can give you that

I lapped with some coarse then finished it with fine.

I take it you file the stem down until it's at level with the number in...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-04-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,292
Posted By Magice
How? Also, during reassembly should I use...

How? Also, during reassembly should I use assembly lube, or just motor oil
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-04-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,292
Posted By Magice
tappets?

tappets?
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-04-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,292
Posted By Magice
Install valves in briggs flathead..

So I am in the process of refreshing my 5hp briggs flathead. The valves are all out, seats lapped, etc. Now when I put the valves back in is there anything I need to be aware of, anything to measure,...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-04-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,164
Posted By Magice
How much are you willing to spend on the motor.....

How much are you willing to spend on the motor.. in money and in time?

a 5hp flatty will do you about 65 km/h (without a governor and with stock springs)

A stock Animal is going to run you $600...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-03-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,394
Posted By Magice
Ya they're the same BASE.. far too many changes...

Ya they're the same BASE.. far too many changes done to be considered the same engines.. including changes to the block

kinda like how cars are built on a certain body :)
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-03-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,394
Posted By Magice
It would work on a gokart. I would personally...

It would work on a gokart.
I would personally hook it up to the carb. Just don't go lead foot.
Forum: Site Announcements and Suggestion Box 10-02-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,040
Posted By Magice
dont break it

dont break it
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-02-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,503
Posted By Magice
An expansion chamber if there is one means it's a...

An expansion chamber if there is one means it's a 2 stroke.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-02-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 34,155
Posted By Magice
They put gsxr and hayabusa motors on racing...

They put gsxr and hayabusa motors on racing frames :auto:

http://www.didntyouhear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/hayabusakart.jpg

http://www.ringmini.de/kart1.jpg
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-30-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By Magice
The throttle is a free spinning piece of metal....

The throttle is a free spinning piece of metal. The spring keeps it returned to idle.

I have an attachment that bolts onto the throttle cable that pins onto the throttle piece. The cable is then...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 09-30-2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,636
Posted By Magice
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/402/greatge1.pn...

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/402/greatge1.png
Forum: Photo Gallery & Project Log 09-30-2008, 02:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,807
Posted By Magice
It'll be fine

It'll be fine
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