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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-20-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By Functional Artist
Longi-tudally striped (2) (~60") pieces of pipe ...

Longi-tudally striped (2) (~60") pieces of pipe
...then, marked 'em @ 3" intervals
…& did some bendin' :thumbsup:

Roll Cage Bending Formula
0-0-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5-8-8-8-0-0

Then,...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-19-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By Functional Artist
Roll Cage

We gotta add some support to the Mast
…& to the overall "space frame" itself too :thumbsup:

I'm thinkin' a Roll Cage, I guess ya would call it, should do the trick :cool:

The "roll cage"...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-19-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By Functional Artist
Yup, it's real :thumbsup: ...NO "fake news"...

Yup, it's real :thumbsup:
...NO "fake news" goin on around here :2guns:

Ya don't "get" an X-wing
...ya gotta earn it :rolleyes:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-19-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By Functional Artist
Latest News U.S. Space Force

Jan. 14, 2020
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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-19-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By Functional Artist
De-Classified Material

I (finally) got permission to divulge at least 1/2 of the pivot pin info :cool:
(since previous discussions, I've incorporated a bigger pivot pin into "the mix")

So, "goin' vertical" next up is...
Forum: Electric Projects 01-18-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 175
Posted By Functional Artist
Oh, H:censored: NO …your a tree killer too ...

Oh, H:censored: NO
…your a tree killer too :smiley_omg:

Seriously, have ya ever tried/rode in an electric powered kart?
(if not you gotta try one)

I've rode both types, for many years
…&...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-18-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By Functional Artist
While workin' on this nose section, I...

While workin' on this nose section, I contemplated many ideas :thumbsup:
…did a few drawing's
...& bent up a lot of pipe :huh:

Some of 'em would of looked kool :cheers2:
...but, just wouldn't...
Forum: Electric Projects 01-18-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 175
Posted By Functional Artist
Um...electrics may not be completely "clean" ...

Um...electrics may not be completely "clean"
...but, IMO they are a huge step in the right direction :wai:

I understand there is a "carbon footprint" associated with gathering the materials...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 01-18-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,302
Posted By Functional Artist
The (4) 12V 12AH SLA's on ElMini are ~54V when...

The (4) 12V 12AH SLA's on ElMini are ~54V when fully charged :thumbsup:
…& 21MPH is the top speed, that I "documented", using a GPS :2guns:

Adding an 'oddball cell" to a battery pack (a 6V to a...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 01-18-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,302
Posted By Functional Artist
How do you figure that? :huh: A while back I...

How do you figure that? :huh:

A while back I tested a 1,000W brushed motor & also a 1,800W brushless motor on e-Lemon-aid
…& I didn't really notice that much of a difference in power...
Forum: Electric Projects 01-18-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 175
Posted By Functional Artist
Kool project. :thumbsup: Wow! Thanks & glad...

Kool project. :thumbsup:

Wow! Thanks & glad I could help :cornut:

Yup, please tell us about your Hub Motor adventure :huh:

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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-17-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By Functional Artist
Nose Section Level 3

The "nose section" will have a third level :thumbsup:
...kinda like a "hood"
...but, it won't open-or-nuthin' :huh:

Double checked the "squareness"
...the right side needed a little...
Forum: Electric Projects 01-17-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 125
Posted By Functional Artist
Um... !Arriba! has dual thumb throttles...

Um...
!Arriba! has dual thumb throttles :thumbsup:
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=37852

Damien has a thumb throttle :cheers2:
…& a hand brake lever...
Forum: Electric Projects 01-15-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 642
Posted By Functional Artist
Maybe try a spring loaded chain tensioner ...

Maybe try a spring loaded chain tensioner :thumbsup:...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-14-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 153
Posted By Functional Artist
You don't mention what length axle that you need ...

You don't mention what length axle that you need
...but, check out BMI karts. :thumbsup:

You can get a 1" x 32" axle ($25.00)
...or a 1" x 36" axle ($27.00)
...add lock nuts ($7.00) extra...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-12-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By Functional Artist
After "tac'in" the bearing brackets to the upper...

After "tac'in" the bearing brackets to the upper bumper "bar", I slid the pre-assembled unit into place over the lower bumper "bar"
(the lower bearing bracket "channels" really help keep 'em...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-12-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By Functional Artist
Level 2

I made a "upper" front bumper "bar", about the same as the lower one
(& pretty much the same as the rear too)
…& aligned/added the bearing brackets :thumbsup:

* The front & rear "bumpers"...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-12-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By Functional Artist
After prepping the battery box/tray "bars" (in a...

After prepping the battery box/tray "bars" (in a few different spots)
…& the floorboard perimeter "bar" too

Then, I quadruple checked ALL of the dimensions & squareness
…used a couple of scrap...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-08-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By Functional Artist
More pics :thumbsup: I bolted the (2)...

More pics :thumbsup:

I bolted the (2) bearing brackets together
...just to see how close they were :cheers2:

Good enough for "government work" :rolleyes:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-08-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By Functional Artist
Where ya gonna put a 36" pin? :huh: That...

Where ya gonna put a 36" pin? :huh:

That info is TOP SECRET at the moment
...but, I'm tryin' to get it de-classified :lolgoku:

So, now I'm workin' on the front bearing brackets :thumbsup:
...
Forum: Electric Projects 01-08-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 166
Posted By Functional Artist
Wow! Very Kool! :smiley_omg: Maybe check out...

Wow! Very Kool! :smiley_omg:
Maybe check out the !Arriba! kart :thumbsup:

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=37852

It runs on (2) 48V 1,000W motors (very powerful little motors) ...
Forum: Electric Projects 01-07-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By Functional Artist
Very Nice Job! :thumbsup: Yup, them big...

Very Nice Job! :thumbsup:

Yup, them big wheels are (negatively) effecting your final gear ratio :huh:

...maybe try a smaller profile tire :cheers2:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-05-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 901
Posted By Functional Artist
Concept re-evaluation

This still concerned me :huh:

So, I've done a complete concept re-evaluation :thumbsup:
…& some more research too :cheers2:

It seems that most articulating vehicles are set up with the...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 01-05-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Functional Artist
I don't have any experience with "that" bender ...

I don't have any experience with "that" bender
...but, it looks like it's built more for use with material like conduit :smiley_omg:

Even the specs say: Wall Thickness of Pipe: 0.8-2.0mm :ack2:...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 01-05-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,302
Posted By Functional Artist
Kool! She'll go ~21 MPH with a 6:1 gear ratio ...

Kool! She'll go ~21 MPH with a 6:1 gear ratio :thumbsup:

10 tooth drive sprocket on the motor
…& a 60 tooth driven sprocket on the rear wheel :2guns:
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