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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 12-04-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By snowjob
That's pretty cool. I have been tossing muffler...

That's pretty cool. I have been tossing muffler ideas around for a while, but this looks really good. Any estimates on sound level vs stock muffler on predator?
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 12-03-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 293
Posted By snowjob
Wow, was not aware of the CT200 series. ...

Wow, was not aware of the CT200 series. Apparently that engine has been making the rounds for a long time. I knew Honda had the CRF70, but that was a 3 speed. The first 4 speed I recalled was the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 12-03-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 293
Posted By snowjob
The Kawasaki KLX110 has used a variant of that...

The Kawasaki KLX110 has used a variant of that engine (I think) for a very long time. It predates the Honda and even most of the clone usage AFAIK. If you do a bit of research for the KLX110 motor...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 11-29-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,779
Posted By snowjob
Quick test with stage 3 Predator yielded 39mph...

Quick test with stage 3 Predator yielded 39mph with a limited running distance. I also rode it myself and the mechanical brakes are good enough to lock up from high speed and the light front end...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-26-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By snowjob
I am faced with the same dilemma on my kart build...

I am faced with the same dilemma on my kart build and have chosen to buy straight and bent pipe(tube) and weld it together. Biggest issue is the diameter is so small it is not common/standard. ...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-17-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By snowjob
The billet flywheel is 3.5lbs. Inter webs is...

The billet flywheel is 3.5lbs. Inter webs is guessing stock is 5lb+. I could go weigh it if you need an accurate number.

Oh, I completely forgot this technique last night and have a nice new...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 11-17-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,779
Posted By snowjob
Well that may just be a wrap for the 2019 build...

Well that may just be a wrap for the 2019 build off. We took the kart to the Grandparents yesterday in the hopes he will get to ride it more often in their neighborhood. Custom exhaust, bomber seat...
Forum: Electric Projects 11-08-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By snowjob
All this thinking electric has motivated me to...

All this thinking electric has motivated me to finish version 3 of our Razor E100 scooter. I may hate electronics, but if I think about them long enough, it all seems to start getting clearer. The...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-08-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 562
Posted By snowjob
Yes, I believe a non-hemi is a better platform...

Yes, I believe a non-hemi is a better platform for modification for exactly that reason along with piston clearance. We have one of each (hemi/non-hemi). The only reason we upgraded the hemi is...
Forum: Electric Projects 11-07-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 866
Posted By snowjob
I love this build, but am I close in...

I love this build, but am I close in guesstimating you have a bit more than $2k in the drive and battery components?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-07-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 562
Posted By snowjob
I installed this kit recently on a hemi predator:...

I installed this kit recently on a hemi predator: http://www.nrracing.com/product-p/stage3hopup-ph.htm

I selected the billet flywheel and Mod2 cam. Other than a wicked recoil on startup, I have...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-06-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 10,332
Posted By snowjob
The Sur Ron battery pack is 60V.....just sayin'. ...

The Sur Ron battery pack is 60V.....just sayin'. We have power tools that share battery packs, why not play vehicles?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-01-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By snowjob
Makes perfect sense to me. I used this technique...

Makes perfect sense to me. I used this technique to start my YZ450f and it was a real pain in the ***. I eventually fixed it by switching to a KDX200 2-stroke that doesn't care how it gets kicked,...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-31-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By snowjob
I have the same issue on my stage 4. I assumed...

I have the same issue on my stage 4. I assumed it was the cam. Got a nice welt when I first started it. Now I will only pull the starter out a foot or so. Runs great though.


Sent from my...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 10-26-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,779
Posted By snowjob
In spite of the neighbor and potential...

In spite of the neighbor and potential e-conversion research I am proceeding with a custom exhaust. I chose to go up to 1-1/4 tubing due to the exhaust port size and then use the two perforated...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-23-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By snowjob
You can likely rebuild it, but the replacement...

You can likely rebuild it, but the replacement cost is low enough that a rebuild can be more expensive (with pads). I was amazed how much better our brakes worked with two new calipers.


Sent...
Forum: Electric Projects 10-23-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By snowjob
Thanks for that. I am still liking the idea of a...

Thanks for that. I am still liking the idea of a single motor setup and trying to convince myself on keeping or losing the torque converter. Frankly, it is easier to swap out the motor while...
Forum: Electric Projects 10-21-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By snowjob
Fantastic! Pointing me in the direction of the...

Fantastic! Pointing me in the direction of the Atom build was exactly what I was looking for. I think I missed it since it wasn't in the electric section. Now I have a reasonable confidence that...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 10-19-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,779
Posted By snowjob
2019 - DuroPower (El Cheapo) Resurrection

Mock up muffler ideas are underway. The diy header kit with 90 degree bends should arrive later today. Here is the el cheapo muffler we bought, which I am considering using in a modified form.
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Forum: Electric Projects 10-19-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By snowjob
Ooooh, just signed up for the diy electric car...

Ooooh, just signed up for the diy electric car forum.......my head is spinning! On the most basic level 6.5hp=4.8kW, which is over 2x the 60V/2kW combo currently in discussion on another thread...
Forum: Electric Projects 10-18-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By snowjob
Poking around common electric setup for karts and...

Poking around common electric setup for karts and seeing a roughly 15mph top speed (48V/1800W). Wondering if it's possible to get 30mph out of a similarly priced setup. I presume the trade-off is...
Forum: Electric Projects 10-17-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By snowjob
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Forum: Electric Projects 10-17-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By snowjob
Gas / Electric Swappable Power Module Kart

Hi All,

We have been busy plugging away building a Predator 212 powered kart from an old two-stroke Chinese kart.

Build Thread (http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=40354)

During...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 10-12-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,779
Posted By snowjob
Hit a setback on Thursday. We are apparently...

Hit a setback on Thursday. We are apparently back to a complaining neighbor. This was the 3rd cop visit/call and apparently the 4th complaint. All the complaints have been anonymous, but since we...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 10-08-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,779
Posted By snowjob
The boy is providing a seat-of-the-pants estimate...

The boy is providing a seat-of-the-pants estimate of 50mph with the stage 4 engine. I suggested using a speedo app to get a more accurate number and he indicated there was no way he was going to...
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