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Forum: All Other Parts Today, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By Functional Artist
Spacer Ring

The original plan was to make & use a "temporary spacer ring"
...as a "removable" centering/alignment spacer, between the hub & rim :thumbsup:

I put it on the bottom side
& left it protruding...
Forum: Electric Projects Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 81
Posted By Functional Artist
With a little/light kart like that, you should be...

With a little/light kart like that, you should be able to hit 25-30MPH pretty easily with an electric set up :thumbsup:

Torsk
...48V 1,000W brushed motor (4-12V15AH SLA's)
...top speed (~24...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-16-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By Functional Artist
I can see that you have the (3) "big" power wires...

I can see that you have the (3) "big" power wires "matched up" (going to the motor)
...but, I can't tell for sure (from the pic below) if the (5) "small" sensor wires are matched up?
(they must...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-15-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,826
Posted By Functional Artist
Nitron

While the black paint was dryin', I mixed up 16oz. of 2K clear with some Nitron "SuperShift" pearl powder :thumbsup:

This stuff is supposed to "super shift"
...were gonna see :cool:

Well,...
Forum: All Other Parts 10-14-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By Functional Artist
Well, that's the first one :thumbsup: & it...

Well, that's the first one :thumbsup:
& it seems like a pretty solid bond to me

On the second one, Ima gonna add try-n-add some "splines" to the hub & rim
...like "anickode" suggested...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-14-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By Functional Artist
Pick your Battles

I've found that sometimes it's best to "pick your battles" :cheers2:

You can make a nice, long lasting motor mount :thumbsup:
(it's actually a mount for an engine but, that's another story)...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-13-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,044
Posted By Functional Artist
I wanted to update this thread with a couple of...

I wanted to update this thread with a couple of pics of !Arriba!
...to show what CX40 color shift pearls look like :thumbsup:
...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-13-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,826
Posted By Functional Artist
Paint

I got the Torsk kart out this weekend :thumbsup:
& took 'er apart :huh:

I set it up so many of the components are "modular"
& come off individually (dash, hand controls etc.)
...so, it came...
Forum: All Other Parts 10-12-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By Functional Artist
Before, I mixed the epoxy, I drilled a 3/4" hole...

Before, I mixed the epoxy, I drilled a 3/4" hole (@ 90*) in a piece of plywood :thumbsup:
…& then, inserted a piece of 3/4" axle shaft :cheers2:
(to use as a...
Forum: All Other Parts 10-12-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By Functional Artist
Directions say: 1.) prep by roughening both...

Directions say:

1.) prep by roughening both surfaces (#40 sand paper)
2.) clean 'em with degreaser (alcohol)
3.) thoroughly mix equal amounts of epoxy (A) & (B)
Forum: All Other Parts 10-11-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By Functional Artist
exothermic reaction

Been doin' some grindin' & shapin"
& a little research :thumbsup:

"Epoxy glue is a synthetic mixture of a resin or epoxy polymer and a hardener used to attach or join a variety of the same or...
Forum: All Other Parts 10-07-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 139
Posted By Functional Artist
Composite drive wheels

I have been looking for some narrow(er) "keyed" (6") "drive" rims (~3" wide)
...but, most of the (6") rims that I've found are (~5") wide (~$19.00 ea.)...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-06-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,167
Posted By Functional Artist
Me & the misses went to an actual Damien show...

Me & the misses went to an actual Damien show last night :thumbsup:

It's been like 30 years since I last saw them :smiley_omg:

I even got/took a 2019 "bootleg" recording of "Every Dog has...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 10-02-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,490
Posted By Functional Artist
250 e-mile update

Well, I've got over 250 miles on 'er since the conversion to electric :thumbsup:
& I'm happy to report that (knock on wood) everything seems to be goin' good. :cheers2:

The bike runs great,...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 09-26-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,490
Posted By Functional Artist
I've been lookin', seems like, forever for a...

I've been lookin', seems like, forever for a "base" or box to mount this Amp meter into.

The top or opening, of the container, had to be able to hold the (4" x 4" x 2") "square" meter
…& the...
Forum: Electric Projects 09-26-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By Functional Artist
This little meter seems to be perfect for our...

This little meter seems to be perfect for our electric go karts, mini bikes etc. :auto:

It can handle & read all voltages from ~6VDC thru 100VDC
…& Amperages up to 100A
(if going over 100VDC...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-26-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 9,191
Posted By Functional Artist
I was wondering that too :huh: & if i'm...

I was wondering that too :huh:
& if i'm reading it right, it shows the wattage @ 4,000W :smiley_omg:
...but, it's only labeled as a 2,000W motor

It looked like, in recording
low gear: ~15A @...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-26-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 9,191
Posted By Functional Artist
Sounds plausible :thumbsup: Give 'er a try ...

Sounds plausible :thumbsup:

Give 'er a try
& keep us posted :cheers2:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-25-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 9,191
Posted By Functional Artist
Thanks, I'm likin' it too :thumbsup: ...seems...

Thanks, I'm likin' it too :thumbsup:
...seems to be very sturdy

I figured out the "break down" was "self inflicted" :mad2:
…& sometimes ya gotta think "outside of the box"

She's "back in...
Forum: Electric Projects 09-25-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Functional Artist
:iagree: I've got one on (ElMoto) my motorcycle...

:iagree: I've got one on (ElMoto) my motorcycle conversion :cheers2:

I've been lookin into these 60V ~50AH Lithium Battery packs. (~$500.00) :thumbsup:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/223290104145
...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-24-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 603
Posted By Functional Artist
Lookin' good! :thumbsup: I really like...

Lookin' good! :thumbsup:

I really like (most) everything your doin'
...except that 100MPH goal :ack2:

So, I put together a quick video, for ya :cheers2:

It's my Atom kart goin ~35MPH ...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-24-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 9,191
Posted By Functional Artist
Testin';

I've been doin' some testin' :thumbsup:

RPM test results
Low gear 330 (axle speed) x 5.4 (gear ratio) = ~1,780 RPM avg.
Med gear 620 (AS) x 5.4 (GR) = ~3,240 RPM avg.
High gear 950 (AS) x 5.4...
Forum: Electric Projects 09-24-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By Functional Artist
PZEM-051 DC Digital Multi-function Meter

Here is a kool, low-cost & super easy to connect DC Multi-function meter (~$20.00) :thumbsup:
...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-24-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 344
Posted By Functional Artist
He...he...Yup, been there, done that :sifone: ...

He...he...Yup, been there, done that :sifone:

:iagree: that silhouette scene looked pretty kool. :thumbsup:

But, I'd prefer something like Black Sabbath or Iron Maiden :cheers2:
(my...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-23-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 344
Posted By Functional Artist
Don't get me "started" :lolgoku: ...ICE joke...

Don't get me "started" :lolgoku: ...ICE joke :roflol:

Yup, I had some fun this weekend :thumbsup:

I put several miles on the Atom kart, doin' testin' :wai:

I used a GPS to get some MPH...
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