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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-29-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,217
Posted By Jim-L-L
Not if I'm using excess HP to oversteer the...

Not if I'm using excess HP to oversteer the corners :thumbsup:





Nah not really going wider is the only option
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-28-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,217
Posted By Jim-L-L
Thanks guys, really good info, the reason for the...

Thanks guys, really good info, the reason for the question was that I'm thinking about my next project which would be a 2 seater sand rail type buggy

dimensions would be
Wheel Base = 2286mm...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-26-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,217
Posted By Jim-L-L
Front track, rear track and wheel base

Hey, I've noticed lot's of short wheel base buggies and racing go karts have a wider rear wheel track than front ? is this to improve turning circle and handling with a live rear axle ? read...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-08-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Jim-L-L
Thanks guys yeah had thought about fitting some...

Thanks guys
yeah had thought about fitting some rubber bumpers to protect the axles,had been looking into that. Cutting the springs is a good idea as well, but have also thought about unscrewing...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-07-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Jim-L-L
Decided to move the bearing mounts to the...

Decided to move the bearing mounts to the underside of the swing axle and make a new hole 30mm higher for the pivot pin, now everything sits nice and level when static, I was trying to get everything...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-03-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Jim-L-L
Yeah, it's on a swing arm. I decided to lower the...

Yeah, it's on a swing arm. I decided to lower the C of G by lowering the ride height and lowering the engine position as well as adding some shocks to save my A$$ : )
Will post some before & after...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-03-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Jim-L-L
So yes to tilting & No to extra oil, Have...

So yes to tilting & No to extra oil,
Have also been thinking about making 5' ramped mount to keep engine level
Will be disconnecting oil sensor, it always cuts on the bumps
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-03-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Jim-L-L
Tilting a Honda GX390 down

Hi All,
Looking for feedback here,
I'm doing some mods to my Buggy (adding rear suspension) and am looking at mounting the engine (GX390 clone) at an angle of 5' down so the cylinder assy will be a...
Forum: All Other Parts 06-25-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,566
Posted By Jim-L-L
Re posted from yesterday's site crash ! ...

Re posted from yesterday's site crash !
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Update ! Had my local fitter & turner bore a hole in each end of the shaft pieces to be joined ($5 bargain) on his lathe and...
Forum: All Other Parts 06-20-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,566
Posted By Jim-L-L
Steering rack

Been a while since I've done any "Buggy" stuff as I've been busy on restoring my Mini, anyway I have progressed to the point where I need warmer weather to get on with the body work so decided to...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-20-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By Jim-L-L
Ha Ha looks like something from a "Mad Max" movie...

Ha Ha looks like something from a "Mad Max" movie ! love it
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 05-09-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,024
Posted By Jim-L-L
Un-Mellow yellow has been canned

Guys, sorry but going to pull out of build off 2014 as I don't have time or money to complete it right now and I really have to stay focused on my 69 Mini resto (it's eating all my time & money) it...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 04-11-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,024
Posted By Jim-L-L
Ok, after googling TAS mini bikes photos I did...

Ok, after googling TAS mini bikes photos I did notice that bent forks did seem to be a common problem !
Anyway front forks now rebuilt, sandblasted everything first then made up a jig on sawbench...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 04-10-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,015
Posted By Jim-L-L
Hi Mate, you can check out how I set my throttle...

Hi Mate, you can check out how I set my throttle cable to carb it can be real simple ! I used the little brass insert from a insulated electrical strip connector, cable in one side and wire throttle...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 04-06-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,955
Posted By Jim-L-L
I cant really comment, when I was a kid never...

I cant really comment, when I was a kid never ever wore (or owned) a helmet and we rode those deadly old Honda trikes : )



Please do



Well done on getting it going :thumbsup:
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 04-05-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,955
Posted By Jim-L-L
Hey Fabroman, where's her helmet ????? :...

Hey Fabroman,

where's her helmet ????? : )

That's the same type of 49cc I'm using in my 2014 build off, but need to get one of those clutch housing / gear reduction units like yours first !...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 04-04-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,024
Posted By Jim-L-L
Dismantled the forks and cut the bent tubes out...

Dismantled the forks and cut the bent tubes out of the brackets today, the forks are just made out of 15NB pipe, I have a bit in the shed to do one side but will need to make a stop by my local steel...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 04-03-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,024
Posted By Jim-L-L
2014 - Un-Mellow Yellow

I've decided to go in again for this year. So will be rebuilding this clapped out Tas mini bike I bought for $25 (then sold the front wheel for $50) The frame itself is OK, front forks are bent...
Forum: Electric Projects 02-19-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By Jim-L-L
1000 kva x 30V = 33'000 Rpm ! With that gearing...

1000 kva x 30V = 33'000 Rpm !
With that gearing and say a 12" wheel your predicted speed will be 164 mph !

you are going to need to massively gear it down to get a more realistic speed of around...
Forum: Electric Projects 02-19-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By Jim-L-L
Welcome, Probably not a good choice That...

Welcome,
Probably not a good choice
That motor would be doing about 33'000 rpm at 30v ! also you are going to need a massive brushless esc for this (big bucks) and you will not get much run time...
Forum: Electric Projects 02-12-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,334
Posted By Jim-L-L
Well everything was hooked up enough for a test...

Well everything was hooked up enough for a test run tonight ! ran really well ! not too fast but fast enough and really quiet, happy 5yr old behind the wheel. The control box over temped and shut...
Forum: Electric Projects 02-12-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By Jim-L-L
probably ok for a little kid or if you use a big...

probably ok for a little kid or if you use a big truck one, note that starter motors are not made for continuous duty, run them all the time and you might overheat the commutator and throw the...
Forum: Electric Projects 02-10-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 286,069
Posted By Jim-L-L
Yes this works, It was done by some people at my...

Yes this works, It was done by some people at my work, I supplied the 150 brushless ESc and the little plastic Toddler electric quad bike, some one else supplied the 4068 big brushless motor and and...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-05-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,721
Posted By Jim-L-L
Ring around steel shops, try and buy whole...

Ring around steel shops, try and buy whole lengths (6m usually) It is always cheaper, also take your hacksaw and cut up in the car park to save on cutting fees
Forum: Electric Projects 02-05-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,334
Posted By Jim-L-L
The rear sprocket was already on the rim from the...

The rear sprocket was already on the rim from the donor mini bike, the elec motor came fitted with it's own sprocket, which was luckily the correct pitch
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