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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-04-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,169
DON'T turn the crankshaft down! The cost of a...

DON'T turn the crankshaft down! The cost of a proper job of this exceeds the cost of alternatives, and limits the resale value of the engine. This engine can probably be flipped for three or more...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 05-18-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,998
That is probably a Hydro-Gear transaxle; go to...

That is probably a Hydro-Gear transaxle; go to their website for specs. Hydrostatic systems usually have a max RPM in the 2900-3600rpm range, and they are not forgiving of overspeeding in an effort...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 04-14-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,441
That is also the 3209/32009, commonly called the...

That is also the 3209/32009, commonly called the "spiderbox." There are a few variants. I'm repowering one of those myself. :cheers2:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-09-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,524
There were two of these on Craigslist recently...

There were two of these on Craigslist recently 500 for both; didn't have the cash that weekend and I have too many projects as it is. Plus, at 6'3 I don't fit well in those.
Forum: Electric Projects 01-10-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 34,314
Here are some specs I found on the net. Bosch...

Here are some specs I found on the net.
Bosch motor
Engine cranking speed is approx 120 rpm,
no load test its 7100 rpm @ 55 amps 12volts for a 186, and for a 202 its 12volts @ 65 amps,
Lucas...
Forum: Electric Projects 01-10-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,335
Forget high voltage or AC motors unless you have...

Forget high voltage or AC motors unless you have very deep pockets and electrical design and safety knowlege. :rolleyes3:

There are plenty of "scooter motors" on the market. You should consider...
Forum: All Other Parts 01-10-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,837
Thanks for the link, Rustydog. That thread was...

Thanks for the link, Rustydog. That thread was full of good information, the upshot of which was, air shocks DON'T make very good coilover replacements.

From my experience in auto repair, they...
Forum: All Other Parts 01-09-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,837
Automotive air shocks for a kart?

I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried using automotive air shocks to replace the shock/spring on a go kart.

These are designed to supplement the springs on a vehicle, but on something small like...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-20-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,472
Since you are not cranking an engine, do NOT get...

Since you are not cranking an engine, do NOT get a wet cell battery like a car or motorcycle battery. Get a sealed lead acid (sla) if nothing else. A 12v, 10ah battery will run your LEDs and fun...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-20-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,378
In the first pic, it looks like the bottom shock...

In the first pic, it looks like the bottom shock mount is too close to the pivot, or fulcrum. Do a mockup by setting the frame on blocks where the axle will go, then sit on it where the seat will...
Forum: All Other Parts 11-11-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,688
8mm doesn't match any dimensions of ANSI chain;...

8mm doesn't match any dimensions of ANSI chain; maybe it is a metric size?

If the shaft is only 5/16 diameter, that is tiny and sure you could bush it up to a #35 sprocket, but it might bend at...
Forum: All Other Parts 11-11-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,988
While it is rare for a chain to snap, the closer...

While it is rare for a chain to snap, the closer you run to maximum load, the faster the chain will wear and stretch. To wit, the #40 on my yerf has been replaced once and needs adjusting already....
Forum: All Other Parts 11-11-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,001
Don't use steel wool! It can burn under certain...

Don't use steel wool! It can burn under certain conditions; your kart might leave a trail of destruction off-road. In a safe place, try lighting some with a lighter or apply 12v to it; great...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-04-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,669
Wait a sec...:surrender: the flat side of the...

Wait a sec...:surrender: the flat side of the belt belongs toward the engine, the angled side away, to conform to the sheaves.

Maybe look again, cause the TC would work poorly if it was how...
Forum: Site Announcements and Suggestion Box 10-30-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,037
Database error messages

Just a heads up, the forum is throwing database errors today. This occurs when clicking on posts. :surrender:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-25-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,681
I did this as a teen with a strange off-brand...

I did this as a teen with a strange off-brand engine I had found in an alley (small 4 stroke.) Rather than use the bicycle gears I used a rubber wheel about 4" diameter bearing against the rear...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-24-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 25,355
I LOVE your idea! I had thought of this, but...

I LOVE your idea! I had thought of this, but couldn't quite imagine a home-buildable version, and here it is!

I seem to remember that Comet once made a mini-bike transmission with two chains.
...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-23-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,208
Excellent advice, Bighead. I've been trawling...

Excellent advice, Bighead. I've been trawling the large-item trash days since my teens. I also regularly cruise alleys on regular trash days or on weekends when people are clearing stuff out. ...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-23-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,430
The dual setup is nice and must give you great...

The dual setup is nice and must give you great range. I know that the stock tank is good for at least 1.5 hours of riding on my 6.5s. Anyone considering this should make sure that the tanks are...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-23-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,291
For motorcycle gearboxes with wet clutch you MUST...

For motorcycle gearboxes with wet clutch you MUST use oil without molybdenum additives. To be safe, buy motorcycle oil from a powersports place. It should have a rating of MA or MB.

For...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 10-19-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,756
I like your ah-oooh-gah horn. The rear...

I like your ah-oooh-gah horn.

The rear tires you have look pretty good. With that diameter, you should ideally have a taller gear ratio. Since your axle sprocket is already pretty big, you...
Forum: All Other Parts 10-19-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 22,310
Somebody once asked Abe Lincoln how long a man's...

Somebody once asked Abe Lincoln how long a man's legs should be. "Long enough to reach the ground." was the answer. :thumbsup:

Small tires are for smooth roads and light karts. Large tires,...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-18-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,090
Don't use a hammer for this. It will dimple the...

Don't use a hammer for this. It will dimple the area you hit, but not bend the whole nerf bar.

Get a 2X4 8' long to bend that back. Put another 2X4 at your fulcrum point so you don't start...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-12-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,650
I'd probably choose the Lifan 110 they sell for 6...

I'd probably choose the Lifan 110 they sell for 6 pounds more. Otherwise yes, that will make a nice shifter kart.
Forum: All Other Parts 10-07-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Toystory, in California the alkyd paints are now...

Toystory, in California the alkyd paints are now a water base formula. Not sure where the OP lives but I messed up the first can of reformulated paint I bought, adding thinner. The upside is, I...
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