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Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 11:31 AM
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Posted By Functional Artist
That's a whole lot of motor :thumbsup: ...like...

That's a whole lot of motor :thumbsup:
...like for a car, not a kart (well maybe Joe 405's kart :lolgoku:)
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,056
Posted By Functional Artist
I haven't done MPH tests yet :cool: But,...

I haven't done MPH tests yet :cool:

But, this thing flies :thumbsup:

Here is some first ride footage & loaded RPM test data :cheers2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G3ii9S2X98
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,056
Posted By Functional Artist
RPM test

I set 'er up on blocks
...attached the RPM meter
...& then, did some "lightly loaded" RPM tests. :thumbsup:
(just the drag of the chain, sprocket, axle & wheels) :cheers2:
...
Forum: Electric Projects 09-15-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By Functional Artist
Very Kool! :cheers2: I put a big 10kW...

Very Kool! :cheers2:

I put a big 10kW motor on a Dingo 285 a couple of years ago :thumbsup:
...but, was very disappointed by the performance :mad:

But, I was using "old school" heavy Lead...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-15-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,056
Posted By Functional Artist
Systems Check

To connect the throttle cable to the thumb throttle, I simply drilled a hole, ran the cable thru it & used a "wire nut" as a "stop" to come in contact with &/or "trigger" it, as the cable travels ...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 09-15-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,107
Posted By Functional Artist
A little smoothin' & cleanin' :thumbsup: ...

A little smoothin' & cleanin' :thumbsup:
...then, some primin' & paintin' :cheers2:
...& Boom!, we got some kool little chain guards :2guns:
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 09-12-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,107
Posted By Functional Artist
Something was missin' :huh: :idea2: Chain...

Something was missin' :huh:

:idea2: Chain guards :thumbsup:

There's not really a lot of sprocket/chain exposed
...but, their still a rotating gears
& their right there on top kinda...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 09-11-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 13,830
Posted By Functional Artist
Gonna try something different :thumbsup: ...to...

Gonna try something different :thumbsup:
...to get some Amp readings from a different type/style of instrument

So, I picked up an analog Amp meter (~$23.00)
...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-11-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By Functional Artist
Yup :thumbsup: ...it would bad azz :cheers2: ...

Yup :thumbsup:
...it would bad azz :cheers2:

The controls from Zero :cool:
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=36632

...& the drive train from !Arriba! :2guns:...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-11-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,056
Posted By Functional Artist
Slide Show

I put together a "slide show" type video :thumbsup:

Another medium/way to document the kart
& also to share the build with my YouTubers :cheers2:

* You'all may recognize some of these pics...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-11-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,056
Posted By Functional Artist
Kinda gettin' things wrapped up a bit ...

Kinda gettin' things wrapped up a bit :thumbsup:

Installed the seat :cheers2:

She is about ready to test run just waitin' on some cables, to connect
...the thumb throttle to the pedal
...&...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-10-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,056
Posted By Functional Artist
We got power

Installed the (5) 12V 15AH Mighty Max batteries
& clamped 'em in-place with the battery hold down :thumbsup:

Then, used some Industrial Velcro to secure/mount the circuit breaker on to battery...
Forum: Electric Projects 09-10-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 72
Posted By Functional Artist
Kool bike :thumbsup: Lithium Batteries have...

Kool bike :thumbsup:

Lithium Batteries have a lot advantages over SLA's (when everything is set up/works properly)
...available power
...less weight
...& faster re-charge time

Keep in mind...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-10-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,056
Posted By Functional Artist
I installed the motor & chain & the speed...

I installed the motor & chain
& the speed controller & connection box

Then, commenced getting all of the wiring ran, to where it goes
...& everything connected up :thumbsup:
Forum: Electric Projects 09-10-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,029
Posted By Functional Artist
Effeciency :thumbsup: I put ~40V thru a 24V...

Effeciency :thumbsup:

I put ~40V thru a 24V 450W motor :cool:

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=36894


I also did some testing "straight" off of the battery pack :thumbsup:
...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-09-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By Functional Artist
Yes, a very good deal for $100.00 :thumbsup: ...

Yes, a very good deal for $100.00 :thumbsup:

Could ya please explain to the class, what a "floating" motor mount is? :cheers2:
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-09-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,056
Posted By Functional Artist
a slight deversion

While tightening the retaining nuts, on the rear axle, the 1/2" driver bit snapped off
...pretty much "flush" with the bit holder :ack2:

I tried everything, that I could think of
...but,...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-09-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By Functional Artist
We appreciate the laugh :lolgoku: ...but, like...

We appreciate the laugh :lolgoku:
...but, like landuse said that's just ridiculous :smiley_omg:
& um, where is the chain guard? :roflol:

* No, IMO they didn't "nail" the "power to weight...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-09-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,056
Posted By Functional Artist
I chopped a couple of 1" ID. pieces of steel tube...

I chopped a couple of 1" ID. pieces of steel tube @ ~7 1/2" (with metal cut-off saw)
& then, de-burred the ends a bit (with the grinder)

Installed the "keys"
...then, slid the wheels on
&...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-09-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,056
Posted By Functional Artist
Spacers

To make the spacers
(It's kinda difficult to get an accurate measurement with the wheel in place)

So, I went about it another way :cheers2:

First, I made sure axle was centered
...put the...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 09-09-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,640
Posted By Functional Artist
I found the 2010 Northern Tools catalog, that I...

I found the 2010 Northern Tools catalog, that I bought my Serengetti Electric Badger 450 (El Mini) out of. :thumbsup:

Ad says, "speeds up to 15MPH" (a bit exaggerated)
...but, maybe with 80...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-09-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,056
Posted By Functional Artist
I'm gonna assemble everything & do some testin',...

I'm gonna assemble everything & do some testin', before we give 'er a nice paint job. :thumbsup:

So, I worked the front suspension first
...A-frames
...spindles
...spring/shock absorbers...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-08-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,056
Posted By Functional Artist
I finally got the main frame all sealed up ...

I finally got the main frame all sealed up :thumbsup:

I removed the steering shaft & primed it separately :cheers2:

* added a layer of masking tape, to keep the primer out of the splines,...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 09-03-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,056
Posted By Functional Artist
Another couple of hours of smoothin' & deburrin' ...

Another couple of hours of smoothin' & deburrin'
…& I think we are "finally" about there :wai:

Also, cut/trimmed the frame "nubs" off :thumbsup:

I wiped everything down "good" with...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 09-03-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 13,830
Posted By Functional Artist
Takin' on the Anthony Wayne Bridge

I wanted to (& my buddy Sid suggested) get some amp readings
...while goin' up/climbing a hill. :thumbsup:

I took El Moto down to/by the Maumee River
...to find some bridges. :cool:

The...
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