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Forum: Engines & Clutches Today, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By J.S.@SMS
Yeah, 1/16 of a mile is plenty. That's 330 feet,...

Yeah, 1/16 of a mile is plenty. That's 330 feet, and I usually do 100 foot drags for everything except my Streaker and my minibike. All my karts with centrifugal clutches lock up within 15 feet at...
Forum: More Builds Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 279
Posted By J.S.@SMS
That ought to be just fine, as long as you don't...

That ought to be just fine, as long as you don't pinch that brake cable under it. And I'd say it's coming along nicely. I can tell you from experience that that 50t sprocket is a bit small. My baja...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion Yesterday, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 120
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Why do I get the feeling that the rim is off a...

Why do I get the feeling that the rim is off a lawnmower. Those run bushings instead of bearings. And that's fine at 5mph, but when you get into the mid teens or twenties they won't last long, if...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-25-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 23,499
Posted By J.S.@SMS
What are the bushings for? You might be able to...

What are the bushings for? You might be able to take the dimensions to a machine shop and have them turn some on a lathe. They should be able to do it easily. But definitely check on the ones you...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-25-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I take it the 390 came off a pressurewasher. And...

I take it the 390 came off a pressurewasher. And you have quite the stockpile of engines. Did you convert that briggs oppy to a horizontal shaft?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-25-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 171
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I'm the same way. The only reason I replaced the...

I'm the same way. The only reason I replaced the tires on the front of the streaker I have was that they were square shaped, not rounded, so they liked to grab in ruts. I did some lawn mowing through...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-25-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 171
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I built this kart last fall using a frame I...

I built this kart last fall using a frame I bought at the end of the summer of '18.
It's a Carter 2575 converted into an off road drift kart (for fields not trails).
Frame - $100 (actually I paid...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 01-24-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 10,926
Posted By J.S.@SMS
You're lucky, I have a kart that on leaves won't...

You're lucky, I have a kart that on leaves won't even try to go. It would rather just sit there spinning the tire and digging a hole for eternity. Although that kart doesn't run at the moment, too...
Forum: More Builds 01-24-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 55
Posted By J.S.@SMS
You might have some trouble with the throttle...

You might have some trouble with the throttle system on the GC190. I have a GC160 (the 190s little brother), and there are no-bolt on throttle controls for remote (cable) operation. So the only way...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-24-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 95
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I may be wrong, but the "transmission" is most...

I may be wrong, but the "transmission" is most likely a reduction gear box. And you're correct, the higher (numerically) the ratio, the more torque gets to the wheels. The trouble is that, while the...
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 01-24-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I checked the release on it a few months ago, but...

I checked the release on it a few months ago, but I'll check it again. I may disassemble it and see if I can get it working again. But it's missing one of the wheel bushings, and the nut for that...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 01-24-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 54
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Nice job on the restoration. And It's good to see...

Nice job on the restoration. And It's good to see another Floridian on here (I live about 2-2 1/2 hours north of Tampa).
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 01-24-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By J.S.@SMS
That one is a bit outside my price range. Plus I...

That one is a bit outside my price range. Plus I picked up a real clean 2 ton for $20 at the local flea market a few months back (I also got a 12" craftsman crescent wrench for $3).
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-24-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Actually tecumseh did that from the factory. The...

Actually tecumseh did that from the factory. The ohv 11hp was a flattie with an overhead valve head bolted to it. I believe it was the hm70-100s.

And I like tecumseh's. Other than over complicated...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 01-23-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 245
Posted By J.S.@SMS
You might want to check over on oldminibikes.com,...

You might want to check over on oldminibikes.com, they have plenty of knowledge about Tecumsehs, and Tecumseh mods.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-23-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I believe the max they'll hit with just backing...

I believe the max they'll hit with just backing out the throttle screw is 4300 ish, maybe 4500. And at those speeds the only thing you should be concerned with is the plastic governor wheel. Those...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 01-22-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 10,926
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Yeah 1wd is fun (they'll drift for days off road,...

Yeah 1wd is fun (they'll drift for days off road, and peelouts). Though I have a set of 22x11-10 carlisles on one of my karts. Those tires are massive.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-22-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 23,499
Posted By J.S.@SMS
I don't see what's funny. Quite frankly, I'm...

I don't see what's funny. Quite frankly, I'm pi**ed. We paid the dude several hundred dollars to get the bike running, and all he did was overcharge the battery, causing it to overflow onto the rear...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-21-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 23,499
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Well I've decided that I'm going to get a...

Well I've decided that I'm going to get a dirtbike. Either a 250 or 450 four stroke (not a 250 two stroke), probably a few years old. I thought about a smaller two stroke, but those don't like trail...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 01-14-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Here's my '14 Baja Warrior. I bought it new, and...

Here's my '14 Baja Warrior. I bought it new, and ended up rebuilding the engine (improper ring installation from factory), and I pulled the governor while I was in there. While the 196cc was off, I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-13-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 23,499
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Briggs has had an EFI v-twin for a few years now...

Briggs has had an EFI v-twin for a few years now (so does Yamaha, but theirs is a vertical shaft). I remember seeing it a year or two ago when looking for parts.

And I got the Warrior to start...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 12-30-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Looks cool. The sea foam green is a bit of an odd...

Looks cool. The sea foam green is a bit of an odd choice if you ask me, but it looks like it used to be red. Ditch the HF specials and get some real tires up front. And wasn’t that engine going on...
Forum: Electric Projects 12-29-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Which ones, the wheels on the scooter or the...

Which ones, the wheels on the scooter or the wheels on the bike?
Forum: Electric Projects 12-29-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By J.S.@SMS
The parts came in over the weekend, and they’re...

The parts came in over the weekend, and they’re already on the engine. And think I found a name for this thing, Freeby Jeebies, because I’m sure this this thing’ll be “fun” to ride, and because the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 12-21-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,271
Posted By J.S.@SMS
Hope that works. I’ve been forgetting to ask,...

Hope that works. I’ve been forgetting to ask, when you installed the 72t sprocket did you have to buy a longer chain, or just move the axle forward and engine back?
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