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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 02-26-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By snowjob
I was faced with this exact topic during my...

I was faced with this exact topic during my build:

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=41555

Short version, mechanical is ok at lower speeds/weights if in excellent working condition....
Forum: Electric Projects 01-29-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By snowjob
Good luck! I see you are right up the road from...

Good luck! I see you are right up the road from me in Middleton. It looks like the LSV definition may fit for a licensed driver and insured vehicle. I have had nothing but problems running a...
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 01-22-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By snowjob
Airgas is one of my two local weld shops and they...

Airgas is one of my two local weld shops and they gladly sell to individuals. I would hope/expect it is the same in your area.
Forum: Site Announcements and Suggestion Box 01-22-2020, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By snowjob
Shoot, if I had realized there was a trophy, I...

Shoot, if I had realized there was a trophy, I would have worked harder ;-). Good luck getting hold of it.
Forum: Electric Projects 01-17-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By snowjob
Here is the best pic I have of ours: ...

Here is the best pic I have of ours:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190912/7092d869fc9215f5d2a423d226720971.jpg

They are pretty flimsy, might also be nice to upgrade to metal levers for...
Forum: Electric Projects 01-17-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By snowjob
We have hand controls on our tiny kart and they...

We have hand controls on our tiny kart and they work ok. Both are mechanical, which makes it easy to hook them up, but also limits the force you can apply. Converting to hydraulic brakes would help...
Forum: Using Tools and Welding 01-17-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By snowjob
I advise scoping out your local weld shops. Many...

I advise scoping out your local weld shops. Many are very particular about buying, leasing, filling something they don't own, etc. For MIG, I suggest a simple C25 mix. Only now at farm stores are...
Forum: For Sale or Trade 01-07-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By snowjob
This seems like a great bargain! If I was...

This seems like a great bargain! If I was actively pursuing my eConversion, I would jump on it. At this price, somebody will/should.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 01-03-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By snowjob
Good luck. I started with an engine, but have...

Good luck. I started with an engine, but have considered switching to electric as riding in my neighborhood is problematic due to the noise. I suggest if you have no noise concerns or if you have a...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 12-30-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,335
Posted By snowjob
Yes, I am calling it finished for the build-off. ...

Yes, I am calling it finished for the build-off. We will continue to tweak it into the future, but have not made any significant changes for the last couple months. It is hella/scary fast!
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 12-20-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By snowjob
Start with pictures and details and there are...

Start with pictures and details and there are plenty of people that will be happy to offer some advice.
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 12-04-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By snowjob
That's pretty cool. I have been tossing muffler...

That's pretty cool. I have been tossing muffler ideas around for a while, but this looks really good. Any estimates on sound level vs stock muffler on predator?
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 12-03-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,142
Posted By snowjob
Wow, was not aware of the CT200 series. ...

Wow, was not aware of the CT200 series. Apparently that engine has been making the rounds for a long time. I knew Honda had the CRF70, but that was a 3 speed. The first 4 speed I recalled was the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself! 12-03-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,142
Posted By snowjob
The Kawasaki KLX110 has used a variant of that...

The Kawasaki KLX110 has used a variant of that engine (I think) for a very long time. It predates the Honda and even most of the clone usage AFAIK. If you do a bit of research for the KLX110 motor...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 11-29-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,335
Posted By snowjob
Quick test with stage 3 Predator yielded 39mph...

Quick test with stage 3 Predator yielded 39mph with a limited running distance. I also rode it myself and the mechanical brakes are good enough to lock up from high speed and the light front end...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-26-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 872
Posted By snowjob
I am faced with the same dilemma on my kart build...

I am faced with the same dilemma on my kart build and have chosen to buy straight and bent pipe(tube) and weld it together. Biggest issue is the diameter is so small it is not common/standard. ...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-17-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,146
Posted By snowjob
The billet flywheel is 3.5lbs. Inter webs is...

The billet flywheel is 3.5lbs. Inter webs is guessing stock is 5lb+. I could go weigh it if you need an accurate number.

Oh, I completely forgot this technique last night and have a nice new...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 11-17-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,335
Posted By snowjob
Well that may just be a wrap for the 2019 build...

Well that may just be a wrap for the 2019 build off. We took the kart to the Grandparents yesterday in the hopes he will get to ride it more often in their neighborhood. Custom exhaust, bomber seat...
Forum: Electric Projects 11-08-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By snowjob
All this thinking electric has motivated me to...

All this thinking electric has motivated me to finish version 3 of our Razor E100 scooter. I may hate electronics, but if I think about them long enough, it all seems to start getting clearer. The...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-08-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 806
Posted By snowjob
Yes, I believe a non-hemi is a better platform...

Yes, I believe a non-hemi is a better platform for modification for exactly that reason along with piston clearance. We have one of each (hemi/non-hemi). The only reason we upgraded the hemi is...
Forum: Electric Projects 11-07-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,980
Posted By snowjob
I love this build, but am I close in...

I love this build, but am I close in guesstimating you have a bit more than $2k in the drive and battery components?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-07-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 806
Posted By snowjob
I installed this kit recently on a hemi predator:...

I installed this kit recently on a hemi predator: http://www.nrracing.com/product-p/stage3hopup-ph.htm

I selected the billet flywheel and Mod2 cam. Other than a wicked recoil on startup, I have...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-06-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,441
Posted By snowjob
The Sur Ron battery pack is 60V.....just sayin'. ...

The Sur Ron battery pack is 60V.....just sayin'. We have power tools that share battery packs, why not play vehicles?
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-01-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,146
Posted By snowjob
Makes perfect sense to me. I used this technique...

Makes perfect sense to me. I used this technique to start my YZ450f and it was a real pain in the ***. I eventually fixed it by switching to a KDX200 2-stroke that doesn't care how it gets kicked,...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-31-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,146
Posted By snowjob
I have the same issue on my stage 4. I assumed...

I have the same issue on my stage 4. I assumed it was the cam. Got a nice welt when I first started it. Now I will only pull the starter out a foot or so. Runs great though.


Sent from my...
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