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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-21-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,450
Posted By Functional Artist
Now for the Negative Battery Cable :thumbsup: ...

Now for the Negative Battery Cable :thumbsup:

Since the Negative (-) terminal on the battery pack is on the left side, we'll run a piece of black 10g. wire from the battery thru a separate...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-17-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 183
Posted By Functional Artist
More Boma info :thumbsup: Here is a thread...

More Boma info :thumbsup:

Here is a thread where I tested & compared several different motors on a simple yard kart.
The motor sprocket is 10T & the axle sprocket is 84T, for a 8.4:1 ratio
...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-17-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 183
Posted By Functional Artist
You should be fine :cheers2: For more info,...

You should be fine :cheers2:

For more info, here is a full size Dingo with the 48V 1,800W Boma motor :thumbsup:

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=37062

…& here is a video of it...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-17-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,450
Posted By Functional Artist
Now, that most of the external stuff has been...

Now, that most of the external stuff has been securely mounted, we can start on the wiring. :thumbsup:

We'll start with the big stuff, the Battery Cables :cheers2:

The battery's will be...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-17-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,450
Posted By Functional Artist
I added a rubber grommet to the top of the...

I added a rubber grommet to the top of the control box
(protects the wires from any potential sharp edges & looks more professional)

While I had it apart, I also thought it would be a good idea...
Forum: Crazy Craigslist Finds 03-17-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By Functional Artist
Honda kit cars

Check these guys out :thumbsup:

https://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/cto/d/bronx-honda-kit-cars/6831970242.html

AD says:

2 KIT CARS FOR SELL TOGETHER TRIMUTER TRIKE & HONDA ARIEL ATOM KIT CAR...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-16-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 183
Posted By Functional Artist
Kool! I love electric conversions. :thumbsup: ...

Kool! I love electric conversions. :thumbsup:

IMO #40 chain is some pretty "heavy" duty stuff
From my experience, #35 chain is adequate for a 48V 1,800W set up.

Sprockets MUST fit tightly &...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-15-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 361
Posted By Functional Artist
Nope, a drill motor ain't gonna do the job ...

Nope, a drill motor ain't gonna do the job
...unless your a 50 lb. 6 yr old kid

For more info check out the !Arriba! kart :cheers2:
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=37852

It...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-15-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 511
Posted By Functional Artist
Need better pics of the stickers on your...

Need better pics of the stickers on your components. :cheers2:

The 48V 1,800W Boma motor I have is, ~4 1/4" across & ~5 3/8" long

The speed controller that came with it is ~1 1/2" thick x ~3...
Forum: More Builds 03-15-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By Functional Artist
The Art of the Deal

Thanks fellas :thumbsup:

Did some negotiating & got even better deals.

A couple of well placed, Ohh's, I didn't know about that
...or Oww that's a little rougher than I thought, make a BIG...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-14-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,450
Posted By Functional Artist
Got a bit more done on the rear control box. ...

Got a bit more done on the rear control box. :thumbsup:

I was thinkin' it would be best to "beef up" the mounting area of the Circuit Breaker & Charge Port.

Mainly because both of them are...
Forum: More Builds 03-14-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By Functional Artist
Mission Accomplished! :cheers2: I got a...

Mission Accomplished! :cheers2:

I got a fresh truck. :thumbsup:
...now I gots ta do some disassembly (weather permitting) it's still early March.

* Picked up another toy along the way. ...
Forum: More Builds 03-13-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By Functional Artist
It's the accent ...that southern draw (I guess...

It's the accent
...that southern draw (I guess ya call it) :lolgoku:

Real answer: Rock Salt :smiley_omg:

Up north here (in the snow belt) we get lots of snow
…& to help deal with the...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-13-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 361
Posted By Functional Artist
I can't vouch for eBay, as a whole, but you don't...

I can't vouch for eBay, as a whole, but you don't have to worry about working with Alfa Wheels :thumbsup:
(the seller of the kit I linked)

I get ALL of my motors from them (I have lots of...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 03-13-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By Functional Artist
Looks to be about the same as a Serengetti Badger...

Looks to be about the same as a Serengetti Badger 450 electric minibike that Northern Tools used to sell.

I picked one up a few years back.

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=37720...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-13-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 511
Posted By Functional Artist
Sounds like someone cobbling extra parts together...

Sounds like someone cobbling extra parts together & calling it a kit.

---------- Post added at 07:16 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:13 AM ----------



Hmmmmmmmmm,
Seems Fishy
...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-13-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 361
Posted By Functional Artist
It seems that you have a long ways to go before...

It seems that you have a long ways to go before worrying about or buying the propulsion unit.
...but, for 20+ MPH your gonna need at least a 48V 1,000W motor.

Like this complete kit (~$100.00)...
Forum: More Builds 03-10-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By Functional Artist
Looky what I found, A low mileage southern truck ...

Looky what I found, A low mileage southern truck ~$7,500.00 :thumbsup:
https://knoxville.craigslist.org/cto/d/corryton-isuzu-npr-hd-18ft-box-truck/6829676649.html

Here is the description
...
Forum: Electric Projects 03-07-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,075
Posted By Functional Artist
Check out these bad boys :thumbsup: ...

Check out these bad boys :thumbsup:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/LG-Chem-Solar-Battery-Golf-Cart-EV-Car-16-Cells-2-5-kWh-each-64-volts/142700202089

Its a 60V (64V nominal) 2.5kWh (~45AH) lithium...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 03-07-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 513
Posted By Functional Artist
Yup, something like that should do it. ...

Yup, something like that should do it. :thumbsup:

I Googled metal shops in Athens Ga. there are a few so, see which one is nearest to you.

Here is one:

http://www.infra-metals.com/

Ask...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 03-06-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 513
Posted By Functional Artist
Yup, I have to agree. :iagree: That stuff...

Yup, I have to agree. :iagree:

That stuff is for light duty applications, notice in the description

•Suitable for gutter repair, duct work, patching and flashing

IMO you will want to use...
Forum: More Builds 02-25-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By Functional Artist
I've had (3) of these Isuzu's in the last (10)...

I've had (3) of these Isuzu's in the last (10) years.

Yes, these are Bad Azz trucks. :2guns:

I've had good luck with the 1999 - 2004 Isuzu's (GMC branded = same truck)

Usually when they...
Forum: More Builds 02-25-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By Functional Artist
I'd like to spit some Beechnut in that dudes eye!...

I'd like to spit some Beechnut in that dudes eye! :mad:
...lyin' SOB
...457 miles & the truck won't start/ don't run. :mad2:

The A-hole wouldn't even come out to talk to me
...he sent his ~15...
Forum: More Builds 02-22-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 370
Posted By Functional Artist
Fresh Truck

My little 'ol flatbed is wearin' out. :smiley_omg:
She has been a really good truck
…& everything is still functioning normally
...but, @ ~320,000 mi. it's time to look for something a little ...
Forum: Electric Projects 02-22-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 907
Posted By Functional Artist
I've been studding this system a bit more. ...

I've been studding this system a bit more. :thumbsup:
It indeed seems to be set up quite "differently" than what we have seen & discussed on this forum previously.

As Voided has described (&...
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