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Old 07-09-2019, 06:18 PM
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Can I use a sprocket and hubs that have a 1in round hole on this by using a set screw? can find the parts I need for the hex locally.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:21 PM
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Ideally, no... They will just loosen and gouge the heck out of the axle, and rattle around... or similarly, break off the setscrew as it will be a length down to make contact with the flat...
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ok even if I put a piece of keystock in the keyway on the hubs?
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:07 PM
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Get the right parts.
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by all means I understand the correct parts are a better option but short of replacing the whole axle with a 1in, I cannot source the parts locally
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Not experienced with the hex axle, but I see too many people struggling with parts for them. In the long run it might be worth it to put in a new axle.
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You can get a piece of cold finish 1" and go from there... that will get you started...
Youll have to cut some keyways in for brake and sprocket, with a Dremel moto tool... Its doable but slow...
Or get a piece of 1" keyed shafting...
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mrdeadman1,

A couple questions, how long do you need it and what condition/length is your hex axle?

This axle is 39“, from BMIKARTS.COM. Off A Yerf Dog, I think.

If your interested maybe we can deal. This is a little rusty from sitting in the garage, but otherwise unused.
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That'll polish out no prob...
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That'll polish out no prob...
I agree. I should have given it a coating of Prep and Etch (phosphoric acid)and oiled it up. I will do that tomorrow
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Can I use a sprocket and hubs that have a 1in round hole on this by using a set screw? can find the parts I need for the hex locally.
Go Powersports has Manco hex axle parts
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Randy H its 42 in I believe but 39 will work, what state do you reside in I'm in Kansas
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I'm in West Michigan.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:08 PM
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Why don't you just get the hub and sprocket for the hex axle and use the axle you have. Most of us can't just find parts locally that would be great tho lol
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the hubs for the wheels are not available, just 6in wheels with integrated hubs, I have 8in wheels that I want to use so was looking for options

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Randy H how would you suggest doing this?
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:35 PM
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BMI indicates these are in stock.

https://www.bmikarts.com/4-x-4-Wheel...re_p_1655.html

I'll ship to you and you ship to me. I'll check out shipping tomorrow, if you want.

Just noticed they are for 1".

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I have these I'd sell them for cheap if that helps. They are 8 inch wheels for a hex axle and 18" holeshot tires. Either way to do it right your gonna have to spend a few bucks. I have some other hex parts too feel free to pm me. The hex stuff works fine but I always grease the wheel hubs before installing them. Otherwise just convert to the 1" if you want your kart to work
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BMI indicates these are in stock.

https://www.bmikarts.com/4-x-4-Wheel...re_p_1655.html

I'll ship to you and you ship to me. I'll check out shipping tomorrow, if you want.

Just noticed they are for 1".
I'm confused why would he need a new axle if he can get those hubs? Those hubs will fit his axle if the wheels he has use a 4x4 bolt pattern
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:46 PM
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I'm confused why would he need a new axle if he can get those hubs? Those hubs will fit his axle if the wheels he has use a 4x4 bolt pattern

⅞ vs. 1“. Maybe I'm missing something IDK

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⅞ vs. 1. Maybe I'm missing something IDK
There's only one hex axle for karts and it's a 7/8 but it is 1" from point to point.

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Either he gets the right sprocket hub and wheel hubs or just converts to a 1" axle
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