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Old 03-03-2020, 05:55 PM
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Please forgive me as I have minimal mechanical experience... Im trying to help my son get this gokart driving. It appears to me that the torque converter isnt compressing enough to catch the belt and then turn the wheels. I have taken a few pics and uploaded a video, any help you experts can offer as to what is going wrong and what I can check will be much appreciated. Thank you

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Old 03-03-2020, 06:15 PM
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I'd start with checking weights in driver side.
That belt also looks completely fried. I'm betting belt and weights sticking
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Old 03-03-2020, 07:40 PM
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By the looks of the rust I also agree that you need to take the unit off and clean and lube it. It's probally rusted stuck inside.

It's fairly simple. The sheaves should also be nice and polished.

Kartfab has a nice video on how to do it.

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This is for a 40 series but it's the same concept for yours
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Agreed that you also need a new belt...
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Old 03-03-2020, 08:33 PM
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I assume someone tried that other sprocket with the belt once
and since I also assume rather big wheels (22"s?) I'd say that put the lid on that belt's coffin.

As mentioned: full maintenance is adiced
(clean everything, sheaves to near mirror finish, dry lube the driver's inside)
and with a new belt you should be good to go.

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Old 03-03-2020, 08:57 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong but it appears the "spacer washer" for the driver outer bell isnt present, it adds quite alot of rigidity to the setup
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Old 03-03-2020, 09:47 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong but it appears the "spacer washer" for the driver outer bell isnt present, it adds quite alot of rigidity to the setup
some have them. my Chinese one did not come with one
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Old 03-03-2020, 10:16 PM
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No? Even my $100 (from Amazon) clone did, all diagrams I've seen of the 30 series show it also.
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Old 03-03-2020, 10:37 PM
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nope my 59 dollar amazon prime special did not have one.
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Old 03-03-2020, 10:53 PM
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What's that big black thing the crank bolt is tightened against then? Not being smart I'm just saying.....
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nope my 59 dollar amazon prime special did not have one.
Wait......your driver has the exact spacer that Brianator was pointing to? So you do have one.

I'm confused
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I thought he was saying washer like a normal washer. I have seen some with washer under bolt then the black steel piece. but yeah idk then.

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wow nvm I was looking at the second posted pic by brianator yes I see now he is missing that piece.

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As long as we're all in agreeance that there was a derailment but that we're back on track now! Lol
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You guys are awesome, I will clean it up and get a new belt. I really appreciate your help.
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Be a good time to get familiar with the whole CVT. If the driver requires TLC then it wouldn't hurt to go through the driven.
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OK, so now that it is running and driving around.... it is WAYYYY too loud for my neighborhood. Attached is a pic of the straight pipe exhaust setup that was on it when I bought it.

I need a muffler/exhaust to decrease noise that extends towards the rear, not straight up like the standard exhausts that are easy to buy. Any suggestions/ links on what I can get? Im assuming this is a GX240 or 270 clone.

Thanks again for all your help, my 12 year old is thrilled.
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If you have a welder and some fabrication skills I've found that a dirt bike muffler tones it down alot but still sounds great. I wont go into details unless you're game
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oh oh oh..
that brings back my favourite muffler from ebay memory..


uhm.. its some cheap chinese thing for 250cc ATVS IIRC.
unfortunately the original link is now dead (7years since then)
but for 20-50 bucks you can find some decent looking 250cc china mufflers on ebay.
Some of which are really close at least visually...

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OK, so now that it is running and driving around.... it is WAYYYY too loud for my neighborhood. Attached is a pic of the straight pipe exhaust setup that was on it when I bought it.

I need a muffler/exhaust to decrease noise that extends towards the rear, not straight up like the standard exhausts that are easy to buy. Any suggestions/ links on what I can get? Im assuming this is a GX240 or 270 clone.

Thanks again for all your help, my 12 year old is thrilled.
You sorted that TC out pretty fast! Glad to hear it
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Can we see a pic of carburetor end of the motor??
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