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Old 04-25-2019, 04:22 PM
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this is the gas pedal, on my kart, will that work ok using the spring of the throttle on the engine or does this pedal need a spring also
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They ALL need a spring.
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On my bikes, the throttle is a lever, it has a spring and the motors have an additional spring added for positive return......

NO one wants a runaway vehicle...
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I actually like a fairly heavy spring on the gas pedal. Makes it easier to feather the throttle on bumpy ground IMO. A floppy pedal is just all over the place when you (and your foot) are bouncing up and down.
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I actually like a fairly heavy spring on the gas pedal. Makes it easier to feather the throttle on bumpy ground IMO. A floppy pedal is just all over the place when you (and your foot) are bouncing up and down.
I had a pretty weak one on my kart for a bit, it returned the pedal just fine but it didnít feel good. I put a real heavy one on, now it feels way more solid on your foot and is very consistent and predictable.
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thanks to all, does anyone have any close up pics so can get an idea how to attach the spring
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This has some pretty good pics. https://kartfab.com/go-kart-plans/go...y-instructions
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That’s a Manco/Fox type pedal.
Drill a small hole in the frame for one end of the spring and hook the other end to one of the holes in the pedal.
Doesn’t get any easier than that.
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Thatís a Manco/Fox type pedal.
Drill a small hole in the frame for one end of the spring and hook the other end to one of the holes in the pedal.
Doesnít get any easier than that.
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I actually don't have a pedal return spring on my kart, instead there's a governor arm return spring, and a little return spring on the remote throttle mechanism.

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But I will probably eventually add a pedal return spring.
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It looks like there is room on the bar toward the front to loop the correct spring over it. I regular spring will be come back near where your foot rests.
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When I first ran the motor without a return spring on the motor throttle lever it had worked for a bit... but eventually it had a delay upon return.. it had also dismounted the throttle hand lever once or twice aswell... after that I use a spring on the motor, never a return failure...

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Always use a return spring on the pedal. There is a lot of mass and inertia there and I can tell you from experience that runaways are no fun.
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It's also a good idea to put a kill switch on your steering wheel. So if you do get a runaway, at least you can kill the engine before you run into something.
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