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Old 08-07-2016, 04:19 PM
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I recently bought a go cart with a kt100 engine and a dry clutch and when I Rev up to take off the clutch never engages. I've tried adjusting the screws with the springs but still nothing. Any help is appreciated
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:33 PM
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Manufacturer and model of clutch?
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Is the Key there?
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Manufacturer and model of clutch?
I bought it used so I don't know the make or model of it but I can put pictures up later
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Sometimes manufacturer will stamp its name and/or model number somewhere on the clutch.
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:26 PM
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that looks horstman to me...

Horstman HDC-5b to be precise...

Check if the clutch is at all turning over properly (as Kelly suggested.. check the key if in doubt)

Maybe it just needs some proper cleaning and maintenance (weights stuck)
or the discs are worn down and need to be replaced...
a maintenance manual is on horstmanclutches.com
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Yup, Horstman HDC5B. Looks worn to me, I raced KT's for a bit.

Try this: Take the 5 spring compressors, and losen them at equal turns. The tighter the springs, the higher rpm is required to engage the clutch.

Basically, make it simple for the clutch to engage. If it engages more with looser springs, then your discs need replacing or you're on the right trail here.
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Thank you guys so much I appreciate your help!
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