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Old 05-17-2017, 10:53 PM
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Its funny that you should mention overdrive because I was just riding the kart today and when it's speed is topped out, I noticed that the belt is not even riding up to the middle of the drive pully.. Assuming it's supposd to go up higher than that. I have done the belt measuring tools but mine doesn't match any haha. Mines 6" driver and 6-3/4" C.D. Belt 203589A is for 6-5/8 " to 6-11/16". The next belt is 6-15/16" to 7" but I would say it falls 1/16" closer to belt 203589A so yeah lol.

P.S. I'd really like to keep the rear tires haha
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Mine was exactly the same. The measurement was in between. I ended up elongating the holes slightly as my belt was a little tight. It's good now.
If your belt isn't running all the way up the driver you gearing is out. Put the kart up on stands and see if the belt runs all the way up the driver.
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Yeah i got the feeling he was the Man before i registered an acc here and was looking at the forums and seen his replys back in 2013, and he's STILL here helping. Your a good dude @itsid
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Yep as usual Sid is on the money.

Just need to sort the gearing out.
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Yeah it runs all the way up with the wheels off the ground but never actually checked it out while I was on it. im changing my gearing for sure. I'm not sure about elongation of the plate holes I assume your talking about lol
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Lol yes the plate holes that bolt the plate to the engine crank case.
They didn't need much to take the pressure off the belt. But honestly think it made a difference. Certainly made it easier to push around.
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Certainly made it easier to push around.
What's with you guys pushing your karts around?
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:33 AM
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What's with you guys pushing your karts around?
Lol I was waiting for this bbqjoe, starting to get a little predictable
I can't drive it up into the back of my 4x4 wagon.
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I can't drive it up into the back of my 4x4 wagon.
You need to address this issue ASAP.
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You need to address this issue ASAP.
Don't worry i'm wanting to address this by buying land but until I win some money, or convince the minister of war and finance to sell this house I'll have to just push my go kart.
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Should the inside of by drive pully look like this lmao... another indicator of bad gearing? I got the new sprocket but cant put it on because the rod that holds my brake band on is right in front of it barely with enough room for the 36 tooth sprocket that's on it....
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I think that's normal.
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I think that's normal.
Can anyone second that? Lol
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depending on the age of the driver, that's not an uncommon picture let's say.

if it's a month or two old: gearing, if it's a year or two: normal

the weights rub agaist that part
that's why this inside needs to be dry lubed in the first place.

Anyways, once the lube is gone it smears (and insufficient maintenance makes this worse)
Fresh out of the box with a bad gear ratio, the lube lasts for maybe minutes not months.. soooo yeah.

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Yeah its not old at all so bad gearing. And I'm having a hard time fiting my bigger axle sprocket on due to things welded to the frame being in the way. I think my only option is to run a double threaded end jackshaft through the driven pully and put the axle sprocket on the other side. Is that a thing? And what would I need to support the jackshaft on the other side?
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Pillow block bearings.
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Pillow block bearings.
Thanks I was wondering what those were called. I have something similar to those that came with the kart when I bought it brandnew 15 years ago. It has a 5/8 shaft with a sprocket welded to the shaft inserted through it. Thinking I could maybe just use it but but a 14" jackshaft to run through the driven. It would be set up like this, from shaft side of motor to flywheel side. (locknut>washer>driven>washers>backplate>lockring> 4"~ofshaft>locking>mypillowblock>washers>clutch sprocket>washer>locknut) seems ghetto but also seems like the cheapest, easiest, way for me,to set it up. Any body see anything wrong with how that would work?
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depending on the age of the driver, that's not an uncommon picture let's say.

if it's a month or two old: gearing, if it's a year or two: normal

the weights rub agaist that part
that's why this inside needs to be dry lubed in the first place.

Anyways, once the lube is gone it smears (and insufficient maintenance makes this worse)
Fresh out of the box with a bad gear ratio, the lube lasts for maybe minutes not months.. soooo yeah.

'sid
The little chinese fellow must have used black/ dark grey dry lube on mine, straight out of the box mine was a very similar color. They could very well have used a graphite based dry lube
Ill go get some dry lube and clean all my black off so i can keep an eye on things better.
Due to not getting instruction or manual with the clones I was wondering what this black stuff was all about. now I now thanks.
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