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Old 11-09-2019, 10:46 AM
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I have an old Yamaha Grizzly ATV, is it possible to take the motor out and build a go kart around it ?
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Yes it is is it chain or shaft driven?
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:59 AM
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More than likely its shaft drive. You'll need to transfer the whole drivetrain over and build around it.
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Why not just USE the ATV???
It'll be easier, and it'll orobably be worth more as an ATV than a custom kart!
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Why not just USE the ATV???

It'll be easier, and it'll orobably be worth more as an ATV than a custom kart!
ATVs depreciate like vehicles do. It's probably worth less than half than what it was brand new.
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:33 PM
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ATVs depreciate like vehicles do. It's probably worth less than half than what it was brand new.
The last grizzly I rode was a 94, they aren't worth much unless they have next to zero miles and look new with no issues. In my area one in rough aesthetic condition but running and rideable is $400 if you want to sell, $600 if you want to hold onto it for a long while. I've thought of finding an old one somebody will let go cheap and do a mini crawler type buggy, and if that's one of the 800cc grizzly like I rode, it would be sweet for an adult build.
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Old 11-09-2019, 02:57 PM
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It is a shaft drive.
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Shaft drive will make it a tricky conversion.
What's the displacement?
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Old 11-09-2019, 03:51 PM
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Don't let the engineering of shaft drives get you down.

I am using 3 suzuki eiger front Differentials for all AWD on my build and the full front suspension, knuckles, hubs and brakes twice over for the front and the rear on mine.

The trick is getting my center diff housing created to accept my motorcycle engine out put.

Ill post more pics on my thread soon once i get the extruded aluminum for my frame.
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Here's the upside to the driveshaft drivetrain is, no sprockets or chain to replace. Long as you can fabricate, it'll be work out well.
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