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Old 04-12-2018, 09:05 PM
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Since I created a Facebook page called " American Minibikes " I figured I should own an American-made minibike. I will add to this thread as I make progress.




It stinks that somebody cut part of the motor mount plate, because they also cut the hole for a jack shaft bearings. not sure if I will weld a new bracket there for the jack shaft, or try to use a torque converter like the previous owner did.


I can't believe I did a rookie mistake and did not turn my phone. Oh well more sideways pictures so I can blend in with the rookies.
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:11 AM
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I cut a jackshaft bracket out of 1/4" plate, drilled a 1-3/8" hole, and my buddy TIG welded it in place. I basically used the other side as a guide, traced then shape until I was ready to weld.

Simple fix. I have also in a little time with wire wheel.
It's basically just getting it ready for paint, everything appears as it should be. Even tires are in good shape.


I will probably have to use a 20 series torque converter. In meantime I will use the clutch and jack shaft set up. Or I may keep it... As I do like jack shafts for built motors.
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Here are the numbers I am thinking about running currently. But still a lot of work to do to get to that point. Just playing with the gear ratio calculator.


KartInfo by kartcalc.net:
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KART
Kartname : Speedway Cc JS RW diameter : 16 in Weight : 300 lbs
ENGINE
Engine type : Pred HP : 6.5 Torque : 12.86 Nm | 9.48 ftlb RPM : 5600 Governor removed : true Assummed HP : 7.18
TRANSMISSION
System : Clutch & Jackshaft Clutch sprocket : 10 Jackshaft in : 17 Jackshaft out : 12 Axle sprocket : 50 Final Ratio : 7.08:1
PERFORMANCE
Wheel Torque : 91.05 Nm | 67.15 ftlb Acceleration : 3.29 m/s≤ | 10.79 fps≤ Top Speed : 60.59 km/h | 37.65 mph
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I met a new friend that makes seats. The sides are a shiny sparkly cream color, and the top is black with gold and silver sparkly stuff.

Tires arrived, used my paint pen to color in the lettering. 20 series in-board driven unit arrived.

Just sent the frame and all the parts off to get painted.

Going with a black frame with gold flake, black and gold rims, and I'll have the handlebars and forks painted and a shiny silver.
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Sorry for the interruption. Do you still got those 212%er patches?
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Some progress.
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And done...
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Bahaha thanks... Will do.

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Are you going to keep the clutch or swap in the TC?
Stache should be in full swing come Movember. lol
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Are you going to keep the clutch or swap in the TC?
Stache should be in full swing come Movember. lol
I can't use the TC unless I get/find an original Salsbury TC which is about 5.5" driven unit. A 6" driven 20 series rubs on the rear swing arm. I may put in a mild engine build with the black mamba jr camshaft. I am actually a fan of the JSwith modified engines and fan of TCs with stockers.

A little wax will help the stache come November LOL
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