Go Back   DIY Go Kart Forum > Building Plans And Advice > Go Kart Discussion

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-10-2020, 08:35 AM
Solomonster212's Avatar
Solomonster212 Solomonster212 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Hoover, Alabama
Posts: 122
Thanks: 85
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Default Modified Murray Explorer Top Speed

I just thought I'd share this. After installing some new mods, I figured I send it down the street... Well she goes 48 mph! And this is on an un-staged engine. Once I get a header pipe and advanced timing, I think I'll break the 50 mph mark.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-10-2020, 12:33 PM
jmaack jmaack is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 143
Thanks: 79
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Default

nice what phone app are you using. looks nice.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-10-2020, 02:01 PM
Solomonster212's Avatar
Solomonster212 Solomonster212 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Hoover, Alabama
Posts: 122
Thanks: 85
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmaack View Post
nice what phone app are you using. looks nice.
I used my GoPro Hero 7.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Solomonster212 For This Useful Post:
jmaack (02-10-2020)
  #4  
Old 02-13-2020, 07:36 AM
Wilson_Engine_Shop's Avatar
Wilson_Engine_Shop Wilson_Engine_Shop is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Independence, Kansas
Posts: 117
Thanks: 100
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Default

I was wondering when you were gonna join Sol
__________________
Build it. Run it. Break it. Repeat
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Wilson_Engine_Shop For This Useful Post:
Solomonster212 (02-17-2020)
  #5  
Old 02-17-2020, 02:52 PM
Solomonster212's Avatar
Solomonster212 Solomonster212 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Hoover, Alabama
Posts: 122
Thanks: 85
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wilson_Engine_Shop View Post
I was wondering when you were gonna join Sol
Haha, hey Trevor! I literally just now made a new video... I added a little octane booster to the tank, aired up the tires, and lubed the clutch pack.

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-18-2020, 06:48 PM
Wilson_Engine_Shop's Avatar
Wilson_Engine_Shop Wilson_Engine_Shop is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Independence, Kansas
Posts: 117
Thanks: 100
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Default

Thats pretty quick for those heavy Murrays lol. Glad to see the brakes working and in action!
__________________
Build it. Run it. Break it. Repeat
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Wilson_Engine_Shop For This Useful Post:
Solomonster212 (02-18-2020)
  #7  
Old 02-18-2020, 07:07 PM
Budget GoKart's Avatar
Budget GoKart Budget GoKart is offline
Aka a kenbar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: indiana
Posts: 1,446
Thanks: 44
Thanked 164 Times in 154 Posts
Default

Wait your name is Trevor?? Mine is too
__________________
I gotta fix my flathead collection
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Budget GoKart For This Useful Post:
Guapo613 (02-18-2020)
  #8  
Old 02-18-2020, 07:13 PM
Solomonster212's Avatar
Solomonster212 Solomonster212 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Hoover, Alabama
Posts: 122
Thanks: 85
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Default

Yet ANOTHER video coming tomorrow... My performance air filter and jet came in today. I doubt it will make much of a difference, but even an extra 1 mph counts lol.

Next it's time for a billet rod. At 52 that engine was screaming... I ducked in case of it flying apart 😂
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Solomonster212 For This Useful Post:
Wilson_Engine_Shop (02-18-2020)
  #9  
Old 02-18-2020, 07:30 PM
Wilson_Engine_Shop's Avatar
Wilson_Engine_Shop Wilson_Engine_Shop is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Independence, Kansas
Posts: 117
Thanks: 100
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Budget GoKart View Post
Wait your name is Trevor?? Mine is too
Lol, Isn't that funny? There aren't many Trevors out there.

The stage 1 kit really woke up the 212 on my Explorer! I want to rip mine 6k+ but i'm waiting to get my rod and flywheel as well. I'm gonna throw a Mod2 cam in too so I can see 7k

Edit: how does your oil look after those two video runs? Might be time to change it before the third run

---------- Post added at 08:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:18 PM ----------

Did you get a header as well? If its ingesting more air, it should be able to evacuate more air with the bigger jet or you might run rich
__________________
Build it. Run it. Break it. Repeat
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-18-2020, 07:32 PM
Solomonster212's Avatar
Solomonster212 Solomonster212 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Hoover, Alabama
Posts: 122
Thanks: 85
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wilson_Engine_Shop View Post
Lol, Isn't that funny? There aren't many Trevors out there.

The stage 1 kit really woke up the 212 on my Explorer! I want to rip mine 6k+ but i'm waiting to get my rod and flywheel as well. I'm gonna throw a Mod2 cam in too so I can see 7k

Edit: how does your oil look after those two video runs? Might be time to change it before the third run
I also want the MOD2 cam! I need that rod first though. The stocker is already in danger...

I'm not sure how the oil looks though. It's had more than 2 runs on it. I changed it when I did the governor delete, so it probably has 10 runs on it. So yea it's time to change it. I'll change it when I change the rod, since I'll have the side cover off anyway!

---------- Post added at 08:32 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:30 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wilson_Engine_Shop View Post
SIZE=1]---------- Post added at 08:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:18 PM ----------[/SIZE]

[/COLOR]Did you get a header as well? If its ingesting more air, it should be able to evacuate more air with the bigger jet or you might run rich
That's on the to-do list as well... I'm spending SO MUCH MONEY!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Solomonster212 For This Useful Post:
Wilson_Engine_Shop (02-18-2020)
  #11  
Old 02-18-2020, 08:40 PM
Wilson_Engine_Shop's Avatar
Wilson_Engine_Shop Wilson_Engine_Shop is offline
Supporter
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Independence, Kansas
Posts: 117
Thanks: 100
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Default

Yeah the money tends to add up really fast when youre trying to make a fun kart lol
__________________
Build it. Run it. Break it. Repeat
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-26-2020, 09:20 PM
Solomonster212's Avatar
Solomonster212 Solomonster212 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Hoover, Alabama
Posts: 122
Thanks: 85
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
Default

I forgot to update... The stage 1 kit didn't increase the top speed at all. BUT, it did allow me to get there faster. I can feel the extra little power it gave. It seems to climb the hills smoother and quicker, and the clutch engages a little quicker.

I'm about to sell my riding mower for $275 on Saturday, so that will go towards more go fast parts! Plus, tax return season is coming up!!!
__________________
I do karting on the side... And cars on the other side... And --- wait, how many sides do I have?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:00 AM.