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Old 10-16-2013, 08:08 PM
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Hi there!
Decided it was time to start another project, and this one will have wheels and a motor!

I've been wanting to have a go kart and this one came up for a good price on CL.

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I'd like to know if anyone can identify this go kart.

I took the motor to get it serviced, its a Honda GX160 5.5hp, it was idling too high and rough so hopefully the mechanic can get it to purr.

I ordered some new brake bands, and a clevis yoke end for one side of the brake system, one side has the rod & yoke end, the other one is missing... also i need to ordered the linkage cable for the accelerator.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:15 PM
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Just a few hours up the freeway.
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Welcome!! Looks a bit like a yerf dog to me
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:27 AM
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Welcome to the forum. I see that you haven't filled out a profile yet.You may want to do that when you get a chance. If you post anywhere else no one will know where you are from.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:58 AM
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I'm kind of curious if anyone knows if this go kart has a rear differential, or if something is broken, lol...

with the rear off the ground i can spin either wheel freely, but no transfer of motion to the clutch and i can also spin the centrifugal clutch and not get any motion on the axle, but if i spin the wheels in reverse then it spins the whole assembly... if that makes any sense...

i'll try and add some pics from my phone.

any idea what kind of performance i can expect from the 5.5 honda with a 215 lb person on it...not that i weight 215 just you know, hypothetically speaking
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I'm kind of curious if anyone knows if this go kart has a rear differential, or if something is broken, lol...
I'm not sure if it's a diff or some tyre of locking hub: Each wheel can spin forward independently but, by turning the centre, both axles lock & turn until you hit a corner, at which point the outside wheel will speed up & all power will be on the inside wheel

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i can also spin the centrifugal clutch
Why is there a cent clutch in there, you have a torque converter driven on the jackshaft, I would assume there's a driven on the engine...

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any idea what kind of performance i can expect from the 5.5 honda with a 215 lb person on it...not that i weight 215 just you know, hypothetically speaking
Being that the kart itself is on the larger end of the scale, I wouldn't expect it to break any records but, it won't be horrible either; it all comes down to gearing & there's an endless list of mods you can do to gain more power, some simple & cheap/free, others more difficult & a bit on the expensive side...

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Differential?
Looks very much like a Comet SCD-1 differential
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Thanks Fabroman!

hopefully i get the engine back from the mechanic sooner than later so i can get it all assembled...
I ordered brake bands off ebay, hopefully i guess correctly, i assumed that they are 5" bands...

I'll do some more reading on power mods, but more than likely i'll realize that i need a bigger motor
lol... and then a cart with suspension...

lol.. my wife thinks i'm nuts, i'm always doing some sort of project!
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Thanks Fabroman!

hopefully i get the engine back from the mechanic sooner than later so i can get it all assembled...
I ordered brake bands off ebay, hopefully i guess correctly, i assumed that they are 5" bands...

I'll do some more reading on power mods, but more than likely i'll realize that i need a bigger motor
lol... and then a cart with suspension...

lol.. my wife thinks i'm nuts, i'm always doing some sort of project!
Ah..... the secret to a happy marriage-spend as much time as possible apart!
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Looks very much like a Comet SCD-1 differential
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That looks like its a solid axle, my axle rotates at the differential on either side....... weird....
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Looks very much like a Comet SCD-1 differential
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That looks like its a solid axle, my axle rotates at the differential on either side....... weird....
At first, it thought your may be but, then I looked specifically at the circled section; there's one on either side of the centre...
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At first, it thought your may be but, then I looked specifically at the circled section; there's one on either side of the centre...
What exactly is that, that you circled?
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:03 PM
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that it a carter brothers go kart http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/picture...pictureid=3391
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That was my first guess, too; because of the brush guards;
but I havent found any Carter that looks like the one above yet.
The carter you linked, is completely different except for the brush guard.

The main-frame is closer to a yerf dog, but still I haven't seen any like the one above;

and from the side there is also some ken bar features... I don't know.
That's really hard to tell (for me)

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Is there anything I should be doing to it while i'm waiting for the motor, throttle cable & brakes to arrive?
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What exactly is that, that you circled?
From here, I have no idea but, I'm thinking it's a locking mechanism of some description...
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Any idea what this piece is.called? Its missing one and its whay connects the brake.band to.the brake linkage

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Any idea what this piece is.called? Its missing one and its whay connects the brake.band to.the brake linkage

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The tuning fork shaped piece is a clevis. They come in many differnt sizes; so if you have the linkage rod, make sure you find out what threads they are before buying the clevis. Ace Hardware and Do-It-Best should have what you are looking for.
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