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Old 11-04-2019, 09:03 AM
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I have a question for anyone with a Murray Explorer. Will a replacement TAV 30 cover from GPS fit on my TAV plate that bolts to the side cover? If so that would be awesome! I'd really like to cover the pulleys up after I put the correct belt on to keep sticks and stuff away from them
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The plate has two bolt holes on top and two on the bottom
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Old 11-04-2019, 09:11 AM
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Should work.
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I have an explorer, someone correct me if I'm wrong...but...if a normal TAV 30 cover is setup for a six inch driven and the explorer is using a seven inch driven and a longer belt will the cover still fit? Not trying to be arguing but on mine it has a jackshaft and I'm thinking the spacing is too far apart for a normal TAV cover to fit. Just trying to save you a few bucks...get out your tape measure first...
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I have an explorer, someone correct me if I'm wrong...but...if a normal TAV 30 cover is setup for a six inch driven and the explorer is using a seven inch driven and a longer belt will the cover still fit? Not trying to be arguing but on mine it has a jackshaft and I'm thinking the spacing is too far apart for a normal TAV cover to fit. Just trying to save you a few bucks...get out your tape measure first...
If the bolt holes line up I could probably trim the cover to fit over the rear pulley with plenty of clearance. I forgot that the Explorers have a 7" driven pulley. I've already verified that its 7" in diameter. I'll do some more measuring tonite and tomorrow
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Yep, and mine doesn't have the brackets any more either so I can't really help you out by trying one out for you. But you could always fashion your own cover if you can't find one to fit. Make it from sheet metal then paint it. Shouldn't be too hard. I might could draw you a pic of something later if you want.

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Or make it from lexan...see through...
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I dont mean to get off topic from the title of the thread but where can i find a set of Murray Explorer rear fenders? Im tired of getting grass/dirt on me from the tires during every ride. I cant find any parts for sale and i dont want to buy another kart just for the fenders and front skid plate
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My advice some cheap plastic sheet from Lowe's or a dollar store and make one I probably should too on my yerfdog
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If you really want mud guards, you could go to the local kitchen store or what not and get some flexible cutting boards. Cut off the handles, cut/fuse to shape, throw some paint on 'em, mount 'em up, and voila! Budget mud guards!
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If you really want mud guards, you could go to the local kitchen store or what not and get some flexible cutting boards. Cut off the handles, cut/fuse to shape, throw some paint on 'em, mount 'em up, and voila! Budget mud guards!
P.S - I just came up with that idea now, so if it's not a great idea, don't hate.
Thats a pretty good idea for just coming up with it lol. I'll look into that
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Placemats work well too the flexible cheap plastic ones
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Why not find an old garden tractor cheap and use the rear fenders from that?
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Why not find an old garden tractor cheap and use the rear fenders from that?
Don't you think that would be more expensive then 1$ placemats?
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We have an old dead garden tractor but it doesn't have any usable parts lol. Where would i start to look for those placemats? Amazon?
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dollar store walmart ect or i guess amazon
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Don't you think that would be more expensive then 1$ placemats?
Considering it's something sometimes on hand, I have a rear fender set from a scrap mower I got free for example, no, not really more expensive considering they are steel and less likely to break and need repeat replacement, thus making them more cost effective in the end, if there were a set to be had of course. Steel is given away constantly in my area because scrap steel isn't worth the fuel to haul it.
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Plastic 1 gallon or smaller plant pots would work, get 1 free and cut it in half...walla...2 fenders.

We actually took a 3ft platic pot cut it in half for my best friends beater truck...yes...there possibly were adult beverages present BUT non were harmed
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I found myself another Explorer that needs some TLC but it still has the cage, skid plate and fenders! The main issues are that it has the wrong belt, the hemi 212 is pretty clattery, it doesnt have any brake pucks, bald rear tires(from heavy street driving) and I think the axle bearings are squalling. I'll be making some templates soon so I can make some fenders out of some rubbers mats and a metal skid plate for the Murray that needs them
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:50 PM
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I found out that my new Murray has a worn out jackshaft bearing. The bearing has a 3/4" I.D. and 1-1/2" OD with a snap ring. I cant find this specific bearing any anywhere and i need it so the jackshaft will quit squealing at me
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Are you completely sure it's 1 1/2" OD?
Most kart bearings are 1 3/8" OD.
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