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Old 08-01-2017, 03:55 PM
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I have a Manco kart, I believe its a 415-10 model. My issue is the brake band doesnt close/tighten enough to stop the kart. I have tried a 4 inch band but it seemed too small. I currently have a 5 inch band on it. Please help, any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:38 PM
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Try the 4" band again, but adjust what it is connected to. I don't have x ray vision but the brake rod sure does look like it has space for another hole at the pedal end.
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I tried the 4 inch band and still no go. The brake drum I have is a 4 inch-as far as I know, that's the normal size. I know this is not suppose to be "this hard." I've ordered a brake cable wire to try another option.
Any other suggestions?
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Flip the brake band over so it is shorter on top (where the rod is attached).

Rods are a better brake actuator.

I see you're a brave guy (or gal), tempting fate with those Harbor Freight dolly wheel/tire combos.

I can admire that.
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Hellion,

Thanks for the suggestion & for the record I am a guy. I've had the "bigger" karts with suspension & thought I wanted something a bit smaller. This kart was a roller when I bought it and thought it would be cool for me to ride. I quickly noticed that was not the case so it turned into a sale item. Please forgive me for the front tires- this is intended to sale to a younger individual with the predator engine tuned down.
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do not sell HF dolly wheels to a kid.. that's attempted murder! (exaggeration for a reason)

These things are meant for 2mph without ANY load and will not withstand any more than that for longer than a minute and a half.
(short: it'll fail on the test ride)

sometimes you really get what you paid for

Now, there are 4.5 brake bands; if all else fails try one of those
http://www.bmikarts.com/45-Brake-Band-_p_542.html

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Zoom in on this illustration to see if your band is connected similar to the one pictured. The 4" band looks to be the correct one. Hope this helps.

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