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Old 03-30-2020, 10:03 PM
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If anyone could ID this go cart for me it would be much appreciated. Bought it used for my son but it kept throwing the chain while he was riding it. Looking closer the bearing on the sprocket side is completely gone.
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:42 PM
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Murray, but I don't know the model, looks like my explorer but with full suspension up front. Should be a 1" axle and bearings are reasonably priced, check out Amazon, gopowersports.com, Ebay, BMIkarts.com, or let google be your guide. Welcome to the forum!
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:56 PM
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Thanks for your help Smerft85!!
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Old 03-31-2020, 08:06 AM
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Looks like a Murray Kilowatt to me.
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Looks like a Murray Kilowatt to me.
That's what I was leaning toward as well, but didn't wanna jump the gun.

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No problem at all, hope you get it going correctly. Those Murray's are pretty beefy frames and worth the effort.
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also most go karts use standard bearings. The two most common bearing sizes are 5/8"id x 1 3/8" od for driven units of torque converters, jackshafts, and front wheel bearings.

Rear axle bearings are almost always 1" ID bearings.

There are exceptions to all of this as well.

Beyond this, if you run into carburetor issues, you can replace the stock carb with a bolt on PZ22 carb and drill out the main carb jet to .033" for good sucess on performance. You can also drop in a pair of 18-19 lb briggs animal springs on it to prevent valve float.I wouldnt look into performance upgrades on that engine unless it has a steel camshaft. Some of the OHH tecumseh engines i have seen have had a camshaft made entirely of plastic.
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That's a Murray Explorer for sure. No doubt.

Simply springs were added.
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That's a Murray Explorer for sure. No doubt.

Simply springs were added.
Might just be why it looks just like my explorer!
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So being a newbie to go carts they seem pretty simple. So my son an I are pretty much tearing everything apart and rebuilding rebuilding it the correct way (the previous owner took a lot of shortcuts with it) so we're going to take our time and do it right. The 6.5hp on it now is not too bad (does the job) but as always looking for more torque and hp with a reliable motor. What motor(s) are recommend that could feed the need per say?
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So being a newbie to go carts they seem pretty simple. So my son an I are pretty much tearing everything apart and rebuilding rebuilding it the correct way (the previous owner took a lot of shortcuts with it) so we're going to take our time and do it right. The 6.5hp on it now is not too bad (does the job) but as always looking for more torque and hp with a reliable motor. What motor(s) are recommend that could feed the need per say?
I would stick with what you got and just do a few small performance mods. Like a stage 1 kit
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Looks like a cross between my Kilowatt and my Explorer. I dig it. Is that a tecumseh on it?
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Having toyed with the tecumseh OHV the things I had luck with, carburetor upgrade and shave the head.

The issue you run into with carbs for these is not many people make an adapter. So your options are to drill out the hole that are there to fit whatever you get, or fabricate an adapter yourself.

We had good luck shaving the head on the murrays we had as kids as well. Made a noticeable difference. You could look into a thinner head gasket as well. We used stock gasket and mild shave by taping sandpaper to an old window to keep things flat.
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