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Old 03-30-2018, 11:49 AM
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Ok guys need advise on brakes ! Don’t want a repeat from the golf cart. It’s got Yamaha atv front brake calipers and one of the same in the rear. Can I use the 5/8 bore only or can I use a different bore master. Options are limited for 5/8 bore with a foot pedal. As most are handlebar mounted. Trying not to spend a $130 on 2 masters to make it work properly. But I can if I have to...........

Found a wilwood tandem just now for cheaper and it’s a trusted brand. Whatcha think ?

http://www.wilwood.com/MasterCylinde...emno=260-11097
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:23 AM
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Jump on the tandem.
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Old 04-02-2018, 11:15 AM
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Is your concern braking bias between front and back? Because you can add in an adjustable restriction for the rear brakes. Might bring the cost up though.
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Old 04-02-2018, 12:37 PM
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Is your concern braking bias between front and back? Because you can add in an adjustable restriction for the rear brakes. Might bring the cost up though.
No. I tried 6 different complete brake systems on the golf cart and never could get a single one to bleed out or work. I got brakes on it now but they are mechanical.

The Chinese crap is junk me thinks. I’m pretty sure the wilwood will work just fine. The tandem will help on space and mounting options also. I’m also gonna run a line loc for burnouts at the drag strip.
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:31 PM
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Well after my not so good conversation I will not be buying wilwood parts anymore ! They flat could not give me any advise whatsoever on said parts.

That being said I will be buying 2 of these instead...........

http://www.sandparts.com/58-Inch-Bor...r_p_71984.html
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:37 PM
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I donít usually ask a lot of questions on my builds so Iím gonna help you guys how to make your axle slide when building your own swingarm ! I also got the sprocket and hub welded as one piece. I also was able to move the axle forward so I can use the rear swingarm section as my bumper supports after all ! Yay for me.

First segment is in the pics..........you will see exactly how I did it in the second set of pics. For now does anybody know how Iím making it work and be really strong at the same time ?
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2nd set of pics and also adding the 3rd bearing for safety..............
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Get outta here! You're making slots for the pillow bearings?
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Get outta here! You're making slots for the pillow bearings?
Yes sir sure am. Making a plate for the nuts and welding them to the plate. Then welding a coupler nut in front of the pillow block with a Allen screw to keep tension on the chain while tightening the bolts also.

The axle slides a full 1” back and forth.

Getting ready to go out and work on it again for the day. I’m off today and tomorrow.
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I'm intrigued. How do you stop the axle from get out of square during turns? Meaning, the right wheel would go forward, the left wheel go backwards, and now you have rear steering. And wont the rotation of the motor try to "reel in" the rear sprocket and thus bring it forward?

No need to answer if pictures will reveal more details! keep on keeping on...
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Itís in the pics........ but it will have Allen bolts on each side with the nut welded to the arm for adjustment purposes.

And guess my idea worked after all ! It was long enough for my rear bumper section..............
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Got the arm welded and painted finally. And it does look better outside being shorter wheelbase in the rear.

What we think so far ? And I’m trying to sell the tires to get bigger ones also.
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I love it. Make me one.
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:36 PM
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Got the rear axle area about done finally. Need to weld the adjuster nuts on is all that is left.

And now I am starting on the mechanical paddle shifter setup for the steering wheel. I will have about $150 or less in the whole shifter setup !!!! So stay tuned for that one.

And a local dirt track parts shop helped me on the master cylinder. They said the wilwood tandem is the best choice for my setup. So were gonna go for the original plan after all.
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Here’s a good one here lately.......... looks like I have a 1 year only engine wiring and ecu. Mine is a 2001 and they made them from 2000 to 2005. So looks like this is gonna be the hardest part of the whole build. Go figure huh ? I would have never guessed !
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:30 PM
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Well you canít have a grudge racer without zoomies ! If it runs ok and lets me tune it that way I will leave it nice and loud. Got a header from my buddy for a zx1200 but it didnít even come close to fitting. Had to move the flange holes inward and not use the rest of it so I made work with what I had. And I only had to cut one pipe and make one weld for them to be all even.

On with the pics............
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Dang the 4 pipes look BA!

Now Iím gonna hv to somehow go a little fartherÖ
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:41 PM
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Well I been putting off making the spacers for long enough so I finally got them done. Cutting each one individually sucks but it had to be done. This officially finished the front end fabrication !
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It looks really nice, keep up the work👍
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And all painted and back together again for hopefully the last time !
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