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Old 10-23-2006, 06:09 PM
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Got some email from Chuck, a custom mini chopper builder, and he sent along some pics. I've invited him to join the discussion, if anyone has some questions -- and I'll bet we can think up quite a few!
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:07 PM
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wow u do great work that thing looks awesome
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Old 10-24-2006, 12:26 PM
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those are golf cart tires in the last photo?
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:57 PM
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Thanks for the compliments, yes those are golf cart tires, I sometimes use snowmobile trailer tires.....

I usually go to my local golf cart store and ask to buy used tires.... they have piles of them and most have more than 1/2 life left....
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:53 PM
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that's a great idea -- those things aren't cheap. For your rear axles on the choppers, do you use the pillow block bearing/live axle set up? And what have you found to be "too long" for a run of chain. IE, at what point do you think you need to go with a jackshaft. (or do you always use some kind of multispeed setup?)
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Old 10-25-2006, 10:32 AM
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I have used both.... I think they both work well, but I happen to use the live axle more often. The live axle comes in a nice kit with brakes, hub, sprocket, bearings and hangers.

As far as chain length, I usually add a spring loaded chain tensioner. With either a idler sprocket or a roller skate wheel which holds it in place pretty good....

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Old 10-25-2006, 07:59 PM
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looks awesome but for a long run over {4ft on my go kart} would i have to use a tensoiner or would i be ok without one also about how much do u pay for the golf kart tires i need some for my next project and a golf course is near my house

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Old 10-26-2006, 04:27 AM
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I would use a tensioner on any length, while you're riding the chain is always snug....

I pay anywhere from $15 to $25 per tire and rim.... on occasion they will give me 2 for that price...
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Old 10-26-2006, 08:16 AM
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thats cheap i hope that i can get them for that much and one more thing how big of a diameter do those tires have or if it varies just tell me what youve seen

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Old 10-30-2006, 09:15 AM
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I've seen all different sizes.... rim size 8",9",10" and 12"...
overall sizes 18" up to 25"
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