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Old 03-23-2019, 07:54 PM
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Default I got my $20 yerfdog running

So I just got my yerfdog running after replacing the carburetor, oil and spark plug. it fired up on the 2nd pull. I took it for a test drive and it went ok but when I pulled it back into the driveway it started to jerk and the motor was jumping (not engaging smooth) I started it up and revved it a little and the bearing on the jack shaft blew up then the chain started sparking as it hit the inside of the pulley. (I posted a question in engine and clutch on how to remove it)
I also found the brakes were not working that well so I need to look into that. I seen a disk brake upgrade for like 50 or so wondering if its easy to hook up
anyhow I have more work to do before I let my Boys on the cart
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:10 PM
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Well if you wanted to do the disc brake you would need to make a new mounting bracket, but they do work well, haudraulic is better
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:45 PM
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Well if you wanted to do the disc brake you would need to make a new mounting bracket, but they do work well, haudraulic is better
this is the one I saw
https://www.gopowersports.com/go-kar...1-9598-th1000/

Is it any good?
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Old 03-24-2019, 10:39 AM
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Yes that is what I have, you will need to get the brackets welded on, and either use a cable or rod to go from the pedal to the lever on the caliper. I have a Manco 606 and it has a rod
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Old 04-06-2019, 10:56 AM
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The brake band welds were broken and the brake drum worn out. So I have bought allot of parts to get it up and running
I still think it’s a good deal though
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Old 04-06-2019, 12:15 PM
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For $20?
HECK YEAH!
If that's two jackshaft bearings blown, just replace them all if you can.
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Old 04-06-2019, 12:23 PM
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Lol I should read my own posts 😳
I should of just replaced the bearings but I did t find them quickly enough so I bought a new jack shaft plate and jack shaft

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One thing I was confused on the brake, there was a slightly bigger brake drum that was over the stock drum and just held on with sheet metal screws! Is this a normal thing??
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Lets see some pic of that???
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:42 PM
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A bigger brake drum over the original held on with sheet metal screws???
NO, THAT IS NOT NORMAL!!!
What probably happened, is that the poor kart's owner, at one point in it's life or another, needed/wanted to replace the brake band, but got the wrong size band.
Thus, for some weird reason, got the proper size drum, and screwed it on.
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Old 04-06-2019, 03:33 PM
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Lets see some pic of that???
I usually save everything but for some reason I threw it out
I found a picture of what it looked like and drew where the holes were in red
I had to use a slide hammer to get the old original brake drum off the axle shaft
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:34 PM
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Ok i need help I think
I am trying to get the brakes back on but it wasn't done correctly in the first place so I do not have to much to go on
I tried to put the 6" brake on and it didn't line up so i ordered the 4" brake and now i can not get the cable to be long enough to connect to the brake band I loosened the connecting rod from the brakes to the peddle but the nuts are past the nylon lock so I thought I could use lock tite but I don't want to trust that to keep the nuts from falling off

does anyone have some pictures of the correct 4" or 6" brake set up
I researched a little and found there is a bracket to convert to the 6" but i am not sure how it mounts
I am usually good at figuring things out but on brakes I would rather have the correct process

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another question is I had to pry off the drive gear since it was rusted on so when I installed the new drive I put anti seize on the shaft, is this ok?
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:06 AM
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I donít know if it helps to see what Iím working with
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