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Old 03-27-2019, 08:34 PM
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If it is, those are my fronts!
I think the last owner put too big rear wheels on my kart.
I noticed recently that the fixed axle and scrub brake shaft have been bent away from each other. Thus I think it was designed for 12 inchers front and back. But I'm not sure I wanna fix it 'cause I like the FAT rears.
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Old 03-28-2019, 09:25 AM
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You can see in both pics the axle and scrub brakes have been bent away from each other. That ain't from hittin' a tree!
I'll probably pick up some 4.10/3.50x5s at Pate Swap Meet, or really anything that's 12" across.
Then I get to bend the axle and brake shaft back to straight.
'Cause the rear right wheel has a bit of toe-out as a result.
Dad-gum it, previous owner!
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:27 AM
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Just get some 12" tires for your 6" rims and bend it all back.
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Another solution! Yay!

---------- Post added at 11:34 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:32 AM ----------

But another problem is that the old rims are tubeless, which makes for less tire choices, and also they're a bit rusty. I'll probably pick up all new assemblies from GoPowerSports at the Pate Swap Meet. But I'll take your suggestion from the thread I made dedicated to this issue.

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And either way, the old axle is just bent in too many directions. I'll just try to replace the whole axle.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:22 PM
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Looks like putting the bearing in the sprocket instead of the wheel might work. I cut off the old bolt and welded on a longer one. I got band brakes and I was worried that I wouldn't have the clearance for them but that looks like it should work too. Now I wish I wouldn't have stripped everything off the kart in preparation for lengthening it because I am just going to leave it like it is a build a new one.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:25 PM
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BTW my Harbor Freight grinder finally died after 10 years and I am out of metal cutting blades for my reciprocating saw so I went old school and used a hack saw.
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10 years ain't bad for HFT! My dad once bought a pump of some sort from HFT and it died on the first use.
But I am considering getting the $10 Drillmaster angle grinder, that way I can do at least some chop work on my own.
Anyone have experience with the $10 grinder?
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:24 PM
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I just got 2 today. They were $9.99. As soon as I use one I will give you an update.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:14 AM
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Thanks, I'm probably going to use one with a cutting wheel or my grandpa's Sawzall to cut off the *cough*, modified backrest. And the fixed axle eventually.
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Anyone have experience with the $10 grinder?
I wore one out in pretty short order, same $10 Drillmaster grinder. Maybe a year and a half of just hobby use on rusty go kart frames and mini bikes (definitely not every day) and I mainly used a wire wheel and flap disc on it, I didn’t cut with it.

It still works but lacks power, vibrates horribly and also shrieks like a banshee. I abandoned it on the garage floor under a bench.

Of course there’s newer stuff at HF now and fancy schmancy in-house brand names like Hercules and Bauer but I had heard good things about the HF Chicago Electric grinder for just a little more money; it’s the 4.5” grinder in the brick red color.

So far so good.
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