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Old 05-24-2017, 05:29 PM
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Default Honda gx 120 wet clutch an reduction

Hi all new to this!
I have a Honda gx 120 and I'm looking for a suitable reduction gearbox with clutch or a torque converter but not sure will any fit my engine? The diameter of the wheels on the cart are 17 inches! I know the cart won't go fast with the engine but not looking for big speed! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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Hello and welcome...

I think you'll be better off with a cent clutch, and a appropriate gearing... Depending on available space, a jackshaft might also be in order to allow customization of the best ratio..

What is the kart...
Pics???
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The kart is a berg new holland go kart! What gearing would you recommend? The diameter of the engine output shaft is 18mm
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Is this a pedal kart???
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I think it is
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Yep it sure is! I'm using the frame off one an wheels
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Um ok cool. I suggest the john Deere tractor cause there better More reliable than those crappy New Hollands
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Ya buddy, this isn't the type of kart to be adding a motor to.. It won't take the torque very well not to mention plastic rims... Over all... A no.
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Ya buddy, this isn't the type of kart to be adding a motor to.. It won't take the torque very well not to mention plastic rims... Over all... A no.
Aha what the heck let's see what happens
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I'd do it. 120 sounds about right, gear it slow and enjoy. Just use a clutch though.
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What odds if it's a berg kart??? It will be modified to take an engine! It's steel rims on it so I won't have a problem with plastic wheels! Only posted on here to ask about a clutch an suitable gear box!!
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I have a gx120 that I machined the output shaft to a 5/8" for a power wheels i'm converting. You'll have to gear it to suit the fact that the output shaft will be going 1/2 the speed of the engine, which will also mean adjusting the governer so that it will even engage the clutch. I don't know how well it will work for a top speed project. Mines going in a mini monster truck, so it'll be geared low.
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