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    Brand new clutch fried after first run? Why, oh why?

    Hey! Gotta update everyone. We know now what caused the bearing failure. Got in touch with Hilliard and their particular clutch brass bearing/bushing has to have a minimum gap between it's outer edge and the holding bolt. Clamping against it flush will keep it from expanding laterally and...
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    Brand new clutch fried after first run? Why, oh why?

    Great help! Thanks everyone! At this point I'm leaning towards the idea that it must have been a combination of a faulty clutch with a lot of on/off the gas action. A couple of you suggested a higher quality clutch but as stated this one was supposed to be a so called heavy duty Hilliard. I...
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    Brand new clutch fried after first run? Why, oh why?

    Sorry it took so long to get back. Finally got the time. As you know the output sprocket is a 10 tooth. The drive wheel axle sprocket has 54 teeth. And the tire size is about 13.75 inches in diameter. Don't know the overall weight but it's just a standard steel frame, one seater. The...
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    Brand new clutch fried after first run? Why, oh why?

    Hey everyone, everywhere, anywhere! The kart can be seen at our other post here. Here goes. Being that this is our first time ever replacing a clutch maybe we got the wrong one or maybe we put it on wrong. Thought it was on well enough so we had fun for about an hour or so tearing up...
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    Live Axle Bearings Replacement & Drive Hub Options

    Cool! That's is as simple as one can get. Luckily though we didn't have to change the original design that much. If we were building a kart from the ground up pillow block bearings would be the way to go for sure. Thanks.
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    Live Axle Bearings Replacement & Drive Hub Options

    You bet. And we hope it helps others. This forum rocks!!!
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    Live Axle Bearings Replacement & Drive Hub Options

    Hey everybody, Obviously haven't updated in a while. Sorry about that. To fill y'all in here we did a bunch to it and basically finished so now we're working through perfecting it, which of course will never be done. We painted thick with multiple top coats and finished the hubs. Put...
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    Live Axle Bearings Replacement & Drive Hub Options

    Hey all, Okay here's the deal. We need to replace these axle bearings and haven't figured out an easy way to remove them. I was thinking that if there is some kind of flange that's a part of the axle on either side behind the bearings then you could just whack the end of the axle and pop...
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    Hi from North Florida!

    Hey y'all, Father/son team with our first kart. I always wanted one when I was a kid but never could have one; so I'm doing things a bit different with my son. He's the perfect age of 12 and I never really grew up so we're both really excited to start out. We got a hold of an old, small used...
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