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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 07-01-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By itsid
as little ethanol as possible for an engine that...

as little ethanol as possible for an engine that was made 30+ years ago.

modern day engines usually don't care about 5-10% of ethanol, most are even happy with up to 20%..

but unfortunately...
Forum: Site Announcements and Suggestion Box 06-30-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 215
Posted By itsid
cookies are self-renewing and shouldn't be an...

cookies are self-renewing and shouldn't be an issue at all.
since the domain didn't change, the cookies will just update in 99% of all cases,
the remaining error can be dealt with by just logging...
Forum: Site Announcements and Suggestion Box 06-30-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 215
Posted By itsid
http://www.diygokarts.com/diykarts-vb.css isn't...

http://www.diygokarts.com/diykarts-vb.css
isn't loading
it carries the titleblock styles we're currently missing.
you have that just after the opening <head> tag
<link rel="stylesheet"...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 06-29-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 61
Posted By itsid
that largely depends on the type of rim you'd...

that largely depends on the type of rim you'd like to use..
is it offset or not?

you can buy twin hubs on nearly any kartshop
usually meant to take a sprocket on one and a brake disc on the...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-29-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 244
Posted By itsid
Hmm.. nono.. I think you're close to success...

Hmm.. nono.. I think you're close to success now..
you're not far off from the original setup now...

two things though:
1) it looks like the axle srocket is not inline with it's driving...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-29-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By itsid
unfortunaly the smaller kid size if I'm seeing...

unfortunaly the smaller kid size if I'm seeing that correctly..
the adult size would indeed be worth quite an amount I'd bet.

There might be few people out there interested in a small kids kart...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-29-2020, 04:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 244
Posted By itsid
yepp.. what they said! Since it'd be hard to...

yepp.. what they said!

Since it'd be hard to add a support there,
you can just move everything closer together and shorten the free side of the jackshaft.

bring both jackshaft sprockets much...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-28-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 286
Posted By itsid
yeah it cannot shift up since it's lacking the...

yeah it cannot shift up since it's lacking the torque to do so

the "expected" top speed isn't 55 km/h btw it'd be 64 km/h
with 18" wheels and a 5.4:1 ratio
(since ideally the TC can shift into...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-28-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 444
Posted By itsid
well valve stems polished of course.. for the...

well valve stems polished of course.. for the valve guides alone ;)

back and face I honestly do not have an opinion on that..
they're interfering with the airstream anyways just because of their...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-28-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 444
Posted By itsid
Again, I think I read nearly all of Doug's posts ...

Again, I think I read nearly all of Doug's posts
and while he liked to complain about walls of text, missing punctuation etc. quite alot;
I cannot recall him asking for a bigger font size
(not...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-28-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By itsid
yeah since that calculator doesn't throw any...

yeah since that calculator doesn't throw any warnings whatsoever if the ratio is off...

so as an R/C yes.. as soon as you put a human body on top (however small that might be) it will likely...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 06-28-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By itsid
I'm sorry, but I doubt your tyre is 10.5" OD for...

I'm sorry, but I doubt your tyre is 10.5" OD for a 6" rim
it'll most likely be a 10.5-6-5 (10.5" OD 6" WIDE for a 5" rim)

A very common size actually (race kart fronts or junior race kart rears)...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-27-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 444
Posted By itsid
I can't remeber anyone being yelled at for using...

I can't remeber anyone being yelled at for using the std size;
and yes this forum is not optimized for phones..
so more stupid phone-browsers don't know what to do with the font size.
(better...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-27-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 444
Posted By itsid
thoughts? "God that textsize is annoying!"...

thoughts?
"God that textsize is annoying!" :smiley_omg:
Also:
no double posting please when you can avoid it by clicking the edit button!

So unless you reached ten pics or 10k characters, click...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-27-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By itsid
If you want to get an idea what change of...

If you want to get an idea what change of wheelsize would be comparable to what gear ratio change, you can just calculate that.

Say you want the same effect as with a 72T sprocket

you divide...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-27-2020, 03:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By itsid
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showpost.php?p=290475...

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showpost.php?p=290475&postcount=5

;)

'sid
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-26-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By itsid
sure does.. it's the Ackermann geometry again.....

sure does..
it's the Ackermann geometry again..

a trailing link can move inward to achieve a good geometry,
while a leading link would have to move out to do the same..
and while that's nothing...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-25-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By itsid
it'll work especially with those small rear...

it'll work especially with those small rear wheels.
10.5 is indeed a tad small, sounds like race kart fronts instead of vintage kart rears tbh size-wise .

Anyhow, Wes is right in assuming...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-24-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By itsid
yeah I'd go for bearings.. and a locking collar ...

yeah I'd go for bearings.. and a locking collar
(the outer end should have a nut anyways or a snapring or whatever)

But to be honest, I'd just fix the bad steering instead..
proper ackermann...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-23-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 563
Posted By itsid
Drag Racer App should be fine I guess. the most...

Drag Racer App should be fine I guess.
the most important info is acceleration,
since that is the telling value for max engine torque.
Some gps speedometers do track acceleration, some don't
so...
Forum: Engines & Clutches 06-21-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 563
Posted By itsid
I'm not aware of any cam that actually makes much...

I'm not aware of any cam that actually makes much sense to be used in a governed engine (i.e. below 4k rpms)
Never ehard of that "marine" cam karl mentioned earlier.. so maybe .. IDK

All cams I...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-21-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 156
Posted By itsid
there are several ways to mount calipers. ...

there are several ways to mount calipers.

cheaper (in terms of simpler) single sided calipers usually mechanical ones have a slide bracket that is hard mounted to the frame in which the caliper...
Forum: Mini Bikes, Trikes, and Choppers 06-21-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By itsid
same question.. same answers... same thread ;) ...

same question.. same answers... same thread ;)
•MERGED•

'sid
Forum: More Builds 06-19-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By itsid
Maybe my eyes are tricking me.. but that spout...

Maybe my eyes are tricking me..
but that spout on the finned side cover looks
like it'd prevent the mount of a cent clutch or a TC driver.

looks great, but direct drive would be a pain I guess....
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 06-18-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By itsid
I'd say yes.. but you can likely just shim your...

I'd say yes..
but you can likely just shim your wheel hubs.
26 gauge steel 'plate' would turn out to be 0.454 mm
wrapped around a 3/4" axle it'd end up at 19.96mm roughly.. close enough for a 20mm...
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