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Forum: Go Kart Discussion 11-03-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By alexV
Thanks guys, I identified the top suspects for...

Thanks guys, I identified the top suspects for this behavior: too much chain slack. This is not visible in the video, because the slack is on the other side, hidden from view.
Add to this a tiny...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-04-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,476
Posted By alexV
i like the new idea: tension under load, gearbox...

i like the new idea: tension under load, gearbox flexing down...

actually it does not even have to flex down, remember the noticeable play lengthwise of the chain, on the large sprocket? where...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-03-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,476
Posted By alexV
@anickode, thanks for pointing this out, i made a...

@anickode, thanks for pointing this out, i made a small edit to my original message. i checked the supplier information and i have the "10T #41/420 reverse gearbox"

so the small sprocket and chain...
Forum: Go Kart Discussion 10-02-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,476
Posted By alexV
chain rides up sprocket

Hi,
I'm looking for advice, I want to understand the problem, and also fix it.

In the video you see that under high load, the chain rides up the small sprocket, and violently snaps down the...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 02-13-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
i'm surprised how well the pivot points between...

i'm surprised how well the pivot points between front and back of the kart are holding. probably because they are spaced wide apart and there are teflon bushings in there. in offroad conditions the...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 02-13-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
latest adventures

and then this happened...

the right spindle broke off, after about 3 fuel tanks of riding. no injuries or anything.

it happened at full throttle, and a sudden sharp right turn (power slide) on...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 01-23-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
you, sir, are dman right :D ...

you, sir, are dman right :D

https://youtu.be/pvaglJ9D8r4

after 1 fuel tank in the conditions above, the clutch case fizzles like bacon in the frying pan :)) i put some snow on it.

What would...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 12-03-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
So after a few days of offroad testing I decided...

So after a few days of offroad testing I decided to change the ration from 7:1 to 8.7:1 (that is 11 teeth and 48 teeth, combined with the 2:1 reduction from the clutch) this is way better even though...
Forum: Build Off Contest Main Area 11-23-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,275
Posted By alexV
Thanks, this Arachnid kart is lots of fun -...

Thanks, this Arachnid kart is lots of fun - building and riding. Noob is the righ word here.. the only power tool I handled before was an electric drill. Now I can stick weld like a bossss :lolgoku:
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 11-16-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,967
Posted By alexV
The Arachnid (1-seat version) specs from the...

The Arachnid (1-seat version) specs from the plans are:
L 86"
W 29 1/2"
Wheel Base 54" Wide by 93" Long

The Grandaddy (2 seat version) plans do not list the specs but the wheel base may be...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 10-27-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
Definitely have to take it to the back roads for...

Definitely have to take it to the back roads for a run. It's so awesome :D

Thank you fabroman and landuse for the advices. The 7.2:1 gear ratio is the sweet spot for this kart. My initial idea of...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 10-27-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
:auto:Finished !! Worked until late Sunday...

:auto:Finished !!
Worked until late Sunday afternoon. Here it is

https://youtu.be/MdAnfqfj0P0
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 10-16-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
just the brake line is missing. brake disc,...

just the brake line is missing. brake disc, caliper, hidraulic pump and pedal are all fitted.

i also have the steering wheel (a great find from a local craigslist) but need a steering column. the...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 10-16-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
Here is the clutch again. And it's quite heavy...

Here is the clutch again. And it's quite heavy duty. It's layered: two clutch discs sandwitched between three friction discs makes for a total of six friction surfaces. With oil inside too, for...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 10-15-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
no, no, i painted it :)

no, no, i painted it :)
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 10-13-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
Let's see if I remember how to post videos. ...

Let's see if I remember how to post videos.
Edit: I'm behind the camera, the guy you see is the electronics expert :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTV5RFMz9ds
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 10-13-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
I've spent two extended weekends working on the...

I've spent two extended weekends working on the kart, managed to get 2 more people to help :)

- engine, transmission, gas pedal, electrics, paint and orange spinning light are done
- to do:...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 09-30-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 24,685
Posted By alexV
It really looks great, congratulations

It really looks great, congratulations
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 09-24-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
we'll see :)

we'll see :)
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 09-21-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
Thank you Ryan!! And here's days 16 and 17...

Thank you Ryan!!

And here's days 16 and 17 of working on the project:
Installed front reinforcement, the brake caliper, the chain and most of the steering. And painted half the kart.
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 09-05-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
you do make a valid point. I have to prioritize...

you do make a valid point. I have to prioritize because halloween is not that far away.

lights and seatbelt are gifts from my friends :)
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 09-02-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
In America they call it a rolling chassis. :auto:...

In America they call it a rolling chassis. :auto: And it's awesome. Turned out quite symmetrical. Suspension is ok, seat is very comfortable and adjustable. I have the rear hubs, aluminum and custom...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 09-02-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
Aaaand we're back :D after a three month break, I...

Aaaand we're back :D after a three month break, I had 3 days to work on the kart.
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 07-19-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,774
Posted By alexV
Hi guys, just a small update from my build: it is...

Hi guys, just a small update from my build: it is on hold during the hot summer days we have in Europe. It is planned to be finished in time for the competition though.



I was talking...
Forum: Build Off Contest Build Logs 07-10-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,967
Posted By alexV
Hi, Can you please post a pic of the joint...

Hi,

Can you please post a pic of the joint between the mainframe and the rear subframe? And tell me how thick is the metal? The guys expressed concern about this joint being a weakspot in my build...
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