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Old 06-05-2015, 11:09 AM
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I had a 5 hp go-kart I bought last summer. The engine was tired/dead, so I bought a 6.5 Honda clone and replaced it. I got the throttle hooked up as well as the clutch/chain, and everything seemed fine. The only problem is when I start it...

If you have any ideas as to how I could fix it, comment here or over on the video if you feel like it. I'm trying to either sell it or trade up for a minibike.
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Old 06-05-2015, 11:31 AM
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1.) Clutch needs to be serviced or replaced.
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2.) Chain is too tight.
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Old 06-05-2015, 11:38 AM
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1.) Clutch needs to be serviced or replaced.
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2.) Chain is too tight.
I agree. The idle could also be too high, making the clutch engage
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Seconding idle too high. Disconnect chain, run cart without it and set idle accordingly and/or fix throttle linkage. For that matter, post a pic of linkage you're using.

While you're at it, remove the pull start and angle to back of cart. Just need to remove the bolts and rotate.
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Seconding idle too high
How can you tell? I did not hear engine start while it was on the ground. Clutch never had the slightest chance of achieving engagement speed.
Did I miss something?
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Why go to that trouble? Keep it simple.
If Idle speed is too high, just back out the idle speed screw.
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I am assuming the idle is too high. It is something for him to check. I am not saying that it is to high
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Yeah, I agree with Russ here, the idle may be too high but, that has nothing to do with the immediate problem...

So, it starts ok when it's on blocks, what happens once you start it then take it off the blocks & set the wheels on the ground?
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Lots of help, thank you all.
How do I set the idle speed? And I already spent a lot of time on the chain, so I think it should be fine...
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How do I set the idle speed?
Just back out the idle speed screw until clutch no longer engages whist kart is at curb idle.
Has clutch been oiled as described?
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How do I oil my clutch?
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See post 5. Its the big picture. LOL
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Just watched your video and it seems to me like your clutch is bad or the parts in it.. it should not engage rite away like it did when u pulled the cord to start the engine if it was a high idle problem it would not move the cart till started
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