Re: Go kart cvt?
66cc is too small of an engine. A CVT taxes power due to frictional losses.
66'rs don't make alot of power to begin with (less than 3hp) and the power lost in the CVT will be a substantial portion of what could have gone to the rear wheel.
Alot of folks have tried CVT's on the 4 stroke HF 99cc engines with marginal success, most don't like it. The most popular engine to use with a CVT is the 4 stroke HF 212cc.
I gotta ask though, which 66cc engine do you have in mind? A well built 2 stroke might just have enough cajones to pull it off, although you would need to customize the CVT to work with the higher RPM's that a 2 stroke operates at.
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Last edited by GearNut; 01-24-2013 at 10:20 PM.