24cc Deer Kart Build

Discussion in 'Motorized Tandems, Trikes and Recumbent Bicycles' started by Weedge1212, May 30, 2018.

  1. curtisfox

    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    Might work good, keep in mind for traction you got to have weight, so load placement would have to be right.......Curt
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking that weight placement would be critical. The cart may be to short for good traction unless you were to push down on the handles.

    Steve.
     
  3. Weedge1212

    Weedge1212 New Member

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    The past couple days I've been working on mounting the engine. I was able to find some scrap steel laying around my garage that worked great. I drew out a bunch of stencils for how I would cut it until I got one that fit perfectly.

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    Once I had the engine mounted, I got a little too far ahead of myself and decided to start it. Well, I never put the clutch housing back on before I started it. And I foolishly revved the engine which in turn made the clutch pads expand and go flying through my garage. It took me an hour of searching but I finally found both clutch pads and both springs. The springs are butchered but the clutch pads should still be usable. Luckily new springs aren't expensive but I do have so order them online since none of the shops by me had any springs even close. So here is a pic of the mangled springs

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    Even though the second spring doesn't look too bad, it is. Its not supposed to have any space between the rungs when its free of tension. So I will have to order a set of new ones and never make that mistake again.
    Besides that mistake, everything else seemed to go alright. The engine doesn't create any vibrations in the handle of the kart. Which I was pleasantly surprised by. And the engine is solidly mounted and not going anywhere. I will probably clean up the mounting plate a little more and just cut away some of the unused metal. Also, the way I mounted it does create a small gap from where the clutch drum meets the clutch pads. But it is such a small gap that I don't think it will have any effect. I am also considering cutting the plastic cover for the engine in half so I can still use it on both sides of the engine. Anyways, here's some more pics of the engine mounted.

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    Next thing will be ordering some parts. I am thinking of using #35 or #40 chain. I think 35 should be strong enough but I just need to find all the sprockets I need in that size. I hope to post an update soon.
     
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  4. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    Yep. Been there and done that. Nothing like a good game of search. This will an interesting build indeed.

    Steve.
     
  5. curtisfox

    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    KOOL ! Think about #35 as you can get lower gearing in a compact smaller size. And make sure you have adjustment to keep chain slack snug, it will work fine as you are not going to use it all that much, like a motor bike, looking good............Curt
     
  6. Dan

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    Very cool project! Didn't see it mentioned but thought the engine would not have enough UMPH. But given who has posted and experience, am sure I was mistaken.

    But very cool project and really looking forward to more pictures!
     
  7. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dan,
    That was my first thought as well but since it only needs to travel at walking speed I think it will be powerful enough. Geared properly it should be able to maintain the revs so as not to get bogged down.

    Hopefully we'll find out soon.

    Steve.
     
  8. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering how the deer cart was coming along.

    Steve.
     
  9. Weedge1212

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    I haven't gotten too much done recently steve. I did get some new clutch springs to replace the ones I mangled but that took about two weeks fo the parts to come in. I've also been working on my bike quite a bit which has me neglecting the kart. But I am going to Peach Fest this weekend and really wanted to use the kart there to haul all my gear up montage mountain. But money and time have held me back from getting all the sprockets and other parts that I need. But once I get back from Peach, I really plan on getting this project finished. So I hope to give you a real update in the near future.
     
  10. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    Time, money and waiting for parts. The three curses of most bike builders. Hope you have a great time Peach Fest.

    Steve.
     

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