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Old October 24th, 2004, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Go-Cart Problems

I just got my go cart today for very cheap but theres one problem. Once you have it started and warmed up and you give it gas it goes, but when you stop the enigne shuts off and I have to re-start it every time. What do you guys think the problem might be? I was thinking it was the oil...like old oil. It has gas and a good amount of oil. Nothing looks wrong with it......
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Old October 24th, 2004, 06:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't know too much about Go-Karts... I know everything about gopeds and Pocket Bikes, but have little knowlodge on Go-Karts.

Frist thing I would do is replace the spark plug(s).

If that dosen't do anything, then I suggest you take apart the carburateour and shoot some carb cleaner through it.

It could very well be that the throttle is messed up. Maybe replace the throttle cable.

I'm pretty sure it's gotta do something with your carb. Only other thing I can thing of is that maybe your piston or cylinder head is very scratched up.

If you got any other questions feel free to IM me. I used to work on my cousin's go-kart a lot.
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Old October 24th, 2004, 06:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Thanks, i'll talk to my dad about it and we'll try replacing things. Also how can I get it to go faster?
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Old October 24th, 2004, 06:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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engine swap and take off the govener
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Old October 24th, 2004, 06:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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So basically take the engine apart and clean it? Whats the govener??
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Old October 24th, 2004, 06:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the govenor limits how much gas you get if you dont get enough gas than you cant go faster theres diffrent kinds of limitors im sure one of these other guys can help you with that but it sounds like when you stop your not getin any gas so i think 1337 is right and you should clean the carbs out

carbs arent that hard to work with i know people who know nothing about motorcycles and have rebuilt the carbs on there bike by just following simple instructions
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get an engine out a honda harmony hrx series mower model 217

so powerful with no govener they are rockets
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Old October 24th, 2004, 07:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Usually a governer is on the throttle. A little screw that dosen't let it go all the way. But sometimes it can be a different thing. Like on my goped its a governer screw and an idle screw. So basically you are screwed. I ordered an HP carb, adjusted the jets, and it idles very well and has a good top speed.

Also check your airfilter, it could probably use a good cleaning.
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Old October 24th, 2004, 07:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yea your idle screw may be set to low so it dosent get gas and in NASCAR all the cars are governed be not letting them get any more fuel

oh and who the hell needs to stop? just keep it flored until your finished riding





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I replaced the air filter today. It's just that once I start the engine I have to keep throttling and moving or else the engine stops. Like I want to be able to start it up, then sit in and let it warm up and throttle it just a little bit. Like when I slow down after i've been riding it completey stops....but tomorrow i'm gunna get a new spark plug and i'm gunna clean the carb out. How do I adjust the govner thingy?
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Maybe the idle is set too low? That's what caused my old nitro rc's to do that.
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Maybe the idle is set too low? That's what caused my old nitro rc's to do that.

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I'll try to fix that, tomorrow i'll start looking at it. Tonight I just installed my wing on, looks sweet!
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heres the ghetto fix
put a spacer in front of the throttle so that its always slightly on
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Old October 25th, 2004, 09:43 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
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Wow, today I just fixed my go-kart. I guess it was stale gasoline. All I did was pour some clear gas (hmm) and it doesn't stop at all on me. I can sit in without haveing the trouble of always gasing it.

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Old October 28th, 2004, 09:13 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old gas can do that. If it gets a little water in it, or is just too old, it'll mess with your engine like that. Nothing too harmful, but it can make you wonder what is wrong.

If it continues to happen though, and isn't the gas, then first check your idle screw. Umm, it's hard to tell you without actually showing you. Assuming you're running a Briggs & Stratton...well actually, most lawn mower engines are the same...Anyway, it's going to be the screw that is NOT the jet. If you don't know where/what the jet is, well then I'd say you need to get someone who knows what they are doing to help you.

If it isn't the idle, then check the diaphragm. This is on the side of the carb, and on the Briggs & Stratton engines it's covered by a metal plate with 2 screws. The diaphragm is a black rubber piece. If it looks old or worn, replace it. They're pretty cheap to replace.

If that doesn't fix it, get someone who knows what they are doing to clean your carb. It could also be your spark plug (check the gap on it), but it sounds more like a fuel/carb related problem.

I hope it was just the gas like you said, though. Any other problems, feel free to PM me. Sorry for not responding to your other PM, I've been busy. Unfortunately, I've sold all of my go-kart stuff. I can still help you though.

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