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Unread 12-31-2012, 05:33 PM   #21
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One "Plus" I've found with the stock clutches-vs-Aftermarket is driveability at low-speed.I've got a Ez-Go TXT Drive-Clutch,with a Yami-G2 Driven(G2axle as well).The belt is stock Marathon 2pg.It idles in gear,you can change gears easily,and you can actually drive it just like a stock cart.If you mash the pedal from a dead-stop,it pulls a little harder than a stock cart,but when it shifts(after about 50'),hang-on.With this setup,I can bring it just off idle and creep around just like a stock-cart,and it will pull or tow alot of weight easily.I hooked a 16' enclosed trailer to it and just idled away with it.Both of my clutches are stock,used clutches,nothing done to them at all.My Dad uses Comet Drive-Clutches on his swaps,and they are alot snappier,not nearly as smooth as the stock-clutch.The Comets' seem to rev alot at low-speed too.Hope this helps.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 06:33 PM   #22
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Some of the ezgo have springs in the primary, I don't know what ones or if all of them have. Anyway it really helps with the idle issue. The yami do not use springs at all so they engage right away, but are very smooth and durable. The yami secondary works pretty good and is a typical comet based design.
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Unread 01-01-2013, 10:46 AM   #23
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As far as I know,all the Ez-Go clutches have a spring,except for the factory-replacement on the 2pg.I have the Clutch with the black-cover,and the flat aluminum end-cap.They offer a spring for it,which I plan on trying soon,to get a little more snap out of it.
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Unread 01-01-2013, 03:05 PM   #24
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Any clutch with a spring in the center (primary) if you can shim it up it will raise engagement rpm but not change shifting really. So it will just take off from a stop harder at higher rpm then run about the same. Try to find a washer or pipe that diameter you can put in there. We used to do old sleds with a 1/8" hog ring from the hardware store just file the center out some. People here have even used pvc pipe. On the sled that ring gave 500 more rpm, but some GC are old and worn and need more shim to get a change.
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One "Plus" I've found with the stock clutches-vs-Aftermarket is driveability at low-speed.I've got a Ez-Go TXT Drive-Clutch,with a Yami-G2 Driven(G2axle as well).The belt is stock Marathon 2pg.It idles in gear,you can change gears easily,and you can actually drive it just like a stock cart.If you mash the pedal from a dead-stop,it pulls a little harder than a stock cart,but when it shifts(after about 50'),hang-on.With this setup,I can bring it just off idle and creep around just like a stock-cart,and it will pull or tow alot of weight easily.
This is great to know...we do a LOT of 'creeping' speed stuff, especially when taking on various 'challenges' off road. You know, the slow, rock climb type of thing over an obstacle, but also around the farm at deercamp. To and from stands, while moving stuff around, shining fields at nite, that sort of thing. It would be a plus to allow going slow and easy when I'm moving trailers, which is a weekly chore. I have a 26' sled hauler and a 16' Utility that get shuffled all the time and the cart handles them easily.
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Heard back from CCP...he recommends the 18 Vanguard for my application.
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Unread 01-21-2013, 11:32 AM   #27
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Well, in the end the bigger #'s won out in my mind. I pulled the trigger on one of Tom's 23 Vanny's. I'll have to post one the process of installation, once it arrives (and it warms up from the 10 degrees it is outside now). =]

Any idea if there's a market for the original Robin? What would be a decent price for one? Runs great, just is starting to smoke a bit and the valves are set as well as I can get them.

Also curious on an ATV tire/wheel combo. What options (sizes) work best, considering I will also be adding a long travel front...most likely a Stretch.
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Unread 01-21-2013, 04:31 PM   #28
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Well, in the end the bigger #'s won out in my mind. I pulled the trigger on one of Tom's 23 Vanny's. I'll have to post one the process of installation, once it arrives (and it warms up from the 10 degrees it is outside now). =]

Any idea if there's a market for the original Robin? What would be a decent price for one? Runs great, just is starting to smoke a bit and the valves are set as well as I can get them.

Also curious on an ATV tire/wheel combo. What options (sizes) work best, considering I will also be adding a long travel front...most likely a Stretch.

A build thread is a must when you get the new engine!!!
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