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Unread 05-07-2013, 04:26 PM   #11
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I think their lift kits suck also! They have nice cup holder though.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 04:59 PM   #12
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The 630`s rev limiter has been discussed on this forum quite a bit. I would try to send it back and get a 620 or 670 or a Briggs .
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Unread 05-07-2013, 11:54 PM   #13
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Sorry you are having issues with you motor kit. Sad to say but it is just a motor kit. Big Block is a trademark of Briggs Vanguard. A Honda made in China, Now thats funny right there I don't care who you are. Not sure where are you located? You are welcome to come to Georgia and take a ride on a cart with a Vanny in it. The Original club car drive and driven clutches are not going to hold up to 20hp. Also the 1" wide drive belt will explode when you get the cart stuck and try to use the go pedal to get it unstuck. Thats why our kits come with a new heavy duty drive and driven clutch and a wider kevlar drive belt. Let me know if we can help you in anyway. Hey they did buy 3 of our kits, so maybe the videos are Vanguard powered.

You may want to look at a set of HS gears. Not that you want to go that much faster, but it would lower cruising rpm and make use of some of that torque from the v-twin. It would also help with the governor/rev limiter issue.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 06:41 AM   #14
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Anyone doing this (making kits/etc) should know better than to use the new honda, or at least warn buyers. A solution might be found at some point but far as I know because of the ignition nobody really knows what will happen at high rpm, there are no performance parts for it. IMO the 1" belt sucks for many reasons, can't imagine using it on a twin its barely enough for stock power and there are very few belts available....because nobody uses them.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 03:25 PM   #15
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Thanks Big Block Man for making feel even crappier and even more ripped off. I guess there's a sucker born every minute and tag I'm it!!! At least it sounds cool.
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Unread 05-18-2013, 09:19 AM   #16
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Don't get too worried about it, if a solution is figured out people here will know about it. People are working on the issue. The engine has some really nice features to it, just not nice ones for modding them, but nice for reliability and power in stock form.

I'd say your best bet right now is to go with HS gears that will make the rpm issue null more or less. You should have plenty of torque to handle it. Unfortunately if you have 1" belt you will have to make it work or ($) swap to 1 3/16. I would get hold of CPP (cartpartsplus) and ask them, iirc they do machine the CC clutches and they work much better but not knowing about use on a BB. Clutching is more important than people think....or you don't get the power you have to the rear tires! Anyway machining them would likely be cheaper than buying new clutches. The secondary might be able to be modded to use with larger belt think I read about that but primary is like $300 and gears that much too. The one good point is once you get it running well it will be all good long as you have the cart, it can be trying at times. Lot of us using $300 clones because they are so cheap but the swap has to be entirely fabricated until Vegas carts gets his kits online, don't think anyone else has them for clones. It takes a long time to get everything going on them the kits are way easier...so at least your cart is useable. Try to get it working right so you can enjoy the cart, BBs are a lot of fun, lot of people here can help.
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Unread 05-20-2013, 01:16 PM   #17
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Yeah I am enjoying it, but like I said after spending 2500 bucks it should giving me a bigger smile then when I installed a 50 dollar torque spring on my yamaha G9. It's really not much of a difference comparing both when it comes to hill climbing. I sold the G9 to my brother-n-law, so now at least he gets to enjoy it. I would have kept it if I were able to turn the rear into a limited slip. One wheel power sucks!!!!
As far as the high speed gears go, will I lose torque???
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Unread 05-20-2013, 01:52 PM   #18
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Yeah I am enjoying it, but like I said after spending 2500 bucks it should giving me a bigger smile then when I installed a 50 dollar torque spring on my yamaha G9. It's really not much of a difference comparing both when it comes to hill climbing. I sold the G9 to my brother-n-law, so now at least he gets to enjoy it. I would have kept it if I were able to turn the rear into a limited slip. One wheel power sucks!!!!
As far as the high speed gears go, will I lose torque???
A minimal amount of torque is lost, but the cvt will stay in a lower gear longer to compensate.

I have 26" tires with 8:1 gears and noticed almost zero change. Other than a lot more top end.
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Unread 05-21-2013, 04:30 PM   #19
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I really dont have much experience with the new GX630 V-Twins since I deal with mostly clones, however, I did get a chance to tinker with a cart with the GX620 engine (not the newer GX630) and I was pleased with the power output. Very Torquey and seemed to pull well on the top.

Something doesnt seem right....especially a new authentic Honda engine being made in China.
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Unread 05-21-2013, 04:48 PM   #20
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the 420 clone made me all smiles today thanksfully..can get a wheel almost on demand
just go bigger,,the addiction will never end..just picked this up myself,gt990
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