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Unread 02-19-2015, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default Lifespan and Performance of a high quality motor?

I've been gone a while because I got my cart where I wanted it and haven't had any issues.

I run a 2003 CC with a PQ Grizzly II and a Scotty B power package.

I run the cart like a rented mule. School bus..ranch duty, etc.

Does the motor wear out or lose performance over time? 2 years in and it "feels" the same, but I'm just curious. Do these need a periodic tune up? Is it a situation that when it dies...it dies?

At any rate, kudos to PQ and Scotty for quality stuff! I have been unfriendly to my cart.

Mike
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Unread 02-19-2015, 06:41 PM   #2
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Default Re: Lifespan and Performance of a high quality motor?

If it moves it will wear out. Most electric motors die from over heating, so keep it cool and it will last longer. The bearings/bushings will wear out and so will the brushes. The brushes are not that hard to change out when needed. I have not tried changing bearings yet. After lots and lots of use the comutator will need machining, but that takes a bit of abuse of lots of time.
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Unread 02-19-2015, 08:21 PM   #3
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Default Re: Lifespan and Performance of a high quality motor?

As long as you don't over heat an AC electric motor they seem to last forever. I would think the same would be true for DC motors. I know letting them set for long periods at a time is not good for them.
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Unread 04-10-2015, 07:21 PM   #4
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Mike I have a question. With the grizzly 2 motor is your cart very jerky while accelerating from stop let's say if u only press the pedal halfway down? Reason I ask is I contracted PQ saying I have your cart with 23" tires an a 500 amp controller, want a lot of torque and don't care about going over 20-22 mph and they recommended grizzly 2 motor. I have a wife an small child driving cart an don't want it to be To much jerky torque for them unless the pedal was put to the floor. Thanks.
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Unread 04-10-2015, 07:34 PM   #5
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Mike I have a question. With the grizzly 2 motor is your cart very jerky while accelerating from stop let's say if u only press the pedal halfway down? Reason I ask is I contracted PQ saying I have your cart with 23" tires an a 500 amp controller, want a lot of torque and don't care about going over 20-22 mph and they recommended grizzly 2 motor. I have a wife an small child driving cart an don't want it to be To much jerky torque for them unless the pedal was put to the floor. Thanks.
Dang Captain - I disappeared again! Sorry. I have 4 seat belts installed, for a reason. Torque is absurd with the grizzy 2. If there is meat in the back seat, you WILL do a wheely if you mash the peddle. If you use planks for a pickup, it WILL be a delicate procedure or you will reel the planks off the truck, etc. It is hard not to "bark" the tires pulling out of the garage...in reverse. I have kids, age 3 & 7. I wouldn't trade the motor for anything else. Fine for a driver that knows the cart. But I don't throw the key at a youth carrying others. It will climb a tree. I have thrown my b inlaw off the cart, even after telling him to hold on. My dog has done a mary-lou-retton off the cart...but he's a stubborn *******.

In sum - get it. It's awesome. Pull the key when little people are around, or not so bright bigger people.

Mike

ETA: What are the odds of that? I haven't logged on since the 1st response and you posted today!
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Unread 04-10-2015, 08:59 PM   #6
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Haha! Wow! sounds like I need to order this motor! Only problem is wife rides much as I do and it may be a little to much. 😁. I surely appreciate the review. i have a cousin with a Beast 48 golf cart and he has a dial to set torque from low to high just for kids. Maybe I can research it and hook it up to grizzly?
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