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Unread 10-25-2009, 11:49 AM   #21
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Basically at WOT and coast the coils are out of the system.... so
Why not just substitute an on/off switch for the throttle and get rid of the coils and v-glide all together.
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Unread 10-25-2009, 11:53 AM   #22
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Why not just substitute an on/off switch for the throttle and get rid of the coils and v-glide all together.
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Unread 10-25-2009, 12:50 PM   #23
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The only thing that can happen is to burn a resistor or V-Glide, it's only a test. The OP has new motor and controller on order already.
It will still be nice to see how the V-Glide and resistors stand up to this test. Before and after photos of same would be nice too.
IMHO, practical knowledge through application is better than theory.
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Unread 10-25-2009, 02:15 PM   #24
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WOW!! Why sign on to a forum just to get blasted Pow! Pow!

My test is just that.... a test. I'm a curious sort, and this upgrade will happen, along with cosmetics and all sorts of other improvements. I thought ya'll (somebody...anybody) would like to see hard evidence of what happens 'if'. Maybe someone can't afford all at once. The economy is down, the prices on this stuff is up ,and maybe there is a way to make improvements in increments. Maybe not. If I get a meltdown, maybe I save someone else from doing this. Maybe there is a more economical way to piece-meal an upgrade. Maybe not.

I have now....just as a test.... started running at slow and half speed to see what happens. I have put pedal notch blocks in place so I can put the wiper of the V-glide on confirmed blocks of the V-glide to monitor heat and wear for two different resistor coils. This precludes me just smearing the wiper across the blocks in a willy-nilly fashion. So far, no abnormality but it is still too early to tell.

If no one wants to know this stuff I'm fine with it. I just thought....

BTW, since I don't want to take too many chances, I attached a .030 sheet of stainless to the underside of the seat just in case of a BBQ. My rump is not meant to be roasted except on this forum.
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Unread 10-25-2009, 02:56 PM   #25
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flynvest, I am sorry if you thought I was mocking you. I was not. I thought long and hard about trying the same thing you are doing before biting the bullet for the full solid state upgrade. I was just making a joke with the on/off switch comment. Please don't be offended if we have a little fun with this. This forum is almost like a brotherhood of sorts and when we make a joke about what someone is doing to there cart it's almost definetly because it relates to something crazy or stupid that we've done in the past. So please laugh with us brother and don't take it to hard. It's all in good fun.

Good luck with your experiment. Let us know how it turns out.
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Unread 10-25-2009, 03:03 PM   #26
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since I don't want to take too many chances, I attached a .030 sheet of stainless to the underside of the seat just in case of a BBQ[/B]. My rump is not meant to be roasted except on this forum.

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Unread 10-25-2009, 04:31 PM   #27
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I sent my motor to the guy at GOLF CART OUTFITTERS and they rebuilt my oem motor so I could get 25% more torque and 25% more speed without changing anything else. I did go ahead and upgrade all my wires though. I think I spent $325 on the upgrade. Best money spent I think that I have done.
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Unread 10-25-2009, 06:30 PM   #28
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Thanks for that info. Was this a 36 volt resistor cart like mine? If so, have you clocked it on an open flat stretch of pavement or fairway to give me an idea of what 25% turned out like? My motor cost a little over your rebuild but promises 20+ mph and 50% torque increase. I can't wait to compare the rebuild to the new motor. It might be interesting to see the actual performance changes.
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Unread 10-25-2009, 06:33 PM   #29
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Hey Impalass88, thanks for the note. I appreciate the humor. Be careful though, the toggle switch may be a cool little test to see how the cart handles the instant acceleration. Figure I'll need seatbelts next?
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WOW!! Why sign on to a forum just to get blasted Pow! Pow!

My test is just that.... a test. I'm a curious sort, and this upgrade will happen, along with cosmetics and all sorts of other improvements. I thought ya'll (somebody...anybody) would like to see hard evidence of what happens 'if'. Maybe someone can't afford all at once. The economy is down, the prices on this stuff is up ,and maybe there is a way to make improvements in increments. Maybe not. If I get a meltdown, maybe I save someone else from doing this. Maybe there is a more economical way to piece-meal an upgrade. Maybe not.

I have now....just as a test.... started running at slow and half speed to see what happens. I have put pedal notch blocks in place so I can put the wiper of the V-glide on confirmed blocks of the V-glide to monitor heat and wear for two different resistor coils. This precludes me just smearing the wiper across the blocks in a willy-nilly fashion. So far, no abnormality but it is still too early to tell.

If no one wants to know this stuff I'm fine with it. I just thought....

BTW, since I don't want to take too many chances, I attached a .030 sheet of stainless to the underside of the seat just in case of a BBQ. My rump is not meant to be roasted except on this forum.
I don't know if this is possible.... I did this to 2 carts and both melted down after time when operated by somebody less concerned with the fine points of amperage draw. This was why I posted my results with pictures to try to help people avoid this but......... whatever Have fun and don't take it too seriously around here
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