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Unread 08-06-2013, 04:12 PM   #31
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Just out of curiosity lets say his v-glide is a little dirty if he was to polish it up some more would that help a bit with more speed from motor? ;) I'm going to go check my V Glide!
maybe 1mph ?? the speed comes from the power to the motor and a clean v-glide and good cables allow full power to transfer to motor
mine (all stock)runs 12mph on flat .. new i think they were 15mph
Drgordon13 has a little better motor than stock so he should go about 17mph with the bigger tires he has

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When I pushed the gas pedal it slid very easily up to the very last contact and on the last one it sticks a little and only covers about 1/2 of the contact. I can pull the slide out a little and it then goes up a bit farther on the contact. Looks like it is rubbing on that contact a little as there is a little wear on the last one.

Also for Crash test dummy...you say you have a cart with this type of motor and you really like it...I really did no research like I usually do and kind of bought on a whim...you think I did good with this model I take it??
yea the last one is where the most wear is .. you always are flooring the cart to go .. just lightly sand it smooth and it should be good

i my self love the v-glide systems .. there is very little to go wrong and it is so ez to fix if something does go bad .. sure speed is low but why drive something 25mph with out proper safety equipment

i don't know what you paid for your cart but it sounds like a good cart
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Unread 08-06-2013, 04:31 PM   #32
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looking at your photos again i see a small problem
you need a little slack in battery cables
i would swap # 3 cable with #4 cable



i also see your lights are wired into #5 & #6 batteries .. rotate them every month or two
use #1 & #2 batteries , then #3 & #4 batteries
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Unread 08-06-2013, 10:29 PM   #33
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I switched the wires and it was tight...school me again...which wires are for the lights...also do I count the batteries from left to right??

On the emery cloth, I assume I need a very fine one correct?

Also I thought I would post a picture of the outside of my rig!!
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Unread 08-06-2013, 10:59 PM   #34
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I switched the wires and it was tight...school me again...which wires are for the lights...also do I count the batteries from left to right??

On the emery cloth, I assume I need a very fine one correct?

Also I thought I would post a picture of the outside of my rig!!
cool rig !!!

yes use fine grit emery cloth
here is your battery set up




here are 12v wiring and meter wiring
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Unread 08-07-2013, 12:19 AM   #35
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Great looking cart, like the color!

One small thing I noticed that absolutely does not hurt anything at all is that your cart is running on 24 volts in reverse. These carts rolled out from the factory with reverse being half speed. This was accomplished by hooking the reverse wire ( the heavy green one on the + terminal of battery 3 in the pic) to the + terminal of battery 4, which has a voltage of 18v+ because the batteries are connected in series (meaning hooked + to -, the whole reason 6 6 volt batteries makes 36 volts). YOUR cart, the way it is currently set up, is using 24 volts in reverse because it is hooked to the + post of battery 3, which has a voltage of 24v+. Lots of guys with these carts hook up full speed (36v) reverse by hooking the green reverse wire up to the + terminal of battery 1. It's really up to you how fast you want/need it to go in reverse. Full speed reverse can be dangerous, as the mechanics of how the cart handles are dramatically different in reverse than in forward, but there are situations, such as backing uphill, where the setup is advantageous. Again, if you're happy with the speed in reverse, leave it alone. If you want/need it faster or slower though, now you know how to change it

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Also, I see now in the pic your battery hold downs are missing. These are not necessarily needed, but are a nice feature that keep the batteries from bumping around on a hard stop or takeoff. This pic above shows one set, it takes three and they go between the batteries in each of the three sets of two on the cart. The rods hook in holes on the frame and come up through holes in the plastic piece which goes between two batteries, and a nut and washer is placed on the rods, effectively holding two batteries in place at once.


I just thought I'd share this info since I know that I myself always like to learn more about how my cart works, and many others share that desire.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 01:24 PM   #36
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Great info 93...I will get some battery hold downs...may change the reverse as well.
I cleaned the V-glide but i was very gentle as I didn't want to scratch the contacts (that would be bad right?). There was some build up on the last one and on the actual part that slides.

And if I am looking correctly, the lights are red wire on the +5 and the black one on the -6.

Prob gonna switch them to 3 and 4.
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yes that's correct on the wires
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So I got my Scotty b meter in and I think I can do this with a little help...
1. Do I need new wires? Some research in the forum showed there may already be wires there for it? If I need new wires, what gauge?
2. There is a gold part with teeth that I assume holds the meter in place?
3. I assume the meter runs as long as the key is on? Does it go off when I turn the cart off?

If I need to start another post just let me know. Thanks.
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i 'll let scottyb jump in cause its his meter ..

if he don't PM him
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So I got my Scotty b meter in and I think I can do this with a little help...
1. Do I need new wires? Some research in the forum showed there may already be wires there for it? If I need new wires, what gauge?
2. There is a gold part with teeth that I assume holds the meter in place?
3. I assume the meter runs as long as the key is on? Does it go off when I turn the cart off?

If I need to start another post just let me know. Thanks.
1. Only Precedent carts are prewired for meters, so you will need to run your own. I think I used 16 gauge wire when I installed mine. These meters only pull a few milliamps, so you don't need big wire. I used crimp ring terminals to attach the wire to the two lugs on the back of the meter.
2. Yes, you are right, this goes on the back of the meter behind the dash, and you push it on to hold the meter to the dash.
3. You can wire it two ways. If you want it always on, wire positive to main positive on battery pack and negative to main negative on pack.
If you want it to come on and off with the key, wire negative to main negative on the pack and positive to the lug on the key switch that has 36v when on and 0v when off.
I wired mine to come on and off with the key. I checked the voltage through the key switch and straight off the pack, and the voltages were exactly the same, so I don't think the key switch has any resistance at all.
Hope this helps.
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