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Unread 06-22-2019, 08:04 PM   #31
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You dont want to use a stainless steel rod to pop a clutch off! Stainless is wicked.soft. all it's going to to is mushroom inside the threaded end of the crankshaft. If you insist on not buying the correct tool, use a grade 8 bolt and cut the head off. If it's not hardened steel you're going to regret the outcome...
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Unread 06-22-2019, 08:11 PM   #32
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And perhaps I missed it, but what exactly is wrong with the cart?
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Unread 06-27-2019, 12:41 AM   #33
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I used a 4.5" 3/8 bolt with head cut off.
I fill you in.
I had Robin 295cc in my 98 ezgo and it blew up.
I replaced it with a 350cc Robin. No matter what I do I cant get it to go more than about 5mph.
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Unread 06-27-2019, 05:19 AM   #34
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Is the throttle rod on carburetor opening all the way ? Maybe upload a video of engine area . Is the driven clutch working correct ? Look at the picture I uploaded. Make sure you have very little slack in the cable I pointed the red arrow at. I adjust that first on these carts to gain ground speed.
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Unread 06-27-2019, 05:27 AM   #35
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You dont want to use a stainless steel rod to pop a clutch off! Stainless is wicked.soft. all it's going to to is mushroom inside the threaded end of the crankshaft. If you insist on not buying the correct tool, use a grade 8 bolt and cut the head off. If it's not hardened steel you're going to regret the outcome...
I use a cold roll steel round bar. Never had any problems getting these off. You don't need to buy the tool unless you want to spend $$. Local fabrication shop gives me short pieces and I cut them the right length.

For these four strokes I just cut a 4" piece of that 5/8"cold roll and a 3/4" fine thread x 2" bolt ( SAE ) . Same bolt but different length of cold roll for the 2-strokes. Pulled at least 50 , maybe more doing it this way. Even got room on most to do it in the cart on the 295 and 350's except the workhorse , some with lift kits and a few more with no room between end of clutch and frame of cart. It can be done on most of the TXT carts even though some say it can't.
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Unread 06-27-2019, 09:09 AM   #36
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I know how to set the governor but thank you, I'm open to any advice. I replaced the carb and the coil, plugs, air filter and even changed the gas.
I was so hoping that when I got the timing cover off I'd find it off a tooth or 2 but I couldn't get that lucky. I've set the values to .04 and my comprehension is 150 after 5 revolutions. I'm lost, I'm about to take it to a shop but I hate being beat by anything. I guess it's my boxing background, 13 years golden gloves and 4 of them in the military.
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You said back in April that you got 180 on both cylinders. Its your money but I think you might could get this to run faster than 5mph. You didn't answer my other question. I am only trying to save you some $$ but if you feel you can't get it to run correct then maybe its time to take it somewhere.
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I did and do have 180lbs of compression if I let it run until the needle stops but I had someone tell me to let the engine run 5 revolutions then stop, that's when I got the 150. I did notice today after you asked about the driven clutch, it's not opening when I hit the gas just the front clutch is moving. I'm so used to Yamaha and seeing the spring inside the clutch.
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I did and do have 180lbs of compression if I let it run until the needle stops but I had someone tell me to let the engine run 5 revolutions then stop, that's when I got the 150. I did notice today after you asked about the driven clutch, it's not opening when I hit the gas just the front clutch is moving. I'm so used to Yamaha and seeing the spring inside the clutch.
The driven clutch not moving is the reason you can't get but 5 mph .
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Unread 07-10-2019, 03:30 PM   #40
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Should you be able to open the clutch by hand or with a pry bar or do you have to spin it to make it open? I've been spraying rust buster up inside the clutch followed by white lithium grease hoping it would bust loose. Can you put heat on it without hurting anything? By the way it's still on the cart, I was hoping to bust it loose while it's still on.
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