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hovenad 12-08-2014 11:31 AM

Introduction.......just got a 78 HD gas golf cart.
 
Good Morning Buggie World,

My name is Adam and I have finally acquired my dream golf cart. I'm a Harley rider with a 2003 Ultra Classic and an avid golfer that is about to become my career when I retire from the 23 years of Naval Service. I am currently working on my business degree in professional golf management. So what better way to show off at work when I drive my Harley to work and then ride my Harley golf cart during work.

I did a quick overview of the cart and everything seems functional, but needs some TLC. It doesn't have a standard size gas tank and the air cleaner assembly is crap. Those both need to be replaced.

My big question today is trying to understand how the governor operates. I see the governor arm but there isn't a wire hooked up to it. Does this mean that the governor has been disabled or is it now fully restricted. If anyone could explain the operation, I would greatly appreciate it. Just want to make sure that my eyes and brain are on the same page. Thanks for the help in advance.

Adam

mudpatrol 12-08-2014 06:40 PM

Re: Introduction.......just got a 78 HD gas golf cart.
 
welcome to the madness Adam. while i cannot speak as a expert on hd carts,if the governor rod is disconnected on any small engine it could be trouble. it means your engine is no longer governed,and if you keep your foot in it too long something could blow. my suggestion is to get a factory shop manual for your cart and engine. perhaps someone in here has a pdf file you can download for free.pictures will be helpful as well as the model number and perhaps serial number. Roger

mudpatrol 12-08-2014 06:41 PM

Re: Introduction.......just got a 78 HD gas golf cart.
 
also there is a section here just for gas hd carts,might get better results there

hovenad 12-09-2014 12:07 PM

Re: Introduction.......just got a 78 HD gas golf cart.
 
Thanks for the info Roger. Still surfing all the posts here and I've found some good info. I will dig deeper and I'm sure I'll be a little smarter when I'm done. Thanks again.

mudpatrol 12-09-2014 03:42 PM

Re: Introduction.......just got a 78 HD gas golf cart.
 
your very welcome,i too am a newbie here. seems alot just read and never reply to postings. i know what its like searching for needed info.best of luck

tew45 12-12-2014 06:32 PM

Re: Introduction.......just got a 78 HD gas golf cart.
 
I have taken the governor off 99% of all HD and Columbia carts I have ever worked on or owned. I have two of my own now.

tew45 12-12-2014 06:37 PM

Re: Introduction.......just got a 78 HD gas golf cart.
 
Sorry! Where are my manners? I forgot to welcome you to the best forum on the net. Since you have a HD cart post to the HD section and check for info there and you will find all the info and help you can use!

hovenad 12-15-2014 04:57 PM

Re: Introduction.......just got a 78 HD gas golf cart.
 
Thanks Tew.


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