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Unread 10-28-2014, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default G16 drivability issues

I recently picked up a G16 from my dad. I got it running good but there are some minor issues while driving it. The best way I can describe it is to compare it to second a car with a manual trans and trying start off in 2nd gear. Sometimes it's fine other times it feels like it needs to "downshift". It struggles on hills also. I am considering a clutch upgrade from Jakes oe Plowman but I haven't decided on which one yet. Anything I should look at to resolve this issue?
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Unread 10-28-2014, 01:58 PM   #2
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Default Re: G16 drivability issues

Check belt width first, should be wider than 1". Take cover off front clutch, check rollers for flat-spots. Check rear clutch spring seat, see if all 3 ramp shoes are worn down to the metal.
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Unread 10-28-2014, 02:20 PM   #3
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Check belt width first, should be wider than 1". Take cover off front clutch, check rollers for flat-spots. Check rear clutch spring seat, see if all 3 ramp shoes are worn down to the metal.
I know my belt is wider than 1" but I will check the other things. I am new to carts, is there any good write ups to check these?
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Unread 10-28-2014, 04:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: G16 drivability issues

New sheaves and ramp shoes...



You're new to Yamaha's. Plowmans makes real good stuff. Do a search...

New parts make a difference.

Old sheaves...

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Unread 10-28-2014, 04:51 PM   #5
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Default Re: G16 drivability issues

When I first got my cart I was having similar issues. First I changed the belt with an aftermarket belt, big mistake; it slipped and left tracks of rubber on the driven clutch surface. I replaced it with an OEM belt much better. To get better takeoff and hill climbing I installed a torque spring in the driven clutch and it runs fine now. Good Luck.
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Unread 10-28-2014, 04:57 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info. Luckily Plowman's shop is only about 40 minutes from me.
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Unread 10-28-2014, 05:03 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. Luckily Plowman's shop is only about 40 minutes from me.
You are indeed a lucky man
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Unread 10-28-2014, 09:29 PM   #8
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If I rotate the inner sheave should it spring back when I let go? Mine does not until I roll the cart forward.

Between the Jakes power kit and the Plowman's kit, which one is recommended?
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Unread 10-28-2014, 09:35 PM   #9
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Go with the Plowmans. If you're only 40 minutes from his shop, go and talk to him. He will wake up that g16.
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Unread 11-05-2014, 08:49 AM   #10
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I stopped in and talked to Don and was amazed on the knowledge! I pulled my clutch cover and found one extremely flat roller. Dropping my clutch off today for it to be rebuilt. I also plan to do some performance upgrades too. I wish I could swing the hot setup but just to close to Christmas.
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