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Unread 12-14-2014, 12:19 AM   #1
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Ok Yamaha experts. I'm looking into a G8 that's an electric model that I want to convert to gas. I have a G2/G9 rear end. Are they much different? I can't seem to find much info on the G8. I like the looks of this cart better than the G2/G9, so I'd like to do the swap. Can anyone post pics of their G8 rear end?

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Unread 12-14-2014, 06:19 AM   #2
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I think the G8 uses the same rear as the G2/G9. Yamaha changed to the Dana axle with the G16. I'm sure you can make it work...
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Unread 12-14-2014, 07:07 AM   #3
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The swing arm on a battery car is shorter than on a gas car. With the G8, you would have to lengthen the swing arm as well as the 2 trailing arms, and also move the (main) center cross member, in the frame, forward, to make room for the gas motor to fit on the lenghtened swing arm.
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Unread 12-14-2014, 07:16 AM   #4
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The "loosers" in the G8 club can get you numbers to work with. There's one or 2 that can read a tape, I'm sure!!
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Unread 12-14-2014, 08:16 AM   #5
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The "loosers" in the G8 club can get you numbers to work with. There's one or 2 that can read a tape, I'm sure!!
Have belt failures much? I see a spare hiding up under your cart!
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Unread 12-14-2014, 08:42 AM   #6
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Thanks guys! What if I were to use the whole swing arm from the G2 cart? I know the swing arm mounts are the same from the G1 to G2, since I did that swap already. What are the chances the G8 is the same?
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Unread 12-14-2014, 09:09 AM   #7
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Not!!

G8 mounts with a center mount as well as trailing arms!
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Unread 12-14-2014, 09:49 AM   #8
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Well it appears that the G8 swing arm is NOTHING like the G1 or G2/G9. That takes care of that idea.

So I can still use the electric swing arm, it just has to be lengthened? That shouldn't be a problem. The problem I have is the cart is in Maryland and I'm in Ohio. Wondering if this is worth all the trouble?
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Unread 12-14-2014, 10:41 PM   #9
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G16 is very close to G8, think you would like the 3" longer wheel base!! Car is more roomy.

Dawg, I'm always out alone, so carrying a few extra parts may get me home one day!!
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Unread 12-15-2014, 06:45 AM   #10
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Thanks Mike!
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