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Unread 10-25-2017, 05:40 PM   #1
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Hey Buggies!

Just took delivery of a new to me Yamaha G1 gas powered golf cart! It was given to me for free from a neighbor on the nextdoor community. Her husband got a new cart and this one was just sitting! I was told it has a bad solenoid and it is missing the key.

Let me know if I need to start a new thread but if anyone has a tip about how to disengage the engine or rear axle so that I can roll the cart around. Seems to be currently locked in gear. Late 70's, Presumably first gen.

I'd like to get the cart cleaned up and do a compression test, then replace the fluids, spark plug, filters etc and see if it'll run. It would be awesome to get it going again but I am already dreaming of an engine swap so I don't plan on spending any big time or money working on the old 2 stroke.

Excited about my new project and already inspired looking around the site here!
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Unread 10-25-2017, 09:51 PM   #2
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Hey Buggies!

Just took delivery of a new to me Yamaha G1 gas powered golf cart! It was given to me for free from a neighbor on the nextdoor community. Her husband got a new cart and this one was just sitting! I was told it has a bad solenoid and it is missing the key.

Let me know if I need to start a new thread but if anyone has a tip about how to disengage the engine or rear axle so that I can roll the cart around. Seems to be currently locked in gear. Late 70's, Presumably first gen.

I'd like to get the cart cleaned up and do a compression test, then replace the fluids, spark plug, filters etc and see if it'll run. It would be awesome to get it going again but I am already dreaming of an engine swap so I don't plan on spending any big time or money working on the old 2 stroke.

Excited about my new project and already inspired looking around the site here!
Just roll the drive belt off and it should roll freely, if not the brakes are probably locked up. Not really good for an engine swap because for reverse the engine just turns backwards.

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Unread 10-25-2017, 10:33 PM   #3
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Thanks so much! I am going to tinker with it more later?

I feel pretty dumb for building a frame and putting a dolly under it now..

Would that mean I'd have to replace the rear axle / gear to do that swap? I am not too worried about loosing reverse as long as neutral is possible to roll it out when needed.
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Unread 10-26-2017, 12:06 AM   #4
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If you don't mind giving up reverse all the options are open. I will be curious where you go with it. I have a G1 that has been in need of more power.
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Unread 10-26-2017, 07:10 AM   #5
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G1 rearends are locked in gear no nuetral
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Unread 10-26-2017, 07:12 AM   #6
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Unless you are looking for my torque a big block isn't really necessary on these carts mine would do 28 mph on pavement with everything stock except governor deleted
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Unread 10-26-2017, 07:22 AM   #7
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Thanks y'all!

I plan on reading up on all the great info here and am very excited about the cart! I'll post pics once I get those figured out and obviously keep everyone posted on the progress.

My hope is the get the cart running and just enjoy it as is :) Restoration and modifications will happen over the winter when I need something to tinker with on the weekend. Wife already dreamt up a black on black paint job and a wood grain steering wheel!

Anyone know of a place to find solenoid(s) for the low? I know one is bad as the post is completely broken off. Will do some testing and report back in a new thread! Is starting a build or repair thread the most considerate thing to do in the forums, or new post for each issue or project?

Already appreciate the help!
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Unread 10-26-2017, 10:05 AM   #8
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What style of solenoids does it have? Older ones had post on front only new styler has post on front and back the older ones are no longer available so if it's the old style you'll need to buy both and convert it there is a post on here how to do it problem with 81 yamaha g1 solenoid
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Unread 10-26-2017, 10:38 AM   #9
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The G1 has a great little engine. They will rev at high rpms all day long. The G1 I built for my daughter will do 30+ mph on a long flat road. And Plowmans has great knowledge and parts to get the most out of the G1 engine.
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