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Old 05-14-2008, 11:50 PM   #1
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Default Downhill Speed Limiter

I have an 05 EZGO 9hp gas cart that I use on some very steep grades. I was wondering what is controlling my downhill speed (no throttle) and can I adjust it somehow?
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: Downhill Speed Limiter

Not sure i'm understanding this right but, the governor controlls the engine speed which in turn controlls the speed of the cart.
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:28 AM   #3
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Yes, but on a steep downgrade with no throttle, just coasting, what exactly is controlling the speed? Is it the gears in the rear axle or the clutches?
i.e if I let my cart roll down a 25% grade, with no throttle and without manually applying the brakes, how fast will the cart go and what will limit its speed?
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:04 PM   #4
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Default Re: Downhill Speed Limiter

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if I let my cart roll down a 25% grade, with no throttle and without manually applying the brakes, how fast will the cart go and what will limit its speed?

How fast? guess it would be determined by the lenth of the grade, you have no drag from the motor like a car because without the clutch engaged the belt is just slipping and you are free wheeling.

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Old 05-19-2008, 06:46 PM   #5
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Default Re: Downhill Speed Limiter

As long as you are going fast enough to have the engine turning the right RPMs for the drive clutch to engage, the clutch will be engaged even if the engine is not running. This will allow the engine's compression to slow the cart. If the speed drops too much, the drive clutch will disengage and you will be free wheeling as StoveBolt mentioned.

So basically I think the answer to your question is the engine's compression.
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:15 PM   #6
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