[Kartbuilding] Fw: go cart gearbox

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Sun Mar 2 18:10:33 GMT 2008

Hi James,

That kart looks very well (as in the attached photo). Its a pity it didnt 
last the real test of time and wear and tear. Im afraid that I dont know 
the exact solution or replacement gearbox you are looking for. I would say 
confidently that it is only the clutch that is at fault, and that you 
might be able to get/order new clutch friction pads/discs. More than 
likely the clutch could be worn down to the metal and causing the jerks 
and jumps. Alas, I dont know where you would go about getting a 
replacement clutch for that kart. You would have to take apart the kart 
and split the gearbox casing to get at the clutch to determine what 
exactly is wrong.
All I can recommend is to change the gearbox oil. This is seperate to the 
engine and might help things a lot.

Best of Luck,

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Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 10:23:13 -0600
Subject: Fw: go cart gearbox

       I'm sending you a picture of the dunebugy we have.The gears won't engage good when you first take off,regardless whether it is cold or warm.It does not have a clutch...only has a forward or reverse gears.It jerks and jumps when you start off but after you get going it does ok.Hope this better helps you understand the problem.Thanks. James P.

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