Turning a Riding Lawn Mower into a Go-Kart?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread
Can you turn a riding lawn mower into a go-kart? If not, how can you make the engine more powerful and have a gas pedel, clutch and brake instead of just a brake? Thanks
-- Lee Hudson (email@example.com), May 26, 2003
u have to change the drivetrain in the back and take off the blades and it should run very puick they have some sites where u can buy this stuff!
-- tom roxburgh (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 28, 2003.
Switch your engine and tranny pully, that way theres more speed, take off your deck. And disconnect the brake from your clutch /brake pedal and put another petal on the other side.
-- TJ Poseno (email@example.com), June 30, 2003.
Im 16 and am doing this at the moment aswell, yet i've noticed even though i have taken off the deck and many other parts not needed (the front raises if i release the clutch quickly), there is a slight increase in speed. two ways that higher speeds could be gained are (now, this would take a lot of work) since you lose a lot of power from the pulley system under the chassis from the engine to the tranny, you could try making the vertical shaft from the engine straight into the tran, yet i dont know how you would put a clutch in! the other way, is find the manual for the engine, and it shows what your idle rpm is and yadda yadda, but the needle valve and idle valve - if properly configured, could do some damage. also, adding a gas pedal would be pretty easy, yet, your "brake" is actually a brake- clutch so it would be a little harder to make separate pedals, although still not impossible
-- Ian Shea (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 23, 2003.
well if u connect the pully and belt system it would b alot easier to put a clutch in as there are then two gears brake and reverse plus the brakes are just connected to the wheels and sthird pedal there u go i am god at lawn mower karts ive got 3 18 hp karts so they max about 35 - 40 take this advice seriously !good luck
-- joe smith (email@example.com), August 09, 2003.
This isn't an answer. I need help getting started. I have a lawn mower engine, but dont kno how to make it horizontal to drive the back. Email me or IM me at XStickinInMyEyeX. Thanks!
-- Mike B (XStickinInMyEyeX@netscape.net), April 02, 2004.
I'm 15 and I have a 12.5B&S, and I was wondering how I could get it to go faster (MUCH FASTER40-50mph). My dad thinks that all I need to do is switch the wheels and put different sized pullys on it and it will go "plenty fast". But I think you would have to do alot more to get it to go fast. It is an old MTD lawn tractor so it doesn't go very fast right now, it also has a vertical shaft comming out of the motar. I was thinking that mabe I could put some bike gears on it and see if that would make it go faster, but again my dad thinks that it wolud just make it go slower. So if anyone has any ideas on how to make my 12.5B&S go like 50or60mph that would be so awsome. Thanx.
-- Jack Denzinger (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 06, 2004.
Your a fag
-- JJ Stone (email@example.com), May 23, 2004.
suck my big black harry muthufuckin dick
-- NIGGER (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 24, 2004.
Yea man i wouldnt even think about goin 50-60
-- ms04 (email@example.com), May 26, 2004.
sweet as hell im not alone on this project! i have a 21 h.p. im takeing apart. switch the choke pull to the throttle and made the belts into chains. since its a hydrostatic drive its as slow as hell. but with the add on chains and the muffler off gave it some STRONG juice. look at your tractor in between the carbs and the oil filter. use the top piece as a header... its to damn loud sounds like a fucking harley. also. dont try to make your tractor go 70... your ruin your enigne fast enough trying to go 15 anyways. when your engine fucks up get somthing bigger like a 750 form a junk yard. on my yard man it pulls me about 130 mph. then i start to loose balance. work with what you have.
-- patrick bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 27, 2004.
LMAO LAWN MOWER RACING IS THE SINGLE MOST WASTE OF FUCKING TIME... WTF ARE U DOING WITH YOUR LIFE... "HEY HONEY IM GOING TO WORK TO RIDE A FUCKING LAWN MOWER".. YOU MIGHT AS WELL SAY "UP THE ASS PLEASE" LMAO.. GET A LIFE... HOLY LAME.. have a good night.. god bless you
-- Derek F. Trundell (email@example.com), June 17, 2004.
who knows how to make a damn hydrostatic lawn mower with a drive shaft go faster?
-- jon l. (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 23, 2004.
oh kay, i juz wanta say that that guy who waz taking it up the ass real hard and complainin cuz he cant afford a go kart and he works at burger king, one more thing, that LMAO thing is getting fucking old, yu white muther fuckin fag wadz need to quit using it, try somethin like non(nice one nigga) or instead of that brb bullshit, try b2b(bout 2 bounce)
-- niggalover (white email@example.com), June 23, 2004.
you need a real good kick in the ass, if you think that this bored was dumb why did you visit it, the reason you can affored a go cart is because you live off the state or you stole it.
-- jon 1 (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 28, 2004.
Their is a video "how to prostreet your lawn mower. that will help.
-- jo (email@example.com), July 18, 2004.