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Old 05-23-04, 06:29 PM
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I recently purchased a golf cart so that I could get around a little easier up at my lake cabin. It has a governor on it, and I'm not positive on how to either remove or jam it so that it goes faster. I heard that you can put a golf tee or a stick somewhere in the engine body to kind of jam it as a temporary solution. If anyone in here has a relatively easy way for me to make the cart go faster it would be much appreciated. Thanks.
 
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Old 05-24-04, 05:29 AM
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Not sure about the governor,

Why not trade the cart in on an ATV??

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Old 05-24-04, 06:09 AM
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That wouldn't be a bad idea, but I have a feeling that if I did that, then some of the Nieces and Nephews/teenage cousins would try to raise hell on it, and probably either tear up the yard, or get in trouble or both. I figured a golf cart is a little safer, and a little easier for control reasons. That would be a really good idea for a few years down the road though. Thanks.
 
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Old 05-24-04, 07:49 AM
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this is electric i assume??? if so is the solution something low tech, like limiting go-pedal travel??
 
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Old 08-23-04, 05:39 AM
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this is electric i assume??? if so is the solution something low tech, like limiting go-pedal travel??

Electric or gas?
If elect. then problem is in batt. charge or too small a motor or if you have lots of hills , then power is being drained from batt. Look for shorted wires under battery compartment.
 
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Old 08-23-04, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by fatkid66
this is electric i assume??? if so is the solution something low tech, like limiting go-pedal travel??



If elect. then no gov. Could be too small a motor or bad charger. My cart went slow because of shorted wire under battery comp. Does it smell hot?
 
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Old 08-31-04, 03:57 PM
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my governor sux

I was wondering if anyone knew how to take a governor off of a gas golf cart? I already know that u can counter act the governor slightly by putting on bigger tires and ive already done this and i have noticed a moderate improvement. If anyone knows just let me know. Thanx
 
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If you want to know how to speed up a golf cart you will have to be more specific: gas or electric, yamaha/club-car/cushman/melex... All can be made to go faster, but they are all different and need different tricks to make them go faster. It's like asking how to make your car go faster.... is it a; Ford Festiva, '68 Mustang, 427 Cobra, Mazda Miata...
 
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Old 01-28-05, 06:21 PM
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Hey all i did was pull off my govener and it went like 70 kph..

BECAUSE I PUT A SNOWMOBILE ENGINE IN IT! 312 CC IT ROCKS
EVERYTHING YA GOT....
 

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Old 01-28-05, 06:35 PM
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A 42 MPH turn-over in a golf cart is gonna smart like h3ll!!!!\

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Old 01-28-05, 07:02 PM
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duaaaaa um thanx i didnt think about that lol joks i made a rool cage whel aluminum rool bar in my metal shop class at high school.

thanx man im working on the roll bar now lol i almost fliped it so yea i was only trying it then so thanx man i know it is awsome tho????? whut u think ???? its all good
 
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It has to be gas there is no govener on electric carts. Most likely its on the diff, the cable has a spring you need to zip tie it.
 
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For a temporary but fun burst, you can stick a golf tee between the air box and the butterfly control on the carburetor. If it has the EH29 295 Robin engine this will work, if it is 2-stroke I don't know what to tell you.
 
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governer on golf cart

there is a cable that goes from the pedel llinkage back to the rear end and theres a cable going through a spring, on the back of the spring a washer and nylok nut.
find a old bic pen and use the outside tube of the pen, cut the pen tube to about 3/4" and cut a slit in it,
simply pull the spring and washer back and slip the pen over the cable and there you have it, it will go much faster, any other questions about golf cart dont hesitate to ask via email, ive been working for golf courses for the last 10 years
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Old 04-02-07, 05:08 PM
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Okay we bought a cart just the other day.

I don't know the serial number or the year... Hold on.

It's a Taylor-Dunn and it's a model "R", made sometime between 1959 and 1963 from what I can see on internet. We're waiting for batteries to get it running (expensive suckers!), but I'd like to speed it up.

It's electric annnd... well the guy we got it from says it will do 20 mph but honestly I want it to go faster than that!

So what can I do to speed this thing up? And how fast do you think I can get it? Keep in miind, I don't intend to like put some snow mobile motor in it or anything crazy, just want it to speed up a bit.

Also, if I upgrade the tire size what effect will that have on speed? The tires now look ugly, so I wanted to upgrade to some larger sized tires and get some better suited for offroad too.

Hope to hear bak, l8rs
 
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Old 04-02-07, 06:03 PM
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gas or electric??

if its an electric cart you need to change the elec. moter or the gear in the rear end if its a gas cart try a 1/4" or 3/16" gas hose and cut it at 3/4" long and slit it down the middle insert it on the back of the washer by the lock nut and the governer will increase, you will go faster on the cart, it is very easy to remove the piece of gas hose if youngins drive the cart. it will be as slow as factory settings, much safer for youngins
 
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Old 04-02-07, 06:12 PM
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Okay so if I don't wanna change the MOTOR, then I change the gears as I can c from your post. (thanks for post btw helps me understand).

So for gears. Am I right in saying that's the round thingy (sry I am not a mechanic) on the rear axle that has a chain around it going to the motor? If so, then right now mine is about 10" in diameter. To speed it up should I make that larger or smaller? I can't get it right in my head but I THINK it would be smaller because takes less to turn it right?
 
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To make your cart go faster you want to make the sprocket on the motor larger and the sprocket on the axel smaller. This will speed your cart up but will sacrifice acceleration and torqe (hill climbing ability).
 
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thank you very much
 
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Old 04-11-07, 05:47 AM
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You can adjust the linkage shorter so it pulls the throttle more to give it more gas but I dont suggest it because you most likely will be hitting the rev limiter which it terms will most likely be the death of the cart if ran hard all the time.
 
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Old 04-11-07, 05:51 AM
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You need parts let me know I have it all parts for ez-go, club car & yamaha's

www.eastcoastcarts.com
 
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Old 04-11-07, 06:10 AM
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This thread is THREE years old, and hopefully, the OP and other speed-demons-on golf-carts are still alive. We got new carts at the club last year and before they were 'tuned' down we had six roll-overs and only a couple broken bones.
Golf carts are born to turn over!!!

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