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Old 09-17-06, 04:48 PM
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My 01 Yamaha needs the governor adjusted. It runs fine on level ground but when you start up hill with 2 people on it the governor does not want to kick in. Any Help? Thanks
 
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Old 09-17-06, 06:01 PM
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idriveatitliest, you did not say what your vehicle is??? Is it a golf cart, atv, motorcycle...
 
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Old 09-17-06, 06:17 PM
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Sorry. It's a golf cart.
 
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Old 09-17-06, 06:53 PM
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OK, so I assume it's gas powered since you say "govenor".

Why do you say the govenor is not kicking in? What is it doing? Does the engine rev up and the cart does not climb the hill? Does the engine rev up too much (over rev) when hill climbing?

A gas powered golf cart has two "govenors". One is on the engine to prevent it from turning too many rpm's. There is also a speed limiter in the rear end that limits the maximum speed your cart can travel. So, when climbing a hill you will be going slow but the engine can be turning high rpm's and the rev limiter will kick in. When going downhill or on level ground the engine can be at a moderate rpm and the speed limiter will kick in.
 
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Old 09-18-06, 01:28 PM
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On level ground it runs great, but when you start up hill you can tell the govenor does not kick in because it bogs down and the engine is not at the right rpm. Thanks
 
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Old 09-18-06, 03:19 PM
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You say the govenor does not kick in which would let the engine run way too fast. This does not match with "bogs down" so I don't think the govenor is involved.

I would look at the drive (the one on the engine) and the driven (at the rear end) pulleys. The sides of these pulleys will move closer together and further apart as you drive. It's a constantly variable transmission. If you drive with the seat removed when you climb a hill you should see the belt go low (towards the center) of the front pulley and it should go high (towards the outside) of the rear pulley. When you are going fast on level ground they should be reversed (big/high in the front and small/low in the rear). If either pulley is not doing this you are basically in the wrong "gear".

The first thing I would look at is the rear pulley. There are several pairs of aluminum "ramps" that should be separated by a plastic button. Make sure you have this button between every pair of "ramps".
 
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