Cross Kart Custom Mechanical Speedometer Install!

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  • Published: 09 September 2019
  • Installing speedometers on go karts, mini bikes, drift trikes, and other mini machines has always been difficult, just because of the custom fabrication that has to go into mounting it, making a bracket, and of course calibrating it. Today, we're tackling a mechanical speedo on the 750cc cross kart! We use a speedometer drive from my 190cc Honda CT70 build, a skateboard wheel turned down on a lathe, and a little bit of ingenuity to rig up a mechanically driven speedometer. It badly needs to be calibrated, but we'll wait for that until we get taller, more off road tires on the cross kart.

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Comments • 906

  • Chad Varnell
    Chad Varnell  7 hours back

    Sounds like it is time for a turbo, and 2 step for the Miata..... Or a Harley with loud pipes...

    • Michael Woodsdale
      Michael Woodsdale  4 days back

      No more neighborhood runs?!?!

      Clearly it’s time for your own cars and cameras compound far removed from noise ordinances

      • Norris Bobbish
        Norris Bobbish  4 days back

        Build a Muffler n Use it! For Testing Purposes Only Mind!🤣🤣🤣

        • Karl Gaminde
          Karl Gaminde  5 days back

          0:2 and pause😂

          • chris barrere
            chris barrere  5 days back

            You dont see alot of go kart channels get that big. but u guys have it ALL. ANY TYPE OF KART? U GOT IT

            • Avetho Plays
              Avetho Plays  5 days back

              Dorian was over-hyped. The weather buoy towers and airports both told a very different story to the news and NOAA.


              Edit: Its worth mentioning that I know Dorian was a big concern, its just that those 185 mph wind speeds were quite wrong. Maybe 85, but a constant rainy 85 is enough to deal damage. The airports and buoys never reported over about 70 mph throughout the entire time Dorian was charging towards Florida.

              • GodschildinNC
                GodschildinNC  5 days back

                You need to take the cart to VIR and run it!! Track shoot out with the Dukarti!! C&C get together at VIR?

                • BO Photo
                  BO Photo  6 days back

                  "Its got potential" I see what you did there.

                  • THE RC BROS AT WORK
                    THE RC BROS AT WORK  6 days back

                    You should put a beetle shell on it!
                    Great video!

                    • علي سرور
                      علي سرور  1 weeks back

                      I always saw these kinds of cars on the street, but it didn't attract me But this new model in this new form made me love this car it is luxurious and elegant and strong and wonderful enough Really draws leadership

                      • Brendon Peterson
                        Brendon Peterson  1 weeks back

                        Buy a vapor trail tech speedometer

                        • Crow
                          Crow  1 weeks back

                          11:35 wrong statement there, adding a speedo to a go cart isnt that hard, you can buy 85mm 3.5" gps speedo that has a dial like a normal gauge fairly cheap and only require 12v power
                          https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32975674029.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.73f167a9LQAJEf&algo_pvid=6cf36273-4d96-4ae0-b274-276fa3fa577a&algo_expid=6cf36273-4d96-4ae0-b274-276fa3fa577a-9&btsid=8b9daa71-c173-453d-bd4a-890e18c0a475&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_1,searchweb201603_52

                          • Matt Franks
                            Matt Franks  1 weeks back

                            Is it cause you won't let em have a go ? Tell the cops to jog on and do do-nuts around them while flipping the bird screaming "fun sponge" .

                            • Steven Quigley
                              Steven Quigley  1 weeks back

                              You can get a cheap GPS Speedo almost everywhere. No dinking around and reasonably accurate

                              • Rus George
                                Rus George  1 weeks back

                                I can't believe people called the police on you guys? Why couldn't the person or person's just come on over and see what you guy's are doing? Then they could let you know about about concerns about noise or whatever at that point... People are just way way to quick to call the police on people now a days imo??? Uhhh, personally I'd of just dropped in and chatted with you guy's about any concerns. Idk, i's that out of line these day's?

                                • J B
                                  J B  1 weeks back

                                  Hi guys, very new to your channel and I'm enjoying it very much.
                                  I wanted to ask in your experience what is the most recommend starting size cart and power for a new user, kids 7 to 10. Something that is not a waste of money if they decide not to like it later but enough to have fun.
                                  Thanks for your videos.

                                  • Jesse Reed
                                    Jesse Reed  1 weeks back

                                    When you go to the meet up put sand tires on for the drag race

                                    • Eli Townsend
                                      Eli Townsend  1 weeks back

                                      YOU NEED TO DRAG RACE IT!!

                                      • rj McClain
                                        rj McClain  1 weeks back

                                        I see the 300zx in the back 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🤤

                                        • Kevin Crawford
                                          Kevin Crawford  1 weeks back

                                          I love yalls videos I’m subscribed to cars and cameras and to isaacs channel love you guys the videos y’all make for us are so inspiring thank you guys so much keep up the amazing work!!!!!!!!!!

                                          • Josh M86
                                            Josh M86  1 weeks back

                                            Some people suck. Just some guys having fun building and testing. Oh let's call the cops.

                                            • CTNWAW
                                              CTNWAW  1 weeks back

                                              We also got hit by dorian so i havent had power until today so i couldnt watch these, glad yall are alright

                                              • Aiden
                                                Aiden  1 weeks back

                                                Your neighbours suck!! Haha

                                                • daniel bean
                                                  daniel bean  1 weeks back

                                                  It's bad when you can't even enjoy your own toys on your own property during the daytime. People need to learn how to mind thier own OLD ASS GEEZER business. Just cause they're 3/4's dead with 1 foot in grave and other on a banana peel. They obviously think you should be miserable aswell. Die you old fart already.

                                                  • Patrick hughes
                                                    Patrick hughes  1 weeks back

                                                    The needle on the speedometer looks like a match

                                                    • Sam Mason
                                                      Sam Mason  1 weeks back

                                                      Yal need a more efficient shifting method

                                                      • Michael Werbick
                                                        Michael Werbick  1 weeks back

                                                        If you stay on your property they can't do shit unless their is a noise ordinance on the books.

                                                        • Murphy#1 Family
                                                          Murphy#1 Family  1 weeks back

                                                          What should I use to build a go cart

                                                          • Murphy#1 Family
                                                            Murphy#1 Family  1 weeks back

                                                            You should do a give away

                                                            • thegreatmrp
                                                              thegreatmrp  1 weeks back

                                                              I love your videos and I only watch via YouTube so I'm unsure if you fixed your paddle shifter dilemma but I had a suggestion since Ike's brother has a bike shop

                                                              I was thinkin something along the lines of two pivoting paddles adapted or similar in operation to bmx bike brake levers that pulls on cables that then go through a bmx style brake detangler so the paddles can be mounted to the steering wheel and spin 360 degress if there is enough room behind the steering wheel and the dash, then to a cam lever that you mount on the shifter shaft where the current shifter sits.

                                                              Keep up the awesome projects!

                                                              • Kennis Johnson
                                                                Kennis Johnson  1 weeks back

                                                                You cannot let your neighbors bully you around like that. What y'all do on YouTube is tremendous I bet they would rather you doing prank videos 😂

                                                                • Daddytroll sw
                                                                  Daddytroll sw  1 weeks back

                                                                  Good stuff

                                                                  • Luxcidy
                                                                    Luxcidy  1 weeks back

                                                                    those cops are gay

                                                                    • Spag The Maker
                                                                      Spag The Maker  1 weeks back

                                                                      "It's got potential." I see what you did there.

                                                                      • Frank
                                                                        Frank  1 weeks back

                                                                        You should organize a bike rally/run near by and ride through the neighborhood.

                                                                        • Jokey Jesus
                                                                          Jokey Jesus  1 weeks back

                                                                          Y'all for paddle shifters could probably get a brushed electric motor with a bunch of torque and connect it directly to the splines of the shifter and make the paddle shifters just reverse polarity and send it a certain voltage to make it work

                                                                          • neonhomer
                                                                            neonhomer  1 weeks back

                                                                            I think y'all are going to play hell calibrating that speedo. It's designed for a slower turning speed than you are turning it. The bike it came off of probably had a 16-19 inch wheel. Even if you go to larger tires, I don't it's going to help much given the amount of "gear reduction" you have with the skateboard wheel setup. You might find you have to go to a much larger "gear" to get it to work out.

                                                                            • felderup
                                                                              felderup  1 weeks back

                                                                              you were using an alternator, they only produce power after they hit operating rpm, so they don't load the motor. a regular dc motor would generate the power needed from 0rpm, or you need to connect the field winding to the battery through a regulator. if you had an electronics geek handy you could have a digital speedo and tach for future upgrades. as to the motor oil, any 4stroke car motor oil would work, the original manual would tell the proper weight, that's about it, maybe thicker cause it's an ancient motor.

                                                                              • Scout Master DongBag
                                                                                Scout Master DongBag  1 weeks back

                                                                                Please enter this in a hill climb event or take it to an auto cross event

                                                                                • armedinbama
                                                                                  armedinbama  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Uncap the headers on Ike's truck and drive it around the neighborhood in first gear, being careful not to break the speed limit. The neighbors will wish it was a go-kart again...

                                                                                  • Scout Master DongBag
                                                                                    Scout Master DongBag  1 weeks back

                                                                                    If you use a flatter angle with your flap disks they’ll wear more evenly and will last longer

                                                                                    • jdoglukebro
                                                                                      jdoglukebro  1 weeks back

                                                                                      If y’all have Miata cv axles why don’t you look into putting a Miata speedo on it because all you need is the gear and the reader

                                                                                      • TechHead97
                                                                                        TechHead97  1 weeks back

                                                                                        You guys should try a Q & A video sometime, where did you guys meet? Sweet video btw

                                                                                        • jeff vanbrielle
                                                                                          jeff vanbrielle  1 weeks back

                                                                                          buddy, i use an angle grinder every day at work as a welder, leave the handle on it and wear gloves for your own good, stay safe!

                                                                                          • Jason Heinrichs
                                                                                            Jason Heinrichs  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Just curious but why didn't you just buy a cheap GPS speedometer? Would have been much easier, no mechanical anything, you already test stuff with a GPS speedo app on your phone, why not gps speedo?

                                                                                            • Daniel Frick
                                                                                              Daniel Frick  1 weeks back

                                                                                              i should probably watch more of the video before commenting

                                                                                              • Daniel Frick
                                                                                                Daniel Frick  1 weeks back

                                                                                                setting the speedo off the engine would make it rpm dependant instead of wheel speed dependant making it assuming it's tuned correctly only good for one gear i do however like the idea of electric motors for speed values

                                                                                                • slammed
                                                                                                  slammed  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  its sad to see the neighborhood rips go, been subbed for 3-4 years and I will miss them soo much. Rest in peace neighborhood rips.