First Test Drive! 500cc Off-Road Go Kart
So. We got it running. Now. It's time to get it driving, which, means, a. Lot of things mainly, controls, but. Before that I'm going to go ahead and deal with this, horrible. Pile. Of spaghetti here. Like. I'm just going through and deleting all the unnecessary stuff like, all of these are grounds, that, is a long one and all three it has three separate, locations to go to grab it that's that's excessive. Wiring. Harness is considerably. Smaller and tidier than it was that, pile. That's. All from this harness it's, all the stuff I got rid of and it. Starts, and runs should, fire right up. Yeah. She. Just wants, to yeah, she does this. Thing runs so. Strong. Awesome. Starting with an engine that works. An. Electric, start for, boy yeah. When, I was in Moab. Kick-starting. The jeep I kicked until I was blue in face okay. That's. About ready to push it off in here is clip, so. After, much thinking and debating and going through many stupid. Ideas we've. Come up with a good solution for the shifters or for, all the controls so. Gas. On the right brake, on the left, paddle. Shifters, and on. The so. Right side, will be shifting up left, side will be shifting down and the. Left side paddle will be split in two so the front, half of it is the shifter, and the back half is the clutch so, you'll, be able to pull, just. The shifter with these two fingers just the clutch with these two or. Both. At the same time that's, that's, what you want in life paddle. Shifters the only thing you could have this better as a turbo Camaro with paddle shifters weight. Don't. Need any late to do this. And. Just have one pushrod, straight. Shot to the shifter, so. It'll, just push down. To. Shift, up. And. It'll pull up to, shift down which. Is actually the right way it needs to be for the side that it's on because if, you pull on this lever it. Pulls up on this which is, shifting. Down you know pushing, on the other side will do the exact opposite hey, guys we're going to take a quick break to talk about the sponsor for this video Kove now. Cove sent Ethan and I the, solitude, noise canceling Bluetooth headphones and they, are awesome. I've been, editing with them Ethan's been working with them I can, edit in the garage and it cancels out all the noise from the tools so I can mix the audio right for you guys the battery life on these things is insane, like up to 12 hours of use I added, every, video this week haven't, even charged, them yet Ethan's. Got his music, bumping through these things while he's working in the garage they, work up to 30 feet away which, is insane, the, noise canceling, works really well they, have the options, to skip, the song pause the song and they, have a mic so you could take a phone call while, your phone's in your pocket or 30, feet away so it's, pretty awesome it's been helping us out a lot in the garage get a lot of stuff done in a, really high quality way, they're super light comfortable, and they have a really nice cushion on them so, you can wear them all day not.
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Have To have a. Slice. Through. The - constantly. Go about up to there through the tack which sucks but it'll. Be worth it a, lot of you been worried that we've given up on the triumph we haven't as you, can see we were working on it today. It's, just being very, stubborn and not wanting to run right so we, will get back to it we're not giving up now. I just have to make. The clutch part of it which I've, already got the lever I just. Have to tack it onto its sleeves there and. Then figure out where the cable goes here's the cable so it, will come up somewhere, like. That. So. We are officially, going. To be at SEMA we're going to go power sports and cars and cameras so, we'll be able to go power sports booth there and we've. Got the, Camaro getting, pedals today. Yeah. So last night I finished the, paddle. Shifter which. You. Know miraculously. Works with its push rod design. And. Then I finished, the clutch as well, so. It's time for rear brakes well, the only breaks on the Camaro and we. Have plans for this bike but those plans don't include this rear brake. All. Right so got, this bracket done it took a while but it's. A super. Minimal super, lightweight and more. Importantly it. Works. And. Cinderella's. Getting some SEMA prep too we, got that new, radiator in here just got it from another quad on eBay so, that. Is not, gonna leak. Already. A huge improvement drilled. Some holes back, here and Sam's. Got the front i-beam off to, paint them up look, nice and pretty for SEMA they. Mostly. Survived, Moab so we, think they can survive the back yard for a little longer. And. You. Can see where I was hammering, on it to get it straightened a bit while, I was still in Moab driving it. We. Tack weld it to the welding, bench this morning and straighten it out and it's close, enough. So. I think I just made these smallest. Brackets. I've ever made. Yep. That's a tiny we have brace. Very. Complicated. But, very effective. Brakes, got. Some holes punched, now. It's time to. Put. It the piranhas and dimple them. Got. The break all finished up last night it. Feels. Really nice it's all bled now, I just have to basically. Do the same thing for the throttle. The. Gas pedal came together much, quicker than the brake pedal and. It's. Got this sweet little twist lock I mean, that was that was the original from the ATV so I just made a steel bracket. Slips, down in there twists. It's. Nice and snug and then this. Just. That's. A little hot still slips. In there. That. Goes in right here. And. That's a gas, pedal. I'll. Just do. Some quick welds here and practice my TIG welding since, it's all set up for that and, then we, should be ready, for a test ride but here's the throttle it's. Very. Simple, but. Quite. Effective. It's. Just a scrap, of stainless I had to go with the stainless paddle but works. Out pretty well. Yeah. I mean it doesn't run like I, mean like it doesn't want to have super, great but that's probably because it's got, one. Foot long headers no, air filter, and. Man. It looks so, good, on the ground it. Really does lift it up on his monster, tail I love the way I think it looks way better on these tires yep. Than the first shirt, we'll. Have to get a body and. Modify. It to fit the. Dirt. Tires oh yeah. The. Reinforcements. It's. A minor thing but, those. Control arms cannot. Handle the power. It's. Actually not the. Suspension. That reel into the controller, it was the power. Yeah. That's crazy, it's superb in like two seconds, yep, and, that. Side is totally straight because that side doesn't have the torque so yeah. Major. Reinforcements. Are in order which. Sucks because we have two days before SEMA, Shh. In. The meantime that, was fun I've, had. Ridiculously. Fast yeah it was a gripping like nobody's, business too even on the leaves that was only second gear Wow. These tires definitely.
Grip Yeah it handles pretty well. It's. Really hard to say with the minimal, time. I had on it but yeah. Well. We. Broke it yeah. It, wouldn't be a proper test session, if you didn't break something, yep, I bet none of you guys saw that coming, yeah, everyone's. Shocked. Yeah. The controls are great although it takes me a while to get used to him because not. Because they're bizarre because. They're so normal I'm, so used to the Jeep and using its controls I was like wait, what do I do where's the brake all right where a brake should be yeah, how's shifting, shifting. Is pretty good yeah, I wanted to get a shot like right, here, with the GoPro but next time. It's. Not like there's a lot of shifting going on it's, super. Super, fast were you in second when you're coming down the driveway Wow, yeah. It's. Silly. Fast, awesome. Well.