Naturally, I wanted to treat it like a big esk8 but ran into some limitations.
Most go karts have what is called a rear “live axle”. This implies that the whole rear axle spins, not just the pulleys and wheels. This is usually accomplished with one large motor driving a sprocket on the axle as seen below.
There are a bunch of puck mods but none like a bike twist throttle, that would be awesome.
I run in to this issue a bit too. I love that the maytech split trigger remote separates brake and accel into 2 triggers and was hoping I could map the 2 inputs to 2 different foot pedals for a real e brake and reverse.
So far all the twist throttle I’ve seen only twist one way without being able to use a brake feature unless you wire in the lever (which is personally rather not do) I’m sure that can be modded pretty easy but I haven’t seen one in person yet just online so it make it hard for me to guess without my hands on it.
Yeah, that’s what I meant by modding the spring. If you can mechanically get it to stay in the center, you can programmatically set that point as the throttle/brake center. I’ve never seen the internals of those throttles tho, so idk how easy it is to do.
Yes! Drift trike for me. I am going rear wheel drive, (some use a hub motor on the front).
Live rear axel with one large drive motor. I’ll probably try fabing the frame. Depending on the width of those carts you’re doing, I don’t see why our drive lines couldn’t be identical.
But, it won’t be for a couple months though.
I’m looking at a motor that states 48 volt 1500 watt (weaved into the spikes style) what kind of battery should I get to power this. I don’t want it under powered but I don’t want to blow it up either.
Any suggestions welcomed. 13s equals 48 v but I don’t get the wattage rating the go by.
That equates to a rated max 30A of current draw, any 13s pack that can output that much would work at the motor’s ratings. I’d probably go 2p at least unless you use high power cells.
You also don’t need to stick exactly to 48V, the motor doesn’t care that much