Are all go kart belts the same?

Are all go kart belts the same?

The type of belt that you require for your go-kart depends on the type of torque converter you have. If you look at the cross section of a belt, symmetrical drive belts are evenly angled at 15 degrees. An asymmetrical belt would have an angle of 18.5 degrees on one side and 2.5 degrees on the other.

What causes go kart belt to break?

The reason the break-in period is so critical for a new belt is because heat is what kills a belt. Excessive heat causes the materials and compounds that make up the belt to lose their ability to perform properly. Repeated exposure to excessive heat will eventually cause the belt to simply come apart.

Why do torque converters burn belts?

Overloading the Torque Converter If his range is exceeded, it can cause excessive wear on the belt and pulley system as well. If you constantly drive uphill at slow speed, especially with a heavy load, this will also prematurely burn out the belt on your torque converter because it is “slipping” the entire time.

What size Go Kart belt do I need?

How to Select the Correct Comet Belt

  1. Determine the Series Type. (
  2. Measure the “Outer Diameter” (O.D.) of the driven pulley on the jackshaft.
  3. Measure the “Center Distance”; which is the exact distance between the center of the engine crankshaft and the center of the jackshaft or secondary shaft.

What size is a 30 series belt?

Go-Kart Torque Converter Belt Size Chart

Brand Model 7″ Pulley
Comet 30 Series 6 13/16″ to 6 7/8″
Comet 30 Series 7 5/16″ to 7 3/8″
Comet 30 Series 7 3/4″ to 7 13/16″
Comet 30 Series 8 5/16″ to 8 3/8″

How do you make a hammerhead go kart faster?

Here are 9 ways to make your go-kart faster:

  1. Upgrade Your Go-Kart.
  2. Optimize Your Carburetor.
  3. Install a Supercharger or Turbocharger.
  4. Re-gear Your Go-Kart.
  5. Make Your Go-Kart More Lightweight.
  6. Remove the Speed Governor.
  7. Change to Larger Go-Kart Tires.
  8. Add Isopropyl Alcohol to Your Fuel.

How does a Go Kart belt clutch work?

How does it work? The drive clutch is activated by centrifugal force from the engine crankshaft. The moveable sheave of the clutch is forced in (as shown above) as the rpm of the engine is increased. This contacts the drive belt.

How do I know if my go kart torque converter is bad?

Poor, Sluggish Or Jerky Acceleration (Torque Converter):

  1. Malfunctioning drive system.
  2. Throttle cable not properly adjusted.
  3. Unlubricated, loose, or worn drive chain.
  4. Binding or dragging brake, bearings or axle.
  5. Engine not functioning properly.

Is a torque converter better than a centrifugal clutch?

As torque converters handle low torque ranges more easily, they’re most commonly used on off-road go-karts. They perform better at lower speeds and are ideal for stop-and-go situations. Clutches on the other hand are snappier and perform better at high speeds.

What size belt does a YERF dog need?

Yerf Dog go-karts commonly use belts that have either a top width of 3/4″ or 25/32” (0.78125-inches).

What kind of belt do you use for a go kart?

Drive belt for the American Sportworks model 4170 go-kart. USE BELT 203590. 150cc drive belt used on most Chinese brand go-karts and four wheelers. Size is 743-20. Used on Trailmaster, Hammerhead, Carter ( except for SYM engine) and American Sportworks.Quality Gates Powrlink brand. 3-pk of belts 743-20, Gates Powerlink brand.

Why are the drive belts on my Go Kart not working?

A destroyed belt is the symptom of another problem. Erratic engagement is most often caused by the driver clutch that is mounted on the engine crankshaft. The flyweights in the clutch are sticking or the movable sheave is binding on the hub. Knowing how they work may help you determine why yours doesn’t.

How big is a go kart torque converter belt?

In the go-kart belt size chart) refers to the circumference of the torque converter belt. The circumference is measured from the outside of the belt, not the inside. As you can see in the belt size chart, Comet offers belts with an outer circumference size from as short as 22″ to as long as about 45″+.

What does the part number mean on a go kart?

The part number indicates the different variants of the series. For example, the Comet 20 Series go-kart belt has 11 different belts, each with its respective dimensions for different torque converters. Go-kart belts come in different types, symmetric and asymmetric. This refers to the cross section design of the torque converter belt.