No longer a neighborhood virgin

Today looks like it will be the last really nice day for a while – near 80 degrees and no rain.

I bolted on the rear bumper and finished securing the body down.  I added the city stickers to the sides so I would be legal.   Took a ride to Home Depot to pickup some screws to secure the cup holder to the dash.

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First oil change

Turns out the weather man was wrong and today was another great day.  I decided to take a long drive to Walmart and get oil for an oil change.  Still need to put the side panels on the cart.

Almost 15 miles round trip and a top speed for the drive of 33mph.

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Keihin carb mods

I’ve made some modifications to the Keihin carb that came on the Honda.  The Keihin is the same as the clone carbs, the fuel line needs to come in from the top.  And it is a smaller diameter than the other fuel lines I’m using. This is how I the fuel line had been run to the carb:

Replaced this:

With this 1/16 npt elbow that is pointed down:

With using the Club Car airbox, I don’t need the choke.  So I’ll plug that hole with a 1/8 npt fitting:

I sanded down the excess that was protruding into the carb:

Installing the $10 eBay adjustable main jet:

While I had the carb all apart, I enlarged the idle jet and opened up one of the 4 holes (furthest one back) that are part of the idle circuit.  Carb installed with 1/4 fuel line running directly to the carb:

I’ll be throwing away the smaller fuel line now.

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Riding in comfort now

Finally have a seatback on the cart now.

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Never had so much fun going to Walmart

After crappy weekend weather, today was a great day – sunny and in the mid 60’s.  I spent part of the drive to and from Walmart dialing in the Keihin carb.  That involved a lot of standing still and stomping on the gas pedal.  I think idle circuit modification has really helped the transition from idle to WOT throttle.  Even with the WOT runs, I still managed to get 32.7 MPG.

 

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