# How do you tighten a Go Kart belt?

If your go kart takes off by itself when the engine is started, with no one in the drivers seat, that is an indication that the clutch is badly in need of lubrication. Turn the engine off and park the machine up against a tree or fence to prevent it from taking off when you crank the engine again.

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.

Additionally, why does my go kart take off when I start it? If your go kart takes off by itself when the engine is started, with no one in the drivers seat, that is an indication that the clutch is badly in need of lubrication. Turn the engine off and park the machine up against a tree or fence to prevent it from taking off when you crank the engine again.

People also ask, how does a torque converter work on a go kart?

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 you measure a missing v belt?

Measuring Belt Length without an Existing V Belt

1. Wrap 1/4 inch nylon rope around both pulleys.
2. Draw a line across the nylon rope with a black permanent marker.
3. Lay the marked nylon rope on a flat surface.
4. Measure the distance between the two marks with a tape measure to determine the circumference of the needed V belt.

### How do you measure a motor belt?

Measure and record the distance between the motor shaft and the pulley shaft, and then measure the diameter of the motor pulley (also called the drive pulley or sheave) and the fan pulley (called the driven pulley). So, select a new belt the next length above 43 inches. Next, determine the thickness of the belt.

### How does a belt drive clutch work?

It works only when acted upon by the force of the drive belt. As the engine spins, thus forcing the belt to ride higher on the drive clutch, the belt, in turn, forces the driven clutch sheaves to separate, allowing the belt to ride closer to the center shaft of the driven unit.

### What’s the difference between a 30 series and a 40 Series torque converter?

Actually you have it backwards, the 30 is asymmetrical(one side of belt/pulleys is flat), 40 is symmetrical(V belt). So long as it fits the engine and fits in the cart you are good to go.

### How do you measure a torque converter belt?

Take a measurement from the centerline of the crankshaft to the centerline of the rear driven pulley’s shaft. This measurement needs to be within 1/16″! If you can provide us with that measurement and the style of torque converter you have, we can get you the correct belt.

### What is the difference between a torque converter and a centrifugal clutch?

A go kart torque converter is an automatic transmission that gives you great power from your engine which makes it perfect for off-road settings. A centrifugal clutch, on the other hand, is a simple mechanism with a single gear-ratio drive system.

### How do I know if I have a comet torque converter?

Identify the Shape. A V shaped belt indicates the unit is a TC88, 20, 40 or 44 Series – SYMMETRICAL Type. If the angles of each side of the belt are different, almost flat on one side – 2 1/2 degrees and angled 18 degrees on the other side, you have a 30 Series or an older CAT99 Series – ASYMMETRICAL Type.

### At what RPM does a centrifugal clutch engage?

A clutch starts to engage around 2,000 rpm and will lock up around 2,600 rpm. Driving at full throttle gives the clutch a chance to cool down. Full throttle locks the shoes in the clutch against the drum.

### Is a torque converter better than a clutch?

Lots of guys on this forum constantly claim a Torque converter is always better than any Centrifugal clutch. Yes I agree Torque Converters do offer better acceleration, and also allow many karts to be geared for a higher top speed potential.

### What is the difference between a clutch and a torque converter?

Simply put, a torque converter is the clutch of a car with an automatic transmission. Unlike a manual clutch, it uses fluid to transmit power to the transmission, and for this reason, it prevents engine stalling and allows the transmission to easily change gears on its own.