I bought this kit. https://www.monsterscooterparts.com/brake-kit-with-master-cylinder-calipers-hoses-for-go-karts.htmlthoses are nice looking calipers. Info on where etc.
What exactly was the problem with the MC? What did you do to try and fix the problem?I purchased similar and could never get the master cylinder to work. The hand brakes work great.
I am using mineral oil for brake fluid. Won't collect water and no corrosive like regular brake fluid.
I have often wondered the same thing.Looking awesome as usual!
if you had to guess, how much weight do you think there would be on each front wheel when loaded with cargo and occupants? just thinking about the side loads on the little head tube bearings as well as the forces trying to rip the top nut from the threaded fork stem.
I have often wondered the same thing.
My logic has been that bicycles can carry enormous weight. Say 300 pounds and up.
So with my configuration, each front wheel assembly is an average weight of +/- 70 lbs, (Unloaded)
Guessing: Add maybe another 30 pounds to each wheel if fully loaded.
That's +/- 70 pounds each side times two, totaling 140 overall.
Or 100 pounds each, total of 200 pounds.
When I put the scales under each corner, these are the figures I got.
LF 75....RF....65...LR 182.5....RR....181.5...Total 504 LBS. (Without driver/passenger)
These are the best figures I currently have.
If this were going to be a daily driver, then larger more robust bearings would be better.
Thanks BradSince you are breaking new ground here, it will all be for the sake of science!
The difference in this application is that there will be side loading (unlike a 2 wheeler) and that instead of pushing the bottom race up into the cup, the forces will be trying to rip the top nut race out of the thin threaded stem. Doing just 10 miles per hour into a bump might put hundreds of pounds on that race. Hard to say what they could take though, I have never seen one in this configuration. If it fails, then all you need to do is alter the design slightly for a set of press fit bearings like you did with the actual wheel hubs.