So with my new clutches in place and working, I'm pretty sure there's some tuning to be done.
My cart now sports an Ezgo drive clutch. Both the new drive and driven clutch have a little larger diameter and the result is a pretty snug fit belt-wise. From what I can tell, if the drive clutch is spinning at all, the belt is moving. So if there's no slippage during the low rpm start phase, installing a heavier spring in the drive clutch wouldn't do much, would it?
The belt width is suspect too. It's 1 & 1/8th". I think I remember seeing somewhere in the forum the Ezgo drive clutch I have is built for a belt width of 1 & 3/16th", Nubs? but it's working pretty good with the narrower belt now, even though it doesn't slip as it should at start-up. Seems to me that if the belt was long enough to slip at start-up, and a little wider so it will ride all the way out to the outermost diameter of the drive clutch, it would perform even better. Yes?
If my thinking is correct, and I need the wider belt, how much longer should I go? Any rule of thumb to go by?
Here's the best pics I can get to show what I got going on now:
Lay it on me...........