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How much HP to do a wheelie in a G9?

Postby landshark55 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:10 pm

I just bought a G9 and I am going to put a long travel lift and a big block kit. My question is how much HP is needed to do a wheelie? Will a 18 Hp vangaurd do the trick or do I need a 24 Hp honda? Or is it not possible with these kits? The long travel wil be front and rear (Alfa carts)
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Postby dero » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:07 pm

I think you would be into the 35hp range to do decent ones.
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Postby monsterfrogz » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:58 pm

unless you had peeps on the back helpin ya! :wink:
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Postby pfcwest » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:12 pm

18hp... not doing it.... go look at the video on youtube.com look for golf cart crash and two guys on a white g1....

maybe think twice about doing wheelies.

I agree, need to be up past 30hp for sure.
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Postby monsterfrogz » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:40 pm

that happened to someone on this site...he posted it on here saying it was him..i was surprised lol...
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Postby landshark55 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:06 pm

there is a huge difference in doing a wheelie with a street bike motor and a low hp motor. I just want to beable to do a 2 foot high wheelie.
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Postby dero » Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:40 am

I agree. See if you can buy a briggs 35hp(?) and swap that in.
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Postby wheelchairman » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:40 am

If you are already dealing with alpha carts aka frank then he oughta know exactly whats needed. His 35hp stroked out to around 60 could ride a wheelie forever but i think for a 2ft or so just go with a 31 or 35hp MAYBE a fully modded 23briggs

overall stay away from honda if you ever think you will add aftermarket parts :wink:

also alot depends on gearing. If you are gonna go high speed gears it will take more hp........
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Postby landshark55 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:10 am

I have never owned a golf cart before, so I dont know what I really need or not. I will be using it in the dunes. I have a sickness for speed. I have drag sandrail, drag/hillshooting truck @ Drag quad. I got this cart for cruising i guess. I know i want it to have some kick but thats it. I just want to do it right the first time. I am hoping/praying when its done i will not touch it. I know I need the long travel for looks and confort. Is a 24hp motor even worth it? I dont want to pay 2K for moto i will not be happy with. What do you guys think?how much more does it coust for a 60hp briggs or honda?
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Postby TheCartDude » Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:08 pm

Oh, definitely go for the 60HP if you have that option. I have the 24HP Honda but it doesn't have the pizzazz to do a wheelie.
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Postby landshark55 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:27 pm

How reliable are they (60hp)? How much do they cost? Does someone make a kit to do it? If I have to fabricate a kit I will just stop playing with Briggs type motors and put in a snowmobile motor. I know I am set on the suspension now it?s just power options I guess.
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Postby blakehenry00 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:46 pm

I think you should just get a sled engine. You will be able to find one pretty cheap.
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Postby landshark55 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:46 pm

Is a rotax out of a snowmobile the same as a rotax out of a jetski?
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Postby blakehenry00 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:52 pm

I think a Rotax is a Rotax, I have seen Snowmobile engines and jet ski ones in carts.
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Postby crash12888 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:37 pm

Unless you go really old, engines from jetskis are water cooled. The difference between a ski water cooled and say a sled or bike water cooled engine is the ski motor will not have a water pump. It uses water pressure from the jet pump to circulate water through the motor and exhaust. Bike water cooled engines will have a water pump built on the motor. Sleds will also have the clutch while the ski motors will have a screw on coupling similar to a "lovejoy" brand. No room for a clutch.
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