View Full Version : New Go-Ped issues
10-20-2006, 06:42 PM
Hey everyone, I just got an old Go-Ped from a friend in the Car Club at my school. It's a friction-drive with a very small engine, I think maybe 50cc at the biggest. The engine runs fairly solid but needs some playing around with once in a while. There are some things that don't work right, which are the kill-switch (have to stop when the roller is connected or choke the engine) and the rear brake. Anybody know how I could fix the kill-switch? I looked at it but it I don't understand how they work. Also is there any way I could get more power and make it go faster? It can barely push my 140 lbs up a ~30-degree hill. I can't find any mixture screws on the carb, and the roller is about 1" wide on a 9" tire.
Any help would be HUGELY appreciated.
P.S. I'll post some pictures soon.
10-20-2006, 07:55 PM
Here are some pics.
Bigfoot Go-Ped (http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g100/Cornt440/DSC00548.jpg)
Kill-Switch and controls (http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g100/Cornt440/DSC00549.jpg)
Kill-Switch wire (http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g100/Cornt440/DSC00550.jpg)
As you can see it needs some work. It is a Go-Ped Bigfoot with a 23cc:fear: 2-stroke (it's pretty anemic). In addition to the problems I mentioned before, the cable that moves the engine up and down has been disconnected and the pipe that connects the exhaust "nipple" to the chassis is missing (it's LOUD without it).
10-20-2006, 09:03 PM
Hmmm... Im not too experienced with full scale gas engine but my idea would be to remove the spark plug and clean it just to make sure its not fouled, and 23cc really isn't too big of an engine. I had a 24cc when i was in 6 and 7th grade and it pushed me along fine but i have to admit, i was a really small kid back then for my age.
My thoughts would be clean the plug and see what that does. If u want more power u r going to have to look for a new engine. Look on ebay for something at least 40cc.
Im not positive on this but i think the kill switch somehow diverts power away from the spark plug, i don't think gas engines can run if the plug isn't electrically lit, unlike our nitro engines. SO i think the kill switch just shuts down the curcuit long enough to kill the engine. Well i hope the scooter works out for u. I haven't had any good luck with those scooters.
10-20-2006, 09:47 PM
Good news. I've been searching the net and found some websites that sell performance parts for scooters. They sell upgrades for every part of a Go-Ped and I found an upgrade air filter, carb kit, muffler, and bigger spindle. I still need to find how to fix the kill-switch; if I can't do that I'll probably just buy a complete replacement cable kit, since the stock ones are pretty torn up. It already has a new spark-plug, we put a new one in at my friend's house.
10-22-2006, 05:24 PM
The kill switch grounds the ignition system stopping all juice going trough it. The small black wire beside the spark plug wire is probably what the switch should be hooked to. There is more than likely a break in the wire between the switch and the ignition system.
10-22-2006, 08:43 PM
have you tried takin out the governor out of it. it would most likly be under the carb will be a plate that restricts the airflow so its not that fast. just make sure you have a gasket for it. or you can just cut bigger holes in the governor so its the same size as the carb holes.
10-22-2006, 09:24 PM
I'm not sure, but some of your bigger weedeater motors would probably work on your goped. I know some guys who scrounged some old Ryobi weedeater engines and put on their super scale RC planes. My weedeater is a 32 cc so that would be a pretty good power gain right there. Just a thought...
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10-23-2006, 06:35 PM
it would be good to put a new engine on it, especially a bigger one. my friend bought one that was supposed to hit 45, according to ebay. I can run faster than it and he has always had problems with an exhaust screw falling out, which reminds me I need my locktite back and I need to hurt that little punk :p
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