I built a Razor GFD with a 24v 750w motor for my son. It was a little faster and had lots of torque.
I want to build a Razor GFD that will go double the speed. I'm willing to replace motor, controller and thumb throttle. I would prefer a 24v solution vs. 36v and adding a third battery mostly due to space constraints on the Drifter. However, if a 36v is far superior I'm sure I can figure out how to package it.
What's the best and simplest solution to double speed.
That sounds great. We are looking forward to seeing photo when it is finished.
Yeah, I converted my kids drifter from 24volt to 36 and did find that the highest motor with mount was the 500 watts. Originally I just added a battery and the new 500 watt motor. The thing totally lagged. It was the controller. Once I replaced it with a Currie 1000 Watt Controller it gained the torque and extra speed from the higher RPM. For the mounting, I just used a piece of laminate flooring and mounted that to the frame and I was able to drill holes in that to accommodate the holes for the motor and I went to Lowes in the framing section and got some mounts for the batteries. The electric go carts are great for the neighborhood, kids can drive them without upsetting the neighbors. I'd love to upgrade it to 1000 watts but haven't quite figured out how I would mount it