Post your ride thread

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by GoodVibes, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Old brake fluid absorbs water and messes with the system. If you know how to bleed brakes, the procedure is relatively simple. But, any place at all will do it for relatively cheap.

    My first guess is the master cylinder or the power pump that actuates it either had a rare hiccup or is about to fail. But IIRC you already had some morons replace it
     
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  2. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    So I had new pads, rotors, and calipers installed by a reputable mechanic. I'm towing a boat so I wanted to to be 100% right. They also replaced some flex lines right in the wheel well so I know they had to bleed the system.

    I have blead a clutch before and the procedure for brakes seems to be about the same.

    It's the strangest thing though, it leaked one day, all at once, enough to give me a 95% unresponsive pedal. So I took it home and topped up the fluid and had my wife pump the brakes so it would theoretically start leaking again once it was under pressure. She pumped away for 15 minutes and nothing so naturally I assume she was doing it wrong. I got in and pumped for another 15 and still no leaks, but now I had a nice firm pedal. So I took it for a drive and the brakes worked fine. That was a week ago and I have put a few hundred miles on it and still no leak.

    At this point i'm afraid to take it back to the mechanic because it could be 1 of 100 different things since I can't find the leak. I will say, the master, slave and booster all are clean and dry and look fine from a visual inspection.
     

  3. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    You won't see a leak from a failed master cylinder. Like a Karate Man, they bleed on the inside.

    Sounds like maybe the fluid got too low, or somehow got air in the system and it caused a hiccup. You have a firm pedal now so I wouldn't stress too much. Brakes are pretty fail safe and rarely fail catastrophically. But just in case, be prepared to use the emergency brake...gently, don't slam on it unless yo have to.

    No brakes is a game changer...like no steering. But that's another story.
     
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  4. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Good to know about the master. Fortunately the front and rear brakes are isolated so when I lost the fronts, the rear drums still worked so I could limp home. It was an interesting ride, trying to stop 6k pounds of van on 30 y/o drum brakes.
     
  5. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    Been keeping my ear to the ground for last year or so waiting to find a golf cart in my price range. The market has been HOT since covid, but I did end up scoring from a friend of a friend here on Folly Beach. I only a live a block from the main strip of bars, so I never deemed it crucial. But now i have my whip to take me away from the crowds lined up by the pier, to some different surf breaks, and to Sunset Cay Marina for those HH drinks. Say hello to the Ross' . Already got soft racks on it, but if you guys have any suggestions to touch it up - I'm all earz 20210506_180506.jpg 20210506_180754.jpg
     
  6. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Yeah I'm not into golf carts but I recently realized what a hot commodity they are now. I have a neighbor that picks up beaters and fixes 'em up. He just sold a pretty suite AMF/Harley Davidson cart from the early 70's, I think he made a decent chunk of change from it.

    Those carts aren't nearly as popular in this part of the country, you're more likely to see someone rocking up in one of those fancy full size Polaris ATV's.

    Also: I don't know the value or future value of golf carts, but if they're anything like Porsches, VW or original Schwinns, I would do repairs with nothing but OEM parts and paint. If future value means nothing to you, then go ahead and bling it out. Out here on the west coast, the more original the better...including rust/patina.
     
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  7. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    Yea had a few friends that had the side-by-sides, 4 wheelers but they'd have to travel an hour or two hours for the better places to ride. I love muddogging myself, but around Lowcountry it's flat. The great thing about getting the cart now is because they're working on the Folly pier here, so it's getting tight all the way out to 3rd st E or W, which would make it a trek for me to find some room on the beach. That pressure is off now, gotta get this thing registered/insured n all of that but it's gonna be useful this summer (if i'm still on folly, actually getting into the house buying mkt). The guy i bought the cart from here sued Boeing for an accident and's been fixing up carts since making it his base of income. From what i know and been told, don't matter how old the cart is. Two things matter: how old the batteries and if it's functionally sound (ex: steering). It's not perfect, but guy told i should make my money back if i need to sell it. Respekt to the Folly community
     
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  8. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Nah dude, they drive those Polaris things on the streets around here lol. Seriously.

    I rented a house in Folly for 6 months back around '98-'99 right on the beach about a half-click north of Washout...is that Ashley? So I know the area pretty good. Perfect golf cart town, I would definitely rock one. But those Polaris things haul ass.
     
  9. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    yea you right Ashley Ave. Not surprised they take those around town. My friends would go all the way up to West Varginia and they were able to ride those on towns' streets nearby. This thang ain't comparable to those. This thang might also be a bust, charging but not powering on or cutting off too easily. Hoping the guy can fix it, but I'm already feeling buyer's remorse (tho i'm almost certain they guy would give me my $ back since it's been only in my possession for less than a week). Hopefully, it's an electrical problem and the batteries aren't really sht
     
  10. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    The Yamaha looks fun man. Check battery water levels. A multimeter is going to be your best friend on that rig.
     
  11. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    A multimeter and YouTube lol. Saved my bacon more times than I can count.
     
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  12. Manik

    Manik Well-Known Member

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    Dec 25, 2015
    Hello Jenny and welcome to the forum. What are your choices for a new ride?

    We use to do a small hazing ritual here where we ask pertinent questions like how much you bench press, your leash tying techniques, ect.. but our ranks have thinned and it's not as much fun with only a couple members participating. But if you can let us know which coast and general area where you surf it would help. We get quite a few bots on here.
     
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  13. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    And... Can you pier shot ?
    Pics of significant other and do you like dogs ? How do you feel about Hindus?
     
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  14. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    What ended up happening with the golf cart?
     
  15. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    The guy who sold it to me came by around 4th of July to put another solenoid on it. Then found out that "wasn't" the only problem. Something about a loose wire when hitting the gas, but it ain't cranking. Folly is small town as you prolly know, i run into the guy once every two weeks. He apologizes, says he'll come by, then forgets about it. Obv it's a bummer, but i don't wanna start diy'ing it myself because it broke that week i got it. Kinda on him to make things right. Interesting news i got day after i got back in town, i might soon be a new home owner in this bs market. I told the seller i'm down to do things w/out realtor involved, it's a family friend connection kinda agreement. If all that goes down, then i could be off folly in a month and golf cart man gonna have a deadline or he's taking it off my hands
     
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  16. headhigh

    headhigh Well-Known Member

    Jul 17, 2009
    Wow man congrats on the place. I hope that works out for you. In this real estate market, the off-market friends and family deals are worth their weight in gold.