Go-Kart Brake, Band and Pin - 4in. Dia.
compatibility and performance
Persons considering this product should know that the hub configuration is not compatible with the Yerf-Dog products that use the same axle and band size. The problem has to do with the side of the drum that the set screws are on, and the required clearance for the axle bearing.
Additionally, the band that comes with the drum is the very same problematic band that is listed under PN 13661. Please look up similar customer reviews of that part. The rubber lining is not a friction material, and wears out in minutes. I don't know why this product continues to be sold with chronic and consisten complaints dating back to 2007.
May 17, 2010
Low grade brake.
The drum is good but the vibration from our cart loosened both set screws in 1/2 hour so i welded it in place. Then the spot welds on the band broke. If you have to buy this. I Suggest you beef it up.
March 23, 2009
go kart brake
does the job great 5 hp and under over that get a real brake with a disk and pads
November 17, 2008
I was surprised to see a rubber compound bonded to the brake band. I'm used to seeing something like an automobile lining. The brake worked fine so I guess this is the new non asbestos enviromentally way to stop.
April 14, 2008
This brake drum and band kit is everything needed to replace existing brakes,or install on a new cart.In my experince this kit fit properly and my daughter is safe and happy!
October 15, 2007
the brake drum I got was great, BUT the brake band had a rubber lining not a normal brake lining, I thought that, OK I will try this, but douted its abilty, the go cart it is on has a 12 hp moter & a light weight frame, the brakes made a bad squeling noise, you couldn't push it backwards , the brake would grab ,stoped great frist few times, rubber got hot, melted & went metal to metal fast & lost brakes. it is also made for a cable & can be easly convereted to a rod to apply brakes, took band off cleaned rubber off & rivited an old part of a leather belt & glued the rest to the band now it works great & relible
July 31, 2007
This complete kit was easy quick to instally if the bolt for the pin wasn't broken. Mine was but i found a thicker bolt and put it through the brake band without the pin. It worked perfectly fine. Stopping is better then stock brakes. I have a 10 hp go kart so stopping needs to be strong so that it is possible to do a 90 degree turn going into it at 55 mph. If you need a replacement for your brake this is the perfect one for any go kart.
November 16, 2006