Friday, December 6, 2013

How to Efficiently Adjust Your Golf Cart Governor

In one of the past articles, we tackled the many ways to increase the speed of your golf cart. It centered on adjusting the thing manufacturers install to keep the cart’s speed at low levels – the governor (or speed limiter).

As mentioned, the stock speed of a golf cart can be too slow that at times golfers may find it unbearable. This is why instead of serving its purpose, golfers actually find it more of an inconvenience especially during practice. As promised, here’s an easy, step-by-step guide on how to adjust the governor. Just remember – out there on the course you are never going for pole position so there’s absolutely no point in increasing to racetrack speeds. Otherwise, save yourself and other people from any accident and give your golf cart a holiday… just don’t forget to use the golf cart cover for protection.

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Step 1:

Ask the manufacturer what kind of governor is installed on your cart. If it is a spring-loaded governor, then you can do the adjusting by yourself. Because electric governors are difficult to adjust, your best option is to leave it to the manufacturer. Remember, the governor also protects the engine from damage, so you may want to spare it from unknowing hands.

Step 2:

If it’s a spring-loaded governor, try to look for the small metal rod located near the clutch. Turn the nut in a counterclockwise direction so that the cable gets longer. This will adjust the governance, effectively increasing its speed.

Step 3:

Go to the engine. To locate the governor, find the thickest cable that runs from the gas pedal. This cable runs through the governor before reaching the carburetor. To complete the task, use a screwdriver (or wrench, whatever is applicable) to loosen spring tension, and that’s it!

While it sounds easy, it is best to leave it at the hands of a professional if you are not keen on doing it by yourself. Just to reiterate, there’s a reason the governor is installed.

1 comment:

  1. Great tip for adjusting the speed on a spring-loaded governor! It's always a bit tricky finding the right balance, but extending the cable by turning the nut counterclockwise seems straightforward. Great article! It’s interesting to see how something as simple as a World Postal Code can have such a big impact on global operations."