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Re: Electric Golf Carts [Re: Chachacoconut] #333860
04/20/09 08:52 AM
04/20/09 08:52 AM
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"Like it used to be" - gas carts are a relatively new thing on the island. For many years all the carts were electric. I agree about the noise from the gas monsters - it's awful.
The motor bikes are fuel efficient but darn noisey too.
There are a few other noise monsters in air and on sea, but the carts are the most prevalent and therefore presently have the greatest negative impact.
Since these vehicles are here already I suspect we will have them here for many years to come - is there any way to fit them with mufflers that decrease the exhaust and noise?

Re: Electric Golf Carts [Re: Diane Campbell] #333862
04/20/09 09:05 AM
04/20/09 09:05 AM
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i'm kinda surprised that they are noisy given the advancements made in 4 stroke motor design.
or are these just briggs& stratten lawnmower motors? or 2 strokes?
look at the new 4 stroke outboards for example. almost silent.
granted they do exhaust to the water, but i'm still surprised a gas cart is loud. i'm pretty sure they could be manufactured to be better, and maybe some are. just not the ones you have?
plus, if they are using those heavy lugged sand tires, those will contribute to the noise on hard terrain.
what about those yamaha 4 wheel things? are they noisy?

Re: Electric Golf Carts [Re: Diane Campbell] #334119
04/21/09 07:09 PM
04/21/09 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Diane Campbell
The motor bikes are fuel efficient but darn noisey too.


That's why I want one of these:

http://www.x-tremescooters.com/electric_mopeds/xm-5000li/xm-5000li.html



Now back to your regularly scheduled drivel...
Re: Electric Golf Carts [Re: Barnacle] #334125
04/21/09 07:49 PM
04/21/09 07:49 PM
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Golf cart engines are (in general) single cylinder (inherently noisy) 4-strokes. A big issue is corrosion of mufflers and headers which contributes to the noise. I've been trying to find a supplier of stainless mufflers for Club Car with no luck. Stainless mufflers are available for EZGo carts.

4 Wheelers and mules are the noisiest of them all. If I'm behind a Polaris on my motorcycle I have no idea what RPM I'm running at as I can't hear the engine or exhaust (which admittedly is not quiet.)

Re: Electric Golf Carts [Re: SimonB] #334140
04/21/09 09:13 PM
04/21/09 09:13 PM
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Irony alert: while we are discussing this, check out the thread in the Caye Caulker forum entitled "gas carts". Sigh.


I hope that someday we can put aside our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people.
Re: Electric Golf Carts [Re: deadserious] #334200
04/22/09 12:53 PM
04/22/09 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by deadserious
Originally Posted by Diane Campbell
The motor bikes are fuel efficient but darn noisey too.


That's why I want one of these:

http://www.x-tremescooters.com/electric_mopeds/xm-5000li/xm-5000li.html



Or how about one of these? Lots of green options


I hope that someday we can put aside our fears and prejudices and just laugh at people.
Re: Electric Golf Carts [Re: SimonB] #334237
04/22/09 04:41 PM
04/22/09 04:41 PM
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Sequim, WA & San Pedro
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Simon, Cholos has stainless steel Club Car mufflers. I believe someone on the mainland makes them for him......not cheap though! Last time I had my muffler changed I believe he wanted $600.00BZ for one. I opted for the regular one since we only use our cart 5-6 months out of the year. By the way, Cholos price on the regular muffler was less than what I would have to pay in the US!


I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!
Re: Electric Golf Carts [Re: Loansum-Al K] #334251
04/22/09 05:44 PM
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$600BZ is a good deal when you go through one every 18 months or so at $495BZ. I'll definitely check into it when I'm due for the next one. Thanks!

Re: Electric Golf Carts [Re: skippy] #334325
04/23/09 10:14 AM
04/23/09 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by skippy
Irony alert: while we are discussing this, check out the thread in the Caye Caulker forum entitled "gas carts". Sigh.


For the record, I'm an environment be damned kind of guy...

For me, it's all about the noise pollution. So I'm less Green than I am ear plugged I guess... but I'll hop on your cause if it means quieter vehicles. wink


Now back to your regularly scheduled drivel...
Re: Electric Golf Carts [Re: deadserious] #345539
07/19/09 12:51 PM
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Any suggestions on the best place to purchase an electric cart on the island?
Thanks

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