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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
It all depends on where you're measuring the pedal stroke, and how long the pedal is.
I use Manco pedals. The cable pull is about 1", with an attach point also 1" from the pivot point. This results in almost 3.5" travel at the end of the pedal, which I really like. This is with a Mikuni.

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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
I agree with that Dave. I went out and measured the toe movement on my
stock 50' Chevy Truck, it's around 3". My 1954 Chevy truck, 3".
My 2015 Silverado, around 3". My wife's 2018 Equinox, right around 3".
I'm working it out so the pedal will be adjustable from 2 to 3" full travel.
DG

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CmdBentaxle Dave D
Federal Way, WA, USA   USA
1950 CycleKart Italian "1950 Ferrari 166 F2"
The reason 3" is nice on a cyclekart is that on a rough ride, your legs get to bouncing around a bit.
With the short throw, (which I used to have) it was more like a toggle switch, as Justin described.
I don't mean to be contrary. That's just been my experience.

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Denny Graham Gold Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, IL, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
That makes complete sense Dave, and hearing any and every
opinion is the reason I'm bothering to ask.
Funny how so many of these tiny details just get passed over
and never warrant a discussion. But discussing it can save a
lot of trial and error for a guy that's building a kart first time around.
Tks for the input guys.
DG

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motorbill66 Bill Wardlow
Bellvue, CO, USA   USA
A lot of this depends on which type pedal mounting you use. Pendant mounting will actually allow a greater stroke length, because with your heel firmly planted on the floor/rest/ etc. your foot will slide down the surface of the pedal as you depress it. In this scheme, the pedal is actually curved, 'convex' side toward you, such that your heel stays on the floor. This braces your foot and makes for much finer control of the butterfly, especially because of the greater stroke length. This is, believe it or not, the way most race cars are done. Sounds a tad sketchy? Works great. I've used it on my own race cars. That's the way mine will be.

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