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Old 12-12-2019, 02:58 PM
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Trying to adjust speed of my 2013 Yamaha G29. I have the governor rod almost all the way out (1/4 inch from end) but am still too fast (24mph). Does anyone know of another adjustment I can DIY?

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Old 12-12-2019, 04:25 PM
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One of two possibilities.

1) Someone tightened one or both of the accelerator cables too tight

2) The Input shaft in the differential is bad and needs replaced.
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Old 12-12-2019, 04:37 PM
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adjusting the correct way??
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Uh, have you tried just not pushing the accelerator all the way down so it will travel slower? That way, in case if you do ever need to pass something, you have the additional speed to do so.
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Uh, have you tried just not pushing the accelerator all the way down so it will travel slower? That way, in case if you do ever need to pass something, you have the additional speed to do so.





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One of two possibilities.

1) Someone tightened one or both of the accelerator cables too tight

2) The Input shaft in the differential is bad and needs replaced.
Thanks - I did have cables replaced and am thinking the one to the carburetor is the culprit.

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adjusting the correct way??
Yes - did get it down some, but not enough.

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Uh, have you tried just not pushing the accelerator all the way down so it will travel slower? That way, in case if you do ever need to pass something, you have the additional speed to do so.
Still makes me an LSV - being old and retired, there's no where I need to go that fast, I'm too busy enjoying life.
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Thanks - I did have cables replaced and am thinking the one to the carburetor is the culprit.
And you didn't contact the person who replaced the cables because .....
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If the cables were replaced and the problem came up after that, then I think you found your problem.
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Uh, have you tried just not pushing the accelerator all the way down so it will travel slower? That way, in case if you do ever need to pass something, you have the additional speed to do so.

That's the ideal situation to have, just like in your car.
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Old 12-13-2019, 10:41 PM
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There is lots of information out there, including this forum, that talks about carts capable of exceeding 20mph. My compliments to the OP for recognizing the need, and having the desire to to remain legal.
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Uh, have you tried just not pushing the accelerator all the way down so it will travel slower? That way, in case if you do ever need to pass something, you have the additional speed to do so.
I have to agree with the OP that it's a good idea to correct the cart so it can't go above the legal speed limit. Personally, I enjoy driving my cart with the pedal to the floor knowing that I am not violating the legal speed limit. I don't want to have to worry about how much gas I am giving the cart and weather or not I need to let up on the gas pedal. I would much rather drive the cart while enjoying the wonderful vistas the Villages offers and not have to watch an odometer to be sure I am not breaking the law.

I would suggest to the OP that they bring their cart into one of the Villages Golf Cart service centers for a basic tune up, which is inexpensive. They test drive all carts they service and adjust them to not exceed the legal speed limit as part of the service. Problem solved : )
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Old 12-14-2019, 10:22 AM
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I'm not sure why that's a problem. There is nothing that says one has to "put the pedal to the metal" while driving around. Isn't that what speedometers are for? I assume the OP has one since they know exactly how fast the cart can go.
I for one like knowing I have that extra burst of speed for the occasional emergency situation. JMHO.
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Old 12-14-2019, 10:39 AM
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There are several golf cart services that will come to your house to service your cart. Our old (1996 vintage) Yamaha cart had been modified with a "hi speed" gear and would do 26 MPH (using a GPS based speedometer). I had Todd Casey out to do some brake work and asked him if he could dial back the speed, i had tried this myself (you tube videos) with little luck. As it turns out there was a apparently a failure of the speed regulating device in the differential. I was told this was a several hundred dollar repair. We sold the cart to the guy who buys golf carts and bought a refurbished one that is set for 19.9 MPH. As stated above, I like being legal.

OP if you do a search there was a recent thread on golf cart repair that had both Todd Casey and another gentlemen listed with contact info.
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[QUOTE=petsetc;1701160]Trying to adjust speed of my 2013 Yamaha G29. I have the governor rod almost all the way out (1/4 inch from end) but am still too fast (24mph). Does anyone know of another adjustment I can DIY?

Thank you[/QUOTE. Whenever I took my cart in to get it serviced they always gave me a paper to sign so they could have permission to adjust it. My cart never ran over 20 mph ever. You know you can take it to the Yamaha dealer & have them do it. 24 mph wouldn’t bother me a bit. In fact I wish my cart ran at least 24 mph. You’ll never get stopped for going 24 mph. In my 8 yrs. I only saw 2 carts pulled over & I don’t know if it was for speeding or what. I don’t think you’ll get pulled over for going 24 mph. What is your concern?
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