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Old 07-11-2019, 03:40 PM
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We have one 2016 EZ-Go Electric with Trojan Lithium batteries and one Yesteryear 2017 Yamaha Gas Quiet tech. Both are fine. The EZ-Go is much more comfortable to ride in due to how quiet it is. I find it easier to plug in at home every night than to track down a gas station. South of 44 I’m not sure where the gas station would be...I think maybe there is gas at the golf courses?

The Yamaha Yesteryear has had two recalls since I’ve owned it. Due to the Yesteryear body, Villages golf cars will not do the recalls in the drop in tents, you have to bring it in. Though my Yesteryear has great storage and is good for hauling stuff.

If you chose to buy from the Villages Golf Cars do not get the $300 automatic turn signal turnoff. They don’t know how to set it to work most of the time. One time they reset it so badly the headlights no longer worked.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:00 PM
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Of the 5 people that I know with 2017-2019 Yamaha Quiet - tech carts. I know of 7 belts needing changing. 2 clutches needed replacing. Rear suspension on a 2017 had to be re-positioned on one cart, resulting in 2 new rear tires. A 2019 with 2,000 miles, with the front suspension so far out of alignment that both tires needed changing. Seals on transmission leaking (you'll never know this unless you remove the back panel). All these carts are maintained per manufactures recommendations. That's just 5 carts!
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:32 PM
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Be prepared for when the drive belt starts slipping.
Proper maintenance will abate that fear.
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Yup! On the 4th belt in 8000 miles. New secondary clutch installed to see if that was the reason. Now the seals on the transmission had to be replaced. This is all on a 2017 Yamaha quiet-tech. Piece of J** junk.
Are you the hot rod type that has to go faster than anyone else?

just askin...
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Are you the hot rod type that has to go faster than anyone else?

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I resemble that question
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:42 AM
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Be prepared for when the drive belt starts slipping.
My 2012 1/2 has 9500k miles and supposedly has the malfunctioning clutch? Haven’t had one problem, the cart runs and drives as new. Maybe it’s the operator’s causing the clutch problems banging the centrifugal clutch in when taking off? Or the cart is overloaded? Plus my the original drive belt is like new?
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:43 AM
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Proper maintenance will abate that fear.
Or familiar with centrifugal clutch operation.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:56 AM
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Of the 5 people that I know with 2017-2019 Yamaha Quiet - tech carts. I know of 7 belts needing changing. 2 clutches needed replacing. Rear suspension on a 2017 had to be re-positioned on one cart, resulting in 2 new rear tires. A 2019 with 2,000 miles, with the front suspension so far out of alignment that both tires needed changing. Seals on transmission leaking (you'll never know this unless you remove the back panel). All these carts are maintained per manufactures recommendations. That's just 5 carts!
Well, they should of seen fluid on garage floor where is sets and drips. It don’t take much to just look.

Some people can’t find the dipstick. How many actually check tire pressure once month or even know how or have gauge to check it. If you have a lot of weight on the cart (250 plus pounds person, golf clubs, extra seat on the back, etc..) all that affects suspension geometry, plus add low tire pressure and the tires not going to last long.

Taking you’re cart in once year not going to do much good if you put lot miles on it. Some people can make YUGO last for ever and some trade MB every two years. So which ones are doing preventative maintenance and which ones just get in and go?
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:20 AM
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Greetings! My wife and I will be closing on our new house at the end of the month and we're very excited! My question tonight is about which golf cart we should buy, gas or electric??
Thanks, Jim & Deb
This first question I would ask? Location? And range I plan on traveling? I’ve had both and I live at one end of the villages. After two or three years I didn’t trust my elect cart from one end of the villages to other. Then, around 3, 4, 5, year mark on batteries they slowing loose recharge and the cart slow down, when that happens for me long trips are out. Then, there cost of batteries which never go down in cost. So, if you’re centralized location then elect cart will work great.

Now gas, I don’t notice the noise and mine not quiet tech, if noise is issue, it may bother you? Smell, I don’t smell exhaust. When backing into the garage feathering gas I can smell some enriched exhaust from working the gas pedal. when you smell exhaust in tunnel it’s not from you’re cart, so that not going to make difference.

Maintenance: you have to check oil and air in the tires, elect usually have automatic water system. But still have to check level just like oil. Three things you have do with gas, put gas in it, check oil level, change the oil IMO twice year, check tire pressure once month, and yearly maintenance. So, if you’re travels will take you from one end of villages to other (now that’s could be 40 mile trip when the bridges are finished) gas may be good choice.

You’re going to here good and bad about both, but only you can answer the questions to make choose.
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:44 AM
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Some of the gas Yamahas have a bit of a "shudder" just after starting up. In my own cart, this was addressed by going to a different drive belt. I am using the following part:

Yamaha JC0-G6241-01

This belt currently has 10,000 miles with no issues. The cart, a 2014, has 18,000 miles with no issues.

My maintenance schedule is as follows:

- oil change every 50 hours.
- one shot of grease in the zerk fittings on the two clutches every 100 hours.
- drain and fill the rear differential every 500 hours.
- clean the pre-airfilter every 100 hours.
- blow out the pleated air filter every 100 hours. There doesn't seem to be a reason to replace it yet.
- the spark plug looks like it should be good for well over 20,000 miles.
- rotate the tires every 10,000 miles.
- check the tire pressure (I keep it at 28 PSI) once a month. The Loadstar tires look like they should last about 35,000 miles.
- check the brake pedal travel, and adjust if necessary, every 500 hours.

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My 2012 1/2 has 9500k miles and supposedly has the malfunctioning clutch? Haven’t had one problem, the cart runs and drives as new. Maybe it’s the operator’s causing the clutch problems banging the centrifugal clutch in when taking off? Or the cart is overloaded? Plus my the original drive belt is like new?

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