I would be inclined to buy one at that price, and have a machine shop put a small diesel engine in it.FSIP said they can't fix it, can't build one, don't know where to get a new one...if this one goes, Prime golf carts has them for sale for $1200...he says he has all kinds of parts for this...at a price!
I'll go take a look at it! I'm about 1/2 hour away. It looks like mine except the fenders have been painted black.I have thought about that...but that would require a transmission matched to motor and the differential.. a complete replacement of everything. There is no transmission in this thing, just a potentiometer manipulated by the "gas" pedal that meters AC power thru the 3 phase controller to the 72 volt DC motor. It really is pretty involved, and I hand it to the engineer that designed it. He Right now I'm keeping things as they are, in case gas goes to $10+ a gallon!
Here's another for sale Ayro Aev 311 Reverse Trike 72v 72 Volt Auto Cycle Golf Cart 50 mph street legal | eBay
FYI: In trying to get mine going, I was told that that mine was tripping an "alarm" when it failed. I assume it was an over current situation. Problem was, there was no easy way to reset it, and continue one's journey.Oh, I thought you were in south florida. Ayro has partnered with Club Car and is now making a Club Car 411X. I saw one here and it has the same headlights, same plug in cord, similar parts from the 311, but its an LSV...25mph max legal speed. Underneath has a similar control module, DC motor 72 volt and a similar transmission...but just a bit bigger...I guess for carrying heavy loads.
They are pieces of ****!!!I stumbled on this thread as I was researching about the 311. There is a 2019 for sale here in Hawaii for $4,500. There was another one that sold already as well. I was intrigued but now I am mortified. Just wanted to share that there a few more out there.
The speed controller/governor regulates golf cart speeds no matter what powerful motors or batteries you put on it.I have two of these now and as long as I don't put the pedal to the metal and run at full throttle they are working fine. When I first got mine, I tried driving it like a car, fast acceleration from a stop light, passed a few slower cars, getting up to top speed as fast as I could. Driving it like a car burned up the control module, the same way the module burns up in a golf cart...which is common when the driver installs a high speed dc motor and then runs the golf cart at 35 mph...boom..there goes that controller. That is what happens to these also. The module was replaced in mine and I drive it like an adult, not a teenager (like I did at first). When people ask if they could drive it I say no. I am thinking of putting a red neck governor on the gas pedal (chunk of wood screwed to the back of it!) to limit max speed to 35 mph, that should help preserve the control module. They should not advertise that it does 55 mph...that is asking for trouble from this "fancy golf cart" or a regular golf cart that is souped up.
Here's an idea! What if you get one of these, and transplant the motor and controller into the Ayro??? The motor looks very similar!"One common cause of golf cart motor burnout is continually pressing the pedal to the metal like you’re trying to drive a race car. While this can be a lot of fun in the short term, constantly taxing your cart's engine can lead to long term costly damage down the road."
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Problem is, it is not roadworthy, and you cannot get a tag. Plus top speed is only 25.That looks pretty good, for only 2K? Is that a shipped to your door price? If so, I wish I had bought a couple of these instead! He will have the same problem I have though...where does he get parts? Who does repairs? How long is that mfg going to be around? If there was a USA dealer, I might be interested in trading my 311 in for one of these.