Watch a Yamaha R1-Powered Golf Cart Rip Wheelies

Reason 6,582 that we love GHPC.

Shoving an R1 engine into a golf cart yields predictable results.Grind Hard Plumbing Co.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The dudes at Grind Hard Plumbing Co. are exactly our kind of weirdos. With enough technical knowledge and mechanical skill to do basically whatever they feel like doing and the skills to drive the wheels off their creations. And they do most of their builds on a shoestring budget—they make heavy use of used parts and the engines from crashed sportbikes.

The R1 cart is an excellent jumper, but we think big wheelies are its highest and best use.Grind Hard Plumbing Co.

But this video sees the duo departing from their norm to shell out cash for a completed build, albeit one that really fits their brand. Somewhere in Idaho they found an E-Z-Go golf cart that had been stuffed with a Yamaha R1 sportbike engine and fortified with a tube frame chassis. Oh, and as if that wasn’t enough, some hero fitted a set of long-travel coilovers.

Whoever built this machine spent a lot of time making sure the details were dialed, but there are still a few things to fix—twitchy steering and a death trap chain tensioner, for example—before it is fully sorted.Grind Hard Plumbing Co.

The result is a very, very fast golf cart with a penchant for getting big air, ripping huge wheelies, and annihilating its CV joints at every opportunity. The crew plans to fix the CV joint issue and address the very twitchy steering before throwing this thing at the dunes and their homegrown test track. Stay tuned, we’re pretty sure this is going to get wild.

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