I have made several lame excuses for my lack of progress. I decided I need to post a better excuse this time, so here it is:
Anyone want to guess what this might be?
What started as an innocent “I have an engine lying around” and turned into a neat and time consuming project. What we have here is a wake boarding winch. We thought it would be fun to build one and I happened to have my Cycle Kart engine with no Cycle Kart built. I will now use my cycle kart engine twice as often as I would if it were just in a Cycle Kart in my garage as the engine will swap in and out of both machines. The CVT (driven pulley shown) it a monster with a final drive ratio of 30:1 (low gear) to 4.7:1 (high gear) after the triple axle. Imagine a cycle kart with that sort of range!
When this is done I promise to get back to Cycle Kart building with occasional wake boarding sessions.