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Old 08-19-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default Half speed reverse switch pros and cons

I have a 93 E-Z-GO Marathon that would not go in reverse, so when I took the F&R switch off I noticed that the double microswitch did not have the contact rollers. When calling a local shop to see if they had this double microswitch and telling them that I could not go in reverse, they said to try and disconnect the black and white wire that controls the half speed reverse. Presto......I can now go in reverse at full speed. On top of that, the forward speed is alot faster as well; I wonder why that is, but I like it. Anyone know if there are any potential issues to not using the half speed reverse switch(double microswitch)?
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:55 AM   #2
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Anyone know if there are any potential issues to not using the half speed reverse switch(double microswitch)?
Safety is your biggest concern. If you are the only person that is ever going to drive this cart it will probably be fine. IMO, if anyone else is going to drive it, invest the $10 and buy a new switch.
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:38 PM   #3
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Half speed reverse is actually half power reverse. We drive in mud or sand and when I get stuck I need full power reverse.
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Half speed reverse is actually half power reverse. We drive in mud or sand and when I get stuck I need full power reverse.
OK. I'll go with that, how about a "full power" toggle switch that bypasses the 1/2 speed microswitch when you need the power.
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:39 PM   #5
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That would be fine, hidden from the children and all.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:02 PM   #6
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OK. I'll go with that, how about a "full power" toggle switch that bypasses the 1/2 speed microswitch when you need the power.
That's going on my cart this weekend!

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Because it CAN!
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:24 PM   #7
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Default Re: Half speed reverse switch pros and cons

I have been about to ask how to bypass the half power reverse but am interested to know which one of the double switch it is-front or rear on a '92 Marathon. I need to back up onto my tilt trailer and need more power in reverse. I like the switch idea (hidden) to bypass it only for loading.

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Old 08-19-2009, 10:35 PM   #8
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:53 PM   #9
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OK. I'll go with that, how about a "full power" toggle switch that bypasses the 1/2 speed microswitch when you need the power.
I like it, thanks for the idea.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:23 AM   #10
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Default Re: Half speed reverse switch pros and cons

I'm glad some have found this thread useful for adding a toggle to the 1/2 power reverse microswitch. But are there any draw back to using full power in reverse other than safety?

Also, anyone know why my forward speed seems to have improved since I disabled the 1/2 power reverse microswitch?
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