[Kartbuilding] General Query

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Sat Dec 23 13:34:11 GMT 2006

Hi Alex,

Hope all goes well with the kart. If there are any specific questions, 
email them to me, and I'll do my best to answer them for you.

Happy Christmas and Best of Luck,

On Fri, 22 Dec 2006, Alexander G wrote:

> Hi, thanks for the quick reply. It was cheaper then i had initially
> expected. Since my friends and I are still schooling in college we are
> planning to take around one year to complete. We will definetly make
> pictures and send them to you. First thing i gotta do, is call some metal
> scrap dealers to find the parts. I hope that everything go's well.
> Best Regards
> Alex
> On 12/22/06, Stephen Burke <sburke at burkesys.com> wrote:
>> Hi Alexander,
>> Without the engine and wheels - a kart can cost between 50 and 100 euros
>> to complete, depending on how much "proper" parts you buy (for the seat
>> and bearings etc.).
>> An old 100cc motorbike engine will cost approximately 75 euros to buy.
>> Again it would be possible to get a different engine cheaper.
>> As for costs - you can build a kart to suit any budget in my opinion.
>> Visit a metal scrap yard, a motorbike dismantlers and other such places
>> for great bargins. You could actually build the kart for 30 euros if you
>> got out and asked people for stuff etc.
>> Best of Luck and Happy Christmas,
>> -steve
>> P.S. If you do manage to start making the kart - take some photos and
>> email them on, and I can put up an article on the website
>> www.kartbuilding.net in the "other karts" section.
>> On Fri, 22 Dec 2006, Alexander G wrote:
>> > Hi, first and foremost Thank you for the great plans. A bunch of friends
>> and
>> > I are planning to build a simple go kart so we found your plans
>> extremely
>> > helpful. Just one more question though before we start...on the average,
>> how
>> > much will this cost without the engine..and maybe the price for a used
>> > engine?
>> >
>> > Best Regards,
>> >
>> > Alexander G.
>> >

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