[Kartbuilding] Fwd:

Stephen Burke kartbuilding at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 11:30:06 IST 2006

Hi Kyle,

You are quite correct about the single gear direct chain drive.
I havn't however had time to write-up them pages however.
There's not much else to say about the direct chain drive, apart that
the sprocket on the rear axle needs to be 5 times bigger than the
sprocket on the engine, i.e. having 5 times as many teeth.

Bolt or weld the small sprocket to the engine as best you can, and
perhaps get a sprocket carrier for the rear sprocket. There are
details of this on the Off-Road kart section on my website.
BEst of Luck

On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 17:29:07 -0500, kyle michaud wrote:
> One single gear direct chain drive. This is where you have a direct
> connection from the engine to the rear axle. No clutch, no gears. All you
> need is a small sprocket on the engine and a large sprocket on the rear
> axle. You will have to push the kart in order to start it.
> can I please have more info on how to build this
> thank you very much

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