[Kartbuilding] How did you build a klatch - Idler Pulley Clutch Drive

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Thu Oct 12 22:27:57 IST 2006


If you are talking about a "Clutch", then it depends on how you are 
driving the kart. By Chain? By Drive Belt?
If it is using a Drive belt, then it can be done.
Check out these photos:

There are also details on these websites:

Basically, you setup a driver pulley wheel on the engine, a driven pulley 
on your rear axle. Leave the belt loose on these pulley wheels. Then put a 
3rd pulley wheel - on a LEVER which can be moved in against, and away from 
the drive V belt. When the lever with the 3rd pulley wheels is moved 
against the drive belt - the belt tensions up and grips the driven pulley 
wheel and the kart moves forward.

If you are using a Chain drive, then you can adapt a "CENTRIFICAL CLUTCH" 
from a petrol chainsaw to drive a Kart Chain.

Best of Luck,

On Thu, 12 Oct 2006, Avishay Batzir wrote:
> Hello
> I'm building a kart and I ran into a problem:
> -how did you build a klatch

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