[Kartbuilding] your mail

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Mon Aug 13 09:19:48 IST 2007


Ideally - you should be able to push start the kart. Sit in the drivers 
seat with your foot on the accelerator. Get a friend to push the kart, and 
hopefully, the engine will fire.

Another option, is to put the rear of the kart up on blocks so the rear 
wheels can spin freely. Then start the engine with a rope. Once the engine 
is started and the rear wheels are spinning, push the kart off the blocks 
and press down on the accelerator.

You could always look into adapting the current drive system, by simply 
adding a centrifical clutch. This would change very little and allow you 
to start the engine with the kart stopped. See:

Best of Luck,

On Fri, 10 Aug 2007, john bob wrote:

> Hi, if you remember, I was building  the three wheel go kart. After a long 
> time I am finally done making it, and hoping to try it on the weekend. Just 
> some question before I try it. How am  I suppose to start it; by some one 
> pushing the go kart and driver pushing the accelater, or starting it by 
> pulling the rope?Since there is so much of tension and weight on the engine 
> shaft I don't think I will be able to pull the the rope.So is there any other 
> way to start it?Thank you.
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