[Kartbuilding] go kart

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Tue Jun 19 09:39:04 IST 2007


No - Im from Ireland, and not Germany. It is always a good idea to buy a 
second-hand go cart and to modify it, adjusting it to suit your 
requirements, as long as you can get it cheap enough. Some people tend to 
ask for a lot of money for an old used go cart - so becareful and dont 
spend too much.
As for putting slick tyres on that kart (photo in the URL below), I think 
it would slow down the kart and be of little benefit. There is only a 
small 5.5hp engine on that kart, and it would not be powerful enough to 
justify wide slick tyres. If you did want to change the wheels - then it 
shouldnt depend on the axle. Wheels mount onto hubs which in turn attach 
to the axle.
As for the brakes - no I did not cut the axle in half or reweld it back 
together - that would be too much work. There are brake shoes/pads which 
wear first - and these can be replaced easily without going near the brake 
drum on the rear axle. See:

If you have any further questions, just send us an email.

Best of Luck,

On Mon, 18 Jun 2007, Hoang Nguyen wrote:

> thank you for the reply are you in germany? well i was planing  to buy a used go cart and mabe replace it with some slick tires and the brake. Well i was wondering when you build your go kart did you weld the axle together? if so to change the brake how to you do it?and i was just looking at this page
> http://dallas.craigslist.org/rvs/350663074.html
> and is it possible to replace the wheel with some racing tire the wide one like the one on your page about the racing go kart?  or is it depend the axle? because the slick tire look very wide
> Stephen Burke wrote: Hi,
> Thanks for your email and your comments. Im glad you find the
> www.kartbuilding.net website interesting.
> It took approximately 6-8 weekends to complete the racing go kart, having
> all the parts and materials sourced. The motorbike engine (GP100) cost 100
> euros. The materials and parts for the kart came to approximately 100
> euros.
> If you have any other questions etc. just drop us an email.
> Best of Luck,
> -steve
>  On Sun, 17 Jun
> 2007, Hoang Nguyen wrote:
>> Hello i was looking at your page and the go cart look very very interesting. well how much did it take you to built one of those racing go kart?
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