[Kartbuilding] Building a Kart

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Sat Aug 2 14:14:22 IST 2008

Hi Rupert,

If your are working from the off-road/general purpose kart plans at:
there is information on making and producing most parts manually without 
requiring expensive parts. For example, instead of buying bearings for the 
rear axle, you can use bushings (pieces of pipe/tube).

If you are looking at the racing kart plans at:
then most of the parts there are purchased. As a result costs are in the 
region of $200 or EUR150 without the engine. Kart wheels, bearings and 
disc brakes are quite expensive when bought new.

I would recommend that you use as many second-hand (used) parts as 
possible to keep costs down.

As for sourcing parts etc. eBay would be a good start for second-hand/user 
and new kart parts. You would need to check the location of the seller as 
delivery could get expensive.

Best of Luck,

On Fri, 1 Aug 2008, Rupert Allan wrote:

> I was looking into building a kart, but nothing crazy fast. Probably just a
> 5 - 6.5 hp engine, and i was wondering, after looking at all the plans, what
> is the budget for all these parts? And if you know a good website or store
> to get the parts at, that would be great.
> Thank You

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