[Kartbuilding] centrifugal clutches

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Thu Feb 7 09:29:21 GMT 2008

Hi Tim,

That motorbike engine (Honda 360, CB) sounds perfect for the job. That 
engine might even be air cooled, so you wont have to go setting up a 
radiator etc.
You sound to be well on the way for a good build. When you say "trike", I 
take it you mean a 3 wheeler? If its for off-road use where you want good 
cornering, you might have to look into differentials which allow all 
vehicles to corner effectively.

As for photos - yes indeed, if you forward them on I will put them and any 
other information up on www.kartbuilding.net to help inspire fellow kart 

Best of Luck,

On Wed, 6 Feb 2008, Tim Valis wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> I looked on craigslist (a large online classifieds posting site) and was
> able to make a good deal!  I traded2 cases of Miller Lite for a Honda 360
> engine.  I know it's overkill, but it was cheap AND its a good engine!  The
> man also gave me the steering column, wheel, etc.  I think I'm going to make
> a trike out of it.  The engine is a kick start with a 6 speed transmission
> and a manual clutch. Anyways, I wanted to thank you graciously for all of
> your help and all of your advice!  Can I send you pictures when I finish the
> trike?
> Thanks again, Steve!
> -Tim

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