[Kartbuilding] Off Road Kart Help

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Fri May 23 22:22:13 IST 2008

Hi Jack,

Building a off-road kart complete with full suspension takes a lot of 
planning. I would advise the following approach and plan of action:

1. Do up a parts list (materials, wheels, engine, shocks & springs etc.)
2. Outline a budget for the Kart
3. Sketch out the design of the kart and the layout.
4. Refine the parts list and quantity of materials.
5. Outline a "timeline" for building the kart. I.e. number of weekends and 
what section/area of the build will be done first.
Typically the chassis is done first, then the suspension, axles and 
steering. Next would be hubs, wheels and getting a rolling chassis.
Determine what bits you can't do yourself. If you can't weld etc. you will 
need to see if you can get a person to assist you.
6. Source all the parts and materials.
7. Start the build.

Typically if you sketch out the concept and overall shape and design of 
the kart, you will be in a good position to outline the build.

Best of luck,

On Tue, 20 May 2008, Jack Bourne wrote:

> I have been looking at building an off road kart for a while. I want to
> create a kart with atleast 14Hp engine and that will have lots of torque. Do
> you have any advice on building this kart you could give me becuase your
> website is for normal karts. I would like to build something like this
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOKfPnKRg5U
> Are you able to send help
> Highly appreciated
> Jack

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