[Kartbuilding] Thank You!

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Sat Nov 8 21:11:31 GMT 2008

Hi Adam,

Thanks for the photos of your cool looking racing kart. I have put them on 
the Kartbuilding Gallery at: 
Let me know if you want any changed.

I'm delighted to hear that you found the kartbuilding.net website and the 
plans useful. Its great to get feedback and nice to see some photos of the 
finished (or nearly finished :) ) karts.

The racing kart looks great. The slick racing tyres and hubs really show 
off the kart. The gold paint looks awesome. I'd say that kart will go 
fairly fast as it looks nice and light, with no bulky or heavy extras.

The night photos that your friend took do look cool. Taking good photos at 
night can be fairly difficult. If you have any more photos and/or close up 
details of the brakes, steering, rear axle mounts, front stub axles, feel 
free to send them on. I hope to have your photos as a reference and add a 
link to these on the racing kart plans page. Practical case studies are 
great to have.

The engine in the night shots looks good. Having just a brake and 
accelerator/gas pedal makes things easy. If you consider the motorcycle 
engine, things can get a little complicated with needing a clutch pedal 
and a gear lever. It'd be nothing you could'nt handle though!

Overall - I think the kart looks really well and nicely finished. It 
should go fast and handle really well. Let us know how it drives and if 
you have any other photos. If you want to write a paragraph of text on 
your experiences making the kart, I can put it up on the kartbuilding 
website to help fellow kartbuilders.

Best of luck,

On Wed, 5 Nov 2008, Kiesel, Adam wrote:

> Stephen,
> I just wanted to thank you for posting these great plans for a racing
> kart on your website.  Over the last two months I've been using them to
> assemble my own kart to tool around in.  The fine detail in the plans
> was excellent, and really made the building process a whole lot easier.
> A friend of mine (Michael Eliopoulos) took some pretty cool photos of my
> kart in the alley behind my house, and I have attached them to this
> email.  I have also attached some photos of the rolling chassis minus
> the engine.  I will take some more photos of the fully finished cart in
> regular lighting and send them your way so that you can see more of the
> detail.
> <<15_2.jpg>>  <<6_1.jpg>>  <<100_0701.JPG>>  <<100_0702.JPG>>
> <<100_0700.JPG>>
> For now I just have a 6.5hp Subaru/Robbin engine on it, but I will
> likely upgrade to a Honda motor with better upgrade/mod potential in the
> future.  I may also consider a KT100 or motorcycle engine like the kart
> featured on your site.
> Thanks again and let me know what you think.
> Adam J. Kiesel
> Adam J. Kiesel
> Office Services Supervisor
> Pritzker Realty Group, L.P.
> 71 S. Wacker Drive Suite 4700
> Chicago, IL 60606

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