[Kartbuilding] Kart building

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Wed Dec 2 20:59:56 GMT 2009

Hi Dan,

The motorbike engine (135cc) would be much much better for a kart. The 
50cc engines from a scooter are very small. They also tend to be automatic 
with no manual gears. Their top speed would be slow also.

Regarding the chassis in blue shown, the person who made it wrote a little 
on it at the bottom of the page:
I know that chassis was quite complicated and in two halves to allow the 
chassis to flex and allow the kart to corner and handle well.

Best of luck,

On Wed, 2 Dec 2009, Dan Lazari wrote:

> thanks for advice
> i wanted to ask you which engine is the best i wnt to take an engine
> from scooter or a bike. the one from scooter has 49.9cc but the other
> one has 135 cc which one is the best?
> i saw a photo from users photos . i liked the bue one one and would
> like to know how looks the chasis!
> thank you very much,
> dan
> 2009/11/30, Stephen Burke
>> Hi Dan,
>> If you have not made any type of kart before, I would recommend making a
>> wooden one to begin with. You can then add a lawnmower engine to it:
>> http://kartbuilding.net/Lawnmower_Powered_Wooden_Go-Kart_Plans/
>> If you want however, you can make a general purpose kart with a metal
>> chassis. See: http://kartbuilding.net/Freeplans/plans.htm
>> I myself when I was growing up, made the wooden kart first, and then
>> afterwards I moved up and made the kart with a metal chassis.
>> The only other advise I can give you is to look over the kartbuilding
>> website, look at the other types of karts and the photo gallery at:
>> http://kartbuilding.net/gallery/
>> If you have any specific question, just ask.
>> Best of luck,
>> -steve
>> On Sun, 29 Nov 2009, Dan Lazari wrote:
>>> Hi my name is dan.I would like to build a kart and i would like to
>>> know wich is the best method to build it.
>>> if you know some usefull please send them to me
>>> thank you

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