[Kartbuilding] Go kart + engine
sburke at burkesys.com
Sun Jul 26 21:43:48 IST 2009
The gas pedal is connected to the engine via a small cable. (Similar to a
brake cable off a bycycle). There are some photos of cables for brakes and
As for the disc brakes with the calipers, I suggest having a similar setup
http://www.kartbuilding.net/racingkart/index.html (Number 9)
Get the brake lever or pedal mechanism that was initially with the disc
brake. Mount the brake lever on the chassis, and connect a cable from the
brake pedal to the brake lever.
It is quite difficult to get a disc brakes where brake fluid is involved
working. I suggest that people take the front brake including calliper and
brake lever from a motorbike. Attach the caliper to the disc on the rear
). Bolt the brake lever off the motorbike beside the disc caliper at the
rear of the go kart. Then, connect this brake lever to the brake foot
pedal of the kart using a cable (either from a motorbike, or a handbrake
cable from a car).
Take a look through the photos and diagrams on the gallery at:
Best of luck,
On Thu, 23 Jul 2009, Wajih Sahouryeh wrote:
> Good Morning Stephen,
> I want to mount a standard Go Kart engine (vertical shaft) to my go kart.
> Do you have any pictures or a simple diagram showing how the gas pedal is connected to the engines throttle.
> Also i am using brake calipers conneting to my brake pad. what is the linkage of the brake pedal to the brake caliper and then
> the linkage from the brake caliper to the engine(it uses brake fluid from engine?).
> If you could please give me some information with sketches or pictures that would be great.
> Best Regards,
> Wajih Sahouryeh
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