[Kartbuilding] basic wooden kart

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Sun May 24 15:10:09 IST 2009


Yes the belt can wear a little. However in saying that, the drive belt was 
4 Euros, so it was very cheap to replace.

Depending on whether your engine has a vertical or a horizontal drive 
shaft, chains may work. If your engine has a vertical drive shaft, then 
chains will not work.
If your engine has a horizontal drive shaft out the side of the engine, 
then bicycle chains may work. I did not however have much luck with 
bicycle chains. They kept coming off and breaking. The speed of the engine 
was just too much for a bicycle chain (which is designed to move slowly).
Instead I got a chain off a small motorbike. This worked perfect.

Best of luck,

On Thu, 21 May 2009, Luke Genutis wrote:

> on your "transmission of power" page you say that the belt and pulley system 
> can wear down and break. is it possible to avoid this by using bicycle chains 
> instead of rubber belts?

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