[Kartbuilding] gokart

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Thu Nov 12 22:52:55 GMT 2009

Hi Gareth,

Thanks for your email. Sorry about the delay in replying.

The biggest costs for the go kart are:
the engine
the wheels.

If you have an engine and 4 wheels, then it would only cost around 30-40 
Euros for the materials (steel tubing, nuts & bolts, welding rods).

Bearings for the rear axle are not necessary, but if you had the money you 
could buy these. See the following page:
The last image on that page shows how you can put the rear axle inside a 
bushing/pipe instead of using a bearing.

Of course if you had access to a scrap yard, or motorbike repair shop etc. 
you can get a lot of these parts from other old machines.

Best of luck,

On Tue, 3 Nov 2009, elfog002 wrote:

> hello my name is gareth elford, i was in my nvq lesson and i
> go to colloge and do motor vehicles and my teacher at school
> wants use to do a project and i am hopeing to build a
> gokart, can you send me a price of how much it would cost to
> build a gokart by using your instructions.
> thamk you very much
> ========================================================================

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