[Kartbuilding] shifter kart plans

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Thu Oct 15 19:51:00 IST 2009

Hi Adam,

Thanks for the email, and sorry for the slow reply.
Indeed, there is a lot of work in that Tony kart, particularly all the 
pieces of tubing, and all the pipe bending required. The pipe bending 
would be the hardest, in setting up, bending, then welding all the pieces 
together. Of course with a little time and patience, it could be done.

If your looking for a somewhat simpler racing kart design with information 
on all the details, then you could take a look at the following plans on:
( More at: 
http://www.kartbuilding.net/racingkart/Old_Racing_Kart/racingkart.htm )
This kart doesn't require a pipe bender, and can be easily enough made, 
although a welder would be required.

Typically in all karts, the tubing is between 25mm and 35mm diameter. The 
wall thickness of the tubing can vary. In racing karts where weight is an 
issue, the wall thickess would be 1.5mm. In my karts, I use standard 
tubing with a wall thickness of 2mm - 2.5mm.

I hope this information helps.
Best of luck,

On Sun, 4 Oct 2009, Adam Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> I came across some tony kart chassis plans and was hoping you could answer some questions.  I want to build my own shifter kart with 125cc motor.  i wont be racing it, it will just be for my own enjoyment.  Is there anywhere i can get some detailed plans from start to finish?
> I would need to know things like:What size and kind of metal tubing?Where to buy parts?
> Any help you can give me would be great.  The Tony Kart chassis looks pretty detailed, but might be a little over kill for cutting and welding pipe.  Is there a simpler plan involving less cuts and welding and more bending?  Hope that makes sense.  Thanks for you time.
> Adam
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