[Kartbuilding] Off-road go kart questions

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Sat Sep 26 22:57:27 IST 2009

Hi Eli,

Thanks for your email.

The reaons I have a clutch pedal on the kart, is because I use the engine 
from a motorbike, which has a manual clutch. On a motorbike however the 
clutch is operated by the left lever on the handlebar.

I also prefer having a manual clutch. It gave me plenty of practice 
getting the cluch and acceleration correct. I had no problems when I 
started driving a car!

Its up to yourself whether you use a clutch or not. It does depend on the 
type of engine you are using and whether it has a manual or automatic 

Best of luck,

On Mon, 21 Sep 2009, eli ailakis wrote:

> Hello
> i am building a kart just like the one on your website, and i was wondering,
> why you have a clutch pedal, and what type of clutch you are using.
> if you could get back to me that would be great.
> Cheers, Eli

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