[Kartbuilding] Brakes

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Mon Aug 2 17:57:46 IST 2010


Thanks for your email.
There are plans for adding brakes to the wooden go-kart on the following

It does depend on the type of wheels you use however. The method shown
in the image you emailed should work also. It appears to be a lever
which pushes a pad against the tyre to stop the kart.
I've seen other designs where a lever is pushed against the ground to
stop the kart.
^ this is where a lever pushes against the ground to stop the kart.

^ this is where a lever pushes against the wheel to stop the kart.

You can always try both method and see which one works best.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Brakes
Date: 	Mon, 2 Aug 2010 11:42:55 +0000
From: 	Megan W-R
To: 	<kartbuilding

Hi your design for a gokart is exactly what I'm trying to build! 
However, I cant see any brakes on your design... any ideas?  Only that
my area is quite hilly and there are numerous hedges and gates at the 
 bottom of hills!

Its hard to see on this picture, but do you think that idea for brakes
is a good one?

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