[Kartbuilding] Rear axle
sburke at burkesys.com
Wed Jul 7 18:28:42 IST 2010
Thanks for your email.
Yes, it is quite tricky to get the sprocket and its carrier attached
correctly to the rear axle. It is the same with the brake disc.
There are a few methods for achieving above. What method you will use
will depend on what resources you have available.
* It is possible to make a rear axle. Do you have a Metalwork lathe?
Would you know anyone in a Machine Shop who could turn the rear
axle on a lathe for you?
* If you had access to a Lathe, you can get special carriers turned
for the sprocket and brake disc.
* Getting access to a Lathe would be the best way to complete the
rear axle with 100% accuracy.
If you don't have access to a lathe, you can still make the rear axle,
but you have to be very careful, otherwise it will not be a full success.
What wheels do you have? This will govern the type of homemade hubs you
will need to use.
If you want, email me a photo of the wheels, sprocket and brake disc you
have, and I'll do up some images on the parts you need to get or make.
Best of luck,
On 05/07/2010 08:51, Maxime Bossens wrote:
> I just built a kart, but it was not really a succes:
> - Sprocketcarrier was not welded right on the axle (so it id
> not make a nice circle when turning the axle)
> - Same with brake disc
> - Bad solution on how to attach wheels to axle (all wheels
> had bearings..)
> So before I start to build a new one, I wanted to ask you some questions:
> - Is it possible to make the rear axle myself? How can I make
> it good?
> - How can I attach wheels to it? (I don't want to buy wheel
> hubs of 40$ each..)
> - How can I weld the sprocket carrier so it turns in a nice
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