[Kartbuilding] Kart Building

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Thu Mar 4 21:20:00 GMT 2010

Hi Thomas,

Ah! I see. Well you can try the copper piping and see. It may work fine, 
however it might not last many months. I'm a big fan on using whatever is 
easy, handy and cheap.

A 2hp 110cc engine should be ok. You won't be breaking any time records. 
You'd also need to use a good low gear ratio, 
something on the lines of 5:1 where you have a sprocket on the rear axle 5 
times larger than the sprocket on the engine.

Best of luck,

On Thu, 4 Mar 2010, Thomas Ryan wrote:

> hi,
> The reason for use of copper piping is that we have plenty of i leftover and we have very little steel piping!
> also do you think a 2hp 110cc engine would be powerful enough??
> thanks,
> Thomas Ryan
>> Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 22:47:44 +0000
>> From: sburke
>> To: thomasryan1996
>> Subject: Re: Kart Building
>> Hi Thomas,
>> Thanks for your email.
>> It may be possible to use copper piping for the steering column, however I
>> don't think it will be strong enough to last a long time.
>> The forces in a steering column can be quite high, especially if you have
>> large wide front wheels. When the kart is stopped, it can be quite
>> difficult to turn the steering wheel to turn the front wheels. I myself
>> would be afraid that the copper piping may not be strong enough if a
>> person goes too hard.
>> Now it may work, but I would be cautious.
>> Is there a reason you want to use copper pipe? Typically I found it easy
>> enough to work with steel pipe.
>> Best of luck,
>> -steve
>> On Sun, 28 Feb 2010, Thomas Ryan wrote:
>>> Dear Stephen,I was just wondering for the steering column could copper piping be used?Thanks,Thomas Ryan-
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