[Kartbuilding] Kart wheels

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Sun May 22 23:53:21 IST 2011

Hi Bernie,

The wheels all depend on the type of go-kart you are trying to make.

Option 1:
Wheelbarrow wheels welded to the rear axle
Simple and cheap and quick -> 

Option 2:
Wheels from a small trailer or caravan.
This is more expensive, requires hubs also. This would result in a better 
build however.
(e.g. http://www.deevys.com/images/1282776431_MP711.JPG )

Option 3:
Wheels from a moped or scooter

Option 4:
Look for wheels from various suitable trollies
( e.g. http://kartbuilding.net/gallery/v/Off-Road_Kart/DSCF0526.JPG.html )

Option 5:
Wheels from a tractor (or ride-on) lawnmower.

Option 6:
Wheels from a Quad/ATV

Hopefully some of the ideas above may give you some ideas.
Best of luck,

On Sun, 22 May 2011, Bernadette Jones wrote:

> Hi Stephen
> we are in the process of building a go kart using your extremely useful plans.  However,  so far we've been unable to locate suitable wheels - can you recommend anywhere please?  Tried eBay etc but they're not quite right, so any help would be appreciated.
> Many thanks
> Bernie

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