[Kartbuilding] Axle Shaft

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Wed May 2 21:05:29 IST 2012


I got a few different axle shafts.

I made one myself from a 30mm (1" 1/4) solid steel round bar. I welded on 
sprockets to suit. The bearings had "grub screws" which had a screw which 
tightened onto the axle.

I also got an axle made for me by a local training school (who had a 
metalwork lathe) They turned a complete axle for me. It was narrow on the 
ends, and thicker in the middle. Bearings were pressed on, either end of 
the axle.

If I were you, I'd try making your own axle first. Use solid steel bar, 25 
or 35mm in diameter.

Best of luck,

On Mon, 30 Apr 2012, Hunter Allen wrote:

> Hello,I am building my homemade go kart myself, and I would like to know exactly where you got your axle shaft.

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