[Kartbuilding] steering geometry

Stephen Burke stephen at sburke.eu
Sun Jan 5 23:23:11 GMT 2014


It depends on tyre width and whether there is suspension on the kart or not.
There is no hard and fast rule. I had to experiment a bit in the karts I
made. Having an incorrect angle caused a huge jacking effect and made
steering difficult. You will know if the angle is incorrect from
driving. If you are unsure, start with a small angle.

Best of luck,

On 26/11/2013 15:45, mohnish chaurasiya wrote:
> how can we decide appropriate caster trail for a kart
> ??
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 1:06 AM, Stephen Burke wrote:
>     Hi,
>     I'm not sure if there is a single exact formula to calculate the
>     caster
>     and KPI for a go-kart. It depends on whether you have suspension, the
>     shape of tires, whether you have a solid live rear axle and other
>     factors.
>     I suggest you take a read through the following pages:
>     http://blog.kartbuilding.net/2007/07/12/steering-geometry-and-setup-for-go-karts/
>     http://www.asos1.com/karting/index.html
>     http://lists.kartbuilding.net/2013-July/001215.html
>     http://www.karting.co.uk/KandK/Tech/KartSetup.html
>     http://www.ozebiz.com.au/racetech/theory/align.html
>     Best of luck,
>     -steve
>     On 31/10/2013 10:34, mohnish chaurasiya wrote:
>     > where can i find actual porocedure of calculating caster and kingpin
>     > inclination for go kart
>     >

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