Go Karts

Hey guys, If there's anyone out there I'm gonna make a go kart. Ive got the frame and steering but how can I get good brakes and engine (50cc/5-8+hp)???

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dfrost7 years ago
try cragslist.com and go on recreational veicles then pick wher you live.
dchall89 years ago
What are you going to do with it? If you are going to race you need to concentrate on acceleration in addition to top speed. Are you going off road? One rear axle should not be a serious problem. The tires will not wear perfectly with one axle, but it should work. Can't help you with brakes.
Princess_Mellow (author)  dchall89 years ago
I'm going to be going off-road.
Off road might mean finding a wrecked quad bike or something for a differential, but doing that might get you an engine etc. aswell
Where's the fun in that? Anyway, I'm going off-road but a quad is too big. I'm planning on riding my soon-to-be go-kart on some abandoned train-tracks converted to a path.
Ah right a diff might not be too essential then...
I know what to do. Buy a pre-loved one and fix it up. And improve it.
Good Idea I know someone that bought a near wrecked one, wimpy engine and beaten everything, put the engine from a ninja in it and built it up to be the most insane go kart I have ever been near or driven, well maybe not as crazy as the little 8hps in barry's all in a big concrete walled pit, on a damp day you can drift them, I hold records in lap time and the only person to crash hard enough to tip one right up, sadly due to the seating arrangement and my height I got a great big bruise right across my butt... Sorry went so far off topic there... I think that's a great idea because you could pick one up for next to nothing, look for a sturdy frame and working steering, the rest drops in around...
Now I know what to look for. Thanks.
good luck, hopefully you'll find one that not been 'enjoyed' upside down.
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