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Homemade Wooden GoKart

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This is the perfect budget gokart for people who love speed and danger. I don't think anyone sells anything like this ,so it's pretty much one of a kind. I Installed a Briggs And Stratton 5HP engine on it. It has 10" tires that have a 300lb loading weight each. We got it up to 21mph. Pretty good for a hunk of pine. I have to admit, though, it is pretty cool. Diclaimer: it is very dangerous, especially without brakes. All in all, it cost me around $185. Here's a link to a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLILV_xiJCM. I'VE GOT A NEW VIDEO: http://youtu.be/uaHUD5VmzxM
 
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Step 3: Engine

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I mounted the engine to the frame.

Step 5: Drive System


I bought a sprocket and a Max Torque clutch and a #35 chain. The sprocket is actually bolted to the hub.
mstandring2 years ago
How much and where did you get the back two wheels? did you drill holes into the hub for sproket? or were there already holes in the hub when you purchased it?
kweigant2 years ago
Change the drive to one like a 10 speed bike. both wheels driven but both will free spin too just add a brake system.
myles1362 years ago
RWD cars are one wheel drive....no problem....so it torques to one side....so what!