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cheapest go kart steering design? Answered

you know the original go kart steering where the axle is bolted to alot of welded spindles and you would spend somewhere around $50 well i thought of using caster wheels, the type from harbor freight with 10" air filled tires then bolt a metal bar as the thing that the steering wheel turns so it uses the same concept of tuning the axle but instead of using spindles it uses the caster design for $20 would it work?

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rickharris (author)2011-01-22

Assuming not a powered kart then no problems just make sure they both move together or go for a 3 wheeler.

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rickharris (author)BIGHAIRYDUDE2011-01-29

I wouldn't want to go at any serious speed (walking speed+) in anything with castors or in face less than seriously engineered and put together.

http://makeprojects.com/Project/Adult-Soapbox-Kart/548/1

will help you - look at the flicker pool.

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BIGHAIRYDUDE (author)rickharris2011-02-07

well, i did it and it worked!!!!

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rickharris (author)BIGHAIRYDUDE2011-02-08

Pictures - video - :-) please

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BIGHAIRYDUDE (author)rickharris2011-02-17

here is a link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy8bPTasme8

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BIGHAIRYDUDE (author)rickharris2011-02-10

ok i have a youtube account called : megayoursister
dont ask why i choose that name i posted my first video and im gonna post another very soon

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aeray (author)2011-01-22

I tried using some of those HF pneumatic casters to move a shed. I was going to jack it up, bolt them on, and then push the shed where it needed to go. Utter failure, as the casters didn't support nearly the weight they were supposed to. They were so trashed that I just set the shed back down on its blocks and left it, with the ruined casters still attached.

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AndyGadget (author)2011-01-22

 
THESE?  I can't see why it wouldn't work.  It would give you more ground-clearance too as the bar would be above the top of the wheel instead of half way down.

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