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Does anyone know where i could find a manual clutch for a 6.5hp 4stroke OHV engine 

Question by BIGHAIRYDUDE    |  last reply

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)???

Topic by Princess_Mellow    |  last reply

Go karts fuel

Is petrol a gas for go karts if yes, Can I use petrol in a 212cc (6.5HP) Predator Engine from Harbor Freight for go karts?

Question by Nived cion    |  last reply

hybrid go kart?

We r making hybrid go kart with 1 hp motor for hybrid go kart challenge which battery pack will be good choice 1.Lead acid 2.Ni metal hydride because of cost constraint we can't use li ion so if u know any other good batteries with low cost plz tell info: 48v 150 amps initial current energy efficient

Question by vpsingh92    |  last reply

go kart will not move

When I give it gas it will not move . Engine is running fine and chain is good. It makes a loud squeal when you give gas

Question by becky.s.rowan    |  last reply

hybrid go kart? can i couple the engine and a motor in a hybrid go kart so that they can power the axel together. 2.if i am driving on motor then how can i shift to engine and vice versa.

Question by dexture    |  last reply

Making a go-kart

Hi, I am going to make a go-kart in my holidays. I am going to do it using the body and wheels from an old three-wheller buggy. I'm planning to have a search around scrapyards for a smallish engine. Whats the best way to get the power to the wheels? Is there a gearbox on all engines? I think I will use some disc brakes off an old bicycle or motor bike if I can find one. thanks glynlowen

Topic by glynlowen    |  last reply

Wooden Go Kart?

*Hopefully this is the correct category..... Hello all! I am quite interested to start learning woodworking (already have some knowledge) And what better way to start that with a gas (or electric) go-kart :-P? I know fair amount of people who have built things out of wood, some younger than I am (14). And it seems like a very good skill to have. Plus, if I am good enough at it and I outgrow the go kart, Ca-CHING! I could sell it for profit (If it is in good enough condition still). I'm currently in 8th grade but I cannot take a woodworking class until 10th grade, So why not start? I was also wondering if the Ibles community could help? I could use some ideas, and I will need alot of info for the engine and frame.(If you can even find PEDAL CART info that would be awesome too). My plan is to have it done by mid summer (July 10 for me). This may seem like too much for me, but I want to build one that, if it doesn't have an engine, one could easily add one (I realize I can not run a gas/lawnmower engine on its side) Please leave your thoughts below!!

Topic by Randomguy65    |  last reply

Electric Go Kart

Hi guys, I'm designing and hopefully building an electric go kart but i need some help. How do I put independent suspension on all 4 wheels and still have steering, brakes, engine etc. Any ideas?

Topic by bhuty  

go kart kits

I'm going to build a go-kart kit and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what to buy.I found this go cart. I would like to build it myself but for that price (400 dollars) I rather buy that than spend 800+ dollars on something not as good as that.Bottom lineI found a nice go cart for 400 U.S. dollars. I would like to build a kit but not spend more than 400 dollars and that at least performs as well as the one in the above link. The kit has to total less than 450 dollars and have everything I need.Thanks Jrb

Topic by thejrb    |  last reply

battery for an electric go kart?

hello, I'm planning on taking a box fan motor and attaching it to a frame. what kind of battery should i use and what should the circuit include? thanks SC

Topic by sc lightning    |  last reply

Vacuum motor on go kart?

So, I'm fairly new to electric motors. I salvaged a motor from a vacuum. I know that they have high torque. I'm just wondering what kind of weight they could move. For example, if I weigh 225, would it be able to pull me on a go kart?  Thank you!

Topic by jmeservy    |  last reply

Adding suspension to a go kart?

It it a good idea to add suspension to a go kart? It is a small go kart and already has a frame from metal tubing and small wheels. My friend and i thought it would be cool to be able to drive it off road. We are meeting up tomorrow to discuss in detail how we would design it. The basic idea is this: use a pair of universal joints attached to a rod which transfers the power from the axle to the wheels. There would also be a spring attached to a hinge where the universal joint attaches to the wheel, and the other side of the spring attaches to the frame. There would also be some sort of frame that this stuff was attached to to keep it in place. The frame would be made preferably without welding, as we have no access to welding equipment. I don't know if this is possible to do without welding, but if it was REALLY necessary, i guess we could get a welder or find someone to do it for us. We will add images of our prototype drawings tomorrow once we get them done, those should help you envision what we are trying to accomplish. Thanks for the help!

Question by soggymushrooms    |  last reply

Is it possible to have a reversed go-kart?

What I mean is to have front wheel drive & rear wheel steering, as oppose to front wheel steering & rear wheel drive. if so what benefits does it have? Would it be harder to install on a homemade go-kart? Please answer a.s.a.p.

Question by DarkVolt    |  last reply

cheapest go kart steering design?

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?

Question by BIGHAIRYDUDE    |  last reply

how do i make a go kart?

I am also 14 years old and i really need to know how to make an awesome go kart without an engine but will bee really cool. plus i dont have any money to spend on parts!

Topic by boedogs    |  last reply

What is the best placement for a go-kart engine?

We CANNOT put the engine behind the seat, only under the seat or between the driver's legs. Please help.

Question by DarkVolt    |  last reply

What is better for a go-kart engine, petrol or electric?

If so where can I find a small, working, cheap one? if electric how can I recharge it. I live in Australia so I want no shipping of the engine. I also need a way of accelerating/braking. Can you help?

Question by DarkVolt    |  last reply

Does anyone have some awesome ideas for my go kart i'm building?

I just need something awesome to add on my go kart, I can't think of any good ones.

Question by cwilks1    |  last reply

Does anyone have some awesome ideas for my go kart i'm building?

I just need something awesome to add on my go kart, I can't think of any good ones.

Question by cwilks1    |  last reply

What are some thoughts and suggestions on building an electronically controlled go-kart/dune buggy?

 Hello. I plan on building a go-kart that is completely electronically controlled. Basically I want to to be able to be controlled remotely but I will be riding in it. I will make sure to buy a kart with an automatic transmission and hydraulic disc brakes. Also I figure about a 200-300cc engine. I would expect the throttle and braking to be fairly simple. Steering not so much. Does any one have suggestions on how to get started and what parts I might need? Any help would be appreciated..

Question by Paul Fjare    |  last reply

I want to build an electric go kart, but my main problem has been choosing what kind of motor to use, and the batteries. Answered

The kart isnt a very high end project, its just been on my mind for a while and i am making the leap from thinking to building, i was just wondering what kind of motor to use, i gues it would be a power to price type thing, as well as the power source to use with it.

Question by mnbouchet    |  last reply

Trike Maintainence

Okay, so it's not exactly a bike, but it has a chain, 3 wheels, and is better to ride when the weather is nice. How to get your (3 wheel) go kart up and running for the season.Get Your Go Kart Ready for Spring

Topic by The Lightning Stalker    |  last reply


Im looking for a two man go kart fram reitivly big just frame and wheels is all i want cuase it wont look the same when im done withit any way im only 13 so i really dont have a big budget.

Topic by the iron engeneer    |  last reply

hi.. there

We  want to couple 125cc engine with electric motor  to make hybrid vehicle can any suggest how to couple them both so that vehicle can shift from motor to engine while running

Question by vpsingh92    |  last reply

can we join lithium battery with lead acid battery in series?

We are working on project and we need more power in less cost so lead acid battery is compulsion but we want to add lipo battery with it to get more power. can we do that?

Question by vpsingh92    |  last reply

DIY Batman Tumbler Go Kart

This guy built his own Batman Tumbler go kart. With his plans you can make your own. They'll cost you a little over $30 for the plans, but it looks like that will be a small fraction of the total time and expenses for this project anyway.But, Mr. Batman Tumbler Go Kart Guy, if you're reading this, we'd always be willing to host your plans here to open up this design to the world.eBay listing via NeatoramaSkip to 1:40 to see the go kart in action.

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply

how do you make a go kart from a lawn mower engine? Answered

I want to know how to make a cheap go kart powered by a lawn mower engine.

Question by VinceJDJ    |  last reply


I was wondering if anybody had any plans for go-carts. Not the ones you ride down the hill, the ones where you push the gas pedal and it go's. I would prefer a way to make one without welding. Also i would prefer one that go's off-road.Thanks.

Topic by Easy Button    |  last reply

What to do with go kart motor?

I stumbled upon a go kart motor in my shed that my grandfather was going to use to make a go kart. It was supposed to be built when i was 12. I'm 21 now. My grandfather has passed on. The go kart frame was stolen. I want to put this motor to good use. The problem is that I don't know what to build to use it. I want to build something more than a go kart. if i wanted to go for a drive i would just take my car. Lol :P Any suggestions? Motorbike? Atv with caterpillar tracks? Help me decide and I will post full instructable!

Topic by BigBossXtreme    |  last reply

Go Kart Inner Tube Size Answered

The inner tube on my go kart recently broke, and when I took it out of it's tire, I saw a large "3.50-4".  I also saw a small 78 on the opposite end of the tire, a "DDD" between the two previous mention marks, and a "D" by the valve. What do these markings mean and how can I find a correct replacement? Photos below picture the previously mentioned makings respectively.

Question by ___    |  last reply

Does anyone know a cool design for a go-kart?

Frame designs that can hold a diesel engine and a paint job and cool accessories 

Question by TheWilks1    |  last reply

What are some good designs for a go-kart that has a diesel engine?

Frame, body, lights, brush gaurd, and anything else i got ideas but i want some more to make a really cool go-kart

Question by TheWilks1    |  last reply

GY6 Questions?

I bought a 150cc go kart a while back, and want to take it sand duning. Problem is, it doesnt have enough power on sand. The model is the KM-2150R.  I found out that the engine is a clone of the 150cc Honda GY6. I recently got offered to buy a 250cc honda scooter with a genuine Honda GY6 that is 250cc. Could I put the engine from the scooter in my kart? They use the same transmission, and look very similar, if not the same from the outside.

Question by LiquidLightning    |  last reply

Cheap Electric Gokart??

Anyone know how to make one? I would like to know how to build an actual one. 2 passenger. Budget under 200

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How to make power improvement for solar powered go-kart?

I have Model: MotoTec Solar Electric 24V Go Kart ( I need to make power performance improvement on it. Please, make suggestions. here is some details 

Question by skumu    |  last reply

how do I propel a hover craft go kart thing

I am in the proses of bilding a hover craft andI want to know how to go forwerd

Question by book54321    |  last reply

home built go Kart, electric V.S gas

Me and a friend of min have been wanting to build a go cart. Right now were in the planing stage and the first Question is to use an electric or a gas motor. If any one has any impute on which is cheaper, quicker, simpler, safer. A top speed of 40mph or so is good enough. My dad can weld (and is teaching us) he is an electrical engineer i have a fully working washing machine motor (most likely to small to use) also have a lawn mower enginewhen i say top i mean like best of best "top electric cart" (not my video) "top gas cart" (not my video) links]

Topic by i make shooting things    |  last reply

Should I build a go kart or should I build a mini chopper?

So should I build a go kart or should I build  a really sweet mini chopper?

Question by TSC    |  last reply

does anybody know how to build go-carts?well today i was tring to build one from off of the pics from off this website.

Does anybody know  how to build go-karts? well today i  was tring to build one from off of the pics from off this website. well can you help me?

Question by jalen898    |  last reply

need welder/mechanic in london UK (go kart)

Hi guys, I am seeking for professional help to build a go kart. Welding and workshop would be needed. This is a project seeking to use biogas to power the engine. The vehicle I seek to build is a standing type of ATV. I've used the word go-kart simply because of the majority of parts I would be using is from go-karts. Please contact me if you are interested, paid work.

Topic by tesselar  

Physics equation for air displacement? Answered

I want to make a fan powered go-kart, is there a formula I can use to calculate the minimum amount of air displacement to make it move?

Question by A-Nony-Mus    |  last reply

What would be an easy way to make an electric go kart?

I need help making an electric go kart, any answers would be helpful from what kind of engine type (wet cell, dry cell, hub motors, etc.) to how to make an throttle ans steering for it. Thank you!

Question by matt17fan    |  last reply

How could I make a speedometer for a gas-powered go-kart? Answered

I was wondering how I could make a speedometer for my go-kart. Could I use a regular cyclocomputer from a bicycle?

Question by buddybran    |  last reply