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 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 months ago

Remote Gokart

I have been thinking about electrics latley and building an electric gokart type vehicle. PROBLEM: I want it to pick me up from the bus stoop when I get home SOLUTION:?? audrino controlled servos with a map programed into it with sensors to sense things infront and behind??IDK I have a friend that can "kindof" program C or C++ All I want it to do is drive out of my yard, make a sharp right turn then travel about a block and a half, make a sharp left turn then travel about two hundred feet. Basic question: Is this possible? Thanks!

Topic by bwpatton1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

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

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how can I get the detail design,for make my own gokart?

Question by Irf 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Why do people prefer the predator engine over others?

I wanted to get a Duramax engine for my go-cart seeing it has 16 -18 horsepower yet every video I watch on youtube they have a predator engine with 6.5 horsepower, which is better?

Question by RubenG81 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

A jet engine powered gokart?

Hey guys/girls, I need some assistance. for my Year 10 metalwork major, im going to attempt to make a jet engine powered gokart. I need some assistance with the plans for it. I need to find a way to make a gokart frame, acceleration and brakes, and a working jet engine powerful enough to propel the kart. any ideas are welcome, no matter how weird :) cheers 

Question by Shadowwalker2551 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

does anyone have plans for a wooden, electric gokart?

Question by loki17 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

lithium vs lead acid for gokarts

For electric go karts, which one is better (for the money)? Lead acid is by far much much cheaper, but it is much much heavier. With a heavier battery you need a stronger frame, which weighs even more. With all of this weight you need an even stronger motor to push it all. With lithium you can build a lighter, cheaper frame, and power it with a weaker and cheaper motor and still obtain the same speeds. Lead Acid batteries take up about 1/3 the weight of a gokart with rider (1/3 being the driver, and the other third being chasis and motor and such). Reducing the weight by about a third (honestly, lithium, batteries weigh like nothing) could have huge performance improvements. So, does spending more money on batteries, and saving money on chasis and motor equal out to spending less on batteries and more on chasis and motor?

Topic by guyfrom7up 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Homemade Electric Gokart foot throttle wired to PWM speed controller

Hello, I am writing because I have a question about a project I'm working on. I've built a gokart frame and attached a 12v 600w motor to it. And I have a Speed controller (https://ebay.to/2KUnnqe) that can handle the amps the motor is drawing but right now the only way i can control the speed is by twisting the potentiometer, and that means I cant have two hands on the steering wheel. So my question is if I can wire this foot throttle (https://ebay.to/2OChMa7) to the potentiometer and if so what wires will go to what wires and will this even work to control the speed.Thanks in advance for any answers:)

Question by Alberto64 8 months ago  |  last reply 8 months ago

can we make truck engine starter motor last long time for gokart by rewinding it?

I want to use truck engine starter motor for my gokart or ebike project ? can i rewind it and modify it for long lasting

Question by Suraj Basnet 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

without using a suspension system how to overcome the rolling of a gokart vehicle?

As per the gokart rule there is a specific weight limit mentioned..adding suspension springs in each wheel will amount to extra weight of vehilcle...our team has deceided not to use suspension system and at the same time we need to avoid rolling of body.

Question by GSK-KCT 4 years ago

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 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

what is...........?

Im stuck on what to get should I buy/make a gokart or should I buy a quad bike what will be more fun!!??

Question by rhys25690811234 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

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 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

how to acquire materials for a gokart/human powered vehicle???

Ok so i once again have a crazy yet bound to work sceme the only problem is i do not have the resources or raw materials basically what i need are a couple good condition yet unwanted bikes naturally i turn to my local thrift stores but oh bummer my pickup truck is out for good (the engine is literally out of the vehicle) so basically i am unable to transport the bikes to my home and since everyone else in my family drives tiny economic cars i am really stuck i could  techinally ask one of my neighbors but that would be akward (i am between 12 and 16 years old) i really need help with this one guys (and girls) any ideas are most appreciated thank you, fidgety2

Topic by fidgety2 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How can I mount a lawnmower engine to this RAD frame? Answered

I have this awesome frame and I want to know how to mount a lawnmower engine on it.  I'd appreciate a list of materials in you answer etc. Thanks :-)

Question by Dread_Neck 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


So I got this awesome idea to make a trike with a snowmobile donor. Use the snowmobiles motor and track for the rear "wheel", and a gokart style front end, with 2 wheels, spindles, maybe suspension, etc.  Nothing too big, maybe 400cc or less. 2 stroke of course =D. I am proficient in fabricating, welding, and have a full auto shop worth of tools, so the actual construction shouldn't be a problem. However, I need to know some things about the snowmobile drive train.  Would the track itself work on dirt, light mud, light puddles (2-4 inches deep), and maybe some sand? If not, are there any tracks available for such terrain? Do most snow mobiles have the engine mounted infront of seat, below, or behind? This thing looks wicked cool in my mind.  OH, heres a good way to put it. Like a snowbike (Dirt bike with tracks in back), with two front wheels. Or a honda ATC with tracks flipped rear/front.

Question by LiquidLightning 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

looking to build an electric tank. need some advice on how to make the front steering system

Does anybody have experience building gokarts perhaps? I wont be able to use bike wheels since its going to weigh 500lbs++. any ideas? help is much appreciated and if i finish it I will put up an instructable. thanks.

Question by beijing2013 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Could i use a 1 3/4 HP electric sander for a homemade pocket bike?

If i were to use a sander how would i make it cordless. or would it be better to just use a 20-25 cc gas weedeater

Question by The Red Button 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Is there anything I can do to make a car starter run for longer periods of time? Answered

I was looking into using a modified car starter on a go cart and from what I've read they'll burn out if they're ran too long. Is there anything I could do to make them run longer without breaking? Or even why they burn out from continuous use?

Question by JasonYMN 10 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Charging BoostCaps

I recently got a few of the 3000 farad 2.7 boost caps from electronic goldmine.  I have a quick question about charging them.  Applying a higher than rated voltage before the capacitor is charged all the way would be fine, right?  The voltage drop should cause the source voltage to approach 0, thusly below the 2.7 volt rating.  As an extreme example, lets say you simply hooked up a 9 volt battery to it.  Since the battery can only supply like 200mA, the voltage drops to nearly 0 as the capacitor appears to be a dead short.  The dielectric (or ion exchange or napheon membrane or whatever it is in a ultracap, lol) should be fine, correct? My main goal is to later hook up one or two of these for a regenerative brake system of something like a small gokart or bike or something.  Stopping at 30mph is like (assuming 200kg total mass) 20k joules, and each one can hold about 10k joules, and assuming a max efficiency of like 30 or 40% (I think itd be much lower, though), these capacitors could brake a gokart going fairly several times without having to be discharged inbetween cycled (but of course they would be).  For braking, could these essentially be hooked up directly (of course with pwm, and other things, but in essence:) to the motor with a little protection circuitry to prevent overcharging the capacitors?  Or would the higher voltage instantly puncture and destroy the boostcap?

Topic by guyfrom7up 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How does this engine work? Answered

I have a mini moto engine which i'm going to use to power a go kart type thing. I need help identifying the different intakes as it looks like there are three holes. I think the middle one is to attatch a throttle cable, but what of the other 2? One already has a pipe attatched to it (right hand side) and the other (left) looks like it has a fuel tap. I'd guess fuel and oil, but I always thought that had to be premixed, so shouldn't there only be one hole? Any help in identifying the different bits would be appreciated. Chip.

Question by chip123 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Got a 1/2 HP motor

I just got a Got a 1/2 HP motor for free from my school (there were 2 old vacuum pumps that were covered in dirt and have been in a shed for like a year. One of my friend got one and is turning it into a lathe. They are really nice and quiet GE motors. Their bearing just needed some lube and then they are all fixed!). All it needs is a capacitor (can get from ebay for like 15 bucks including shipping) What should I make with it? So far I'm thinking rotary spark gap for my tesla coil (take THAT plamana!) but i'd like to utilize the power more (don't really need 1/2 HP for a spark gap!). Any other ideas? BTW I'm not making a gokart. lol. But it would be cool.... BUT NO

Topic by guyfrom7up 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Excercise car?

What I am designing (and planning on working on very soon) is a vehicle with the possible speed of a gokart, but with a propulsion system similar to a bike. The mechanism itself would be a simple push pedal (like a car) but with a gear system like a bicycle. Upon pushing down the pedal, a shaft connected too it would then push against the foremost gear. and that gear would push another and so on until it comes in contact with the rear wheel, propelling it forward. A simple spring between the pedal and floor will allow the pedal to return to the original position. However I cannot seem to get the steering and brake system down right. Should the steering be that of a car and use 2 wheels on the front with a long axel connecting the 2? or more like a bike, with a one wheel turning system. (aka. should it be a 4 wheel or 3 wheel? Might depend on weight distribution and balance, though both could be possible.) and how should the brakes be arranged? a pedal, like a normal car brake, or a stick beside the driver, like an emergency break, as well as where the brake pad would come into contact with the rear. On the axel or on the wheels? Last (and most definitely not the least) is that while this vehicle must be sturdy, it must also be light weight. So any and all material recommendations for parts would be greatly appreciated. (cheap would also be appreciated) (My thought for material) chasis - light, but firm (strong) wood. axels - aluminum or steel tires - Gokart/ riding lawn mower turning wheel/steering - wood or plastic seat - whatever I can find that's soft (not a major thing) safty belt - I may not be able to test out the prototype (kinda thick) so I need the crash test dum *ahem* "driver" to survive incase a crash were to happen. brake pad - rubber so that it causes the right amount of friction but not enough to damage any parts.

Topic by curvy77 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago