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cheetahgod 10-01-2017 11:11 AM

Need help new to go karts
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Hi I bought an old manco go kart for $50 with a 212cc preadator engine. I need help fixing/finding some wheels. The bearings are shot and the back non-drive wheel didn't have a bearing inside the wheel.

OzFab 10-02-2017 12:05 AM


You did well on the purchase price, unfortunately, you now have to spend money on decent wheels, those are rubbish; the only half decent one is the drive wheel & that's not great...

There are many parts suppliers, one of our favourites is Go Power Sports...

Hellion 10-02-2017 01:32 AM

Flat-free solid tires on the front. :cool: I had to do a second take because they look like low-profile tires. How well do those work?

I'm not even sure if any of the wheels are what actually came on the kart, but replacement wheel bearings are cheap and a dime a dozen.

Tons of vendors on that famous auction site...

Your front spindles are going to be 5/8", so a 5/8" ID bearing... The rear axle is....1"? Not certain.

cheetahgod 10-02-2017 07:47 PM

would it be worth it to convert to a live axle by welding an axle on?

Dustin2017 10-03-2017 12:23 AM

First question are you keeping it? If so why not convert it and put disc brakes while your doing the axle.

cheetahgod 10-03-2017 04:54 PM

I am keeping the kart but don't won't to spend a ton of money. The new axel will cost to much so I'll pass on that

mckutzy 10-03-2017 04:58 PM

How much were you expecting to pay to fix this?? Budget if you will...

Hellion 10-03-2017 06:30 PM

He said he'd pass on the upgrade, McKutzy. :D

He'd have to at least cut off the axle nubs flush with the frame, add live axle bearing hangers, the bearings, a live axle and get live axle wheels/hubs.

Besides, a one-wheel drive kart is conceivably faster anyway; it's gonna turn sharper than a solid live axle and there's less rotational mass for the engine to contend with.

Dustin2017 10-03-2017 07:05 PM

Ya it'll turn one way good and the live axle kits Are fairly cheap.

cheetahgod 10-04-2017 01:31 AM

I paid $50 for it and need new tires and rims which are going to be $100+.
Don't went to spend too much

cheetahgod 10-05-2017 04:43 PM

The current drive wheel is a 15-6-6. I don't know how this wheel and rim sizing system works. Can somebody point me in the direction of wheels and tires that will fit?
(dead axle)

T-man 10-05-2017 10:17 PM

Ha hey cheetagod ... that size is the most common size for the front tires of lawn tractors.
But you'll have to get tubes for them also..

Dustin2017 10-06-2017 12:08 AM

Why you gotta run tubes on the riding mower tires for?

qtband 10-06-2017 07:20 AM


Originally Posted by Dustin2017 (Post 482876)
Why you gotta run tubes on the riding mower tires for?

You don't. Only if you have split rims.

T-man 10-06-2017 07:36 AM

oh yeah , true . some times you do. I have some that dont have split rims and they have tubes in them. I was just referencing what I have.
The reason behind using a tube is if the bead doesnt seal between the tire and rim to hold air.

Dustin2017 10-06-2017 08:51 AM

I was gonna say you don't normally run tubes in Tube less tires. Make sure you put fall or winter air in your new tires for better traction .

mckutzy 10-06-2017 01:09 PM

"Fall or Winter air"...... Care to elaborate on this subject?????

Is that kinda like blinker fluid or greasable muffler bearings???...

Dustin2017 10-06-2017 01:45 PM

It's Exactly same but different . Lol

cheetahgod 10-06-2017 06:14 PM

I'm looking for new tires and rims for both the front and back. Can someone please suggest some tires that can be bought from go power sports or somewhere simmilar?

Hellion 10-06-2017 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by cheetahgod (Post 482954)
I'm looking for new tires and rims for both the front and back. Can someone please suggest some tires that can be bought from go power sports or somewhere simmilar?

You need totally new on the front (rims and tires, bearings)

But your rear wheels and tires look FINE. Even the 15" tires still have the whiskers on them. And they're Carlisle brand = Very Good.

1. Are you looking for OEM style rims and tires for the front and back in any event?

2. Which Manco kart is this? Does it have a model # decal on it?
2A. Looks like a model 415.

You have a confusing array of photos. From the above manual, the front AND rear wheel bearings appear to be Part #5090 Bearing, ID 5/8" x 1-3/8" OD Snap Ring.

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