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More87 02-15-2020 09:14 PM

Best/legit online place to buy parts
 
New here and just getting back into the scene. I bought a go cart for my boys and just doing some work on it. An American sport works fox hornet sp-170. With a 6.0 Subaru motor. I pulled out the rear axle and the key stock is gone. And the axle slot for the key looks beat up. So I was looking online for parts and gokartsupply.com has very detailed pics and parts. Just not sure how legit the website is. Has anyone ordered from them or what do y’all recommend.? Thanks guys.

Kartorbust 02-15-2020 10:29 PM

Never tried there. BMIkarts.com and GoPowerSports.com are the most common places, as well as azusaeng.com

More87 02-15-2020 10:43 PM

I found the part on BMIkarts.com thanks. It’s less then $30 on that site but goes for over $100 on other sites. Part number 14798- splined axle. I guess I’m just thinking $30 is to good to be true. What do you think? Thanks for any advice. Oh by the way right now I have cleaned and filed down the existing axle and cut down some key stock to fit but having issues putting in back in place through the sprocket keywey

KartFab 02-16-2020 06:08 AM

I’d try the old axle first. What issues are you having? Some sprockets on Manco karts have an Allen head bolt that you need to back out, position sprocket, then tighten down,

itsid 02-16-2020 07:42 AM

gokartsupply.com is a trustworthy website for all I know..
never heard anyone complaining about them
unlike BMI where I constantly hear "they rip you off on shipping", so you need to call in order to negotiate acceptable shipping fees.

OMBwarehouse.com would be another site I'd trust
(I actually bought some parts there because they were at that time the only ones willing to ship to germany)
and that was a flawless experience..
all parts as ordered, fair shipping fees and quick international delivery...
what more could I have asked for? I'd buy there again any time!

'sid

More87 02-16-2020 07:54 AM

I figured out the problem. I was using 1/4 key stock and it calls for 5mm. So I’m gonna get some 5mm keystock and try and salvage the old axle.

Bansil 02-16-2020 08:06 AM

Moar 87...beans or no beans?:welcome2:

More87 02-16-2020 09:14 AM

Bansil..no beans. I got the old axle back out but I need to find some 5mm keystock locally hopefully. If not I’m thinking I might just order a new axle and a couple more pars like castle nuts and bearing cover. Looks like someone has taken this apart before and beat it up a bit. Or they were just running it without the keystock in place

Bansil 02-16-2020 10:49 AM

:thumbsup:
So 1/8 seems small?

Remember it's all fun and games until you run into the neighbors bumper :popcorn:

More87 02-16-2020 03:56 PM

I had the 1/4 key in place but had to do some mods to get it to fit but even at that it was a really tight fit going into the hub.

Bansil 02-16-2020 05:33 PM

5mm 5÷25.4 is about .196 and you mention 1/4 key...is the keyway really wallard out? Maybe it is 3/16 key needed!

More87 02-17-2020 06:06 AM

It is pretty wallarded out. But i tried a 3/16 also and way to much wiggle room


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