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6.5hp 07-09-2016 06:40 AM

2016 - My go kart rebuild
 
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G'day fellas, I just joined this website recently and saw this and thought, since I had just started rebuilding my go kart I should post it here. the original go kart's weak rear axle got sheared so I decided to tear it to bits and turn it into an absolute beast!:auto::2guns: that is, if the suspension works...I got it off eBay and they seem to be immovable!
total cost so far 300-400$ and that is for the frame $50ish?,engine(fake honda)107$ off eBay!, the suspension $99.96 (waste of money should of got them somewhere else where I could test it out!) and the clutch,chain and sprocket $89.90 off cut price racing. also the tiny wheels which were about 15-20$ each. (another regrettable purchase)
the next picture is of the old go kart that broke.

6.5hp 07-09-2016 06:53 AM

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this is the earliest picture I have of it, taken about a week ago.
suspension arms have just been welded on and the new rear axle has been lathed(it is solid this time:thumbsup:(last one was hollow and it broke:ack2:)), it is short so I can add dogbones or something for suspension. All in the pictures is homemade besides the bearings and suspension springs.

Poboy kartman 07-09-2016 08:14 AM

Welcome to the forum and good luck on the build-off!

itsid 07-09-2016 10:09 AM

I assume the rotten blue one is the "before" pic...
so welcome to the contest...

keep your tools clean.

'sid

Poboy kartman 07-09-2016 10:37 AM

BTW: I always appreciate it when members include a profile location....but dadgum you, you made have to Google to find out you were down under!

EDIT: BTW, Is it really 46f /8c there now?

bob58o 07-09-2016 01:16 PM

Welcome!
AND to help solve a recent forum dispute, clockwise or counter clockwise? The toilet water that is?

6.5hp 07-09-2016 11:20 PM

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Cheers everyone, it hasbeen pretty cold lately, but its 14 C now, or 57 F. Toilet water :huh: our toilet water does not spin.
Is it true that you can ping around on the roads over there with a go kart? assuming yous are in America.
some pics of the front setup, the steering rack is from an old car.

chancer 07-09-2016 11:28 PM

You can "ping" around on a go kart ANYWHERE, But, No it is not legal here in the states.
That does not stop me from going to the gas station 1 mile away, for a snack, or a drink!

6.5hp 07-09-2016 11:31 PM

haha, i've seen videos of it, but it's not legal here either

chancer 07-09-2016 11:34 PM

The way I see it is always be as safe as possible. and respectful of everyone and everything. Even if a Cop does stop me, again more respect, Yes sir etc. and I will Probably get a warning and sent home. LOL

Denny 07-10-2016 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by 6.5hp (Post 420995)
Cheers everyone, it hasbeen pretty cold lately, but its 14 C now, or 57 F. Toilet water :huh: our toilet water does not spin.
Is it true that you can ping around on the roads over there with a go kart? assuming yous are in America.
some pics of the front setup, the steering rack is from an old car.

It is only legal if you don't get caught. :thumbsup:

Denny

landuse 07-11-2016 01:43 AM

Welcome to the forum!! Good luck on the build!

6.5hp 07-11-2016 03:27 AM

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Heres some pictures of my sprocket mounting, the aluminium I had in mind did not work out and in the end I ended up using an old clutch plate. It works pretty well. Also I am going to mount the axle on top as this gives more ground clearance for the sprocket.

landuse 07-11-2016 03:37 AM

Good idea

6.5hp 07-11-2016 03:39 AM

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Bit more progress today, got the engine mounted and the brakes and stuff on there. I had to knock out some links on the chain to make it fit. There is a hole in the exhaust:eek: dont know if this is bad or not.
I had to turn the go kart on its side(with engine mounted) to drill a hole at the bottom for the brake, (a most cancerous drilling job, I broke two drill bits trying to get at that) after turning the go kart back over and starting the engine, it backfired and spat out flames about a foot out the exhaust:smiley_omg:
also a pic of the go kart as it looks now.

landuse 07-11-2016 03:50 AM

Never ever ever ever ever ever weld anything to your axle

Poboy kartman 07-11-2016 04:01 AM

Homemade band brake is cool...(if it doesn't snap!)

6.5hp 07-11-2016 04:05 AM

I can still unbolt the brake, and hopefully I don't need to take the sprocket off but yeah the brake is a bit dodgy, the rivets tore out once when I was testing it :o

landuse 07-11-2016 04:42 AM

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I can still unbolt the brake, and hopefully I don't need to take the sprocket off but yeah the brake is a bit dodgy, the rivets tore out once when I was testing it :o

What is your gearing going to be? Are those Harbour freight wheels :D

6.5hp 07-11-2016 06:22 PM

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What is your gearing going to be? Are those Harbour freight wheels :D

yeah they probably are, meant for a wheelbarrow or something:rolleyes:
gearing is 1:5 (12T to 60T)
some pics of the kill switch setup. this was a bit of fun to make.


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