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Bmr4Karts 01-16-2020 08:09 PM

Hand Controls, why am I just thinking about this???
 
I've been brain storming how to improve the pedal placement on my Manco Dingo. I've already pushed the pedals out a few inches and now my problem is getting my heels into stable positions while being able to still get to the gas and brake easily. I need my heels to keep me in the seat. Then I remembered that there are a lot electric and gas karts that have hand controls.

I found this video of a race kart with hand controls.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gadMxBPkR1w

I already have hydraulic brakes on my Dingo so my hand should be able to squeeze hard enough to max out the brakes.

Now I need to find some hand brakes and wire them up to my kart. I'll start with changing the throttle and if that works good then will try swapping the brake.

snowjob 01-17-2020 10:17 AM

We have hand controls on our tiny kart and they work ok. Both are mechanical, which makes it easy to hook them up, but also limits the force you can apply. Converting to hydraulic brakes would help depending on the hookup. The nice thing is it means just about any size person can easily ride the kart.

Quinc 01-17-2020 04:00 PM

thumb throttle like the razor gokarts use? Could also use a hand brake.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/RAZOR-THUMB...EAAOSwVZNTmQLU

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....AC_SL1500_.jpg

Bmr4Karts 01-17-2020 04:11 PM

I'm thinking more like this.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/14...g?v=1570010906

but on a second thought, I already have an extra thumb throttle and think I can secure add it to the existing steering wheel. hmmmm

Functional Artist 01-17-2020 08:35 PM

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Um...
!Arriba! has dual thumb throttles :thumbsup:
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=37852

Damien has a thumb throttle :cheers2:
& a hand brake lever
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=40084

Destenys Cotton Candy kart has hand controls :cool:
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=39760

& the Torsk kart has hand controls too :2guns:
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=38905

Bmr4Karts 01-17-2020 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Functional Artist (Post 540466)
Um...
!Arriba! has dual thumb throttles :thumbsup:
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=37852

Damien has a thumb throttle :cheers2:
& a hand brake lever
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=40084

Destenys Cotton Candy kart has hand controls :cool:
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=39760

& the Torsk kart has hand controls too :2guns:
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=38905

Thanks FA. When I studied your karts before it was about the power systems. I forgot about your hand controls. Thanks for the reminder.

snowjob 01-17-2020 08:42 PM

Here is the best pic I have of ours:

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...d226720971.jpg

They are pretty flimsy, might also be nice to upgrade to metal levers for more leverage :-)

Budget GoKart 01-18-2020 11:37 AM

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Go karts where ment to be small and uncomfortable lol my "ken bar" is SUPER small but i use the stock pedals my knees are almost touching my hands while driving but then again yours probably has a cage or something stopping you

Bmr4Karts 01-18-2020 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Budget GoKart (Post 540498)
Go karts where ment to be small and uncomfortable lol my "ken bar" is SUPER small but i use the stock pedals my knees are almost touching my hands while driving but then again yours probably has a cage or something stopping you

My kart looks very similar to yours except it is electric and goes 50mph.

Budget GoKart 01-18-2020 02:06 PM

Oh that dingo lol custom pedals might help with iy or hand controls your choice have fun! Love that kart though!

Bmr4Karts 01-18-2020 02:23 PM

Yeah, I've got custom pedal placement now and it's just hard to get it right. Best to keep my feet always planted with the way this kart handles.


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