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Old 01-27-2014, 11:46 AM
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Hello to everyone. I'm from Greece and recently i came up with an idea of making a homemade go kart just for fun. But I'm new in this and I don't know many things. So If anyone can help with sugestions and tips i would be greatful.
Allthough i hove some questions. What engine should a go kart making for fun should be fitted with?
Thanks a lot!!
Old 01-27-2014, 12:12 PM
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Then I take it It's all Greek to you? (An American saying when someone knows nothing about what someone is talking about. )

You should just look around the site a bit to get a little more idea of what you want.
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Welcome Alekadros,

As Poboy already mentioned, you should take a look around, especially the build logs are a perfect start to get the general idea.

You'll notice a few things within the first few threads you read..
the engine mostly refered to are Honda GX or clones
(depending on the displacement something around 5-7 HP ..)
6.5Hp is most likely the most used variant aka GX200.

You'll find clones for cheap on ebay for example (around 100 €)

depending on the type of kart you want there are many different options.
race kart, fun kart, yard kart, buggies...
single or two seater, suspension or not, roll cages or brush guards or neither.

at first I'd say start slow (simple) single seater no suspension fun/yard kart.
But that's your choice to make.

You can even browse your local classifieds and maybe find a frame for cheap you can just fix (or even a complete kart you can fix)
But first you should know what you are looking for.

In case you need some help,
I can assure you, you've come to the right place!

Many helping hands with great knowledge around

So make yourself comfortable and see if you find some inspiration.

Jokes about german sausage are the wurst.
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