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Old 10-06-2017, 06:45 PM
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Yep, new wheels and tires for the front, new bearings (and maybe add tubes if the tires leak) for the back.

Might throw a new brake drum on there. That one looks like it was run metal on metal for quite some time and may chew up bands pretty quick.

Shine it up and ride the snot out of it.
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Yep, new wheels and tires for the front, new bearings (and maybe add tubes if the tires leak) for the back.

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Yeah, the rear wheel (or front, who knows?) in photo #6 "20171001_100247.jpg" looks funny. The one with all the bearings, races, rings, washers and other junk placed on it--It's got a small axle hole that looks like it just uses a bushing or some or other.

An oddball lawn tractor wheel thrown into the mix?
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:20 PM
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These look like a decent wheel and will take the previously noted bearings...

http://www.gopowersports.com/6-floater-wheel-special/

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commonly used tires are 145/70-6, 13x5-6, 15x6-6
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Ok thanks for the help. I took the worn decal off before looking what model it was but I think it is a 415. I damage the rim a little on the drive wheel when I took the bearing out with a screw driver and pliers. would the 13-5-6 be a good choice for the front wheels?
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I'm new to go karts and got my first kart the other day. It needs new wheels.
I was thinking about putting knobby 145/70/6 wheels on the front and back or would it be better to put knobby on front and turf tires on the back?
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Or I could put these smaller tires on the front
I would have to get longer spindles to put the 6inch tire on the front
http://www.gopowersports.com/5-float...arings-2-pack/
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So, this thread should be attached to your other thread relating to this kart; threads merged...
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You could do two or one-piece wheels on the front and go with 4", 5" or 6" rims that are common and the equivalent tires; 4.10/3.50-4", 4.10/3.50-5" or 4.10/3.50-6" tires.

I'm partial to two-piece wheels that often have "clincher" rims to grip the tire. The tire's inflation only depends upon the integrity of the inner tube. Plus they are easier to service and change tires. Something like this:
https://www.mfgsupply.com/gomini/gom...ny/az1057.html

You're going to have to keep your driven wheel intact since it has the sprocket mount.
I just don't understand that pic of the other non-driven wheel. It does not look like it will work with the kart.

I can make suggestions but I have no idea what look, or stance you desire and where you plan to drive the kart. If off-road only, you might want taller tires all around for optimum ground clearance.

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I plan to ride it on dirt trails offroad

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When I bought the go kart it came with thoose tires. I was thinking about putting 145-70-6 knobby tires on front and back and get new longer front spindles
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Will 6inch knobby tires fit on my front spindles?
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Will 6inch knobby tires fit on my front spindles?
Which ones?

It's not the tire we are concerned with, it's the wheel that interfaces with the spindle.

These tires are narrow and will fit stuff like the Azusa rims, plastic Azusalite or aluminum alloy Tri-Stars...



https://www.walmart.com/ip/Greenball...-Only/42746800
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145/70/6 knobby tires from go power supports
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:39 PM
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145/70/6 knobby tires from go power supports
They should, perhaps optimally with a small axle spacer, like 1/4 to 1/2" wide.

Get those tires to go with the wheels (hub is 2 3/4" wide) I linked in post #23.

Or these you posted. http://www.gopowersports.com/5-float...arings-2-pack/...Might be a better deal but it doesn't say what the hub length is. Their site is totally inconsistent on specs so they suck.

I'd say call them though; tell them what kart you have and they can likely set you up right.
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I heard harbor freight tires are junk
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:28 PM
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If you decide to buy tires and wheels at Harbor freight be prepared to replace the bearings the same day
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Lol. Wait I found something good about them.wait again never mind There still junk
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People say they are trash here:

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=37764

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This is what I was thinking about ordering
4" Brake Drum, 1246 Manco

4" Manco Brake Band with clip

6" Drive Wheel

6" Floater Wheel Special
3 Wheels



5/8" ID Sealed Bearing, 1 3/8" OD, Common
Select Singles or Ten pack of Bearings and Save:
Ten pack of Bearings
14.5 x 70-6 Knobby Tire (2)
15 x 600-6 Turf Tire (2)
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I have a manco 415 with 10T clutch and 15-6-6 drive wheel. It came with a 50 teeth sprocket. Is this too small? Recommendations?
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It should move alright with your 5:1 gear ratio there. 6:1 is ideal though, the best of all worlds...or so they keep telling me.

What is the actual height of your rear or drive tires (I don't care what the sidewall print says) ?

Did you try the Speed Calculator?

EDIT: you don't want the rear sprocket so large that it almost hits the ground or gets nicked by stones or the high ground between tire ruts, etc...

If the sprocket is TOO BIG, or as large as the rear tires, it'll be like having a third wheel back there...
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Old 10-19-2017, 07:24 PM
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Is a 60 tooth sprocket larger diameter?
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