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Old 07-09-2016, 05:40 AM
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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! 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.
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:53 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(last one was hollow and it broke)), it is short so I can add dogbones or something for suspension. All in the pictures is homemade besides the bearings and suspension springs.
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Old 07-09-2016, 09:09 AM
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I assume the rotten blue one is the "before" pic...
so welcome to the contest...

keep your tools clean.

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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?
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Welcome!
AND to help solve a recent forum dispute, clockwise or counter clockwise? The toilet water that is?
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Cheers everyone, it hasbeen pretty cold lately, but its 14 C now, or 57 F. Toilet water 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.
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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!
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haha, i've seen videos of it, but it's not legal here either
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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
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Cheers everyone, it hasbeen pretty cold lately, but its 14 C now, or 57 F. Toilet water 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.

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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.
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Good idea
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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 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
also a pic of the go kart as it looks now.
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Never ever ever ever ever ever weld anything to your axle
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Homemade band brake is cool...(if it doesn't snap!)
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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
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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
What is your gearing going to be? Are those Harbour freight wheels
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What is your gearing going to be? Are those Harbour freight wheels
yeah they probably are, meant for a wheelbarrow or something
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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