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Old 08-30-2019, 05:55 PM
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I'm building a 2 seater 1000cc kart. I'm trying to find a solution for the axle. I need a 50mm axle but the longest one I can find is 1040mm, roughly 40 inches long. Any ideas on who makes a longer axle? Or other ideas on another solution?
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Maybe contact a machine shop and bring them the alloy metal you want turned down for the axle.
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Yea I thought of that. I was hoping someone might make a longer one or have another idea. I know a longer axle may require some extra support bearings.
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I'm building a 2 seater 1000cc kart. I'm trying to find a solution for the axle. I need a 50mm axle but the longest one I can find is 1040mm, roughly 40 inches long. Any ideas on who makes a longer axle? Or other ideas on another solution?

I'm confused....
Do you mean 50 inches??
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I think he needs a 50mm diameter, and longer than 1040mm, longer than 40 inches?? I think?
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50mm is the common size for the Racing karts since I believe the late 90s. 1020-1040 is the size most of those karts use. You would be better off contacting one of the manufacturers of the axles and see if they can do a custom length.
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I need a 50mm axle but the longest one I can find is 1040mm, roughly 40 inches long.
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I'm confused....
Do you mean 50 inches??
A perfect example why america's ignorance to the metric system
is a baaaad idea..

innocent kids are likely to get bullied from all around the world for making an utterly stupid comment like that!

bob, I'll see what I can find..
I think I saw a race-kart style sbs two seater once for some track day sightseeing..
I think it was 20-25cm wider..

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So I checked the two karts I had in mind (Sodi and Rimo)
Sodi 2Drive is actually just 1450 mm wide... so that'd be a std length axle I'm afraid
the Rimo Twin is 1530 wide, wider but by far not as wide as I thought it was ...
frankly, I doubt it has a wider axle with just the 80mm excess in width..
more likely they included the bumpers that sodi likely ommitted in measurements
maybe extended hubs *shrugs*

What size would you need and what keying is required?
since while it's easy to just cut some tube to size,
that wouldn't still make it a go kart axle..
but if you need a special size, maybe contacting righetti ridolfi could solce your problem,
they make kart axles on a daily basis maybe they can cut one oversize one for you and add the requied keyslots'n'holes
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Or other ideas on another solution?
You could buy or build longer wheel hubs, here's a link to 50mm. hubs available in a 5-7/8" width:
https://cometkartsales.com/Magnesium...Wheel-Hub.html
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A perfect example why america's ignorance to the metric system
is a baaaad idea..

innocent kids are likely to get bullied from all around the world for making an utterly stupid comment like that!
Lack of info confused me. Now I get that he's looking for 50mm dia. axle, longer than 1040mm. The OP was kinda confusing, partially because he didn't specify exact wanted length.
I am not confused by the metric system, just when it is talked about unclearly.

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Anyway, I'm outta this thread.
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