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Old 03-19-2018, 02:11 PM
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Hi All,

First time poster. Thanks in advance for your help.

My son and I are working on getting this go-kart running again. Its sat for about 20 years, so weve got some parts to replace. Was hoping you might be able to point me in the right direction in regards to the brake. Id like to update it, but not sure what or where to buy?

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Craig
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Welcome to the forum!!!Looks like that kart was run through the mud and then packed away for 20 years

I would first see if the current brake is repairable or usable. Otherwise you can always look at hydraulic brakes off of a motorbike
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:20 PM
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Thanks Landuse.

I think youre right about the storage. Im sure it was used one last time many years ago and hasnt moved since then.

My dad and I both remember the brakes being a problem, so guess Id rather just buy some new brake parts and was hoping the picture might clue someone in as to the type that I need. Ive seen some on some go kart websites, but not sure that theyll work for me. How does one know?
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You want mechanical or hydraulic?
Cheap hydraulic...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rear-Hydrau...cAAOSwQYZWyB8q
Mount the caliper,
Mount the master cylinder behind the pedal
Connect Pedal to master cylinder.
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What is the mounting bolt spacing on the original caliper?
What is is bolted to? I can't really tell from the picture.

I'd start by getting that old caliper off and that rotor looks badly out of shape, so I'd replace that too (unless my eyes are deceiving me). Once you get the rotor off, then it'll be easier to tell which one will work for a replacement. Is it once piece (disc and hub together) or a disc bolted to a hub? If bolted, how many bolts? bolts hole spacing? bore diameter?

Can you fabricate a bracket and weld (or bolt I guess) it on if you need to make a new caliper fit?
Again I can't see the area where the caliper is mounted so I don't know if a bracket would be needed.

EDIT...
Rotor Looks bolted on, but the direction of the hub makes it look like the hub will have to come off the axle. After 20 years of sitting, that might be a chore.
How are the axle bearings? Do they spin?
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