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I can't trust eBay.
It isn't 1998. eBay works just fine 99.99% of the time, especially with Chinese sellers that have a half-billion stars.
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I can't trust eBay.
I get most of of my stuff there including phones and I haven't had a bad experience yet.
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I can't vouch for eBay, as a whole, but you don't have to worry about working with Alfa Wheels
(the seller of the kit I linked)

I get ALL of my motors from them (I have lots of electric toys) & NEVER had any problems
& Miguel (with Alfa Wheels) is even a fellow DIYGK member

*IIRC, mention that your a DIYGK member & get a 10% discount
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My shop teacher is a cheapskate - he won't spend more than $500 for the kart. I know that the motor kit and batteries are the most expensive parts. I checked out Alfa Wheels website but I'm confused about rear axles, sprockets, disk brake rotors, and hubs. I want each rear wheel to turn independently of each other. I don't think that a drill motor is strong enough. Any suggestions?
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I'll put in another vote for alfawheels on eBay once you're at that stage. The 15ah 12v SLA batteries that Functional Artist uses are around $100 shipped for 4.
1800w with controller and batteries for $200, it doesn't get much cheaper.

You could look at this:
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showpos...4&postcount=87 I have no idea how well that could work for you.

It's okay that you don't want a live axle...you just won't actually spin both wheels. You can still find a fixed axle kit with all the things you need.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:12 AM
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My shop teacher is a cheapskate - he won't spend more than $500 for the kart. I know that the motor kit and batteries are the most expensive parts. I checked out Alfa Wheels website but I'm confused about rear axles, sprockets, disk brake rotors, and hubs. I want each rear wheel to turn independently of each other. I don't think that a drill motor is strong enough. Any suggestions?
Nope, a drill motor ain't gonna do the job
...unless your a 50 lb. 6 yr old kid

For more info check out the !Arriba! kart
http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/showthread.php?t=37852

It uses a fixed axle & individual hubs.
(see post #12 for info on rear axle parts)

It has Dual 48V 1,000W motors
...same concept just (x 2)

* Oh ya, & it pops wheelies too

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Old 03-15-2019, 07:07 PM
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Functional Artist, I checked out your thread on building your kart. I'll build the rear axle your way. I'm not sure about brakes that contact the tires.
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:13 AM
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The shop teacher gave me a Pride Mobility Elite Traveller Plus scooter. It is missing batteries, battery case, and charger. I found out that the top speed is only 4.5 MPH. Is it worth converting the scooter into a go kart?
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I'm not an expert on this but I would think every component is rated for 5mph. Doesn't seem like the best idea.

That's not to say you couldn't repurpose some components.
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I found out that the rear axles are 3/4" with keyways. The size of the rear tires are 9" x 3". I tried to measure the part of the wheel that goes on the axle and I think it is about 2". I would like to replace the wheels and tires with those for go karts. I need to know the tire sizes for 4", 5", and 6" wheels. The scooter has three wheels instead of four wheels. I found out that Monster Scooter Parts has one at https://www.monsterscooterparts.com/...o-go-sc54.html but I may have to build a new frame. Any suggestions?
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