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PostSubject: Fast go kart   Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:05 pm

Alright so lately iv been thinking of some ideas for a go kart. iv been lookin around on craigs list and i see all kinds of old go kart frames for sale for around $50. iv also been lookin at motor cycle engines an i found a 600cc one for $200 so then i had the idea to put the two together and make a really fast go kart:)

one of my question was. what all do i need for the driveline? can i just take a chain and go straight from the engine shaft to the axle? i just want to know wut i should be lookin for.

im thinkin around $300-350 for the whole project. normal go karts are like 5hp and the cost triple that
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PostSubject: Re: Fast go kart   Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:41 pm

just found a add on craigslist for a old honda rebel. i think i might buy it. it has a little bit smaller engine than i wanted but i should still be super fast

it is 100$. the add says the engine is bad but im thinkin for that price i can try get her runnin and if not i can sell it and get my money back.

it seems like the seller doesnt know much bout motorcycles so mabye theres not to many major problems

what do yall think?
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PostSubject: Re: Fast go kart   Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:16 pm

youtube search davidsfarm go kart
he made one with a 450cc bike engine (i think) anyway thats how i would build it.
FYI his channel is shut down but the videos should still be up
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PostSubject: Re: Fast go kart   Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:28 am

I think i found the video . pretty sweet but i didnt see one of it drivin


heres the video that gave me the idea... that thing is sick
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PostSubject: Re: Fast go kart   Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:55 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mJfOdQK9_E
theres one of it burning the tires off lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrddpoE_E4g
and it on sky hill
i didnt know that his vids were taken off, a few weeks after his account was shut down i was still watching them
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PostSubject: Re: Fast go kart   Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:25 pm

is that the same guy as this? https://www.youtube.com/user/RedneckRickem he has iv seen videos of sky hill on his channel
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PostSubject: Re: Fast go kart   Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:29 pm

If the chassis youre buying is complete- it shouldnt be too hard to adapt a different motor- altho you might need to move the seat or lengthen it to fit everything- if it doesnt have a one piece/ at least 1" axle and heavy duty pillow block berings - id upgrade those because a bigger motor will snap them for sure.

Ive been lucky with my tractors that ive gotten non running - lil work n cleaning they fire right up.

Thats one reason why i decided on making the wizard a go kart- its big enough for larger motors - plus i scored some free steel angle from work .

Nephew is also giving me a mini electric atv chassis that im gonna adapt a gas motor on- might just build a whole new frame.
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PostSubject: Re: Fast go kart   Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:24 pm

yea it deffintily wont be as much work as the mower... the hard part is findin the stuff for a good price.

i planed on doin alot of beefin up to handle the bigger motor to. prolly bigger tires if needed to.

at first i was just lookin for a motorcycle engine but know iim lookin for a whole bike. so i can get all the controls, clutch,transmission,sprockets
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PostSubject: Re: Fast go kart   Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:25 am

it would be cheeper in the long run getting a whole bike - if everything works. It wouldnt have to be a huge bike either- even a minibike would work fine.

That kawasaki 90 i had when i was younger was awsome- with me on it it wasnt all that fast , but the motor was bulletproof - ran awsome, always started on 1st or second kick - just everything else wore out.....
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PostSubject: Re: Fast go kart   Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:14 pm

yea im definitely lookin for a whole bike.. it would cost to much/not work as well without all the component an stuff to go with it.

i figured this build would be less work than the mower build.. mostly just a engine swap and i few other minor changes

i need to find i junkyard near me then i will be able to find one real cheap mabye even find a go cart there
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PostSubject: Re: Fast go kart   Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:17 am

@noledroByrreK wrote:
yea im definitely lookin for a whole bike.. it would cost to much/not work as well without all the component an stuff to go with it.

i figured this build would be less work than the mower build.. mostly just a engine swap and i few other minor changes

i need to find i junkyard near me then i will be able to find one real cheap mabye even find a go cart there

ditto on the junkyard
i have no clue on cc/hp relation(i know they really dont have a connection, but the larger the better), but back to the point, what about a harbor frieght motor, cheap, readily availible. also i know that a bike motor has benefits, just something to ponder.
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