Help building a go kart : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread


I'm 13 and my buddy and I would like to know what materials you need to build a go kart and the steps on building a go kart. We would really appreciate it. Thanks.

-- John Hattenhauer (, March 22, 2003


It costs a whole lot! Like 3 grand!!!

-- Canuck (, April 13, 2003.

it dosnt cost 3 grand dumb ass dont listen to him

-- dane smith (, April 14, 2003.

\,,/(-_-)\,,/ ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!

-- 666 (???????????, April 14, 2003.

your a dickhead i just made one and it cost me like 300 (australian dollars so thats like 150 us) bux and even less if i didnt get such a new engine

-- MaRa (, May 15, 2003.

you need lots of toothpicks

-- Go To Sleep (, May 16, 2003.

Hey, I am 14 and i am going to do the same thing. I have found a website that helps because just by shopping you learn. Here it is everything there is low priced and helps. I strongly suggest going to junkyards and getting as many things as possible. You can always get rid of them later. For instance, a seat, steering wheel, pedals, wheels, and others. And definatiely and engine. Thats what i have for now.

-- Mr. Man (, May 20, 2003.

dont build a go cart.. ur obviously an idiot...u dont already know how to build it.. its gona take some learning to build it.. why do u wanna learn..u some kinda nerd??! u need to focuz more on eating pussy and banging females.. stop learning and masterbating! start eating and banging!!

-- eatmybum plzzz (??????, June 17, 2003.

if you want to make a gokart its a good idea to to the junk yard it has every single part your going to need to build a gokart and its really cheap or if you want get better parts look for a yardsale that sells parts it might be a little higher buts its wourth it!

-- justin thorne (, June 21, 2003.

u all need 2 suk my buddies cock...bitch ass fukers oh u dont noe how OMG OMG OMG U DONT NOE HOW STFU! u think u can? u ugly asshole if u dun got an answer then dun fukin say shit like i can do it n u cant...i would do it...but im 2 busy doin ur mom...chich monsters

-- bitch ass nigga (, June 26, 2003.

Here is a helpful hint for you gokart builders when putting together a gokart remember this. your gokart is only as strong as the materials you build it with. Using wood might work for a while but is unsafe and will break alot. At least build the frame out of metal. It is alot stronger. If you cant build it your self try going to your local highschool and talk to the metalwork teacher and see if one of the students can build a frame for you and all you payfor is the materials it costs to build it. (show i diagram of what you want and the size would help too). Also if you can build your frame at home you might want to ask the metalwork teacher if your plans are safe. One other thing you could try is find an old rideon mower and convert that into your gokart. BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!!!!!

-- james (, July 01, 2003.

I got gokart plans if anybody is interested, its for an off road kart with independent suspension on the front and mono shock for rear swing arm.

-- G Hibbert (, July 07, 2003.

hey man im 15 and me and my mate are about to do the same thing so good luck with your project and post a comment and let us know how it gos. go hard man from a new zealand gokart enthusiest

-- luke jacobson (, July 29, 2003.

use lots of wood my name is darson dickinson remember wood is the best!

-- darson dickinson (, July 29, 2003.

he is right go to the junk yard

-- phill mancester (, July 30, 2003.

Say kid go to "" and don't pay no attention to these perverts. I just fell into this site and it is like a cesspool in here. You jackoffs with your flame shit is fine when you dealin with adults, but leave the kids alone!

-- Ron Austin (, August 02, 2003.

hey thats pritty cool i made my own gokart and its a dragster it is a 5 speed stick i only put lkie 60 dollers in it e mail me ill tell u how

-- travis (, August 07, 2003.

bdebedbedeee...That's all folks!

-- louis depo (, August 09, 2003.

Fucken idiot does cost about 3 grand to build go-kart. unless u build a shit one and has no power and looks like crap. Also depends on what its for. If your goin into raceing go-karts than it will cost about 3 grand. If you just maken one to drive around for hell of it then dont cost much, but thats boring as hell. Make one to go race with alot more fun. Tracks are full of hot chicks looken for a racer.

-- Jason (, August 17, 2003.

hey, i just turned 6teen and i wanna know how much it would cost to build a go-kart that could do atleast 100 km/h

-- tim atkinson (, August 21, 2003.

For good kart plans check out Diy Den

-- Don Penaluna (, August 22, 2003.

put a lawn mower ingon on it

-- matt (, September 02, 2003.

Theres no point going 100 kmh, this is because going about 45 will seem incredibly quick, and a go kart is pretty much guaranteed to crash going at such speeds.

You can pick up an engine for about $40, arc welder for about $100 second hand, get some metal for more and chain, and centrifugal clutches also may well be needed.

brakes? Don't need 'em, they are for wusses. Nah, you need em, but I dunno how you would sort them out unfortuantly, maybe off a scooter?

-- Samuel (, September 14, 2003.

I'm 14 and my buddy and I are doing the same thing, where getting out stuff of ebay. :-)

-- mari0 (, September 21, 2003.

I live in India and here go karting is in its infancy. ergo I would appreciate if one of u would give me a step by step breakdown about how to build one ( inc. drawings and plans) and suggestions on how to go about improvising using components drawn from scooters, motorcycles and cars. Of course since its going to be built from discards of other vehicles i dont realistically expect it to be a high performer. Just one that moves about and is inexpensive to build

-- S Vijay (, September 25, 2003.

im 15 and planing to build a go kart. i am just copying go-peds go- gaud coz this will be the first one i build. i would have a look at and try copy it as well if i was you it looks simple to build.

-- brayshaw (, October 01, 2003.

Hey I'm 18 and im goin to WSU and studying mechanical engineering. Me and my two buds who are also MEs are going to design one so whenever we finish well post the plans here

-- brian bell (, October 02, 2003.

I'm building a kart for my nine year old son (and me) ;-) I have aquired several engines over the years and I'm basically down to two choices. I picked up a couple of older 340 Polaris snow machines at the local recyclers for $50- Cdn. Both engines work as do the cluth and drive systems. I also picked up what was left of a Yamaha XJ750 road bike for $5- (that's five bucks) for the brake system which includes the discs, calpers and the resevoir, but after checking out the engine that was supposed to be siezed, it's ok. The frame I'm making from moly chrome tubing brecause I happen to have about 60 feet of the stuff, but you can use about a 1&1/2 inch mild steel tubing. There's a number of options for a steering system. I can use the steering from one of the snow machines or I can use a manual rack and pinion I have from a '73 pinto. Any small car R & P system will work if you want to go that way. You will for sure have to do some mods to it 'cos for a start the racks are two wide. You can also you a chain a gear set up so that you can alter the angle of the steering wheel for your own comfort. Ours is for off road so I'm using ATV rims and tires. I've constructed dual A frame suspension using motorcycle shocks in front and there is a choice of a solid rear frame for the back axel or it can be pivoted like a motorcycle frame for rear suspension once again utilizing motorcycle shocks, two MC monoshocks work great 'cos they're heavier. If you go with a Brigg & Stratton type engine you'll need to purchase a clutch and a torque converter. The torque converter because the rear wheels (at least in my case) are taller that 12 inches. There's more. lots more. Cheers

-- Tobias Gathergood (, October 05, 2003.

if u have go cart plans can u send them to me thanks

-- rodny (, October 18, 2003.

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-- suck my cock bitch (www.@hotmail on, October 18, 2003.

Hey i'm 18 and i just started collecting bits and pieces. I have two engines both from a motorcycle. Ones from an RGV 250 and the others from an CRF 450 but i need to buy a new crank case for it. I'm just designing my own frame, i'm using aluminium square and round tubing. I'm going to buy the wheels, suspension, foot pedals all off the net. I think it's going to cost me around $1500 all up. But i can get all the materials and access to the tools and machinery from work. Does anyone know what length and width i should build the frame to, cause with these engines i don't think the wheels would keep on the ground! Cheers

-- Jason (, October 26, 2003.

Well i went on this website its called its a bit expensive but its cool iv just bought a TKM R1 which cost me 2800 and a took it on the road and it does 75 mph !!! also u get everything wit it

-- craig (, October 29, 2003.

im using the brakes off my moped. They are drum brakes but they dont fit on my axles is there any way of boring them out so they do? im using a tractor mower rear axle which does has a parking will this be powerfull enough to stop the cart.(10hp engine)

-- Tom Hill (, November 04, 2003.

sorry i made a mistake above i ment to say it has a parking break will it be powerfull enough?

-- Tom Hill (, November 04, 2003.

go to, or

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-- Rivalskys (, November 12, 2003.

i have decided... welding is hard...yep

-- guy with go-kart (AHHHH@AHHH.AHH), November 16, 2003.

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-- jackurmommaoffslut (, November 24, 2003.

OK, I`ll race you, name the time and the place, winner get an education paid for by the other, I have a feeling your going to lose: Independant suspension 2 X Cr500 engines joined by diff and putting out 127BHP and 88FT/LBS Torque at 6000rpm, top speed on sand is 155MPH, yes thats MPH not KPH, weighs 106Kgs and will, no questions asked kick your arse, not be a little either, it`ll be like watching a poor mans ford escort try to outrun a Formula one car. People like you make me sick, your illiterate, rude and obviously uneducated and it strikes me that if you have to brag so much about your sexuality its because your not quite up to the standard you`ve set yourself, I`ll bet you`ve got 1 or two mates at the most and they probably uglier than your dad (not that you know who he is I`ll bet) and yes I was going to mention your mother but man, I dont even wanna talk about that monster. Regards KevD

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-- matt (, December 23, 2003.

hey, im 13 and me an' a few buds rgonna TRY to build one, so if any one has any plans, tips, ideas etc etc plz email me, o yea, and u other ppl r true retards :)

-- Dr. I.M. Notadoctor (, December 29, 2003.

ok buddy every one elses is ok execpt that one guy whos a retard. u do need to learn about this stuff like most people think its easy just go to the junkyard and its all sittin there in a pile call go karts well its not. fisrt u nedd to have a plan. the engine most people think should be the first thing u need well its not. to star of find out wut material u need i'm using 1" by 1" by 1/8 angle iron its kinda heavy but i got a yz 125 5 speed to push it so it doesnt matter. if u use metal u will need a welder. and a good one cost a lot so u need to take that into consideration. if u get all ur parts from the junkyard count on it brakin alot and unreliable. but if u by all the parts brand new u will need a big bank acount or u can go cheep and only use like a snowblower engine. well im just the mechanic guy so i know more about engines than the rest my friend does the rest. but u can use a lawn more engine they have a vertical shaft and that wont work ur best bet is to find some o'll snow blower cause they have like a 10 hp engine. then u will need to know who will u mount the engine bearing the drive cause u cant just have a derect conect cause it wont start every time u pull it over the kart will move and there will be no idleing the simplest cluthc would be a sentrifical clutch. stearing its best to got to the junkyard and find and o'll riding lawn more and with a saw sall cut the funt of (ask fist or ull get in trouble) and stip it u have whells and steerin u might need new wheels depending on how long its been sittin the wheels have probably rusted and stuff well im tierd of typin but this is just the tip of the ice berg of stuff u need to know e-mail me if u really want to know how to build one ben

-- ben crackel (, January 03, 2004.

i need to no how to build a go-kart and the frame of it???thanxs very much

-- jack hobbs (, January 04, 2004.

I want a cheap gokart I know how to build it but I don't have all the money in the world to buy supplies. Please email me with the title GOKART. Thanks, T

-- Ted Leonard (, January 14, 2004.

Hey, I just wanna know. Is the moderator of this group still alive? How hard is it to remove all those offending posts? I mean come on, there are young folks reading this. Just check it once in a while will you? If '' can't do the job, maybe he should pass the torch on to someone that gives a crap. If these punks see their posts still up, they'll just keep on doing it. Oh yeah, I was looking for a good, cheap, used mini-chopper/kart motor. Thanks

-- Phil Thomson (, January 16, 2004.

Andy don't care, andy smacked out on heroin and surfing the net for pictures of yo mamma. Think of the children.

-- Andrew Bell (''), January 16, 2004.

firt fo all whn u are building a go cart find list all the part u need and thn go out and look for thm whn u list the parts say if u need a sprocket for a live axle at the back and u decided 2 get a 1" bore hole for the sprocket then get a 1" axel for the back or a lil smaller ofcourse a 1" axle can't fit on a 1 " bore hole sprocket so wht u can do is grid it down 2 get a perfect fit ( her some measure ments for my go go -cart its a one seater lenght 58.8" and width 24" t work pretty well if u want more stuff just eamil got a whole set of shit u can u would want 2 build a gor cart. THT A BOUT IT

-- desmond (, January 23, 2004.








-- bitchfuck (, January 30, 2004.

hey ive built a go kart,i bought A blockzilla block(jr dragster) it cost almost 1000 i piad 200 for a shity frame i fucked around with put a axel on there and ecerything after i was done with my go kart it cost 2479.38 EXACT AMOUNT IF ANY ONE WANTS TO BY MY KART IT WILL COST 500 since the motor is seized from my friends being JACKASSES they put 2 stroke oil in the crankcase and fucked up everything.

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-- mike (, January 30, 2004.

Hey, im looking for some plans and basically everything i need to know and get to build a go-cart if anyone can tell me the least expensive and most efficient way i would appreciate it.


-- peter rubin (, February 15, 2004.

I'm dropping in an engine from a volkswagon bug with a five speed tranny and i already welded a fucking nice frame. Good idea??

-- Thomas_lgm (, February 17, 2004.

if n e 1 has advice on building a 6hp, or higher, go kart for very little money, either email me or get me on aim at < philtheeagle006 or soccerctexas or saxophonemanocs7 or lsulov > ok?

-- JP DUp (, February 25, 2004.

your all idoits dont listen to them john there idoits it cost aboat 200$ for a good moter and a 100$for a good frame any more info email me

-- steven (, March 08, 2004.

Some of you LITTLE punks that are putting up foul crap on this site need your LITTLE heads kicked,this goes for this so called moderator too!You talk big behind a computer screen,but we all know that in an actual confrontation you would act like the punk sissy that you are and run. Keep it clean!There are(unlike you LITTLE punks)mature kids that read this stuff.I am contacting your website provider with this and shutting you down.Why dont you back your foul mouths up with an actual e-mail address so some of us can find out who and where you are!

-- rangersarge (, March 23, 2004.

u know u are all gay i hope u die

-- John Taylor (, March 26, 2004.

ah ignore them kids they're nothing. there's stuff that worse on the web like porn. but hey i with you foul talk need to be cut out. there no call for it.

-- guitarrodeo (, March 27, 2004.

yo i have a go kart and in the summer it comes in handy because its just so cool to drive one en i wish you luck with building one!!!

-- snoop dogg!!! (, April 03, 2004.

Hey, i also need some help building a go kart, can some1 tell me all the parts i would need to build one, and can send me like blue prints and instructions on how to put together.

-- Erik (, April 09, 2004.

I'm doing my mechanical engineering from IIT Delhi -India .I have just completed building my gokart .I have used a 150cc scooter engine .self designed frame .three wheeler differential .its got suspension on all wheels. Its worked out real cheap for me .Just around 12 thousand Indian Rupees (~270 USD ).

-- milind shastri (, April 11, 2004.

yo, me nad my buddy are really stuck here and we need to know how to build this go kart and what exact parts we will be needing to pick up.We also need to know where we should go and pick these parts ???? thanks and e-mail me a blue print and shit asap

-- sean jackson (, April 11, 2004.

What would be cheaper to do: purchase a completed go kart or to buy individual parts and put it together?

-- jake (, April 11, 2004.

all you fuckers dont know shit bout building a go kart so go and lick off your mums pussys. and another thing asssholes, your all fucken masterbating nerds

-- fucknut (, April 15, 2004.

First of all, it is really difficult to build a gokart with a lawnmower engine. Unless it is a riding lawnmower which you sit on. The reason is you need a horizontal shaft motor from the riding mower. The regular lawnmower, has a vertical shift, which you need a worm gear to convert. Dont even think about just turning it horizontally, cuz youll have to adjust the carberator fuel tank and oil pump inside(all a extra pain in the ass) From Above: snowblower engines, snowmobile engines, even an engine of one of those machines that chew up branches and stuff work great. Or you could just fork it out for a new one. I would use square tubing, and youre gonna need to figure out what to use for pedals, wiring, steering wheels...Lots of metal. Its just a matter of planning this stuff out. Also tires and rims are gonna cost ya. The idea of using them off of an ATV is a great one. I am currently in the process of designing one right now. I havent put any of it together yet, but the design is a work in progress...I will be sure to let you all know of any comments or concerns that I come up with during the construction, As I would appreciate the same as you complete yours. Let me know, and feel free to email me(Just put GOKART in the subject or I might accidentally delete it) Good Luck Building Randall

-- Randall Stevens (, April 18, 2004.

Im also designing a gokart with a stupid engine its a motorbike engine suzuki gsx-r 1100cc , should be fun to drive when finsihed. 0- 60 in 2secs and 140mph 10cms of the deck. weeeee .

use motorbike engines , alot more power.

-- n.LiVE (, April 21, 2004.


-- asdf asdf (, April 22, 2004.

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-- asdf asdf (, April 22, 2004.

Ive built a go kart and bought one aswell for only 150 irish pounds.You basically need a good arc welder a good set of grippy wheels, air cooled motorbike engine (50 - 200cc preferably with gears).engines with torque converters are limited in performance and are tricky to mess around with.plenty of square or tube section steel for the frame.good set of bearings for back axle ,disc or drum brakes for a big engine or crude home made brakes if u have a honda 50.A steering column can be easily ripped out of a car(mines out of a fiat 128).keep ur go kart as light as possible no unnecessary shite.

-- paddy (, April 27, 2004.

I was wondering how to go about attaching a motorcycle engine to a live axle on a kart. I have been searching a number of ways to do it, but havent found a good one yet. Let me know what you came up with...

Also an FYI - To people who havent a clue....Dont just come in here asking about every part youre going to need to build a cart. Keep your questions direct...No one, and i mean no one is going to sit down and list of every little part......Besides knowing what youre going to need is simple, figuring out how to connect it all and make the damn cart work is where the challenge is...Good Luck Building............Randall

-- Randall Stevens (, April 29, 2004.

im 13 and me and my friend have started making a go kart, and we were wondering if we could use the suspension from a 1984 honda big red 200, 3 wheeler wil it take the weight of the 440 cc motor and 2 ppl?

-- rico suave (, May 01, 2004.

I would imagine you could use the shocks to create a full independent suspension, however i am not sure how to convert the short axle of the 3wheeler to a longer on for a gokart. Also the engine should have more than enough power. Good Luck with it Randall

-- Randall Stevens (, May 03, 2004.

well randall u appear 2 be the most "knowledgeable" person at this forum so i have 1 more question for u. Can we do the same idea for the front end with 4 old mini bike shocks? Thanx for the help randy

-- rico suave (, May 04, 2004.

Yes, you could with the rear shocks off a dirtbike. If you wanted independent susspension on all 4 wheels, you would need 4 rear shocks off of old dirt bikes.

-- Jamie Miles (, May 05, 2004.

hey, one thing dont listen to fucking idiots. 1st get a metal frame,2nd get a 3hp motor, make the frame out of round metal,soild, then on the bottom put a sheet of basic metal on the bottom, and weld on, then put metal clamps on and around it. mount the motor on it u can figur a way to do it. put it on the left. then on the back weld another metal bar with a hollow hole, take an old tractor axel or form an old 3,4,wheeler put it threw get a short chain to fit it. then run the gas lines up frow back and connect to gas pedals, iam not sure about the breaks ididnt put mine on, but thats all i have time for. GOOD LUCK!!!

-- brandon mccann (, May 05, 2004.

Hey, i know a guy thats selling a frame with the wheels, he said he'd sell it to me for $25, he said the bottom of the frame is rusted to shit, but he said other then that the frame and tires are good, he said the frame is little rusty, but thats about it, is that a good deal?, and how much do 6hp engines sell for, does anyone know how to hook up the gas line from the engine to the pedal, and how hard is it to put on the brakes

-- Erik (, May 08, 2004.

I am building a 125cc go kart, atc motors work good more power is good and another thing all you shit talkers who love to say "fuck" need to shut up, some of us would like to benifit from this site so go kill your selfs!!!

-- alex (, May 10, 2004.

Since there are alot of stupid people here, and the moderator/administrator dosen't seem to give a shit, all of you that honestly are wanting to modify or build your own go kart, check out

Me and some friends made that site a while back, and it is just getting going. Best of all, we can delet posts from ideots and block them from accessing the site.

-- Jamie Miles (, May 12, 2004.

if ye want to see a neat little honda 50 go kart go to hoping to put pictures of 125cc go kart on same site in future.good luck building yanks.

-- paddy (, May 13, 2004.


-- Randall Stevens (, May 13, 2004.

if u want a fast go kart getb a dirt bike engine or a snow mobile engine off of ebay and weld some things on to ur frame and u got a go kart that will got at least 100mph+ depends on what engine u put on it and what parts the engine has on it this will only cost 100 to 900 $$$$ to buy the engine the rest u haft to figure out ur self.

-- unknown unknown (, May 20, 2004.

all you guys who read this this is a sick mother fucker.LOL HA HA HA HA HA BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

-- Ryan Busby (, May 23, 2004.


-- BOB (, May 30, 2004.



i like cheese u could use it for fuel it might smell (a bit like ur farts)

-- a guy thats better than u (, June 02, 2004.

i like eggs... yep... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

-- eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg (, June 02, 2004.

im a ghost i got run over by a go kart powered by a lawnmower i think that go karts are a death trap if u build one i hope u die instead of me this time oh yeah i have a elbow

-- guess who (, June 02, 2004.

huh do yu?


-- think you're smarter than me? (, June 02, 2004.

N O T H I N G ! O G T N H I I H N T G O ! G N I H T O N

-- YO (, June 02, 2004.

dude the kid wants an anwser.. help him out man!! dont fuck around and waste his time, like the dumbass up there who said to use chesse as gas... that kid needs to get a fuckin life and learn how to respect people... just he;p the kid out if u have an anwser!!

-- hardass (, June 13, 2004.

Hi i'm 16, and ive made a go kart. Use front mounted motorbike engines, so u can have gears and a back brake if u can be arse with about a 10 hour job 2 do so. Anyway, mine uses an old suzuki CTR 550 motorbike engine, still got the two exausts and fuel tank and front handle bars. where the wheel fits to the forks, put a pole though, with a diskbrake in the middle, two wheels on the end and figure out a turning method. and do the same as the back. Make a chopper like go cart! mine pulls bout 160 MPH, but i havent got enough room 2 go any faster!Also, my engine is front mounter but rear wheel drive!, connect the drive chain to a pole under ure ass,the pole should spin another sprocket which the goes to the back pole and there piss easy 2 make, no of this pedal crap. the only complicated bit of mine was making the handlebars turn just the wheels at the end of my front poles. Make them like that. More fun, less work, its basically giving a bike 4 wheels and ure ass is bout 30cm off the floor.

-- Snay (, June 14, 2004.

eatmybum plzzz is an asshole if i wanna build a go kart ill build one, you talk pretty good for a guy whose pecker doesnt reach his underwear and i already bang chicks, go back to your mommy so she can change ur diapers.

-- Fake Name (, June 21, 2004.

If you need parts to build a go-kart go to they are really cheap but there parts are really good.

-- Rob King (, June 23, 2004.

im building a go-kart at the mo al u peeps are rong ive alreaddy built my frame from aluminium box section and i got the wheels and engine and it didnt cost me a thing i just went to the scrappys and they gave me all i wanted

-- (, June 24, 2004.

heya im saving up to buy a go kart or build one i recently clean ppls ass with spit and my tounge. If u need ur ass cleaned call 416 967 1111 anways u fucking cock sucking dogs the guy who said cheese is good for gas is a master mind, i will clean ur ass for free (and maybe fuck it too) anywaz good luck building your go kart

If you got 18'' wheels or 8hp + engine consider using 1-1/4''- 12gauge steel frame

if u got anything smaller than that use 1'' 14 gauge for 3-6 hp engines


-- ass whiper cock cleaner with spit (SHEMALE@HOTMAIL.COM), June 25, 2004.

dont swear its not nice

-- joe carteg (, June 27, 2004.

Hey, I am 12 years old. I have decided i wanted to get a go Kart when I went over to my frieands house and saw his. I have looked everwere for a cheap go Kart. I tried google, ebay and random sites that I typed in. My Uncle is a welder and my bro said if I gave him plans for a go Kart he would build it. I would really appreciate it if some one could give me some advice and even better some blue prints THANKS

-- Mike ????????? (, June 29, 2004.

if you want to make a cheap go kart find one of those pedal porer go carts i got one for $3 at a second hand auction then u pretty much have one change the weels most bike rims will fit add your engine not to powerful or your frame will not be strong enough when i did my first one i used an old moped engine and i only tied the engine on but it went good and im only 11

-- james earlwood (, July 02, 2004.

hi im 13 and i wanna build a go kart so if any one has any info ex.plans, blue prints websites or something plz email me at thanx for any help i reseve

any info at all plz i need al the help i could get

-- kev (, July 05, 2004.

Hi I have a 5 horse power stick shif go kart for sale it has 5 speed with reverse and nutrol it is a clutch so it is difficult to drive the first time its long and custom made. it well go about 40Mph you can change the gearing easy it make it go atleast 60 you could put a bigger engine on it if you would like it is built good and hevy duty has 10 inch tires in the front and 21 in in the back and about 6 feet long and 3 feet long. asking 300dollers good deal. located in southern Wisconsin.

-- trav (, December 21, 2004.

LOOK: im 16 and i live in idaho, i have read a lot of these "answers" to building a go-kart and the best way to build one is to look for a motor for your go-cart, your motor is your backbone for your project. second thing to do is go to a junkyard. they will have everything you need, i built a go-cart for a yamaha R1 street bike. it puts out about 130hp and it is wicked fast,it will go 120mph easy. make sure when you buy a frame or make one make sure it is thick and good quallity or you will crash and burn. also for your engine try to get snowmobile engines there the easiest to use and fix.

-- Aaron ronney (, December 24, 2004.

I am just in the design phase at the moment and am trying to design everything from scratch myself. I have worked out a pivot system for front wheel steering but it requires horizontal rotation about the pivot point. The steering wheel and column would have to point straight up for it to work, is there a simple way of getting the diagonal rotation the steering wheel and column would provide to be converted to horizontal rotation about the pivot?


-- Ant (, January 07, 2005.

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