any one out there have plans on how to make a weed eater egen into a go kart, i have everything tomake one but dont know howgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Junkyard Wars : One Thread
any one out there have plans on how to make a weed eater egen into a go kart, i have everything tomake one but dont know how, please help me
-- Jesse Benson (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 29, 2003
Your gona have problems with a smal motor like that. It really isnt worth it, try a chainsaw biek or something
-- TJ Poseno (email@example.com), June 30, 2003.
Are you a kid or and adult? The reason I ask is that a weedwacker motor generally does not have very much umph. "Pronounced UM-FA" That is horsepower. I would suggest finding an old tiller with a side shaft motor. Even a 2hp one would be a significant step up. Here is a link to a site where a guy built a skateboard powered by a weedwacker motor. You might be able to adapt some of his methods.
Hope this helps, Dave
-- Dave Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 16, 2003.
if you weigh over 20 lbs. you will not move try something likae a mortorcycle motor
-- san (email@example.com), July 24, 2003.
A weedeater engine is best suited for applications such as trolling motors for canoes or possibly as an add-on for a three wheeled bicycle with a basket on the back like the ones you see old people riding. Once you get a weedeater engine properly fixed to any kind of bike you won't look back and you will be making them for friends and family or selling them. It is a good hobby that makes money on the side for someone that is mechanically inclined.
The best engine for a go-cart is a 125 Yamaha engine off of an old used dirt bike motorcycle. It is built with 5 gears in a transmission that is attached to the engine and it is safe for kids because their top speed is about 35 to 40 mph, but the good thing is that they offer plenty of pulling power for a go-cart and can enable a kid to do donuts in third gear having a blast at the same time. I highly recomend using lawnmower tires on your go-cart. They offer stability and plenty of traction in gravel, sand, or grassy areas. Good luck and play safe.
-- Carl J. Stone (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 19, 2003.
For good kart plans check out Diy Den
-- Don (email@example.com), August 22, 2003.