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how could i make a good go kart, with a strong enough engine to go 80 km/h with a 200 lbs. person in it??? How many horsepower would my engine have to be? How could i set up the steering on the front???
-- Jesse Vanhouwe (email@example.com), February 12, 2004
You would need at least a 13 hopower engine to go over 80km/h that is if my speed in the engine tork is right
-- Zacharie Todd (ZacharieTodd@hotmail.com), February 27, 2004.
It will also depend on the gearing of the kart. I have a Manco Dingo kart (8hp) that will do 45mph. I put a different sprocket on the jack shaft and we paced it next to our car at 53mph with less get up and go. My weight is 170lbs.
-- Adam Northrup (Adamnorthrup@AOL.com), January 17, 2005.
How about not eating as much.
-- sfdghj (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 22, 2005.