Suspensions and Unsprung Wieght
Saturday, March 10th, 2012

The go kart suspension can be a tricky thing to deal with. In this article the question is asked about suspension sprung wieght and how worried about it should the go kart designer be?

Case of The Wobbly Steering Wheel II: Pressed Rod Ends Versus Machined Rod Ends
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The most vital component to the steering system is the rod end. It transmits load from the steering wheel to the steering linkages. When the linkages fail, the go kart can go out of control.

This article discusses the different types of rod ends and what to expect from the performance of each type. Additionally there are some helpful hints on keeping your steering system nice and tight.

What Do The Eiffel Tower and Camber Have In Common?
Saturday, August 1st, 2009

  The Eiffel Tower back in the later 1880s was a technological achievement in its day. Standing over 1000 feet tall.  It was made of cast iron plates and bolted together. The Eiffel Tower was supposed to be erected and stay in place for a world’s fair and then taken down afterwards but the French [...]

Go Kart Steering Nightmares: Case of The Shaky Steering Wheel
Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

There are several reasons why steerings systems shake. This article discusses the most overlooked reason. It may be simple, but it also may not be readily apparent how to fix it either, other than deal with the shaking.


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