Go Kart Part Tip: Buying Parts at One Place, Beware of Shipping. Looking For a Good Deal.
Friday, September 25th, 2015

The temptation is to buy parts for your go kart all in one shot. That can be problematic if you are not careful.
What I first do is look for the specials and see if I can get a good deal on the part I am looking for. Free shipping is usually top on the priority. It is important to be a savvy consumer when it comes to go kart parts and supplies…

Design Build and Test in 7 Weeks: The Wood Go Kart Movie Extravaganza
Thursday, September 17th, 2015

A lot of exciting things have been happening over the past year. We have been so busy it has been difficult to sit down and write a decent letter. But here it is, the great news we have for you. The past year has been a roller coaster ride of designing go karts, and then scrapping the design and then going back to the drawing board and redesigning it again. It all started with a challenge. The roller coaster ride… meeting the challenge.

The Best Kept Secret About How to Use Tractor Wheels On Your Go Kart
Saturday, April 5th, 2014

This article is about taking a riding lawnmower rear wheel and mounting it to a “live-axle” on a standard go kart. You might be inclined to just close your laptop and stop reading this article because “This is just a no-brainer right? I mean, anybody with half a brain knows you just slip the go kart axle into the hub of the riding lawnmower wheel and walla…. (viola actually)…you have an instant cheap go kart wheel.”

Uh….No. Have fun with that…

This article shows you how to use a wheel off of riding lawnmower to mount onto a conventional go kart axle.

Don’t Spend an Arm and a Leg on Nuts and Bolts!
Sunday, October 27th, 2013

I will be honest, the last thing I think about for the Go Kart is nuts and bolts.  Nuts and bolts are cheap and really should not be something to worry about…right?!   Uh….Wrong! I almost fainted the other day when I was putting together our wood gokart.  We needed some nuts and bolts and I […]

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?

Making a Free Wheeling Coaster Brake Drive For a Pedal Go Kart
Saturday, June 25th, 2011

The Pedal Go Kart is impractical without a coaster brake system. It is intuitive and allows full use of the hands on the steering assembly versus playing around with a hand brake. Learn how to make a coaster brake off of a simple bicycle, useable on a homemade pedal go kart.

Go Kart Project: Father Daughter Experience.
Saturday, November 27th, 2010

The weekends  they come and they go.  You ask a guy on Monday morning what he did this weekend and he will say it was way too short.  Usually that means is that they had limited family time to themselves.  They did not have any time to do any thing thing really meaningful.  They were  […]

Bevel Gear Drive: The Vertical Engine Solution?
Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Some times on blogs or even on some mini videos you will see the idea of using some bevel gears out of a transmission to use on a vertical drive system. This article discusses what you will run into if you do try this type of system. Don’t be fooled into thinking it is just a simple slap it together sytem…it requires more than just bevel gears….

The Case of The Falling Off Go Kart Wheel-Tightening Wheel: How is that Possible!?
Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Loosening hardware can be a real hair raising experience. Wheels can fall off, engines can vibrate loose, and the opposite…stuff can tighten up so bad it breaks bearings, rims or even worse. This article discusses the simple solution to every go kart design. Every go karter should know this trick.

What Have We Been Doing? Go Karts…Legos…Its All Been Happening.
Saturday, August 21st, 2010

The summer has nearly come and gone, but we have been busy. The summer need not be boring…see what we have been doing for the past couple of weeks…and yes go karts have been included. But we have a “secret Lego project” that we have been working on!

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