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How to Build Your Own Go-Kart: A DIY, Step-by-Step Guide

I've built a few go-karts over the years and I have a general want to share what I've learned about the process with others.

Learn how to make your own go-kart by reading this article!

Learn how to make your own go-kart by reading this article!

A go-kart is a small vehicle with a simple design, a small body build, four wheels, brakes, and an automotive engine. It is also known as a kart, a gearbox/shifter kart, and an off-road buggy.

As difficult as it looks, they are somewhat easy to build on your own. It will be a very interesting project for you and your family and friends. You will spend lots of bonding time building something useful together.

But before you follow the step-by-step guide below, be warned: Building one requires time, special tools, dedication, and money.

Building Your Own Go-Kart Will Also Build Your Sense of Responsibility and Dedication

If you're one of those people who really love to assemble things, go ahead and build your own go-kart from scratch. Buy every spare part after hunting for the best price.

An alternative to buying your own tools is to have an automotive shop fix the parts as needed. It might be costly, but its a real time-saver. You don't have to clean the mess inherent in fixing your own parts, and you won't make noises that often annoy neighbors.

You will need a special place for your project. That place should be dry, roomy, and well lit with a concrete floor. You'll also probably be working on this project for three to six months, so a part of your garage is the obvious choice.

Are you really ready to build your own go-kart? Let's start and gather the spare parts you will need.

5 Do-It-Yourself Aspects of Building Your Own Go-Kart

  1. Front A-arms assembly
  2. Mainframe assembly
  3. Steering system assembly
  4. Drive axle assembly
  5. The "guts" of the go-kart
A Homemade Frame (Photo courtesy from sadik.net)

A Homemade Frame (Photo courtesy from sadik.net)

1) How to Build the Front A-Arms Assembly

  1. Always measure the steel materials twice to make sure that the specified length is correct. Never use welded pieces for the main supporting parts.
  2. Use a pattern, a template, or a guide to make sure that the shape of the A-Arm is accurate and equal all over.
  3. Weld all joints and pieces together well. Use steel clips to keep these pieces from moving while welding.
  4. Use the right size of nuts to lock bolts. Do not forget to put a washer in between each nut and bolt. Join the ends of steel tubes to avoid warp and wear.

2) How to Build the Mainframe Assembly

  1. Lay down the pipe steel on a clean part of your concrete floor. Be sure to measure the length and width before welding each piece.
  2. Use proper support to get proper height and clearance of parts to be welded.
  3. The body and roofing frame need bending to create round edges. Use a pattern to be sure that all curves are equally measured.
  4. Arrange the bucket seats in their designated places to see how big the body size of your vehicle should be.

3) How to Build the Drive Axle Setup Assembly

  1. Find a lawnmower differential with a 13-teeth sprocket and 9-teeth axle.
  2. Link them by a type (or size) 50 chain so that the speed will get higher than what the lawnmower originally could give.
  3. Install a chain guard to keep the chain from falling off while the vehicle is running.
  4. Choose the appropriate sizes of bearings and tires to ensure good running condition.

4) How to Build the Steering System Assembly

  1. Secure the steering part on the frame with the use of steel clips pushed into bored holes on pipe steel.
  2. Use nuts and bolts where securing is needed.
  3. The steering rack used here is converted from a 1986 Hyundai Excell (models from 1985 to 1989 will also work).

5) The Essential Parts of a Go-Kart

  1. Frame
  2. Engine
  3. Suspension
  4. Steering
  5. Tires and wheels
  6. Brakes
  7. Seats
  8. Seat belts
  9. Centrifugal clutch
  10. Torque converter

How Should I Build My Go-Kart Frame?

There are two types of steel for the frame:

  1. Pipe (round): Pipe steel on a go-kart looks neat, but it is harder to manipulate and weld together.
  2. Square (angular): Square steel is cheaper and easier to bend or join, but not as visually appealing.

Go-Kart Frame Welding Tips

  1. You can combine pipe and square steels to create the frame.
  2. Weld all the pieces of the frame properly and accurately. Put in supports where needed.
  3. Make sure the welded joints are tough and strong so that they can take abuse during rough rides.
  4. After each test ride, carefully inspect the welded points of the go-kart to make sure that it is built to last long.

The First Part to Hunt for Is the Engine

Two Types of Engines for Go-Karts:

  1. Air-cooled engines: Cooling is provided by wind/air when the kart is moving.
  2. Water-cooled engines: Cooling is provided by fluid (coolant) that runs to a radiator.

Air-cooled Engines

Air-cooled engines are smaller and simpler, so they will do better for your go-kart. They also start-up more easily in extremely cold temperatures; they won't freeze because there's no coolant! The downside of air-cooled engines is that they're prone to overheating.

Water-cooled Engines

Water-cooled engines are heavy-duty and they can keep running without the risk of overheating. But the water system of this type of engine should be properly set up, or your engine could be ruined due to a simple leak.

Where can I Source a Go-Kart Engine?

  1. Motorcycle engines: Motorcycle engines are the most adaptable and flexible engines for a go-kart. Whether a 2-stroke or a 4-stroke, a motorcycle engine of any size is a very easy fit.
  2. Lawnmower engines: Lawnmower engines are low-priced and always available. They have enough power, even though they're a little bit slow. These engines can produce more torque which can set your vehicle in motion.
  3. Leaf-blower engines: These and similar engines from other small machines are less complicated than the previous options and can be bought in stores. They are not cheap though, and you need to install a clutch.
  4. Snowmobile engines: Snowmobile engines are quite inexpensive and easy to come by in some places. They have a lot of torque, but they do not perform well during hot weather.
  5. Car engines: Car engines are too heavy, too pricey, too big, and they produce too much torque. It is possible to build a go-kart that uses a small car engine, but you need to set up the original transmission, clutch, and other essential parts to make it run smoothly.
  6. Variety of other engine sources: You can also find an engine in a chain-saw, generator, moped, water pump, rotavapor, or an old go-kart.

Disadvantages of Motorcycle Engines

  • Run fast and have low torque
  • Some are water-cooled and could take a lot of space
  • Expensive and hard-to-find

Disadvantages of Lawnmower Engines

  • Lawnmower engines have a vertical shaft and horizontal wheels; thus they take a lot of tinkering to fit the engine into place
  • An adapter and a differential are needed to get power to your wheels

Important Tip: Horsepower (HP)

The average horsepower for an engine is 8 HP, but 10 HP is desirable. With a 10 HP engine, you can create a larger gear ratio, so you will have more torque and your vehicle will be able to climb higher with minimum hassle.

Best Practices for Working With Engines

You can bring all the tasks that need professional attention to a reputable auto mechanic shop. Never attempt to do something that you do not understand fully.

Engine parts that need to be fitted and steel frames to be cut, drilled into, or welded together should be done with some expertise. You just have to make sure that everything is done according to your specifications.

If you have a welding machine, a steel-cutting machine, or any other type of machine, and you would like to try your hand on them while building your go-kart, be sure to wear protective clothing and gadgets such as a welding helmet and face mask. You also need to work in a comfortable and well-ventilated area.

Go-kart frame—Photo from Flickr

Go-kart frame—Photo from Flickr

Go-Kart Suspension

The role of suspension in your vehicle is to make the ride less bumpy during long travels. Some go-karts have shocks installed. But since you're not driving your vehicle over long distances, you might want to skip the installation of any suspension.

Eliminating suspension will also save you a lot of money. If you really want a softer ride, you have the option to put in big tires instead.

Go-Kart Steering

Second to the engine, steering is the most complex part of setting up your vehicle. The main role of steering is to keep all—both rear and front—wheels aligned and neither pushed away or toward each other. A durably constructed steering wheel is absolutely crucial because it gives direction to your vehicle. Steering calls for some expert handling, so have it assembled by your dependable mechanic. Or find and buy a new steering set-up from major parts stores.

Four Essential Parts That Will Make Your Go-Kart Easy to Drive

  1. Steering shaft: This begins at the steering wheel and ends at the bottom with the pitman arm.
  2. Spindles: These are also known as axles when in the front of the vehicle. The spindle is the steering connection to the axle.
  3. Tie Rod: This connects the pitman arm and the spindles. The tie rod dictates the amount of "toe-in" for your vehicle to turn corners well.
  4. Pitman Arm: This is found at the bottom of the steering shaft. When you turn the steering wheel, the steering shaft also turns, and the pitman arm attaches to tie rods to push them towards the desired direction.

Tires and Wheels for Your Go-Kart

Most vehicles use large tires at the rear. You can find different sizes of wheels that fit the 4.10 x 3.50 from major auto parts suppliers.

Standard sizes for bearings are 5/8" and ¾". Take note that the size 5/8" has axle bolts that fit perfectly on 1-inch tubing.

Best choices:

  1. Ribbed tires are more resistant to traction and to wear than the knobby type.
  2. Tubeless tires require tubeless rims.
  3. High-speed bearings are also high-priced, but they have better performance than the low-speed and cheaper standard bearings.

Go-Kart Brakes

Four Types of Brakes for Go-Karts:

  1. Scrub brake: These have metal paddles that are pressed against both rear tires when the brake pedal is pressed. This brake pedal can be transformed into a hand brake but can put a lot of pressure on tires.
  2. Band brake: These are simple to fix and relatively cheaper but won't work well when wet. A band brake uses a metal band to squeeze around the outside of a brake drum to stop the motion of the wheels.
  3. Drum brake: This swells inside the brake drum to restrain movement, rather than controlling from the outside. Drum brakes are better and more durable than band brakes because they don't get wet often.
  4. Disc brake: This is the best because it provides superior stopping ability, but its also really expensive. You may use the drive sprocket as a substitute for the brake disc, but it needs to be cleaned often to work properly.

Seat for Your Go-Kart

Any old or new seats can be used, as long as they fit into the vehicle and protect the riders. Most have bucket seats made of durable plastic or fiberglass.

You can use old car-upholstered seats, but they collect dirt and are more difficult to clean.

Seat Belts

Seat belts are compulsory protective contraptions in every vehicle, even on a small and simple one.

Two Types of Seatbelt:

  1. 3-point harness: These are cheaper and commonly used.
  2. 5-point racing seatbelt (or 4-point racing harness): These are more appropriate. Three-year-old racing belts are less expensive than new versions because they cannot be used by professional racers anymore.

Sprockets for Go-Kart Torque!

A chain and sprocket are popular for the drive assembly because they perform better than the pulley system. They are also simple to set up and a lot cheaper. For go-kart applications, the following chain sizes are good performers: #35, 40, 41, and 420 pitch sprockets.

Large sprockets (or drive sprockets) have better low-end power, while small sprockets (or engine sprockets) give higher top-end speed.

Small sprockets tend to weaken the low-end torque of a vehicle. To help improve its poor performance, you might want to add torque converters.

A Go-Kart Centrifugal Clutch or Torque Converter?

Centrifugal Clutch

The centrifugal clutch is the very simple mechanism that transmits the engine's power to the drive wheel.

Your other option, which could be more efficient, is the torque converter.

Torque Converter

Torque converters get more power from the engine to be used while running the go-kart. At low speed, the torque converter automatically shifts to low gear, creating more torque and power. A lower gear ratio means your vehicle can run faster and can climb higher.

You might want to consider using a low-cost torque converter to help boost up a low-horsepower engine, rather than buying a much costlier 10 HP engine.

Customizations to Your Go-Kart

Single-Wheel Drive

Go-karts with the single-wheel drive are common choices for the do-it-yourself enthusiasts. It is easier to put in because one-wheel drive assemblies are sold in many car parts stores. The rear wheel, sprocket, and brake are put together as one part. It costs less and saves time.

The single-wheel drive (also known as a fixed axle) runs better on hard-packed dirt and asphalt roads. It runs a chain from the engine clutch directly to the drive wheel, where a sprocket was set up, so the other rear wheel spins freely, and the axle does not move.

Drive wheel assemblies are available in sizes 4", 5", and 6".

Two-Wheel Drive

Two-wheel drive vehicles are also popular, especially to those who drive off-road.

Two Ways to Upgrade to Two-Wheel Drive:

  1. Live axle: The two wheels are fixed straight to the axle, so the axle spins. Since both wheels have the same power at the same time, driving on sand and loose dirt is easy. However, this makes on-road driving and turning are more difficult because both rear wheels are running at the same speed.
  2. Differential: This can be added to solve the live axles' shortcomings. Setting up a differential will power both wheels to allow taking corners without slipping or skidding even when driving on-road. These differential systems can be bought from parts stores.
This new differential design used less screws and should hold together much better. Photo from Flickr.

This new differential design used less screws and should hold together much better. Photo from Flickr.

Building Your Own Go-Kart for Fun Can Lead You to a Serious Racing Career

Kart racing is now often considered as a learning arena for young racers. Karting provides first-hand education of motor racing to these new drivers. They also provide practice and experience for racing enthusiasts who aspire to become professional racers someday. Many Formula One racers and NASCAR drivers started their motor racing careers in kart racing.

Who knows? You or one of your family members and friends who helped building your own go-kart might be a born racer.

Comments

Jon from Milwaukee on February 04, 2019:

Lots of good information here, and it got me thinking.

One other engine source you might want to consider is 2 stage snowblowers. Older snowblowers can be found cheaply, they are usually horizontal shaft engines, air cooled engines in the 5-8HP range. Also, they sometimes have a stator built in, which can be used to power a few lights.

allan k on October 30, 2018:

not one extrusion 0/5 stars

khanh nhu on August 05, 2018:

Hey

"Torque Converter"

If using torque-wrench like this: https://toptooladvisor.com/use-torque-wrench/

I have actually brought back results for torque converter alternatives?

Jesus Lara from Staten Island on July 28, 2018:

What did it cost to build this? Also how much would a welder and a saw to cut metal with the cost?

I'll try to build one for my twice, but I'm still thinking, which one best for me, build one myself or order from Online? today my online resource I got some trailmaster go karts reviews in the article https://smallneed.com/trailmaster-go-kart-review/ thinking about it is trailmaster go karts best? or any others brand? Can anyone recommend me the best brand of go karts for my 8 years twice?

Wrath of God on April 10, 2018:

"I was born"... You shouldn't have been.

dart fart 117 on February 15, 2018:

me and me grandpa were getting our own go karts and go up in the upper michigan and go off roading but my grandpa already got a used one for arround 400 dollars but i could make my own for cheaper

thank you verry much 4 da artikle

Thomas on January 19, 2018:

your information is so helpful to me.

I am building one for the first time starting coming month (FEB)

K on December 27, 2017:

We have got a project to do in which we need to make a go-cart which supposed to run on some batteries attached to it. But the problem is that by attaching more number of batteries the weight of go-cart is being increased, which we don't want to be increased. In the name of solution we have decided to use an alternator by replacing some of the batteries among them. As the alternator functions as a battery charger, but I don't know how much time does it take to charge the batteries and how long would the alternator keep the batteries charged. How benificial the use of alternator would be for our go-cart ? I would be glad if you people suggest me upon this issue !!

Duke Justice on December 14, 2017:

WOW! Impressed!

I will build one for my son. What speeds can you achieve? I don't want to hurt him in the process.

Buy one from online. today I just read the review post about the go-karts here https://www.bestatvaccessories.com/cheap-go-karts/ still thinking about which one best for my 10 years son

cakmunir on December 07, 2017:

are there shop drawing for this type of go Kart??

bob on October 15, 2017:

love it

veeru on September 18, 2017:

v good article

Art on April 20, 2017:

Where can I get a FOOT POWERED CRATE- ON- WHEELS like those made in the 50's and 60's?

mason on October 21, 2016:

How much did it cost?

ram on September 25, 2016:

cool

PRABHAT TRIPATHI INDIA on September 02, 2016:

Thank you very much for this details.

It will help me in my project.

Thanks

Johnny on January 20, 2015:

I'm sorry for displeasing you...but my son Blake is still very sick. I hope i didn't cause any harm to you. I am very sorry.

I was born on January 20, 2015:

This is the damn worst website ever. Just wanted to tell u Johnny...i don't give a damn if your f-in sun dies. and stevemorgan1005...shut the f up

Steve Morgan from Chattanooga, TN on January 03, 2015:

I don't know how I happened upon this article, but I'm glad I did! This was a very great article! My son and I will be trying this for sure!

Johnny on January 02, 2015:

My son Blake is dying of cancer and he wanted to be a nascar driver. He asked me if i could build him a car, so i built him a go-kart. This website should be blessed by god. Thank you very much

Samuel Cooper from Swindon,england on August 14, 2014:

this is an extremely detailed hub and it helps me a lot

SolveMyMaze on June 07, 2014:

This is probably the most detailed Hub I've ever read on here, but it's so interesting that it's well worth a read. I wish I had the time and resources to put this hub to proper use and make my own go-kart. Regardless, I'll be sharing this with as many people as possible, it's really a smashing read.

arifkorek from indonesia on June 01, 2014:

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Paul Jellicoe from Neston, UK on March 04, 2014:

I've always wanted to do this, I remember when the kids at my school made one and has always been on mu bucket list, you've took me one step closer! FANTASTIC article!

Infomundo.org from Mexico D.F. on February 17, 2014:

thanks a lot it will be useful

Mike and Dorothy McKenney from United States on February 11, 2014:

Such a great and detailed article you have put together. I guess I just always assumed Go-Karts were manufactured in large plants, but you have shown that an individual could build one (not easily, but you have shown that it could be done)...Super job!

James Richton from USA on January 09, 2014:

Thanks for the cool DIY guide. I really want to make one of these for myself.

santosbcrazy on December 19, 2013:

I love this tutorial. I built my go-kart that same day using this tutorial

Free Gamers on September 02, 2013:

I love the tutorial, it was fun reading through it. The only time I ever built my own go-Kart was when I was about 10 years old. It consisted of a wooden frame and nailed on pram wheels. :D

Vin diesel on June 04, 2013:

Are u gonna be surprised if i tell u i have one of these in the garage?'

matt2505 on May 23, 2013:

Hello there Live N Learn i was just lookin at this and noticed it not mentioning the tube size... i thinking 1in...am i wrong?

martellawintek on December 03, 2012:

hello there beverlay if your still hanging around this is there site

and details , they have 20% discount now,tell them martella newins put you on

EightMom on November 18, 2012:

Hi, my son is determined to build a go kart with a chainsaw motor. He says he needs gears that have a 7 to 1 ratio. Do you have any suggestions on how he can find those gears, or what he could use with the chainsaw motor instead in order to gear it down?

Hog543 on October 13, 2012:

Hi I've got a HONDA gcv160 engine from a Champion Premier mower R534TR and I want to make an easy go kart with it. I think your hub could be helpful. I NEED HELP!!!

Dylr on October 12, 2012:

The last comment was 5 weeks ago just thought it needed a new one

Connor on September 02, 2012:

How can I get the plans

lockie on August 26, 2012:

in photo 12 what is the length from the front of the roll cage forward to the front of the kart on the top bar? and in photo 13 what is the length of the square steel? and in photo 17 what is the lengths of the steel that make up the back of the roll cage

mahendra on August 10, 2012:

i make 1 car this 1 going on ......... on wind ........do you think who it is ...!

Marthinus Louw on June 10, 2012:

Hi Guys

I have got a complete Saber Lawnmower and want to convert it to a go kart. After the convetion I want to drive it from Pretoria to Cape Town (1600 kilos) and back ( another 1600 kilos) for a cancer project. Do you think it can be done. I need sponsors or any help.

Chucky the Doll on May 24, 2012:

Hahahaha! That was a suckish go cart you fool. Now im going to kill you....in your sleep!! You make be thinking, how funny is it for a doll to type. Well right now im in my lair sharpening a fresh knife just for you. Mwahahahahahahahahaha! WATCH OUT!!!!!

I HATE PEOPLE! on May 24, 2012:

I hate you. Ypur a terrible go cart maker. You stink!

Citrus Birds on May 24, 2012:

I luv go carts.......just not this one... WHY!!! I also like pickles and cheese and birds and citrus fruits and printers!!!! Hey pal, want some germs???? LOL!! (Inside joke) Anyway your go cart is ok. If you could make it better that would be nice. Its like 89.9% good. Make it better and you could be on Americas Got Talent!!!! But pretty good my friend!! 1234567890 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz!! I LUV LETTERS AND NUMBERS! btw you should add doors and a roof or hood. And if you could, a radio... I would by it for some extra zeros if you know what im saying.

happy man 49 on May 24, 2012:

nice go cart wuss

jon on May 06, 2012:

love it not it stinks

Dimitris Pressas on April 30, 2012:

I want to build a go kart like that one in the first picture. But I want to use an electric motor? how many Watts does it have to be to be able to move such a big weight? :/ thank you :)

Bobby on April 25, 2012:

buggets

toby on April 19, 2012:

No look at it your self

charlie on March 31, 2012:

uhr can someone please email me on how to build it (shortened please) charlie-hawkins@hotmail.com

Jordan on March 29, 2012:

Have you got any plans for a racing kart like the ones you use on tracks I can weld and got codings I'm sweet with plating I'm only 18 and need to spend some time with the old man :)

RAOFELANG on March 19, 2012:

I LOVE TO GET A JOB

??????????????????. on February 12, 2012:

I love this web site it i very helpful i don't mind buying the parts to it i just wante to ride. the go karts look soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. i love it

meherez hosny on February 03, 2012:

this is amazing

Installation of Hubs San Jose on January 02, 2012:

Electric golf carts are more and more popular around the golf course,

Evanboy on November 26, 2011:

this is really awesome but where do you get the materials

lee on November 15, 2011:

I m only 16 n have vry litl knowledge on dis topic. Ty 4 enlightenen me ..... i really wanna make a gokart bt should i carry on given d fact that i don't know half d parts u have mentioned???

jamal on October 24, 2011:

prettyy goood

DALE on September 28, 2011:

CAN I MABY PUT A JET ENGINE IN THE GO KART HAHA BECAUSE I WANT TOOOO GET FASTER AT SCHOOL IN THE MORNING HAHAHA JUS A JOKE HAHA BUT CN I PUT A JET ENGINE IN U SEE IM A south AFRICAN AND WE LOVE TO GO BIG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DALE on September 28, 2011:

HI EVERYONE I WANT A GO KART BUT HOW WILL I FORSE MY DAD TOO HELP ME BUILD ONE ASB MENSE HELP?

Andy Moore on September 10, 2011:

I like your gokart step by step plans but you need more details like the bolt size for making the A-arm assembly also have you ever tried to make a gokart with the motor up front cuz thats what im planing.

Billybob on August 29, 2011:

this had better work

ds on August 25, 2011:

fart

td_nations on August 24, 2011:

any sugestions on my kart I have a 1 seater frame that i wont to put a 125 cc 4speed 4 stroke motor on. mounting sugestions, gears, clutch and shifter placement and adjustment,

will the engine be ok to mount behind the seat. please e mail with response please td_nations@hotmail.com

golf cart on August 09, 2011:

Electric golf carts are more and more popular around the golf course, and now they are also found in the road which has been street legal. I like this modified vehicle. Great article. More from Marshell Green Power CO., LTD,

sharkmansie on August 07, 2011:

i'll stick to buying one since it's cheaper

KAL on July 18, 2011:

Great info. I have a gram all together & got a 18hp kohler v twin motor. Can't wait for end results.

minut cosmin on June 19, 2011:

gratings from italy u are the best this is the best go-kart/buggy project i ever seen thx for the plans this easter i wanna built one,

neeraj on June 12, 2011:

i hate you

gautam.murali on May 13, 2011:

Hi!

I am a resident of india and i wanna make a dune buggy for myself. i am really not looking into a serious off-roading buggy, but something that i can drive around my beach house and other places. i am a bit cost conscious, but i also want a relavently good buggy. i have no idea as to what should be done and what are the necessary stuff needed or any of that sort. please help me out!

you can contact me on my email id: gautam.muralidharan@live.com

thanks once again! peace.

blobby on May 12, 2011:

grow a pair

Neavey97 on March 25, 2011:

what are the front arms for

king on March 23, 2011:

cool stuff

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you dont need to know on February 24, 2011:

hey just so you know you don't need a clutch with a torque converter

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Craig Withers on February 05, 2011:

Do you have one that will fly? Or the plans to make one fly.I want to build one and fly it. You can contact me by phone or E-mail. Phone number is 1-417-616-1866. E-Mail address is craigscourse@aol.com AND I AM SERIOUS.

raheij the indian on February 02, 2011:

so is a tourqe converter and clutch a must have for a go kart to work? or will a lawmower engine be fine by itself

Blaine on February 01, 2011:

I noticed that you didn't give a price range for the parts I really like this page and want to do this but what's an estimated cost?

fudge face on January 23, 2011:

i have a go-kart that i made but its not one u would sea every day its better! im 100% sure.

FastFucr91 on January 16, 2011:

just built a frame similar to the one u show how to make, some small changes and full suspencion, not no little go cart motor in it though, i took the gl1000 liquid cooled out my bike and pop weelies down the street!

dogggggg on December 20, 2010:

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poopy face tomatoe nose on November 30, 2010:

i like boobies. i have a 3 stroke engine with a clutch it it should go fast on a little go kart. i like pickles and lemonade

cizmoz1 on November 25, 2010:

Great work on the go karts man, much appreciated for the time shared. Do you think you can get any info on how to build the 33 Hot Rod?

hahahahahahaha on November 20, 2010:

me and my mom are going to build 1 yyaayy

trgftyfghj on November 10, 2010:

cool

:) on October 30, 2010:

thankyou i really liked the page can anyone tell me how much it costs

jj the dog on October 29, 2010:

i am going to buil one with my dad and this has gave us an idea of what we need to

thnx

jj the dog

shaxboo on October 23, 2010:

i love it guyz but our problem here is the sparepartsto be made available but still i've made my own cart thanx very much

bob on October 22, 2010:

i effing love go karts!!!!!!

Ace on October 12, 2010:

bahzy a 14 hp engine is more than enough. I have heard that an 8 is plenty.

you know on October 12, 2010:

your mom was OK

bahzy on October 09, 2010:

thx for this pape i am hoping to bvild my own go-kart bt dnt know if ill be able 2 lol and i have a 14hp engine is that ok

Saamer raj on October 06, 2010:

Thanks for u wonderful article.Iam thinking to build it but iam too small for this project.

Kid-Who-Is-Awesome on October 02, 2010:

Thank you so much Live n Learn!! While I was reading this, I was trying to come to a decision which frame I should get from the store I visited earlier today. I had to choose between a small, awesome, orange kart with a nice roll cage and everything I looked at seemed ok except for the fact the guy said it needed a lot of work. The second choice was just a beginner simple main frame, front axle, rear axle go kart w/o roll cage. After reading this, I automatically made the decision to get the simple cart and just maybe add stuff to it including new tires and eventually suspension. I know you probably won't reply, so I just wanna say thanx. :)

ketan r chalwadi on September 27, 2010:

iam feeling very happy to know that you are providing such detailed

knowledge thank u

chaoui from Louisiana on September 25, 2010:

Great and informative hub, very detailed

Chapy on September 25, 2010:

thanks for the page, i will be starting to build my off road cart soon, very help page. anyone else wanting to share idea's pics and progress on carts feel free to email me @ chapac@live.com.au ill be starting from scratch designing my own plans and will hopefully drop a 600CC 4 stroke engine in it for camping and fishing trips =)

Bing on September 24, 2010:

Tnx the info.I Learn a a lot and inspire me to build my dream kart..

jamster 101 on August 26, 2010:

hi. how much is the box section steel For a 4 metre by 3 metre agricultural work buggie? love the site

donut on August 13, 2010:

wow i want to build a gokart know

kyee on August 09, 2010:

umm moataz go on ebay and write in go kart clutch u might get one off it oor the internet