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How to Build Your Own Go-Kart: A Step-by-Step Guide for Homemade Fun!

Updated on August 25, 2016

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Building Your Own Go-Kart

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.

Divide the DIY Guide on Building a Go-Kart Into Four Major Parts

  1. Front A-arms assembly
  2. Main frame assembly
  3. Steering system assembly
  4. Drive axle assembly

A Homemade Frame (Photo courtesy from sadik.net)
A Homemade Frame (Photo courtesy from sadik.net)

Steps on 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 of each nut and bolt. Join the ends of steel tubes to avoid warp and wear.

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Accurate measurement is very important. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.The use of a wood template ensures accuracy. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.Follow exact width and height measurements. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.Joints and welded parts must look neat. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.Here's an image of completed front A-Arms. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Accurate measurement is very important. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Accurate measurement is very important. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
The use of a wood template ensures accuracy. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
The use of a wood template ensures accuracy. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Follow exact width and height measurements. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Follow exact width and height measurements. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Joints and welded parts must look neat. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Joints and welded parts must look neat. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Here's an image of completed front A-Arms. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Here's an image of completed front A-Arms. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.

Steps for How to Build the Main Frame 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.

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Careful measurement is the first step to perfection. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.Use a template for quality results. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.Equal support means equal levels. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Careful measurement is the first step to perfection. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Careful measurement is the first step to perfection. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Use a template for quality results. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Use a template for quality results. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Equal support means equal levels. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Equal support means equal levels. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.

Steps for 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.

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Steps for 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).

How to Convert Hyundai Excell Steering Rack

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Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8Step 9Step 10Step 11Step 12Step 13Final step. All photos courtesy of sadik.net.
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Final step. All photos courtesy of sadik.net.
Final step. All photos courtesy of sadik.net.

How to Install a Converted Rack to Go-Kart

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Converted Hyundai Excell Rack on Go-Kart. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.Steering Rack Secured. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Converted Hyundai Excell Rack on Go-Kart. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Converted Hyundai Excell Rack on Go-Kart. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Steering Rack Secured. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.
Steering Rack Secured. Photo courtesy of sadik.net.

Essential Parts of a Go-Kart

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

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.

A Go-Kart Built by High School Students

Amateur Go-Kart Modification

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 when the kart is moving.
  2. Water-cooled engines—cooling is provided by fluid that runs to a radiator.

Air-cooled engines are smaller and simpler, so they will do better for your go-kart. But air-cooled engines are not made to run in one place for a long time.

Water-cooled engines are heavy-duty because 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 will get in trouble.

Chain Saw Twin Engine on a Go-Kart

List of Sources for a Go-Kart Engine

  1. Motorcycle engines—these 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—these 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—these 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, rotavator, 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

  • Have a vertical shaft and horizontal wheels; thus they a lot of tinkering to fit the engine into place.
  • Have to use an adapter and a differential to get power to your wheels.

One Important Tip

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.

8HP Engine for Go-Kart

Best Practice

You can bring all 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.

Frame

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—Photo from Flickr
Go-kart frame—Photo from Flickr

Important Points

  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.

How to Weld the Go-Kart Frame

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 much money. If you really want a softer ride, you have the option to put in big tires instead.

Steering

Second to the engine, steering is the second 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.

New Idea for Steering Set-Up

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

  1. Steering shaft—this begins at the steering wheel and ends at the bottom with 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

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.

Brakes

Four Types of Brakes for Go-Karts:

  1. Scrub brakethese 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 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.

Seats

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

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.

Centrifugal Clutch

The centrifugal clutch is the very simple mechanism that transmits the engines 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.

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 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".

Go-Karts on the go. All photos from Flickr.
Go-Karts on the go. All photos from Flickr.

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.

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      Art 4 months ago

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

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      mason 10 months ago

      How much did it cost?

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      ram 10 months ago

      cool

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      PRABHAT TRIPATHI INDIA 11 months ago

      Thank you very much for this details.

      It will help me in my project.

      Thanks

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      Johnny 2 years ago

      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.

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      I was born 2 years ago

      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

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      Steve Morgan 2 years ago from Chattanooga, TN

      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!

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      Johnny 2 years ago

      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

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      Samuel Cooper 3 years ago from Swindon,england

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

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      SolveMyMaze 3 years ago

      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.

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      Paul Jellicoe 3 years ago from Neston, UK

      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!

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      Infomundo.org 3 years ago from Mexico D.F.

      thanks a lot it will be useful

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      Mike and Dorothy McKenney 3 years ago from United States

      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!

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      James Richton 3 years ago from USA

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

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      santosbcrazy 3 years ago

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

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      Free Gamers 3 years ago

      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

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      Vin diesel 4 years ago

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

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      matt2505 4 years ago

      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?

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      martellawintek 4 years ago

      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

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      EightMom 4 years ago

      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?

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      Hog543 4 years ago

      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!!!

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      Dylr 4 years ago

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

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      Connor 4 years ago

      How can I get the plans

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      lockie 4 years ago

      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

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      mahendra 5 years ago

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

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      Marthinus Louw 5 years ago

      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.

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      Chucky the Doll 5 years ago

      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!!!!!

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      I HATE PEOPLE! 5 years ago

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

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      Citrus Birds 5 years ago

      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.

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      happy man 49 5 years ago

      nice go cart wuss

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      jon 5 years ago

      love it not it stinks

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      Dimitris Pressas 5 years ago

      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 :)

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      Bobby 5 years ago

      buggets

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      toby 5 years ago

      No look at it your self

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      charlie 5 years ago

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

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      Jordan 5 years ago

      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 :)

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      RAOFELANG 5 years ago

      I LOVE TO GET A JOB

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      ??????????????????. 5 years ago

      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

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      meherez hosny 5 years ago

      this is amazing

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      Installation of Hubs San Jose 5 years ago

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

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      Evanboy 5 years ago

      this is really awesome but where do you get the materials

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      lee 5 years ago

      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???

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      jamal 5 years ago

      prettyy goood

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      DALE 5 years ago

      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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      DALE 5 years ago

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

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      Andy Moore 5 years ago

      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.

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      Billybob 5 years ago

      this had better work

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      ds 5 years ago

      fart

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      td_nations 5 years ago

      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

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      golf cart 6 years ago

      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,

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      sharkmansie 6 years ago

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

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      KAL 6 years ago

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

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      minut cosmin 6 years ago

      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,

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      neeraj 6 years ago

      i hate you

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      gautam.murali 6 years ago

      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.

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      blobby 6 years ago

      grow a pair

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      Neavey97 6 years ago

      what are the front arms for

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      king 6 years ago

      cool stuff

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      you dont need to know 6 years ago

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

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      mike ghanem 6 years ago

      who can help me to do a carting car guyss on this number: 03388318

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      Craig Withers 6 years ago

      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.

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      raheij the indian 6 years ago

      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

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      Blaine 6 years ago

      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?

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      fudge face 6 years ago

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

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      FastFucr91 6 years ago

      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!

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      dogggggg 6 years ago

      hahahzhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahgahahahahahahahaha

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      poopy face tomatoe nose 6 years ago

      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

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      cizmoz1 6 years ago

      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?

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      hahahahahahaha 6 years ago

      me and my mom are going to build 1 yyaayy

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      trgftyfghj 6 years ago

      cool

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      :) 6 years ago

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

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      jj the dog 6 years ago

      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

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      shaxboo 6 years ago

      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

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      bob 6 years ago

      i effing love go karts!!!!!!

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      Ace 6 years ago

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

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      you know 6 years ago

      your mom was OK

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      bahzy 6 years ago

      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

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      Saamer raj 6 years ago

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

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      Kid-Who-Is-Awesome 6 years ago

      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. :)

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      ketan r chalwadi  6 years ago

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

      knowledge thank u

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      chaoui 6 years ago from Louisiana

      Great and informative hub, very detailed

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      Chapy 6 years ago

      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 =)

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      Bing 6 years ago

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

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      jamster 101 6 years ago

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

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      donut 7 years ago

      wow i want to build a gokart know

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      kyee 7 years ago

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

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      Sup 7 years ago

      Hi peoples

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      Moataz 7 years ago

      can anybody please tell me where in egypt i can get a clutch coz iam really feed up

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      dood 7 years ago

      this is toyally wicked it is gr8! thnx a lot!

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      bob 7 years ago

      i like your steering ideas

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      cameron retallick 7 years ago

      pearants just go on saying you can not have one because they are to mutch money but I seid I could build one

      so I went on the internet and went on how to build a moter go kart and then I went into the garege and built

      a moter go kart

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      cameron retallick 7 years ago

      me jake and sol are looking for these graet instrocsons

      the best bit is I am going to st bees on the first one

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      RISSA 7 years ago

      Its good information but i have my homework to do over the summer and this information is just not matchin for what i have to do but its good.! I need step by step directions on how to build a go kart.

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      dan don 7 years ago

      im building a rat rod go kart

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      chris 7 years ago

      i judt got done building a gocart and his a lawn mower motoer on it it is lot faster the a reg go cart motor u can buy off the internet if u have an old junky mower and the motor still wrk u r all set for a nice ride

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      chipsahoy 7 years ago

      nice nice nice!!!!!!! this is awsome you are the best person i found on the internet for gokart building!!!!

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      Tank 7 years ago

      To much reading

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      gokartlova 7 years ago

      thnxs