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Anyone have experience building go karts?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by SurfInferno, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Sep 16, 2011 at 11:24 PM
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    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno [OP] Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    I want to build a go cart using two chainsaw motors....thats about as far as ive gotten. I have plans for a frame, spindles, ect. But how would i go about hooking the chainsaws up to the axle? clutch?
     
  2. Sep 16, 2011 at 11:51 PM
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    You wouldnt have to make a clutch, chainsaws kinda have one already. i supposed all you need to do is find a way to mount a sprocket to the gear, never made one with a chain saw, did with a weed wacker motor
     
  3. Sep 17, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    how did it work with the weed wacker?
     
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    ive made a mud bog lawnmower? butttt no go karts
     
  5. Sep 17, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    look at norther tool for parts i know they have go cart kits axles sprockets.
     
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    It came out pretty good for such a small motor, i welded a sprocket to the end were the weed wacker shaft connected to and mounted the motor sideways on a l channel frame that i made and ran it to the axle in the back which also had a sprocket welded to it and just cut a bicycle chain to fit the distance, had to extend the throttle cable since it was only like 10 inches and jerry rigged it to a pedal on a door swivel:D and for the break i used friction against the tires with another pedal that cantilevered over the tire so that when pressed it also pushed on the tire(not the best idea or the best way to stop) was pretty cool PLUS i built it myself:thumbsup:

    But yeah i did buy some parts from northertools, actually they got more parts now!! check um out
     
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