Our homemade Go-Kart. A very early project. So far, I haven’t found the time to write much about it.
- Built together with my cousin at the age of 17/18, just for fun
- At the time we had absolutely no experience or knowledge about engineering or welding
- Built over a period of one year
Because of a combination of some well-done planning (didn’t know what system engineering was at the time), investigation of actual go-karts and Google we were able to come up with a surprisingly good result.
It is a wonder the welds can keep everything together and with the help of standard parts coming from commercial go-karts it is working just fine. However, the mechanics for breaking and accelerating could be better. Same with the center of mass. That thing is a little off due to the motor on the side.
- Top speed of ~50km/h (not measured, just a feeling)
- Weight: Heavy
- 4 stroke engine:
- 6.5PS (Not that much. But it is very reliable and still fun)
- Automatic transmission (wet clutch)
- Custom chassis
- Electric starter
It’s a shame I haven’t used it for a long time but the thing is you can not just go and take it out on the road. Maybe in the future, we will take it apart again and design a better frame for it. I always wanted to build something like a dune-buggy for some offroad fun. That would certainly make it easier to find some spot to drive around.
what is the maximum weight for the person who can ride the kart?
I’d say around 80kg. Not tested 🙂