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Motorcycle engine'd buggy help

Unread postAuthor: Dave_424 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:25 pm

Hi guys, Im planning on buying either a gpz 600 or a gpz 550 and use the engine in a homemade go kart

I am in the UK and am having some trouble finding some hubs to attach the wheels to the axle, I can buy the 3 stud go kart hubs but I want to run bigger tryes siilar to either car or quad bike size. I can also buy some trailer hubs, but would have to manufacture some sleves to fit the OD of the axle to the ID of the trailer hubs

What do you guys think?

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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:56 pm

Something like this?

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1972 Honda CB 450 5 speed.
It uses hubs from an old Suzuki ATV.

I sold it a few years ago, but it was a blast year round.
Even on the winter frozen lakes in my area.
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Unread postAuthor: Dave_424 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:58 pm

I had thought of using quad bike hubs, but they all seem splined

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Unread postAuthor: dewey-1 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:21 pm

Here is a good source for ideas and tips.
Check out their forum.

http://www.edge.au.com/links.htm

I bought the plan (Books) for he Sidewinder and Pirannah.

You can spend countless hours on this site.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:25 pm

You need to search for go cart part websites. google go cart.

The link on the last post is my back yard verision.
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Unread postAuthor: jmadden91 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:39 pm

http://www.diygokarts.com/vb/

Check this site mate, its awesome
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Unread postAuthor: Dave_424 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:27 pm

decided to use land rover hubs because I have hundreds kicking around and should be able to modify them to fit

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Unread postAuthor: maggotman » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:15 pm

What sort of scale go-kart are you planning?
If it is for an offroad go-kart I would get the biggest engine you can afford.
Is the engine a 2 cylinder or a 4 pot (if you have it already)?

I'm currently making an off-road go-kart with a 124 -4 stroke and a 750cc road kart.
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