110cc Offroad Kart
- 110 cc Sky Team engine, 4 stroke (a Chinese copy of the legendary
Honda Monkey / Dax engine). I bought the motor as new.
- 4 gears, centrifugal clutch
- Stainless steel exhaust pipe with a hand-made silencer. Stainless
is easy for me to obtain because I have work in the food industry.
- Disc brake of a Chinese Monkey
- 12 V electric system with a starter motor
I built the fittings of both rear wheel hubs, brake disc hub and gear hub by using tapered fittings. These are wery handy, since the position of the components on the rear axle can easily be altered to suit. I was lucky enough to get all the necessary machining from the company I work for. The wheels are also Chinese manufacture and this was seen clearly when taking a closer look of the bearings. I had to replace these with proper bearing hubs machined from aluminium.
The seat and steering wheel are from a race kart.
Because I built the kart for my 10 and 8 years old kids (at least this is what I told my wife :-)) I made the fitting of the seat adjustable. A nice feature already built in the gearbox was also the gear indicator; there is a rotating connector in the gearbox that makes it possible to indicate the chosen gear with some lights. I made these by putting a small display with super-bright LEDs on the steering wheel.
So, with the cheap engine and the very detailed information from your
website, I was able to make a vehicle that is really fun. It is also quite
safe, because it is almost impossible to flip it over, and the speed can be
controlled with gears. The automatic clutch was quite essential, and this
was why I waited the engine from China some 3 months! The same motor could
have been obtained with manual clutch much easier.