Friday, March 3, 2017

Get in Your Go-Kart & Go

Warmer weather is on its way and now is the time to take the tarp off of the go-kart buried in your garage. Like dirt bikes and ATVs, go-karts seem to wax & wane in popularity from year to year, but there has been something of a go-kart revival lately. Maybe it's because of all the indoor go-kart tracks that have become all the rage, but many motorsports enthusiasts are rediscovering the unbridled fun of roaring around the dirt or hardtop in their own motorized karts. We have been noticing an upsurge in people ordering go-kart parts; everything from carburetors to torque converters, as well as clutches, cables, belts, bearings, and just about everything else.


The Engine
Back in the Polyester Age, (1960s and '70s), go-karts were often garage built affairs that used every type of small gas engine available. Loud, pollution-belching, 2-strokers were common and just about anything in the 4 to 12 horsepower range was acceptable. Today's go-karter has it much easier when it comes to selecting the right powerhouse for their kart. These days most go-kart engines fall into one of two broad categories, the humble "honda-clone" utility engine, or a 125cc, 150cc or 250cc member of the ubiquitous GY6 family.

One of our very best-selling go-kart products is our 196cc 6.5 Hp Honda Clone (GX200 168F) Go-Kart & Mini Bike Engine. This engine is compatible with go-karts & mini bikes from Baja, Carter, Murray, and a lot more brands and models. We offer these modern 4-stroke engines either with or without the electric start option, and they are truly head and shoulders in quality above the junk engines of the past. Please visit our Engines for Go-Karts page to see what else we have for you when you want a new gas-burner.

We also stock replacement parts for the now-discontinued Tecumseh brand as well entire Predator engines and all of their ancillary components.


The Torque Converter
Very similar in operation to the Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT), a modern torque converter takes the place of a traditional clutch in an automatic transmission. The torque converter disconnects the transmission from the engine while the go-kart is stopped, which allows the engine to continue running. Torque converters are commonly found paired up with the Honda clone class engines.

Our 3/4" Bore Driven Pulley 1" Bore Driver Clutch Pulley Series 40 Torque Converter Kit for Go Karts is another of our items that flys off of the shelves as soon as we stock them. This 2-pulley kit is what is known as a Series 40 torque converter and it is one of the best around. When you take a peek at our main Torque Converter page you can see all of the pulleys, belts, sprockets, and gearboxes that we offer for this very important go-kart drive system.


The Carburetor
We sell go-kart carburetors, a LOT of go-kart carburetors to get you back out in the dirt. We have go-kart carb models specifically for the 97cc to 196cc Honda-clone style gasoline engines well as GY6 compatible designs for all those 125cc, 150cc, and 250cc engines. These GY6 carburetors are essentially the same as that found on most contemporary street scooters. In addition, we also offer a number of carburetors for Tecumseh brand small engines. Many of these Tecumseh engines were used on custom built dune buggies and go-karts in years past and plenty are still going strong.

Here's a carb that has become a perennial favorite, our Carburetor with 24 mm Air Intake for 163cc 5.5 Hp & 196cc 6.5 Hp Go-Kart Engines. This carburetor is adaptable to a wide variety of 'karts, buggies, mini bikes, and utility engines.

These fun little machines have been around (at least) since the late 1950s and the idea may possibly have been around even earlier than that. Whether you spell it a go-kart, powerkart, go cart or fun kart, the magic word immediately brings up memories of warm summertime evenings on those dirt tracks surrounded by piles of old rubber tires. It seems that each new generation discovers the joy of these wonderful machines; the absolute most fun way ever invented for turning petroleum-based fossil fuel into glorious unabashed noise!

For more information on go-kart parts, or any other motorsports parts, visit the experts at Monster Scooter Parts.

At Monster Scooter Parts we like to say that we have the parts and the smarts to keep you rolling.

Andy
www.monsterscooterparts.com/
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