How to Select the Right Parts for Your Go Kart

How to Select the Right Parts for Your Go Kart

If you are one of those people who build, ride, or even race go karts, you probably are used to going around and shopping for new parts. You may have been driving go karts for years and are familiar with all the ins and outs of part shopping for your go kart, completely aware of everything you ought to be looking at and looking for, all the things that you have to know beforehand and all the details that you must pay attention to in new parts. If you already know what you are looking for in a go kart and already know how to find it, then you can agree that buying new parts for a go kart can be both time consuming and costly. However, for those who are not quite so familiar with the intricacies of part shopping for their go karts, whether it be because they have not had their go kart for very long or whether it be because they have never had to or wanted to replace a part on or in their go kart until now, there are definitely a few things that they need to know before they choose a new part to purchase.

Although it is not uncommon for people to go out looking for and to buy cheap go kart parts, this may not necessarily be the best route for you. The type of parts that you get should ultimately depend on the make, model, and year of your go kart. Not all parts are as universal as, say, some tires are. If you have a go kart that is designed to carry no more than 200 pounds, it would be unwise to purchase heavy and cumbersome external accessories and features that will potentially weigh down your vehicle and slow down your movement considerably. If you put too much strain on the go kart like this, you can destroy the motor and then you will have a totally different part to replace.

It is undeniable that if you have driven a top-notch go kart built with high quality parts, you can tell the difference between a cheaply built go kart and one in which has been put a considerable amount of time, money, and effort. Naturally, once you have felt the difference for yourself, the inclination is to spend outrageous amounts of money on your go kart parts because they are so much noticeably better. But before you go taking out a second mortgage on your house to pay for the new go kart wheels, shop around for a good while. It is not nearly as difficult as it would seem to find high quality go kart parts for considerably inexpensive prices. Instead of immediately splurging on high end bits and pieces for your go kart, take the time to look around for a while, because you will find that nice parts are not hard to find at fair and reasonable prices.


One of the most important things to understand before you can really go out to buy go kart parts is the design and build of your own go kart. Knowing all of your go kart’s bearings, proportions, engine specifications, body and frame sizes, is essential to purchasing the right parts. Without any of this information, it will be far too easy for you to purchase parts that do not fit your go kart or parts which will throw off the setup of the go kart to such an extent that it either won’t work to ride or that it will be dangerous to ride. Before you do anything and before you purchase any new parts, be sure to know all that you can about your go kart to ensure the success of your part shopping.

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