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Cyclekarts are compact, lightweight, sports machines, home and hand made by their drivers for the pursuit of classic motoring sporting excitement. They're not built to be serious race machines or show cars. They're built purely for the personal satisfaction and fun and of driving a machine you've built yourself. As driving machine, the CycleKart formula loosely limits certain aspects of the machines to maintain good sporting performance without jeopardising the light-hearted nature of these machines and the people who build them.
CycleKarts and their builders don't like to take things too seriously, but do encourage good, sporting competitions for fun. The Cyclekart specifications allow for all the cars built being similar in performance, without strictly governing the rules.
Cyclekarts are generally not for sale, as they should be an expression of the owner's individual styling interests as well as sharing the pride in building one's own unique kart. Cyclekarts are built for the pleasure of the imagination, the design and the building of the kart. Cyclekats are based on the styling of 1920s and 1930s race cars to pre WWII. Making it look good is fundamental, performance is secondary in the Cyclekarting community.
A single seat ½ scale home built car, built to the following loose specifications:
Styling - 1920s and 1930s race cars, maximum pre WWII. Make it look good. Performance is secondary
Overall Maximum Length - 98", 2490mm
Overall Maximum Width - 40", 1020mm
Wheel Base - 66", 1675mm
Track - 38", 965mm
Chassis Frame Rails – 2 x 1"X3", 25mm x 75mm steel
Body Work – 1/4" (6mm) plywood and 3/4" (18mm) plywood Monocoque box, or metal work
Body Width - 14" (355mm) wide at front axle, 20" (510mm) wide at seat back
Front Axle – 1 5/8" O.D. tubing, and is dropped to accommodate the leaf springs. 41.5mm
Rear Axle - 1" X 36" long axle, 25mm x 915mm
Front springs - 24" X 1 1/4", 2 leaf 1/2 elliptic, 610mm x 38mm
Wheels and tyres – Honda 17"x 1 3/4", 177mm x 44.5mm
Minimum Weight – N/A
Maximum Weight - 250lbs, 113.6kg
Engine - 200cc, single cylinder 6.5 hp Honda OHV engine (GX200)
Engine Location – Rear
Drive - Comet TAV-30 (or similar) unit to one wheel only
Drive Chain - #40 chain, 72 tooth main sprocket
Braking – Single rear wheel by mechanical disc. No front brakes allowed
Variation – Adjust all or any specifications above as required or desired
Thanks to Tom Ruth for desigining the great Cyclekart Club logo in the header, and David Lake for writing the intro text and helping to get this community started. And of course thanks to all CycleKarters out there keeping the spirit of motorsport alive!
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