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"meraigyula"
Merai Gyula
New member from Bekes, Select Your State or Province, Hungary   HUN
60 posts
Latest post by Dennis Thomas
Tieton 2018 photos
Reply in the CycleKart Events Forum, 1h 19m 51s ago
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Michael Suhor
New member from Quincy, FL, USA   USA
"jimmycheung168"
Jimmy Cheung
New member from Honolulu, HI, USA   USA
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Latest post by smallboregarage
Rose City CycleKart Club
Reply in the CycleKart Events Forum, 13h 49m 44s ago
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1910 CycleKart Vintage "The Cantraption"
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"Jollygreen604"
Scott H
New member from Pitt Meadows, Canada   CAN
7 posts
Latest post by Albeix
Check out My Hood Ornament
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 18h 2m 15s ago
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Latest post by Rhysn
UK based cycle karts
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, 1d 11h 24m 40s ago
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Latest post by Rhysn
Great British Cyclekart Meet Up
Reply in the CycleKart Events Forum, 1d 11h 27m 52s ago
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cyclekart steering wheel
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Latest post by Jhonattan R.
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Latest post by A.J. Foyt
Re: Tieton 2018!
Reply in the CycleKart Events Forum, 2d 17h 29m 17s ago
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Latest post by andrewroudny
The w154 "Vulture" build project
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 2d 19h 13m 41s ago
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Latest post by andrewroudny
Quick Release
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 4d 15h 46m 15s ago
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Latest post by carChips
Some couldn't be there.....
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, 4d 18h 27m 12s ago
6 posts
Latest post by bcthunderbolt
Another CK is out and about
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 5d 16h 3m 39s ago
5 posts
Latest post by bcthunderbolt
Engine mount done.
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 5d 16h 39m 18s ago
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Latest post by Woodysrods
Making a brass Vehicle ID Plate
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 6d 11h 30m 54s ago
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Latest post by Woodysrods
105 posts
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Otis Automotis
Reply in the Custom Karts Forum, 6d 17h 18m 9s ago
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intro and pedal car
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Type 35 bugatti
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, Jun 14 10:43 ago
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Latest post by A.J. Foyt
167 posts
Latest post by roadster1
finally joining the fun
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, Jun 13 23:07 ago
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Soooo Close!
Journal new comment on Rick Eggers's Journal   USA
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Latest post by 1908Rick
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2018 CycleKart German "Project Scrooge"
Registry updated by Choco Kiko
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New To It All
Journal post updated in Billy Kendrick's Journal   Gold Member USA
26 posts
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Engine Cooling
Journal new comment on Rick Eggers's Journal   USA
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Conception
Journal new comment on Billy Kendrick's Journal   Gold Member USA
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1927 CycleKart French "Double Black Diamond"
Registry updated by Billy Kendrick   Gold Member
29 posts
Latest post by Notso-Chinsee
15 posts
6 image(s)
165 posts
Latest post by PDXBryan
23 posts
Latest post by Little French
My Italiano with French sauce
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, Jun 10 13:19 ago
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1932 CycleKart American
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Sun April 2, 2006
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Mounting Tires the DIY Way
Article new comment or rating by Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN
Thu May 13, 2010
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Bleeding The Hydraulic Clutch System
Article new comment or rating by Mike Maddux   USA
Sun April 2, 2006
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Leather Care for Classic Cars
Article new comment or rating by Rick Lindsay   USA
Sat February 10, 2007
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Wrench and Socket Reference
Article new comment or rating by Dave DuBois   Gold Member USA
Wed January 18, 2012
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Twist Drill Talk
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Cyclekart Introduction

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.

Please read the CycleKart Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for more information.

Cyclekart Specifications

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) 1" x 3" (25mm x 75mm) steel (1/16" thickness is sufficient)
  • 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" (41.5mm) O.D. tubing, dropped to accommodate the leaf springs
  • Rear Axle - 1" x 36" (25mm x 915mm) long axle
  • Front springs - 24" x 1-1/4" (610mm x 38mm), 2 leaf, 1/2 elliptic
  • Wheels and tyres – Honda 17" x 1-3/4" (177mm x 44.5mm)
  • Minimum Weight – N/A
  • Maximum Weight - 250 lbs (113.6 kg)
  • 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

A great introduction video to member Stephen Cameron's CycleKart build:

Special Thanks

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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