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24 posts
Latest post by Kelly Wood
Wheels wheels, gosh.
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 15m 51s ago
9 posts
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December 2017
Journal new comment on Robert Bimrose's Journal   AUS
New topic by Denny Graham
No responses yet — Post a reply
VKCo wheel construction?
New topic in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 1h 24m 48s ago
58 posts
Latest post by Rhysn
Otis Automotis
Reply in the Custom Karts Forum, 7h 47m 42s ago
"RallyAJ"
Andrew R.
New member from Vancouver, WA, USA   USA
"60PoppaT"
John T. Hodgen
New member from Summersville, WV, USA   USA
"johnnyronin"
John Behr
New member from Minnetonka, USA   USA
106 posts
Latest post by Carty McCartFace
1 posts
8 image(s)
1934 Maserati 2.9L G.P.
Journal post updated in Allen Bass's Journal   Silver Member USA
15 posts
Latest post by chrisenamels
Forum improvements
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 23h 15m 44s ago
31 posts
Latest post by Rhysn
Re: Tieton 2018!
Reply in the CycleKart Events Forum, 1d 2h 19m 12s ago
18 posts
4 image(s)
Started On Body
Journal new comment on Rick Eggers's Journal   USA
photophotophotophoto
1930 CycleKart Race Car "SHRINER1"
Registry updated by RICHARD WOOD   Silver Member
20 posts
Latest post by 1908Rick
freewheel slip limited
Reply in the Custom Karts Forum, 1d 10h 52m 14s ago
6 posts
0 image(s)
Done!!!!!
Journal new post in RICHARD WOOD's Journal   Silver Member CAN
4 posts
Latest post by Speeddemon
A better spindle design for all.
Reply in the Custom Karts Forum, 1d 14h 56m 37s ago
71 posts
Latest post by Denny Graham
Car Show Display in April
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, 1d 15h 48m 57s ago
34 posts
Latest post by Carty McCartFace
E-brake mechanical caliper?
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 1d 21h 48m 1s ago
8 posts
Latest post by Speeddemon
cyclekart papercraft
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, 1d 22h 53m 11s ago
"agnes1770"
Show on map
Paul Daken
New member from Burrum Heads, queensland, Australia   AUS
61 posts
Latest post by CmdBentaxle
11 posts
Latest post by Neto
Changing wheel bearings
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 2d 13h 4m 15s ago
2 posts
Latest post by Speeddemon
The Pub???
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, 2d 14h 33m 36s ago
35 posts
Latest post by Speeddemon
photophotophotophoto
1930 CycleKart Vintage "The Eagle"
Registry new comment or rating
15 posts
Latest post by moto-klasika
New topic by Speeddemon
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New topic by Speeddemon
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74 posts
Latest post by Speeddemon
Spindles
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 4d 18h 39m 18s ago
19 posts
Latest post by Denny Graham
Gilbow's???
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 5d 5h 41m 48s ago
46 posts
Latest post by rocket ralphie
Lets talk center of gravity
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 5d 15h 13m 22s ago
103 posts
Latest post by Dan Lockwood
Menifee Cyclekart Build
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 5d 22h 57m 5s ago
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1930 CycleKart Great Britain
Registry new comment or rating
New topic by Denny Graham
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Dennis Thomas Studebaker??
New topic in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, 6d 2h 52m 34s ago
6 posts
Latest post by Denny Graham
Painting wheels?
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 6d 3h 44m 35s ago
118 posts
Latest post by Denny Graham
New member Ed
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 6d 3h 51m 31s ago
6 posts
4 image(s)
Next Project
Journal new comment on Brian S's Journal   NZL
photophotophoto
1910 CycleKart Great Britain "Sargette"
Registry updated by Kelly Wood
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1970 CycleKart Custom "Rose"
Registry new comment or rating
Sun April 2, 2006
CKC Library
Leather Care for Classic Cars
Article new comment or rating by Rick Lindsay   USA
Sat February 10, 2007
CKC Library
Wrench and Socket Reference
Article new comment or rating by Dave DuBois   Gold Member USA
Thu May 13, 2010
CKC Library
Bleeding The Hydraulic Clutch System
Article new comment or rating by Mike Maddux   USA
Wed January 18, 2012
CKC Library
Twist Drill Talk
Article new comment or rating by Tom Smith   USA
Tue March 29, 2011
CKC Library
Car Bodywork 101: Lesson #1 Prep Work
Article new comment or rating by John D. Weimer   USA

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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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