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Latest post by CmdBentaxle
Progress!!
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 12m 11s ago
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Latest post by CmdBentaxle
New Build GN Kim
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 28m 40s ago
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Latest post by Tim Keierleber
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1935 CycleKart Speedway Racer
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"Kaizer"
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Billy H
New member from Seattle, WA, USA   USA
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Latest post by Woodysrods
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Latest post by Woodysrods
Tieton 2019
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 2h 25m 42s ago
"Mahammartime"
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Matt Hamann
New member from Ashmore, QLD, Australia   AUS
"LucasM"
Lucas Martin
New member from Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany   DEU
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Latest post by Smoky
Kid's Model T
Reply in the Custom Karts Forum, 6h 48m 32s ago
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1908 CycleKart Vintage "Lizzy"
Registry updated by Rick Eggers
"Allan67"
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Art Monahan
New member from Wadsworth, OH, USA   USA
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Latest post by 1908Rick
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Latest post by fly44
Cycle kart plans
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 1d 3h 48m 39s ago
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Latest post by bensko
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Latest post by carChips
And so it begins...
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 1d 13h 47m 7s ago
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Latest post by moto-klasika
Type 35 bugatti
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, 1d 15h 9m 2s ago
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First Drive
Journal new comment on Rick Eggers's Journal   USA
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Latest post by CmdBentaxle
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Latest post by moto-klasika
CycleKart Inspiration Photos
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 2d 15h 20m 22s ago
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Latest post by minitici
UK based cycle karts
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, 2d 16h 50m 17s ago
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Latest post by Denny Graham
Otis Automotis
Reply in the Custom Karts Forum, 2d 23h 2m 16s ago
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Latest post by classical-gas
12V Power Source Question
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 3d 4h 14m 9s ago
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1920 CycleKart Vintage
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Latest post by moto-klasika
Bugatti plans
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 3d 8h 5m 39s ago
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Latest post by Rhysn
EGT......anyone????
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 3d 17h 33m 57s ago
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Latest post by Little French
A club for the "Gauls"
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, 3d 20h 47m 52s ago
New topic by Lee Barker
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Latest post by Notso-Chinsee
Burd Piston Ring Special Make Over
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 4d 22h 44m 29s ago
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Latest post by littletex
Narrower men / Wider tires
Reply in the Custom Karts Forum, 4d 23h 57m 20s ago
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Latest post by bemidjimac
"redstreak" 1927 bugatti
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 5d 9h 21s ago
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Latest post by T Hilde
Build Questions
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 6d 1h 48m 37s ago
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Latest post by walkercreations
Steel Shopping Questions
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 6d 9h 37m 17s ago
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Latest post by Little French
2018 Bressuire GP
Reply in the CycleKart Events Forum, 6d 16h 3s ago
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Latest post by TheGIantTribble
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Latest post by andrewroudny
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Latest post by andrewroudny
Flexible brake line question
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, Jul 10 15:38 ago
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New To The Scene
Journal new comment on Dave Lee's Journal   USA
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1932 CycleKart Custom "The "32"
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Engine And Kill Switch
Journal post updated in Rick Eggers's Journal   USA
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1931 CycleKart Italian
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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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