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"CrustyKart"
Chris Wright
New member from Perth, WA, Australia   AUS
New topic by MichaelR
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Straight front axle
New topic in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 9h 43m ago
New topic by ron r phillips
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Latest post by Racie35
"TINMANTIM"
Tim DeVos
New member from Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK   GBR
"Jelmer"
Jelmer Koning
New member from Leeuwarden, Netherlands   NLD
40 posts
Latest post by Woodysrods
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2018 CycleKart Custom "The Dale Car"
Registry updated by Parker S.
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2 image(s)
359 posts
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B.C. CycleKart Chapter
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 18h 17m 12s ago
"Kttvelo"
Jeff Craig
New member from Iron river, WI, USA   USA
5 posts
4 image(s)
Bugatti Chassis Mock-up
Journal post updated in Stefan N's Journal   GBR
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1921 CycleKart German "Chitty"
Registry new comment or rating
197 posts
Latest post by Denny Graham
Otis Automotis
Reply in the Custom Karts Forum, 3d 3h 31m 58s ago
13 posts
Latest post by Darkhorse
Wheel options
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 3d 10h 59m 31s ago
5 posts
2 image(s)
New topic by Darkhorse
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Dark horse introduction
New topic in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 3d 21h 25m 28s ago
26 posts
Latest post by moto-klasika
727 posts
Latest post by Woodysrods
817 posts
Latest post by CmdBentaxle
CycleKart Inspiration Photos
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 5d 5h 23m 35s ago
38 posts
Latest post by jameskilmer57
Bending a front axle
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 5d 13h 21m 15s ago
39 posts
Latest post by MalibuMan
3 posts
Latest post by bansil
4 posts
Latest post by bansil
CycleKart power
Reply in the Custom Karts Forum, 6d 11h 18m 42s ago
90 posts
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New topic by packard38coupe
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215 posts
Latest post by Woodysrods
New topic by ron r phillips
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7 posts
Latest post by moto-klasika
Chinese Parts - Good or Bad?
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, Nov 9 18:21 ago
3 posts
Latest post by fly44
Anyone near Salem, OR
Reply in the CycleKart Events Forum, Nov 9 08:00 ago
3 posts
Latest post by bansil
53 posts
Latest post by rkeyrouse
13 posts
Latest post by CmdBentaxle
Tieton 2019?
Reply in the CycleKart Events Forum, Nov 6 23:25 ago
7 posts
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2017 CycleKart Stevenson For Sale   USA
Registry new comment or rating
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1926 CycleKart French
Registry updated by Stefan N
8 posts
Latest post by chrisenamels
Hello from Iowa
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, Nov 6 15:45 ago
4 posts
Latest post by moto-klasika
DST????
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, Nov 5 17:45 ago
New topic by ron r phillips
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trade wanted [texas, USA]
New topic in the Buy, Sell & Trade Forum, Nov 5 09:29 ago
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Sat February 1, 2014
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Bleeding Your Brakes
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Bleeding The Hydraulic Clutch System
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Sun April 2, 2006
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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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