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"Ronnie New"
Ronnie New
New member from Waco, TX, USA   USA
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New to club and and hobby
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 3h 47m 1s ago
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Scale plywood substructure
New topic in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 7h 19m 10s ago
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"GSensai"
G Douglas Bundy
New member from Portland, OR, USA   USA
New topic by Brewster Rocket
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New to hobby and club!
New topic in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 9h 59m 4s ago
"Brewster Rocket"
Shawn Brewster
New member from Mountain View, MO, USA   USA
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Latest post by Racie35
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Latest post by CmdBentaxle
A nod to the heavyweights
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 13h 24m 19s ago
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Square Tubing Bender
Journal post updated in Patrick Mc's Journal   USA
"Richard Miller"
Richard Miller
New member from Lubbock, TX, USA   USA
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Morgan F4 Three Wheeler
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B.C. CycleKart Chapter
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 2d 2h 31m 12s ago
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Latest post by Racie35
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The w154 "Vulture" build project
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Bearing Source
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Latest post by Denny Graham
Cockpit length at top of cowl.
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 4d 23h 4m 26s ago
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Latest post by Denny Graham
Current storm
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, 5d 5h 43m 16s ago
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Latest post by Denny Graham
One thing or another!!!!
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, 5d 5h 54m 26s ago
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Latest post by 1908Rick
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Latest post by rctankboy2
NASCAR comes of age!
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, 5d 18h 9m 2s ago
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Latest post by rctankboy2
Ice Racing CycleKarts
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, 5d 18h 20m 36s ago
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1927 Nash Legion Special Build
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Latest post by roadster1
The CycleKart Video Thread
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Things just aren't the same
New topic in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, Oct 8 20:05 ago
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Latest post by carChips
Spindles
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, Oct 7 21:36 ago
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Latest post by Racie35
The Wiffy's Austin.
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, Oct 7 18:58 ago
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Latest post by rkeyrouse
Question on Steering Camber.
Reply in the CycleKart Tech Forum, Oct 7 15:09 ago
New topic by MichaelR
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I might have found my spindles
New topic in the CycleKart Tech Forum, Oct 7 11:37 ago
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Latest post by MichaelR
Transporting your CycleKart
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Back At It...
Journal post updated in Chad Ritter's Journal   USA
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Latest post by Denny Graham
How slooooow can I go???
Reply in the The Pub - Off Topic Forum, Oct 6 06:19 ago
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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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