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A Street Go-Kart

go-kart to be driven on the street
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A go-kart, with go-kart engine and chassis and a fiberglass body, that could be driven on the street. Such a vehicle could have pennants and flashing lights on poles on each of its four corners so that other conventional vehicle drivers could see a street go-kart.
Gordon Gibson, Mar 08 2002

Sinclair C5 http://www.sinclairc5.co.uk/
More or less a street go-kart [dare99, Mar 08 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

"go kart track+self storage facility" http://www.halfbake...0storage_20facility
Spice up your life [FloridaManatee, Oct 04 2004]

"DIY DEN" for plans on how to build go kart frames etc. http://home.wol.co.za/~20338526/
Highly rated, professionally designed plans, blueprints on how to build motorised vehicles: Go kart frames, off road buggies, Mini bikes [Donno, Oct 04 2004]

go kart plans http://www.diygokarts.com
Not legal, but would be great fun. There's a video of a guy that races around Canada one night in a tricked out go kart. I can't remember the name, though. Go karts rule. [robertdjung, Oct 28 2006]


       Baked I'm sure. Besides, where would you put the airbags?
rbl, Mar 08 2002

       Isn't this a CV2?
bristolz, Mar 08 2002

       Don't let the fact that they're not street legal stop you.
phoenix, Mar 08 2002

       It's a sinclair C5
dare99, Mar 08 2002

       I'm unclear on the ' why ' part of this idea. Economic? Fun? Novelty? Piss other drivers off?
dag, Mar 08 2002

       How we laughed when Daniel drove his Go-Kart around the sandy corner at top speed and overcorrected his fishtail to the extent that he slammed into the truck. We laughed even harder when we had confirmation he indeed had a broken arm and leg and Go-Kart.
thumbwax, Mar 09 2002

       This would have an added bonus to the daily commute. Less traffic jams when one of the idiot drivers out there has an accident. EASY clean-up. Hose off the pavement and wave traffic through.
MadMax's Brother, Aug 16 2002

       Excellent! You just need a dedicated kart highway where laws are waived and medical attention is close-at-hand. See my anno on "go kart track+self storage facility"
FloridaManatee, Feb 10 2003

       Two words, mini cooper
venomx, Feb 11 2003

       G0-Karts are dangerous on the street because they're too low to be seen by other cars. Besides, if it has 4 wheels, it's a car, and has to have all the car safety equipment. Lose a wheel and it's a motorcycle- so a 3-wheel, enclosed moped is more likely, something like an HMV Freeway?   

       BTW I raced Go-Karts in the late 1960s; my fastest LSR attempt was 133.47 mph using a custom-made chassis powered by a pair of modified 250cc scooter engines, each powering a different rear wheel. Unfortunately, mechanical problems (with the BRAKES!!!) delayed the return attempt, so we missed the 1 hour deadline by 35 seconds...   

       I survived several mishaps in Go-Karts, including a chassis disintegrating at approximately 85 mph. I was never seriously hurt, but there was a trained emergency medical staff just seconds away at any given moment- waiting for an ambulance after a street collision could have you bleeding on the cold pavement for an hour- not a good scenario. I love Go-Karts, but they don't belong on the street.
whlanteigne, Nov 03 2004


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