Lets take a look at building and maintaining a racing go kart and what it takes to keep this hobby moving forward. First you are going to need parts and tools so here are a few things you may need or want to have handy: A Ratchet Set, Hex Key Set, Needle Nose Pliers, Adjustable Wrench, Multi size Screwdrivers, Funnels and a Flathead Screwdriver for assembly of most of your go kart parts. You will surely also need an Air Compressor and Tire Pressure Gauge once you are assembled to check tire pressure. You are going to want to keep parts clean so for that you are going to want dishwashing liquid, WD40, Brake Cleaners and Rags.
These products will all be needed especially when you come back from a day of go kart racing. You will always need to do maintenance on you race kart after racing. A go kart race can get your vehicle very dirty and repairs will almost always follow any race you enter. There will always be mechanical issues but that is true with any motorized sport. Wear and tear from the race takes its toll so you have to always be ready for maintenance and repair.
So perhaps you are not the racing type and just a father wanting to spend a little bonding time with his childre. Try constructing a Go Kart! The project will immediately become a true test of creativity, challenging your mechanical know how and teaching theirs. A perfect weekend project for you and your kids to be a part of. Before you begin your project though, you will need a tool kit.
A Go cart tool kit is easy to build, just look in your car trunk. A typical car’s tool kit usually has all the basic tools you need for your project. However I would recommend getting a complete set of tools. Continue forward for some information on go Kart Parts. The following manifest of tools is usually found in most homes and can assist you in answering your Go-Kart dilemmas. You’ll need to locate all of these tools first before you can begin your project. The great thing about building your own is you can get into making race go carts