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Title: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: RhysN on 15 March 2020, 12:55:45 pm
Right now, as I write this there are 31 guests on line. Obviously that means there is a vast untapped number of folks who are showing interest.
On facebook I posted asking why those who had not started are yet to do so.
Clearly, with only about half a dozen responses, the reasons are not clear, but I am very keen to help folks into these incredible creations.
To that end, I suggest that perhaps we establish a "buddy system" where folks can feel they have some place to go to ask the questions they may be reluctant to ask.
There is only one stupid question, the one you never asked.
I don't know it all, for one thing I don't weld, but I am now building my eighth cyclekart, hopefully I have learned a bit along the way!
Please folks, don't be shy, ask for help, anything is valid, either on this forum, or message.
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: Chris Brown on 15 March 2020, 05:27:11 pm
Though I'm on the fringe geographically, I'm only too happy to share what knowledge I have to help anyone who needs it. If there is anyone in South Wales who needs direct help then I'm quite happy to do that too.
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: StefanN on 16 March 2020, 07:39:08 am
Iím happy to offer practical help to builders in the Surrey/Berkshire/Hampshire area. 
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: ChrisS on 17 March 2020, 05:38:52 pm
Absolutely, me too! Kent / East Sussex.
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: TheGiantTribble on 20 March 2020, 12:25:53 pm
Me as well for, Essex and Suffolk.
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: Adrian on 01 June 2020, 10:15:15 pm
Me too. Midlands area
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: guest90 on 17 June 2020, 09:13:57 am
Good morning!  I have just joined the forum - please can someone point me to a any specs or regs concerning the construction/performance of a cycle kart eligible for UK events?  Many thanks, Richard.
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: TheGiantTribble on 17 June 2020, 09:27:50 am
Good morning Richard and welcome.

CK guidelines/rules can be found here... http://www.cyclekartsgb.com/what-is-a-cyclekart/what-is-a-cyclekart-and-rulesguidelines/

Or simply put, Honda GX200 or clone, allowed to go to stage 1 mods, so max 9.5 - 10 HP, I don't think any of us have actually felt the need to do this, all I've done is changed to a tuned exhaust to give a boost to low revs torque, and removed the screw that keeps it's revs to 3500, I think I get all of an extra 300 RPM! Others have changed carbs.

If I could suggest go with bog standard engine, drive the wheels off it, have a blast, and change things as and when you feel you must :-)
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: guest90 on 17 June 2020, 09:30:11 am
Many thanks for the link, and the advice - I will check it out
Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: Nic on 13 October 2021, 09:41:54 pm
Am in sussex and am starting a build, i intend to make a few youtube videos.
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: JeftaDavid on 08 January 2022, 07:15:07 am
Hello everyone,

My name is David, 24 years old and I am living in The Netherlands.
I am currently building my own first cyclekart, but I have a question..
I see a lot of people using leaf springs, but I canít find them anywhere.
Can someone help me finding the springs?

Regards,
David
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: jim on 08 January 2022, 07:55:01 am
Hi David, welcome to the Forum and good luck with building your CK. You will have a lot of fun I assure you. The Place a few of us have used for leaf springs is this https://www.midlandmotorsprings.com/specialist-springs
My own springs are semi elliptic, 500mm between eyes and 60mm arch. My Rear springs are stiffer than the front but I can't remember the sizes. I think Fronts are 38mm x 4.7 and the rears 38mm x 6.35
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: Graham Hill on 08 January 2022, 09:41:41 am
As a general note that may help others struggling with components click on
'Forum '    'Where to get stuff'.  Like others, I'm very pleased to see so much current building activity.
In previous years (without covid) we have chosen a venue to hold a 'Builders Meet' at this time of the year. It looks doubtful again this year but if Omicron takes a quick turn for the better then perhaps we can arrange something at short notice.
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: Jimr1999 on 13 February 2022, 03:14:44 pm
Any Cumbrian or Lancashire builders out there?
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: Morrisgarage on 13 February 2022, 05:02:37 pm
I'm 10 miles north of the border. Any good?
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: Jimr1999 on 13 February 2022, 06:18:32 pm
Nice to know Morrisgarage, I'm in the south lake district area and just trying to get my head around it all before I commit to a build. So much information, so many routes I could go. I have changed my mind four times in the last week on the basic design. I am mad about three wheelers but not set in stone about that layout. It would be nice to go to a meet. I am checking my calendar for March but not sure yet.
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: Morrisgarage on 13 February 2022, 10:41:11 pm
It sounds the same as me  two weeks ago when I joined. I have read loads of posts and tech stuff and there is so much to take in that
it was confusing at first. However, having read more relevant bits, it has become a little clearer which way to go. I have fancied an old car for a while, especially one with my name on it..Morris, but it really wouldn't be used much. Then I discovered Cyclekarts and thought, did Morris make a pre war racing car? Yes, although it was built  as an MG, it has the Morris badge on the radiator. It is known as "Old number one" as it was the first Morris Garages car to be built for competition. Wading through the tech stuff can be frustrating, but it does make sense after a bit. Hope that helps, if only a bit.  If I can help in any way, get in touch.
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: David F-R on 14 February 2022, 10:06:13 am
Any builder/owners near South Yorkshire?
I sure would value a build buddy.
Title: Re: Helping the builders who have yet to start
Post by: RhysN on 14 February 2022, 12:17:36 pm
Graham Hill is Leicester, I'm in Tamworth, Adrian in Hinkley if they are close enough. BTW I do commend your desire to do a Stevenson .