The go kart market is seeing a surge in new owners. With all the variety of go karts on the market, it’s not unheard of to see a family with 2 or 3 go karts. Go karts can be a simple machine designed for riding around the yard all the way up to high performance off road machines.
Before running out and buying the cheapest go kart on the market, there are some things you need to know and some questions you need to ask before laying out cash for a go kart.
When choosing to buy a used go kart, there are several important areas a buyer should check out before laying their hard earned money down.
If you’ll be buying a used go kart, then you’ll need to pay special attention to several areas of the go kart.
First off, check the frame of any used go kart you plan on buying. Look for cracks at all the weld joints. Then look the frame over for cracks in other places. You’ll also be on the lookout for damage to the frame as well as bent structual members.
You’ll also want to pay special attention to the wheels and wheel bearings. Try supporting the front and back of the go kart and check for excessive play in the wheels by pulling in and out on the tiries then side to side. Excessive play may mean trashed bearings.
Next, check the oil in the engine. If it’s milky or chocolate, this means there’s water in the engine block. Not a good thing! Start the engine. If it’s hard to start, this could indicate other problems.
The next step will be to take the go kart out for a drive. Drive around slowly to see how the go kart handles. Loose steering can indicate problems with the linkage. Speed up to see how the engine handles at top speed. An engine that sputters, smokes or mis fires can indicate major trouble.
By following these easy to do tips, you can go a long ways in ensuring yourself of getting a good reliable used go kart. Using the advice above doesn’t take any special skills, just some patience. A dependable go kart should give you years of enjoyment.
To ensure you get the very best possible go kart you can for your family and you, simply follow the above tips and use a little common sense. If the deal sounds to good to be true, it probably is!
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