Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationOther - Cars & Transportation · 1 decade ago

Is a centrifugal clutch necessary on a go kart?

I want to build one, but don't want to spend all the money. What would happen if I had a 8HP horizontal engine hooked up right to the drive axle (without a clutch)? Would it zoom away by itself?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    the best for a go cart would be something like a dirt bike engine that would already have a clutch system in it... if you went your way you would have to have a centr. clutch... if not as soon as it starts.... there would be nothing allowing it to stay in one spot..

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes it would zoom away by itself and run over some kid whose parents would sue your *** off. You need a clutch.

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