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I'm building my kid a go kart from scratch. I want to use your item #KIT-165. Which 40amp fuse do I need? What 24volt battery kit options will plug into this motor? What charger goes with that battery? I want to purchase everything together, and I need everything to work together nicely! Thanks!

First I will answer your questions, but I would like to warn you ahead of time that I do not recommend using the type of brushless motor included with KIT-165 on a go kart, I will explain more about this after I answer your questions.

  • Any 40 Amp fuse will work with KIT-165. I recommend using an ATO fuse sold on this page and an ATO fuse holder sold on this page because they are common and easy to install.
  • Our item # CNX-BA0574 battery harness sold on this page is plug and play with KIT-165, and our battery packs items # BAT-2410PK and BAT-12V10AX2 sold on this page are plug and play with KIT-165.
  • For 24 Volt battery packs up to 15Ah I recommend using a 24 Volt 1.6 Amp battery charger. For battery packs rated over 15Ah I recommend using a 24 Volt 3 Amp battery charger.


I do not recommend using the type of brushless motor included with KIT-165 on a go kart because they are electronically very fragile and best suited for vehicles which can be pushed or pedaled to walking speed before applying the throttle and giving the motor power. If the type of brushless motor included with KIT-165 is started with the vehicle at a standstill, it has a high chance of burning itself out, literally in a cloud of smoke. They work great and are reliable for scooters and bikes that are pushed or pedaled to walking speed before applying power to the motor though.


What I recommend is using a brushed motor for the go kart. Brushed motors can handle a lot of abuse and can be started from a standstill on flat ground or even going uphill. We sell motor kits equivalent in power to KIT-165 on the same kits page that the KIT-165 is sold on, they are items # KIT-105 and KIT-106. KIT-106 is a 100% complete kit that includes everything from A to Z to power a go kart including the battery pack and charger. When someone orders a KIT-105 or KIT-106 our technician attaches mating connectors on all of the parts and puts stickers on the connectors so you know which connectors plug together. Our technician also plugs the whole system together and tests it so we know that when you get the parts and plug them together everything will work perfectly. For a go kart you can request a foot throttle and separate key switch instead of the handlebar throttle with built-in key switch that comes with the kit. Simply order the kit by phone and let us know what parts you want, and we will special build the kit to your exact specifications at no extra charge. We will even include a free chain of any length up to 150 links with the purchase of a KIT-106 upon request.


We look forward to helping you power your go kart. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any further questions.

That is EXACTLY the information I needed! Best customer support I've experienced in a long time! I'll be placing my order right away, and recommending you to all my kids' friends' dads who'll be forced into building their own karts!

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