I'm building a go kart using kartfab plans with parts kit from gopowersports. Which size electric motor kit of yours would I need to power it?
Total expected weight including riders is max 350lbs.
Looking to get approximately 15-20 mph flat ground.
The kit I have came with a 60T 420p drive wheel sprocket and chain and 6" wheels with 14.5" diameter tires. Can I use the sprocket and chain or do I need something else to go with an electric motor?
We have a 74 tooth sprocket for 8mm chain which is our item number SPR-874. This sprocket would need to be machined to fit the go-kart's existing sprocket adapter, or it could be bolted onto a go-kart sprocket so that machining would not be necessary.
Please let us know your thoughts on all of this and we can take it from there.
I have a similar situation with converting my Schwinn trek bike to a cargo bike. Currently, I pedal my bike with an approx. 100# fully loaded cart. So total weight is about 300#. I would like to DIY my bike into an e-bike. I live in New Orleans where the roads are mostly potholes than flat. I am looking at a 500-watt gear reduction motor kit but I cannot find a kit with a gear reduction on your site. Will a scooter kit with low rpm work as well? Can I switch out a motor on a kit for a gear reduction motor? What would be the best motor kit to go about 10-20 mph?
Here is an example of a 36 Volt 600 Watt gear motor kit that we made for a beach wagon, however, it would work equally well on a bicycle and we have a bicycle chain sprocket (item # SPR-B1711) available for the motor in this kit: https://cart.electricscooterparts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=KIT-36600-02
These kits are just a few examples and we can make changes to them or start from the ground up with making a kit for your project.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Thanks for the information. Do you ever do sales on the kits (Cyber Monday)? My budget is not so large.