Basic Tools Needed to Repair Your Own Go-Kart
The downside of owning your own Go kart (as opposed to using the go karts that are on offer at go karting venues) is the need to do your own repairs if the situation arises. Many go karters will prefer to have an expert fix their go kart in case they inadvertently make things a whole lot worse, but this doesn't suit every go karter's budget or preferences.
If you want to repair your own Go kart, there are some basic tools that you will need. Go kart repairs can range from relatively minor repairs (such as sealing a small hole in the tyre that could potentially turn into a much larger hole somewhere down the line) to repairs that seem much more complicated, such as repairing a puncture. Most minor repairs are related to the tyres and can be done fairly easily.
Puncture RepairsIf the puncture is fairly minor, an inner tube puncture repair patch can stop the damage from getting worse. If the puncture is major, it may require the tyre to be replaced, but most minor punctures can be easily repaired with the right equipment.
If your go kart's tyres don't have inner tubes, there are several options for repairing punctures. If the problem has been caused by a nail pricking the tyre, a nail hole repair patch should contain the damage. For repairing punctures on most go karts, tubeless tyre repair cord is a favourite of tyre repair specialists, as it allows punctures to be fixed without removing the tyre.
To use the repair cord, you will usually need to have a split-eye needle tool. To fix off-road go karts that have tubeless tyres, try an 'Off Road' pocket tyre repair kits, although this may only be available if you order them from America.