Home Forums Tech Talk Where to find longer Spindles, 17mm shaft, 8mm kingpin bolt?

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  • #10263

    Paul Lopez
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    Does anyone know of or where to get or have long shaft spindles with a 17mm shaft thickness and 8mm thickness kingpin bolt? I own an Easykart and i am trying to achieve a wider front track width. MY spindle currently has a 3.25 inch shank. This measurement is from the step to the beginning of the threads.  I would like to know if there are any other spindles out there that have a longer shank.

    Any other questions or input is greatly appreciated. I am not well versed in this area so i am trying to explain what i am looking for and the measurements as accurate as possible.

    Thank you

    #10291

    Dan Schlosser
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    Are you running front hubs or using direct spindle mount wheels?  If you aren’t using hubs currently you can achieve what you want a lot easier and probably cheaper with a set of 17mm hubs and hub mount front wheels.

    The Easykart is just a Birel R30 though and any of the newer style Birel spindles are heftier and give you additional width.

    If you are really set on changing spindles though here is a page from Comet Kart Sales showing the different Freeline options.  You have #1, the #3 is an easy swap and still has a 17mm shaft to accommodate your current wheels or hubs. The #5 is a nice piece but will require new 22mm hubs as well as the spindles.

    http://www.cometkartsales.com/store/chassis/birel/images/birel-spindle-bg.jpg

     

    #10294

    Brian Degulis
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    Wildkart makes 3 17MM hubs with bearings pressed in. Short medium and long. The medium is what’s on most sprint karts it will give you the width your looking for. Just get a pair of them around $50 and some metric pattern wheels and your all set.

    Brian

    #10356

    Paul Lopez
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    thanks guys for your suggestions. Also i was concerned about the offset of the wheels that mount to hubs. I do have two sets of hub mount front wheels with different widths and offsets. I can get the measurements up soon.

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