Why are my go-kart brakes not working?
If your go-kart brakes are not working, you may want to check for any hydraulic-related issues. One of the most common issues with hydraulic brakes on go-karts are air bubbles that form in the hydraulic brake lines.
What kind of brake fluid does a Go-Kart use?
Go karts use glycol-based brake fluids. You should be using DOT 5.1 fluids (not DOT 5). The only other brake fluid that might be compatible with your kart is DOT 4. If you use any other kind (DOT 3, or even DOT 5) you risk destroying your braking system.
What is DOT 5 brake fluid used for?
DOT 5 Silicone Brake Fluid
Recommended for use in the hydraulic brake and clutch systems of all cars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles for which non-petroleum based fluid is specified. Particularly recommended for classic cars or vehicles that are garaged for much of their life but must be usable at short notice.
Do go karts have front brakes?
The absence of gears, shocks, springs, roll bars, and solid rear axle are all relevant, but the major difference between a go-kart and a racing car is the absence of front brakes. To be fast in a race car, the most important thing and probably the hardest part to learn is how to use the brake pedal properly.
How do hydraulic brake systems work?
In a hydraulic brake system, when the brake pedal is pressed, a pushrod exerts force on the piston(s) in the master cylinder, causing fluid from the brake fluid reservoir to flow into a pressure chamber through a compensating port.