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Old 9th January 2005, 01:42   #1
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Default Off Road KArt .. KVX1

The KVX1 is an off road kart, designed and built by me in my garage.
This was when I was in my First year of Engineering.


  • The kart runs on a Variomatic kinetic Engine
  • Chain Driven
  • rear shock absorbers -- altered Mc Pherson Struts ,
  • fron -- Altered Schooter Shocks,
  • Steering Mechanism - direct link as in Go karts (Cause i ran outta funds)
  • tops 50 kmph .

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Old 9th January 2005, 03:06   #2
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Hey Pepper,

Welcome aboard pal.
That is an awesome machine you have constructed!
How much did it weigh though?

Are you currently working on any new projects...? Would love to know about them if you are.

cya around
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Awesome man, you must be one good engineer.
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Old 9th January 2005, 15:37   #4
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Pepper!! Congratulations on this achievement. How about a report on the design and building experiences? Do you still have it, and does it do any off-roading?

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hey dude
welcome
how about a review and all
BTW how much did this cost to make
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Welcome aboard pepper! Nice work with the offroading kart! How about telling us the entire experience of building this machine??
Enjoy your stay!
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Old 11th January 2005, 01:28   #7
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Default Report on the KV-X1

Hey guys ,
Thanx for ur support
Heres da Report ..

The KV-X1- Karthik.V eXperimental prototype 1, was designed and built in my garage.

The KV-X1 is powered by a ported and polished 100cc, 7bhp Kinetic engine. The engine is mated to a samurai sprocket by a chain that drives the rear wheels through altered Bajaj Auto’s drive shaft as seen in the picture. The shock absorbing at the rear is provided by altered Mac Pherson struts and the front by Scooter shocks through a single wishbone and lower arm mechanism as seen in the pictures. The steering is done by a direct link as in normal Go-Karts. The frame is made from 18,16 &14 gauge sections. The kart is fitted with an Auto’s hydraulic rear break system. The driver position is comfortable and is cushioned by a Maruti Van's driver seat. The pedals are altered Auto’s break pedals. The Kart tops at 50km/hr off road and handles quite well.

The KV-X1 started out as a project for a college fest ‘Technoutsav’ when I was in the 1st year . It took 5-6 months on and off to complete the kart. The kart was completed November 2003.

Khivraj Motors sponsored the Bajaj Auto’s parts and the rest of the overhead expenditure was borne by us. The overall expenditure came up to Rs.20000.

I am currently working on another project that I will soon send an update.(A compressed air powered Car)

I am pursuing a career in automobile Design. The KV-X1 is just the beginning.

Check out my other works on "Shifting gears"

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Hi Pepper,

A compressed air powered car? that sounds interesting.... will it be just to experiment or do you see it as a viable alternative for an energy source ??

What is the turbine going to be like? sounds very interesting as a concept...... how far along have you come with the plans?

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Hi Dude,
Welcome to T-BHP!!
Very Impressive work you'v done there mate!!!! Phew, 1st yr of Eng and u made that machine.... Boy u sure are going places!!!
Keep it up mate..
And keep the posts coming...
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hey pepper,
if this is wat u did in ur first year of engg. wat are working on now.
that is awesome.its a great previledge to have someone llike u among us.
for calling it a UFO.

i think i have read abt it somewhere.
have i.


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