Three 2 Seat Manco Go Karts for Kids Just in Time for Christmas

Three Manco go karts that I restored in just a few days, just in time to sell for Christmas. Happy kids!

The trailer is all three of them, after i straightened out the frames. I used a large pry bar to bend back the roll cages that had seen better days. All of them had either rolled or hit something head on and were bent out of shape. Manco 485 Go KartBrand new tires came in for all the karts. 145/70-6 tires are on top, and 15×6.00-6 tires are on bottom.

145/70-6 tire, 15x6.00-6 tire

This is one of the seats that I upholstered using plywood, t nuts, marine vinyl, welting (piping), and high density foam.Go Kart Seat, Red and Black

Below is the manco little critter II kart completely restored! It is a one wheel drive kart with a 5 hp subaru engine, and 16″ tires. The clutch is a 12 tooth #35 sprocket and the axle sprocket is an 80T axle sprocket.

manco little critter, fox go kart
Manco Little Critter/Fox

This next kart is the mango model 485 kart with 30 series torque converter in black and red.

manco 485
Manco 485

This final kart is the same as the one above, but I also added a LED light for night driving.

blue manco go kart model 485 with led headlight
Blue Manco 485

Here is a go kart video of the kids karts with all the pictures.

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25 thoughts on “Three 2 Seat Manco Go Karts for Kids Just in Time for Christmas”

  1. Do you know where i can get some side walls for the frame, so a kids legs cant slide out.
    Thanks for any help

  2. Hey I’m having a hard time finding a tire for my go kart it’s supposed to be a MANCO GO KART 485 TIRE and WHEEL RIM hex drive but I can’t seem to find this

    1. Jordan, there are two things: TIRES and RIMS. Tires don’t need a brand, so you just take the number from the sidewall of the tire, and get whichever one you want. If you need the rim, then you should look for the rim diameter and the size of the bore (im assumning you have a 7/8″ hex bore rim you are looking for?) hope that helps.

  3. How can I set up a charging system to power lights on a go kart? I currently have a murray kilowatt with a 6.5 predator and 20 series comet TC.

    1. Hi, I have one that I was trying to restore for my grandson. Something went wrong with the brake and the drive axle (?) broke. Now here I am two weeks from Christmas with all my money tied up in this one and looking for another one. This one has a brand new engine on it. For someone who knew what they were doing it wouldn’t be difficult; however, that’s not me. What do you want for yours? Trade deal?

  4. I bought the 145/70-6 tires for my Manco 2 seater and there’s no room for a regular sized nut. Do I need to get a smaller tire?

      1. There is a spacer. I measured. Without a spacer I have 3 11/16 inch long spindle. With a spacer I have a 3 7/16 inch long spindle. The inside of the wheel is 3 1/4 inches long. So, with a spacer I have 3/16 of an inch for a nut. Also do these wheels last a long time? They look like a bigger version of some I bought at harbor freight and the bearings would ware out very quickly, will this happen to the 145/70-6 tires?

  5. I was just really interested in your go karts I was wondering if you were selling them are willing to trade 4 little items our cash was it really interested for my for girls

      1. Do u think u could maybe restore one for me? I don’t know anything about it and I don’t even know if I will get it but if I do get it do u think u could maybe restore it for me?

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