Airheart Mechanical Go-Kart Brake Caliper
I am a Kinetics vehicle builder. This brake is used on my latest human powered craft. It was very easy to build the attacment bracket to connect this brake to the craft frame. The braking power was what I was looking for when I was researching brakes, this unit has the holding power that I needed. This unit is such an eloquent solution to what could have been a very cobbled unsatifactory home made brake.
April 17, 2014
Get a grip with Airheart Mechanical Go-Kart Brake
This Airheart Mechanical Go-Kart Brake Caliper is awesome!
My son and I ordered this one for use on our drift trike and it works perfectly. A drift trike is like a three wheeled go-kart with a bicycle front end. Powered and non-powered drift trikes are all over the internet if you're not familiar.
The only thing is the caliper comes with no instructions or literature of any kind. No big deal when the world wide web is only a few key strokes away. I was able to find all the info I needed to install and setup the caliper online.
We have plans to build another drift trike (one of these is never enough)and I will for sure purchase a second Airheart Mechanical Go-Kart Brake Caliper from Northern Tool + Equipment for our next build.
February 4, 2014
go kart brake caliper
We used to use the drum brake kit which was very good. This however is much better. Easy to install, and much quicker response. We use them on all of our electric go karts, and have also used it on our bio-diesel and electric dragsters.
August 13, 2012
Airheart brake caliper
This is a great unit. I bought it for my sons homemade cart It was easy to fabricate the mounting brackets, it is nicely adjustable for your pedal linkage and it grips the brake rotor extremely well, in fact my only downside would be that it grips so hard that it locks up quite easily with my particular setup. I think this problem could be easily overcome by building an appropriate linkage that uses more pedal travel than my setup. Overall I would certainly buy this unit again.
October 19, 2009
Simple brake design works great!
I first used this brake caliper when building an school go-cart for my son for Christmas. The design of the caliper is very simple and effective. The mounting bracket is also simple and can be secured to the frame in many different positions. I was so impressed with the performance that I converted my old go-cart from the noisy and weak drum brake system to the Airheart caliper. Both carts stop as fast as the tires allow and operate with no noise so far. These calipers are well worth the reasonable price.
November 22, 2008
Best brake in brakes, for the money
This brake set up is the best. My kids run dirt race cars, and my son's car came with the Airheart brake system on it and has worked flawlessly for 5 years now. When I got a car for my daughter, it had another brand system on it, I found the Airheart here at Northern Tool, and I said we had to change it over. She went from bumping into everyone because she couldn't get the car to stop fast enough, to stopping on a dime all the time. I love the simplicity of the system, and once it is mounted, I don't have to worry about brakes like our competitors. Thank you Airheart & Northern!
April 25, 2008
Inexpensive & Works Great
I have purchased 2 of these Airheart Caliper's for my Shriner Go-Kart and they work great. Easy to install and what a great value. If you got a kart and want it to have great stopping power then this is your ticket.
April 21, 2008
go cart brakes
very universal, easily broke down for right/left application and the mounting bracket allows for older warped discs
April 19, 2008
This is a very quality peice of craftsmanship. The kart now stops on a dime. Northern was great to work with and any questions i had were quickly answered.
January 21, 2008