If you have a go-kart, then chances are you don't want to have to make a trip to the nearest go-kart parts shop a couple hundred miles away every time you need some new tires or other new parts for your ride. Well, here's the good news: there are other ways to get parts for your go-kart. Here are two excellent ways to get some kart parts that you might not have thought of yet.
If you know how to rig it, you can fit non-standard parts from cars and bicycles and all sorts of other things onto a go-kart. For example, if you can weld, and if you have a good understanding of how your kart goes together, then a steering wheel taken from an old car can find new life on your kart. Pieces of the frame and body are the easiest to replace with junkyard parts; many karts are Frankenstein creations from bicycle and car parts. There are some parts that may need to be specially made for your kart, and you're best off sticking to the standard issue when it comes to chassis and engine parts, but if you're creative enough and mechanically inclined, it can be easier and cheaper than you think to find parts that will work with your go-kart.
The major problem with online shopping for your kart is that you may wind up paying some hefty shipping fees. When you're trying to find some spark plugs or tubing or other small item, the choice is easy, but if you want something heavier, like some new tires, then it may not be worth the price to have the parts shipped to you. Look at the price and shipping and compare it to the price and gas (and time investment) were you to actually drive to a go-kart specialty shop to buy the same parts.