What's going on with Gokarts and KNM?

                             Dammit!!

Our passion for off road karting has been unparalleled so this is one of the hardest things we've had to endure. China has ruined the off road gokart sport and killed it before it could ever really get started. We did our best to keep this from happening but every one of them were more concerned with how much money they'll make today and never thinking about tomorrow. Well,

Tomorrow is here and all the major Gokart companies are gone.
(I Told every one of them from Hammerhead to Joyner, Kinroad and Carter but they didn't want to listen!)
Our tech support is still going very strong but we don't make any money from that and we can't continue to do tech support if people are buying their parts from Chinese Ebay and Amazon sites after getting help from us.

It is especially sad because the tech support is the only reason why KNM was even started. Selling parts was only a means to make a paycheck so I could spend the time helping folks. If we aren't selling enough parts, we can't afford to help you. We don't want that to happen so please, think about the American Mom & Pop disappearing and what that means for our country.

Anyway, no use in crying over spilled milk.
We have enjoyed our time helping folks all over the world, troubleshooting repairing and upgrading their rides and even more proud of the positive changes we've made in the off road buggy world. We will continue to support you as long as we can. 

We have shelves full of scooter, gokart and ATV parts that are always priced the lowest we can afford and even if we close our doors, we will still be around to honor warranties and help with some tech support where needed! We'd never leave anyone hanging. That's not what we do.

Please call us if you need help. 717-825-0669

We sincerely Thank you for all your support all these years and we will hang on as long as we can.

We hope everyone will remember us fondly!

With our greatest gratitude,
The Stevens Family,
Tom, Robin & Ryan

KNM Performance


11 comments


  • Harley

    I have a 2 stroke Minarelli 49cc style engine (1PE40QMB) do you guys offer a clutch and variator assembly for this?


  • ken weidner

    Ill be buying parts from you guys soon,I have just recently got into scooters and will be fixing my Gy6 up soon,Im the kinda person that will spend exra money on quailty parts,just wanted to say hang in there and good luck,sincerely yours ken weidner.


  • Seth Burger

    I recently acquired a go kart that’s a 150cc and I have one issue with it and I’ve been looking for someone to help me diagnose the issue. The only markings on it to help identify it is “Gokarc 150” and a “Yonghe”. The issue is when I take off it likes to jerk back and fourth until it gets up to speed. I know it’s not the engine, so I’m wondering what it could possibly be in the transmission. Before it started doing that today it never once did that and ran very very strong. Thanks for any help, I didn’t know where else to go to message y’all!


  • Eric

    I’m purchasing a new Gen IV Ice Bear Maddog and I’ve been researching the common pit falls of this scoot. I’mm be in touch next week for a few items, CDI, Coil, sparkplug, DR3 Variator, Mikuni fuel pump (didn’t see any on your site?), and lastly a kevlar belt.

    I’m sorry to climb on board with you only to find out you’re closing your doors. :(

    All the best,

    Eric in VA


  • Jim Darling

    I was looking to you to find out how to get a complete CN250cc or how to fix the one I have. After seeing your site, it will not be the same without knowing you are there to answer questions about our carting engines.
    The case on my 250 is toast. The clutch came apart, melted, and threw parts around. What a disaster. I made the mistake of letting my granddaughter and her friend take it for a spin. She got stuck in some sand, and instead of just backing out, she sat there gunning the engine, trying to go forward, until the engine quit. I’m kind of looking for ideas on how to get the cart going again, but without spending a small fortune if possible. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


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