Introduction: Custom Retro Electric Motorcycle

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so...after my i decided to build something who would be bigger and better and usefuller.

As usual, not much to say.. but a lot to show

Step 1: Cowdfunding

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so i started crowdfunding....and after a while i had enough money to be able to start already....but i couldnt stop so i finished the hole project but crowdfunding is still running

Step 2: Building Main Chassis

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So budget was small so i started with scrap parts wheels and metal

Step 3: Rear Drive Wheel

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i used parts from my old useless escooter

Step 4: Main Woodbody

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used some scrap wood i had left over

Step 5: Seat

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also from scrap parts

Step 6: Upholstering Seat

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i took the leather i had left from my jetpack project

Step 7: Stearing

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from leftover waterinstallation and my old drum

Step 8: Front Wheel

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scrap parts from gardeninstallation

Step 9: Front Body

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spare parts from installing rain gutter

Step 10: Electrics an Powering

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i used mainly parts from my old scooter

Step 11: Maintenance Door and Final Mounting

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had left some old belt they where usefull and decorative

Step 12: Update

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after my first test ride i added a headlight and installed ad added a a to permitt better balance and second function is a foot rest

Step 13: Video Ride

as soon as i get the time for a ne ride i will upload the video


jimmcneil2 (author)2017-12-03

that is awesome

dtextor (author)2017-11-21

This is sincerely a really cool ride! And a really great design with the shiny front part.

thx appreciated

jeanniel1 (author)2017-11-25

You crazy person! Ahhhhh! So steampunk - but without the brass! Good one. Got my vote!

thank you

mstephan2 (author)2017-11-24

This just blows my Mind, I love it!!!!!!!

ZepW (author)2017-11-23


Patrick LASCHETTE (author)ZepW2017-11-24


ZepW (author)2017-11-23

Wie schätzt du die Chancen ein, so etwas typisiert zu bekommen? Bin zwar aus AT, wird aber nicht anders als bei euch sein.

Patrick LASCHETTE (author)ZepW2017-11-24

Ich denk sehr unwahrscheinlich wenn ich mir den ganzen Katalog da anschaue , was muss und darf und kann... würd das Teil nie strassenzulässlich werden ;)

bill2009 (author)2017-11-23

impressive that the little motor will push it around. does it move well?

yes it runs good, the old e scooter was ment to pull 150 kg so its good, it could be bether but its a fun ride not ment to be a dragster ;)

jchoneandonly (author)2017-11-21

interesting idea and nice pics. needs a description for what exactly youre doing though if you want it to be a good guide

thank you i dont like to write much thats how i often just make step by step photos

i can understand that. its just a little more helpful if you quickly describe the things youre putting together

jjeckerman1 (author)2017-11-22

Gottleib Daimler would have been proud. The design is close to his.

thank you apreciated

RikyAirborn. (author)2017-11-22

Patrick, I just love your spirit ! Many people (like me) dream to do stuff like that, but you are actually doing it, and the result is always so cool ! Thanks for existing !

thank you thats so nice to here you have the perfect place to find awesome people with awesome projects and you could do the same its nothing special i just do like everyone else

SirCooksalot (author)2017-11-21

One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen... How it rides or how fast it goes etc. is irrelevant, it’s the existence of the thing, the actual creation. Just awesome. Totally looks like it could be Steamboy’s prototype scoot, it’s steampunk anime made real!

many many thanks appreciated

Ian Daly (author)2017-11-21

How did you make the metal top and front please?

Where did you get the wooden wheels?

Regards Ian Daly

i bought them on ebay for 10 € the front is made of these

rbarron (author)2017-11-21

I love the concept. However, I am disappointed that there wasn’t a video. I read the whole thing in anticipation of a video!!! Otherwise, great job!

thank you i will add a video later on

EverythingEveryday (author)2017-11-21

Awesome looking bike sir. Great JoB!

Pa1963 (author)2017-11-21

Awesome 'ible! Id been thinking of an electro penny-farthing or maybe a boneshaker. Or a velocipede. The wooden box looks like it may be a tad uncomfortable for those of us with overdeveloped table muscles. And I bet those hard wheels make it a real b@ll buster.

Patrick LASCHETTE (author)Pa19632017-11-21

its a hell of a ride and every bone gets hurd ...but its just for show and fun rides so it has to be rude

YaënD (author)2017-11-21

just crazy !

Patrick LASCHETTE (author)YaënD2017-11-21

oh yaeh

Gofish (author)2017-11-21

MATE! I love it. only change I'd make would be a bent link for the steering up and over front wheel to keep narrow.

Patrick LASCHETTE (author)Gofish2017-11-21

thx apreciated...yes probably better but i wanted to build an unique piece with unique stearing and it had to look as if my grandfather would have build it years ago

egallet (author)2017-11-21

A most excellent presentation. The photos give great details on the assembly and you know most guys don't read instructions, we just look at the pictures anyway

so true....most of my instructions are like that lol.... i dont want to read storys i want to go on and build

Ghostrider513 (author)2017-11-21

Steampunk ride. Very cool and original. That wood wheel in front is worrisome. But a great project. What scooter did you use for the actual motor?

yeah its a bit a weak point, but infact i cant weld so i had to take parts they fitted and could be modified until it works ...i used an second hand scooter for about 70 € and there wasnt even an name on it ;)

BeniY (author)Patrick LASCHETTE2017-11-21

It looks very cool but seems waaay to heavy. Looking like it weighs a ton or two. :) Does the scooter motor really pull that? I think it is slower than when you walk..You could use Balsa-Wood for the front, and paint it properly that it looks like the one you used. Also you could include a shifting gear from a bike or something for even better performance...please tell us how fast this thing is (including the accumulator, there is plenty of room left for that. :) ).

But from the looks it's very cool. :)

Patrick LASCHETTE (author)BeniY2017-11-21

ther is plenty room. i could have ....i should have...or i would have.... lol in deed its heavy. and it runs like hell...its just build for show and fun so theres no need for speed and truely spoken who would go more than 5km speed with that thing will add a video of the ride later on

jdh2550 (author)2017-11-21

Wow. This is freakin' awesome. This is one of those instructables that I see and think "wow, I'll never build that but I love seeing what went into it".

You my friend are a genius. A mad genius who makes marginally useful stuff - but a genius never the less. :-)

Creativity at it's most useless best! <-- that is in fact a compliment.

thank you appreciated... my projects are not so hard to build they just need some tools, inspiration and a lot of time

valveman (author)2017-11-21

Very cool!

A head turner for sure.


inconceivable1 (author)2017-11-20


allangee (author)2017-11-20

A beautiful job of combining tech and art!


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2017-11-20

Awesome! I love the steampunk feel that this has.

MrCraft (author)2017-11-20

Awesome build

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Bio: ...i am just an avarage guy with an regular job...and some crazy ideas... so live and let diy ;)
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