Introduction: Homemade Bike

I collect all-terrain vehicle. 3WD

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Let's start with the preparation of the assembly profile 20x20x2mm. Clear the rust. After that curled toward the benders with a diameter of 200 mm fold.

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Putting mount the front fork of the motorcycle. We set the CV joint on a car. He will peredovat torque to the front wheel.

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Putting the front fork. Use profile 60-40-2mm and 20-20-2mm. 47-20-14mm bearings. At its channel on YouTube there is a video assembly. But there is only a translation of subtitles. YouTube

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Putting hub. We use a tube with a diameter of 57mm. Inside 50mm. We eat through a bearing on both sides. 52-25-15mm bearings. No pictures of the hub assembly, so use pictures hub from a small tricycle, which is now going. The only difference in length. I use Google translator, so sorry for the text.

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Set the middle shaft. It distributes the torque from the engine to the all-wheel drive. The shaft diameter of 25mm. It established stars. Transposition chain from one pair to another pair of stars, Commission, and reduced or increased transfer.

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The frame is painted. Putting tricycle.

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ATV ready. It remains to check

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Video of the first exit. This tricycle has already found a new owner. Who I am engaged in assembling tricycle 3x3VD with tires with a diameter of 27 inches.

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Video from my Russian YouTube channel. There are subtitles. In this video, I collect rotation unit. I use constant velocity joints of the Oka car. On it I install the star 15 teeth for chain steps 15,875mm

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Now I engaged in the creation of such a tricycle 3WD. Tires 27/12/12. I will lay out the steps of the assembly


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MrPTrog (author)2016-11-29

Can you give us an Instructables on your pipebender? That thing is awesome!

JohnG220 (author)2016-10-29

Very cool project, and I'm sure a lot of fun. Thanks for listing it here on Makes me think about trying something like this.

I just had two comments, and my apologies if these have been stated once or many times by others already. First, I believe three-wheeler ATV vehicles were outlawed in the U.S. due to safety concerns regarding the single front wheel. Might be something to consider to make it a four-wheeler instead. Second, it really seems like it really should have some secondary form of locomotion when floating in the water, just counting on the wheels spinning in the water to move you forward does not seem like the best manner to move forward. Perhaps if you were able to switch to a propeller to move you through the water and then switch back to the wheels when back on land. Just a suggestion.

dwhiddon (author)JohnG2202016-11-16

I agree with this the wheel design could be altered to double as a paddlewheeler so no need to switch to proppeller

Vasugan (author)JohnG2202016-10-31

Thank you. Also consider installing the propeller.

Ultimatele Warrior (author)2016-10-28

no suspension?!

low pressure tires. Low speed. Suspension is not needed

furball751 (author)2016-10-27

FYI Three wheelers are not outlawed in the US at all. There is not one law on the books outlawing them. After the consumer safety commission started investigating the safety issues,(all problems stemming from young/ inexperienced/not respecting the type, capabilities of the machine) The manufacturer's decided not to sell them in the US after 1986, and stopped production completely in 1987 worldwide. To avoid any other issues/law suits. And told the dealers if they sold a 3 wheeler after 1986 they would take away there dealership status. 3 wheelers are completely legal to own, sell, ride and build, just not by a authorized dealer to this day. There is a company that builds and sells custom honda 450 3 wheelers. No more dangerous than a dirt bike or 4 Wheeler, you just have to have the common sense and respect for the machine you ride.
After all it is a ATC (All Terrain Cycle)

Ajax4Hire (author)2016-10-25

Wow, very impressive.

Unfortunately, 3-wheel ATV(All Terrain Vehicle) were outlawed in the US in 1988; primarily due to stability issues when doing the AT part(All Terrain) of the Vehicle. Be careful, 3-wheel ATV have a tendency to tip/roll on hard left/right turns. This one looks way more stable with the front wheel forks extending farther front than common.

And getting the Front-Wheel powered is a true engineering skill.

It does look awesome, I want one.

Vasugan (author)Ajax4Hire2016-10-27

Thank you. Video assembly of the front drive

AlwoodW (author)Ajax4Hire2016-10-26

Actually they were outlawed to SELL, they are still legal to own; in most states!! Also, most of the accidents with 3-wheelers were with young riders.

oky jim (author)Ajax4Hire2016-10-25

They were not outlawed. I have 2 198 honda 125 ATC,s that I use on federal land and the rangers only want to make sure I wear a helmet and do not carry a passenger. You need to check your references...

MattDoesThat (author)Ajax4Hire2016-10-25

Technically, the ban ended at the end of 1997, but because of the consent decree and it's inherent admission that the form factor was unsafe, manufacturers have not begun making or marketing 3 wheel ATVs again.

If you put the single wheel in the back, you solve the roll-out issue, but you complicate your design in other ways, especially steering and suspension. Those problems are amplified in an off-road vehicle because of the vertical travel of those components, which is most likely why 3 wheel vehicles are only being offered for road use.

Vasugan (author)MattDoesThat2016-10-25

Thank you. slow, steady enough technique.

Vasugan (author)Ajax4Hire2016-10-25

The instability manifests itself at high speeds when cornering. When the centrifugal force is trying to overturn the tricycle. It is slow-moving. maximum speed 35-40Km / h

Dark Solar (author)2016-10-27

I like the bending jig; what are you doing that keeps the square tubing from undergoing inward deformation at the interior radii?

Vasugan (author)Dark Solar2016-10-27

The square tube 20 * 20 * 2mm in diameter 200mm bending without deformation. The pipe 30 * 30 * 2mm added sand and tamped.

tytower (author)2016-10-26

Want more stability widen the rear axle . Doesn't seem to be a problem here . Awesome machine . Well done and it seems a moderately skilled DIYer could build it easily now you have shown the way

Anirudh Ralhan (author)2016-10-26


TanmayaM1 (author)2016-10-25

i love it! Though it may require a little practice with to drive properly. :)

fstedie (author)2016-10-25

That exposed chain/sprocket is an accident waiting to happen imo...

jfarley3 (author)fstedie2016-10-25

It's not a toy for children. It's a survival tool for adults and responsible people. So, while your comment is technically correct, no one has any business putting their hands in that area. Also, a shield would be simple to construct. This guy didn't make a shield because... he's a responsible adult.

Willierobinson5 (author)2016-10-25

How hard would it be to make it a reverse 3wd ?

RodrigoS89 (author)2016-10-25

Wow, very cool design! I'm from Brazil, here in this country all that is different is prohibited. If the police see a vehicle of these "different" will soon want money not to lock the vehicle, but soon confiscate. Brazil This country is all a waste, we can not do so, the government only allows vehicles from major brands to be taxing. This bike would be really cool for the city of São Paulo who lives with flooding due heavy rains.

Emzi (author)2016-10-25

Very creative engineering of front torque transfer

DonaldW21 (author)2016-10-25

BRAVO!! Job Well done!

throbscottle (author)2016-10-25

It is a thing of beauty! I just wish I had the time, money, space, tools, materials and skills to build this. Well done :)

Pa1963 (author)2016-10-25

Google Translate makes your instructions sound like dialogue from A Clockwork Orange. Awesome build!

dannoGT (author)2016-10-25

That is awesome! What size and make of tire are you using?


Vasugan (author)dannoGT2016-10-25

Thank you. Tires diameter of 0.9 meters. The width of 0.5 meters. 2 cord layer

JasonH288 (author)2016-10-25

Awesome project. How did you cut the components? I assume CNC plasma cutter?

manofsteelinstructable (author)2016-10-25

Great bike!!!! How much does it cost?

Thank you. 3600-4000 $

lalunette (author)2016-10-25

Very cool and very versatile !!

Reminds me of the Lada Niva that is kitted out for riding on muskeg and such.

Vasugan (author)lalunette2016-10-25

Thank you.

Chadtillery (author)Vasugan2016-10-25

Hey i like it . How much to build me one like that?

Vasugan (author)Chadtillery2016-10-25

Probably easier to assemble by yourself than to send across half the globe. I have a build that takes 3 weeks.

villismall (author)2016-10-25

Круто! Цепь не рвалась?

Vasugan (author)villismall2016-10-25

Нет. цепь с запасом.

Vasugan (author)2016-10-25

Thank you.

M209T (author)2016-10-25


Vasugan (author)M209T2016-10-25

Thank you.

DamonD2 (author)2016-10-25

When you post something on instructables, you should post all the details, measurements, materials list, diagrams and how to instruct it. So other people can build it. That's the whole idea of Instructables!

Vasugan (author)DamonD22016-10-25

Thank you. I got it. In the Russian channel post the video on how to assemble the individual components. I can lay here, the language is not clear, but there are subtitles.

sniglet (author)2016-10-25

I figured that was the case, it's also large enough that catching a leg in a rear wheel is unlikely.

sniglet (author)2016-10-25

Be aware, there's an inherent instability in three wheeled vehicles and a reason why their sale has been banned in the US. It doesn't look like that'll be an issue here, but it's good to keep it in mind.

Vasugan (author)sniglet2016-10-25

Stability in tricycle missing. Especially felt the rollover. He is not a high speed to a higher gear 40km / h

PlaidPete (author)2016-10-23

It's like the "bat-pod" with three wheels!

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