Introduction: Reverse Go Kart Trike Scooter

Step 1: Reverse Trike

Ok so this doesn't have any instructions as it was built 16 years ago (before cameras lol) but was built using minimal skills! A full rear end off a scooter (yamaha BWS 50cc) and a front end of a go kart. Front wheels are also off a yamaha bws. The rear end of the scooter provides everything you need, rev cable, brakes, tank, wheel etc. And the best thing.........it doesn't tip over!

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james butler made it! (author)2015-08-29

i made mine 13 years ago using a completely custom frame made from scrap and had 5 wheels. this is because having a moped engine over the rear wheel with no stabilization will make it tip over.

i never did get round to painting it though.

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RichardM19 (author)2015-05-20

Hi mbarnes21 what a fantastic trike you built ! I have one question; how did you connect what looks like scooter wheels to a hub? I am in the building/planning stage for a e-trike and decided to buy trailer wheels for the front to get the combination of a ATV-hub compatible bolt pattern and wheel width that can take scooter tires. Do you manage to mount axle-based scooter wheels right onto the steering spindles?

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vampyregamer (author)2014-06-26

Cameras have been around since the 1800s....

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randomray (author)vampyregamer2014-10-12

He was kidding around.and you are correct.

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Ian74 (author)vampyregamer2014-06-27

I think he meant digital cameras.

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This looks like an awesome project but it would be great to see more photos and have a bit more written explanation. If you're having trouble with the editor, this Instructable might be useful https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Ins...

Hope this helps!

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mbarnes21 (author)2014-06-28

I have some random pics, sorry I was in a bit of a rush! I will upload more soon :)

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mbarnes21 (author)mbarnes212014-06-28

and some more! Hope you can see what you need to see! :)

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Pretty cool machine you have there.
You know you can still edit your pics into your instructable itself, rather than posting them in the comments. Just go to your "Instructables tab and find the title, right after the title you click (edit). That never goes away even after you publish.

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mbarnes21 (author)mbarnes212014-06-28

http://youtu.be/k1oep4SauLs this is the trike in action! If the link doesn't work search 'yamaha bws mates with go kart' by mishmat. Thanks :)

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ZaneEricB (author)2014-06-27

Could you upload some close up pictures? Maybe someof the joints between the rear end and the "Cab", Pedal Installation Area, Steering, Etc...

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mbarnes21 (author)ZaneEricB2014-06-27

Hi, I am going to upload some detailed pictures at the weekend :)

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Ian74 (author)2014-06-27

petrol tank right behind drivers head is a bit of a concern.

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mbarnes21 (author)Ian742014-06-27

I agree! Originally it had a honda vision engine and the tank was set back a little further. Maybe fitting a heat shield would be safer......and a fire extinguisher :)

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Dustin Rogers (author)2014-06-26

Would love to see more shots. Particularly how you attached the scooter frame to the go kart frame.

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reptilehead (author)2014-06-26

This is a great idea for all those wrecked scooters you can find cheap! I'd like to see more pictures of this, perhaps some detail shots ect. In theory, this could be built to be street legal with the appropriate parts such as lights horn and signals.

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