Scooter

Does anyone know where I could find a really cheap (about $250 USD) gas scooter or moped? I really want one but all the ones I've seen are well over a thousand and thats just too much. thanks!

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Steampunk Scooter

Oh, to have a steampunk scooter that actually shoots steam out the back as you ride. This makes me want to get a cheap old scooter and rip it apart to create something new. Linkvia BoingBoing

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Duck Scooter

This duck was born without being able to walk on its own. A teacher and her kids came up with a way for the duck to get around anyway with its own scooter. It now lives with the teacher and goes to class every day.Reminds me a lot of the Dachshund wheelchair. Linkvia Neatorama

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Scooter Help

I want to Build a Electric scooter trike. I need ideas for motors and batteries to run the scooter/trike. any suggestions are greatly appreciated.  I also wanted to know if I have two wheels in the rear and on in front and attach the drive mechanism to the back right wheel will I go straight or in circles? Thanks, Pfarmkid P.s. I will give credit to the person who gives the best suggestion if I make an instructables about it

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Electric scooter?

Has anybody made a electric scooter that is ran off of a drill motor that takes 7.2v?????

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mobility scooter

I have a walkabout 330 mobility scooter i have cut some wires and now i'm lost and they didn't make a manual for them and can i eliminate a lot of things like lights horn etc i only use it for golf  but i can't walk the course and i was wondering could and how to wire it in the simplest way to get it going ???  i'm really lost and confused any way to hot wire it maybe ???? Hope some one understands me Cheers macca

Topic by maccaorgordon   |  last reply


Cheap scooter or moped?

I really want to get a cheap scooter or moped... Mainly because most get around 100 mpg!!! But idk where to get one that cheap. All of the ones ive seen on craiglist and such are newer and well over a thousand which, in my financial state now is just too much. Any suggesestions on where i could get one?thanks!

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Mobility Scooter Control?

I am looking to power a kart with a mobility scooter motor and transaxel. The motor controls start at about £135, but you can get just the pot for about £30. I'm only going forward, so do I need the entire controller, or will just the pot do the job?

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Flame-throwing scooter

Gotta love this so-not-street-legal mod to a scooter that shoots 15-foot flames out the back. Just a push of the button and WHOOSH! The creator, Colin Furze, can even change the angle if he wanted to. Aside from being illegal to use the biggest downside is that the flames can come back at him if he isn't careful. Wheels on fire! James Bond fan invents flame-throwing scooter via geekologie

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Mobility scooter maintenance

I have a Monarch Ryder mobility scooter and I need to occasionally pump up the tyres. The problem is that I live by myself and it is very painful for me to bend down low enough to attach the hose to the tyres in order to pump them up. I have been going to my local garage and they have done it for me so far, but I want to be able to do it myself. I have considered investing in a ramp but I have no way of supporting the top end. I did think of getting solid tyres that never need air, but I've been told that this would make the ride very painful for me as every bump would be amplified. Is there any sort of long hose I could permanently attach to each tyre that I could secure higher up on the scooter when I am not using it? Does anyone have any other ideas? 

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Pimp my Scooter!? Answered

 I have a 900 vlt e-zip electric scooter and I ave been in need of some new pimping. Would you have any ideas of how to pimp it? or what it would cost? the materials used?

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DIY Gas Scooter? Answered

I was thinking of taking a weed whacker and taking the pole off, taking the motor, put it on a chain drive system to the back wheel. I have two questions about this. First, will the motor have enough torque to pull a 130 lb. guy, and is there a transmission system I have to over come. 

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Modifying my scooter for charging a battery?

I have a Scooter and now i have added a battery within it. I charge the battery externally, but lately i have seen that the lights that i keep on in the night (halogens lights) tend to fade away after 30 min or so and gone. Now i want to charge the battery while on the move. I tried doing so through the coils that were in the scooter by adding a rectifier circuit it works but the head light goes dim, and this idea didn't work out for me. But now i am planning to buy an external alternator and modify my scooter to charge the battery. Is it possible and if so what is the type of alternator i should use and the Amp ratings. My battery is a lead Acid Battery. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_kxy2XLDxQ Thanks in advance

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Help me understand the wiring for my 12 volt system on my Chinese scooter?

I was trying to put new lights on the scooter and the guy helping me hooked them up and they didn't work so he tried to wire it differently and in the process smoke came from the hand brake lever and now nothing works!!! Please help me understand the whole principle.

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I have a sit down electric scooter, looks like your typical cheap japanese version, can i put a lawnmower engine on it?

Japenese sit down electric scooter Got a running push mower sitting around for the engine donor. Can it be put on the scooter, didnt know since the shaft is running down. Didnt wanna use a weed eater motor, those things lock up after a year or so.

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Can I connect a car a battery to my Schwinn electric scooter to make it run faster and longer ?

I have an electric scooter that i want to take further that current batteries only run about 6 miles (3mile at top speed) and i want to hook up a more powerful battery to make it run longer and faster. is there a way to use a trolling battery or a car battery to do this?

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Model airplane engines in the uk?

I want to attach a propeller to a micro scooter, so I need an engine. I, however, know absolutely nothing about choosing engines  Can anyone reccomend a suitable engine? it must be under £50, easily available in the UK, capable of pushing a micro scooter with me on it at a reasonable speed (faster than normal scooting speed), small enough to fit on the scooter and easy to control (preferable just with a wire which can be pulled for more juice). Could you also reccomend a suitable propeller? Incidentally, does anyone know if this thing will be road legal?

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Ideas to new scooter instrucables!

Post ideas to new scooter instructables! Any idea are welcome!

Topic by ThaNorwegianDude   |  last reply


What type of scooter battery is this?

Sorry about upside down pic

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electric scooter please help

Ok i just got a junk scooter and i have it running on a pair of car batteries and i wanna know how i can completely pimp it out and make it go at least 30-40 m/h (48-64 k/h) ya so if you can help me plz do so

Topic by darth acexxacer   |  last reply


Hinged tray for kid's mobility scooter?

I want to add a tray with a lip on it to a kid's mobility scooter so that he can get his own lunch from teh cafeteria. Also needs to fold down to be out of the way after lunch. Any geniuses out there willing to help come up with a design? Thanks!

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What to do with a broken electric scooter??

The speed controller is broken so i was thinking of taking it out and using a parallel circuit to wire a momentary push button switch and the motor and baterries to let it run.

Question by ajyounes10   |  last reply


bypass the speed pot on pride mobility scooter?

My speed potentiometer is not working can i bypass it till i can replace it

Question by PhilL31   |  last reply


How to build an electric mobility scooter?

I'd really like to build an electric mobility scooter similar to one of the Rascals or even the Walmart buggies for my mother.  I keep thinking I can't be the only one that has ever considered this but I can't seem to find much.  I don't suppose anyone would want to make an instructable on this particular project?  I may try and tackle it myself and post an instructable, its just that there are pieces of the puzzle I'm not quite sure about.

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how do i connect a car battery to a scooter to make it go?

Do i need wires? what do i need?

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what to do with most of a 36v scooter?

So i rescued this 36v 500w electric scooter from the trash. the charger with it was broken so i scored one off ebay for $9. i charged it up and it actually worked but for the most part was useless to me as it was too slow for me but at the same time too fast and unstable for my kids. so it sat next to my house for several months and when i charged it up today and turned it on the speed control burnt up(ants had built a nest inside and shorted it). so now i have everything else which is still good(motor, batteries, frame and wheels etc) and seems a shame to waste it. i could buy a new speed control off ebay for $25 but like i said it wasnt very useful as it was. any ideas for what to use these parts for without a speed controller? some thoughts i had were electric bike or electric mower. i also have some powerwheels laying around just begging to be hot rodded. also if anyone in the charlotte nc area can have it if you promise to build something cool out of it.

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how can I make a mobility scooter go faster--perhaps to 7 mph?

I have a pride mobility scooter that goes only 3mph--how can I make it go faster--perhaps 7 mph?

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Need a replacement battery and charger for my Electric Bike/Scooter?

I bought it over 7 years ago, the business is no longer there.  The scooter is a no-name.   1. It no longer will charge and I need to replace the battery. 2. The lights no longer go on high beam. Where do I start? I do not live near a large city - this would have to be DIY.

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Viza Venom scooter won't run for more than 2 mins?

My son's Venom scooter has a Mitsubishi TLE 33cc motor on it and it starts just fine and warms up just fine but after a couple of mins of riding on it, it bogs down and dies. I had a guy look at it and he thinks the motor is cracked. Does anyone know where i can get a replacement Mitsubishi TLE 33 motor?

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how can you rewire a personal mobility scooter to avoid the stock controls?

I have a pride scooter that was my fathers, the control box on the steering column has gone out for the second time. I want to hack the chair to make a cart for my kids , it seems to me that one could use a foot pedal off a power grinder to by pass the safety laden devise on the column, any ideas?

Question by doctorbigdaddy   |  last reply


Mobility Scooter 24 volt charger from 12 volt car

Can anyone give me a cct diagram to make a 24volt charger to plug into my car cigar lighter socket please. I carry my mobilty scooter in my car and it is very difficult to keep taking it out, or taking the battery pack off to bring it into the house to charge it so it would be a great boon to me if I could be charging this whilst drivng. I can make a pcb if I can get a cct. Grateful thanks in anticipation. Tony

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How to operate a brushless motor (without complex systems)? {Sea Scooter Project} Answered

I'm trying to make a mini "sea doo" sea scooter for under 100usd.  Im wondering if its possible to run a brushless motor with a simple switch rather than a complex arduino based system.   I will probably enclose the project in a 4-6in diameter pvc pipe with end caps and run the propeller shaft through a smaller pipe with 2 bearings on both end to keep water out.  I would prefer to have a hand drill style switch for variable speeds but if that's not possible single speed button will work also.  Also are li-po batteries a good option for this.  

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Need diagram for 24 volt charger for my mobilty scooter from my car

Can anyone give me a cct diagram to make a 24volt charger from my car cigar lighter socket please. I carry my mobilty scooter in my car and it is very difficult to keep taking it out, or taking the battery pack off to bring it into the house to charge it so it would be a great boon to me if I could be charging this whilst drivng. I can make a pcb if I can get a cct. Grateful thanks in anticipation. Tony

Topic by amazing1000 


what dc motor controller, can i use to power a 50cc scooter, i need 40km range.

I need same help, i`m trying to modify a 50cc petrol scooter, to electric, i`m about 80KGs, i need about 40KM range in one charge, speed is not a problem, just leave home early , now here is my problem what motor and controller should i use? is a lot of room for batteries, any help will be appreciated. Thank you all Manny 

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Hi, I have a trx stand up scooter, how do I wire it, the books useless.

3 batteries, 2 motors, controle module. The module has 10 wires, the black and yellow wires go to the motor with the black and yellow, got that. Two matching wires go to the other motor, got that. The large wire is 4 wires wrapped together and their ends match up to wires coming from the handle bars, 2 prong, 3 prong, so forth, got that , those wires I got snapped together. 1 black wire is left and 1 red. Okay positive and negative, got that. This is where I don't got it. I believe before, the positive went to the positive of the first battery and the negative went to the negative of the last battery. For reasons I don't understand the negative of the first battery went to the positive of the middle battery and the negative of the middle went to the positive of the last battery along with a 30 amp fuse. The on/off switch has 3 prongs( what is the extra prong for?) The charging port has 3 prongs,why? There was a wire with a wierd thing on it, I want to call it a resistor, what's this and do I need it? How do I tie it all together, 1 negative wire, 1 positive wire coming off the control module to the 3 prong on/off switch, 3 prong charging port, 3 batteries (36volt) and a fusable link in there somewhere. All these parts are what the scooter originally had, "friend" got as far as just unhooking everything. HELP, I don't want anything to blow up.

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Motorbike starter motor on a Scooter?

Hello! I changed the starter motor on my bike some years ago, and this motor is laying around in my garage since then, working! I always wanted to build an electric vehicle, and i would like to start with an electric scooter! My questions are:  1. Would the motor work and run on a scooter? 2. how much would the battery last? I plan to use a normal motorbike battery, i dont know much in electronics, they are 12V and 10-70Ah 3. will the motor heat up and burn? 4. what range would it have? The motor in question is a Mitsuba, aftermarket mounted on my bike a Honda CR 250 if this helps. Thanks in advance!

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my 2007 runmaster wont start

I recently replaced the belt on my 2007 runmaster scooter, during the process of trying to figure out how to replace it i think i may have turned a bolt on the carb. the reason is because after i replaced the belt it would start and it would run but it would bog down when i sat on it and it wouldnt have much power on take off but would pick up a little, plus it would shake very bad and idle kinda high. the reason why i think its ideling too high is because the back tire spins while its ideling on the kickstand. but when i sit on it it would shake and almost bog out. i tryed to turn that said bolt the opposite way a few times though it still did the same thing, it now wont start at all. i have electric start only and now when i try to start it it wont make a sound it wont do anything. but when i turn the clutch a few times it would try to (barely making a sound) for a third of a second start but i think i may have killed the battery too. can anyone please help?! i cant even find a repair shop anywhere near me that would touch a chinese scooter.

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low power razor scooter

So I was riding my small razor scooter to school (the kinds that fold up and fit in a backpack) and thought "it would be really cool to make this thing run with a motor." After I got home, I looked at it and thought of a way to make it work. If you put a small rubber piece on the end of the motor and lay that against the wheel right behind the break with some pressure, you could probably make it go pretty fast. The thing I was wondering is what is the smallest motor I could use and still have it work at about the same speed as me pushing with my foot on the road? 50 watts or so? I only weigh 125 pounds and would like it to work with 150.any suggestions? I would like to not have to use a car battery, with all the balance issues and such.

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Replacing motor in mobility scooter?

Hey all, I have a mobility scooter that I use for travel(caravaning among other). It's an Eloped Travel XL(40 kg or 88 lbs, 24V 22Ah battery), and I think it's only available in Sweden, but there are similar models all over the world.My scooter has got a 180w, 24v motor on a transaxle with integrated gearbox. The more I use it, the more frustrated I get. It's slow, 4mph/7 km/h, but worse, it really struggles uphill and sometimes it feels like its gonna stop all together. I've changed the batteries, with no improvement. It's not overheating. My guess is that it's just to weak. It might be ok to use when going to the shop or on flat surfaces, but not on gravel or grass.Anyway, I would like to replace the motor with a more powerful one, 350w or even 500w. The problem is that there isn't any compatible motors out there, so I'm guessing I'll have to replace the hole axle. I've been looking at these common China made electric motors that come in a range of sizes, have no idea about the quality though. Otherwise, maybe a powerful RC engine would work? I have no idea really, where to begin. Money is a concern unfortunately, otherwise I could buy a new transaxle or even a new, better scooter. Any ideas or help would be very appreciated! I'm quite handy but have never worked with these kind of parts before. How to pick the right sprockets, should I use chain or belt drive and so on.

Question by Alex Lillybear   |  last reply


freewheel for micro scooter wheels

Is it possible to make or source some kind of freewheel and sprocket device for a wheel of around 80 - 100mm diameter? i've googled a bit and found micro folding bikes with similar sized wheels but i haven't found replacement parts listed for them, the closest thing i have found is parts for rockboard scooters but rear wheel assemblies cost $80 each which seems a bit steep...

Topic by ambientvoid 


50cc Chinese scooter problems? Answered

I have a 2001 Chinese scooter, 50cc, and it has some problems... We took the handlebars off to fit it in a vehicle for transport (Yeah, stupid idea, I know now...), and now, the wiring is all messed up. First off, the electric start won't work anymore, I'm going to go through, and check a relay and the battery voltage tomorrow. Second, when I kick start it, and yes, It'll kick start, but only after 50 some kicks.. But when I kick start it, the engine starts going full throttle, but the throttle is not twisted at all. Throttle cable problem? Lastly, the turn signals are messed up a bit. The right blinker flashes one of the headlights inside of the blinker.... What the hell? All the wires are connected correctly. Please help!! Thanks!

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