Go Kart From Electric Scooter




How to make your own go kart with a scooter and a dolly.

Step 1: Get Parts

You're gonna need:
An electric/motor-scooter (I used Razor E100)
A dolly (those things you see people hauling refrigerators and big boxes around with)
LOTS of Duck Tape (the thick silver kind)
Boxes and a cushion

Step 2: Attach Dolly

Now you need to somehow attach the dolly to the scooter. Mine had a little handle thingy at one end which was perfect for taping it on. Yes, Duck tape will hold very good. Now you can tape some boxes and a cushion of some sort for your butt and back (trust me, your butt will hurt if you don't put a cushion on.)

Step 3: Test It Out

Yay its done! That was easy, wasn't it? Take it for a test run and see if it works. It most likely will, unless your scooter is broken. If not, re duck tape it (if it falls off).



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    50 Discussions


    2 years ago

    try something other that duck tape, and make a bike seat mount so it doesn't look like your sitting some boxes.


    Not to pop your bubble dude, but this idea is far from a good one, you don't have a reliable way to keep the dolly in place, the dolly itself is going to turn and be a pain, there is not a good way to steer this thing the way you actually want it to go. Just leave it a scooter man, that was a good phase 1 at the most, so just upgrade or leave a scooter. And duck tape is never a good idea for holding stuff like that


    7 years ago on Introduction

    cute idea but seems a bit wasteful. like er0401 said, i can make a go cart pretty cheap. I currently have a off-road frame thats a bit rusty, but only cost me 20 bucks. i could get an engine for it for 50. 100 if i wanted say an 8 or a 10hp, but its sufficient anyway.


    8 years ago on Step 3

    honestly? wow all u who want to build this, dont! I am going to make a true go kart and it will probably cost a little more than this, or less. a dolly costs $40+ and a good scooter costs $100+. go to a re-store(or hardware store) and gets supplies.then salvage an old 6hp motor(or go to craigslist for one). build it, and your done


    Great Idea and very innovative.Hey the scooter has been extended and became very large.  I never tried this for my electric scooter. Am interested in this and will try to make my own scooter for moving to my school having a bag seater attached to it.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Nice I like the idea its simple but have you ever picked up a screwdriver or a hammer because you could make it look a lot nicer than that pretty sweet besides that

    8 years ago on Step 1

    I am actually happy you took the time to draw a picture. Great instructable, but I am more of a bike person.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Hey, I'm sure Red would be approve.

    Nice to see he didn't waste time finding a seat, or welding (that gives off CO2 anyway), and it might burn the duct tape.

    This is a true eco friendly design.

    And when it rains, it is recyclable, unless the cardboard is water proofed, so the parts can be reused.

    this is quick, fun, and a good I dea (I walk past a hand truck at work every day, and everytime, I try to think oof some vehicle I could use the tube frame for.

    I think dollys are underrated as basis for light vehicles.  They are strong, cheap and durable.

    No suspension, but you cant have everything.  Just put balloon tires on it.

    Good job!!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    You have been watching too much Red Green Show. Seriously, I like the concept, but I think I would lean more toward learning to weld.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Lol...I Jerry-rig all sorts of things, like 2/3 of my computer's sound system, but anyways, I would have used either pipe clamps or muffler clamps in some sort of over-complicated setup that would probably be flexible (the unwanted kind, the joints that were supposed to be solid would be bending) and would be marginally stronger than several rolls of duct tape. Though, I've had the glue on duct tape dry out on me before, and just plain fall apart and wouldn't hold whatever I wanted it to hold. Like patching holes in a screen, but now I've figured up a new way for that: sewing a piece of screen material over the hole, kinda like patching a pair of jeans.


    9 years ago on Step 3

    And, even better. It doesn't require you to gut the 100$ scooter. so you can easily un-duct tape it to ride again.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Like any other motorised vehicle, if it were registered, taxed and insured it would be perfectly legal, but these things rarely are. Also, the driver / rider would need a licence for whatever category of vehicle your relevant licencing authority would class it as. I think in Europe it'd be considered category M (motorcycles under 50cc and not capable of over 45km/h). Now, having said that, the fact that the dolly is just stuck on with duck tape would probably have an effect on the legality and, more importantly, the safety - use common sense in this case, if it doesn't feel safe, get off and push it.