Reverse Go Kart Trike Scooter

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Intro: 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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RichardM19

3 years ago on Introduction

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?

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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ZaneEricB

4 years ago on Introduction

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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Ian74

4 years ago

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

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mbarnes21Ian74

Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

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

4 years ago

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

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reptilehead

4 years ago on Introduction

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.