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!
Topic by nitsuaustin | last reply
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
Topic by Pfarmkid | last reply
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
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
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?
Topic by cguide | last reply
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
Question by raikut | last reply
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?
Question by scarabeetle101 | last reply
I have a pride mobility scooter that goes only 3mph--how can I make it go faster--perhaps 7 mph?
Question by arleneharlow | last reply
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!
Question by dsirotic | last reply
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.
Topic by trenzalorian | last reply
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
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
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!
Question by Zem | last reply
Oops - I slightly broke the website. Just a little bit.The thread "...bigger than its belly can" has too many full stops in the title, which confuses computers, apparently.Anyhoo...I was just pointing out that, of all the engines you'd expect to see here, nobody has made a pulse jet engine. Yes, I made a jam jar version, but nobody has made a real one.I don't know why, they're very easy (basically a big pipe with a fuel supply and no consideration for the neighbours).Maybe you'd just like to buy one off ebay, or maybe you'd like to look at the pictures of the jet mounted on a scooter, imagine what the ride would be like, and tremble slightly in anticipatory panic...I got a message from the seller:I have a video of it doing approx 70mph down Croft start/finish straight,the moped has now gone as the plastic wheels did not last long !!.
Topic by Kiteman | last reply
I have an old scooter and wanted to motorize it I have some motor parts form my uncles motorcycle but I wonder if there was a cheaper and easier way to do it
Question by Rebreg | last reply
We are in Houston, TX if someone knows of a technician that can do this for me before Christmas that would be great.
Topic by QuenchelleN | last reply
I love my Xootr Scooter. I'd probably love it even more if it didn't keep trying to kill me. I live in NYC and ride the scooter on both streets and sidewalks. The problem is that whenever the front wheel hits a sudden discontinuity greater than about half an inch, it flips, attempting to take me with it on a 360º journey that would no doubt end with my brains splattered on the pavement. So far my reflexes have remained fast enough to leap off at the last microsecond; but I'm not getting any younger; which also means I would feel like a fool wearing a helmet to ride the same type of vehicle children so blithely scoot up and down the block on. Anyway: I've looked for inflatable tires that fit the scooter. They don't seem to exist. I've considered trying to add a suspension, but I don't weld and it's probably beyond my abilities anyway. My most recent idea is to use a drill to honeycomb the front tire with holes and then fill the holes with a 'bouncier' substance. (Sugru, perhaps?) Any suggestions, advice, or comments would be greatly appreciated.
Topic by joachimboaz | last reply
If money was no object, what motorcycle(s) would you want to own? For me it would have to be a Vincent Rapide, or a Brough Superior. Also, I'd like to own some historic bikes, like ones that belonged to : Pancho Villa, Evel Knievel, Lawrence of Arabia, Elvis, Bob Dylan, Steve McQueen, or maybe Peter Fonda's Captain America.
Topic by skunkbait
I have been thinking about electrics latley and building an electric gokart type vehicle. PROBLEM: I want it to pick me up from the bus stoop when I get home SOLUTION:?? audrino controlled servos with a map programed into it with sensors to sense things infront and behind??IDK I have a friend that can "kindof" program C or C++ All I want it to do is drive out of my yard, make a sharp right turn then travel about a block and a half, make a sharp left turn then travel about two hundred feet. Basic question: Is this possible? Thanks!
Topic by bwpatton1 | last reply
When i ride my baotain scooter after i while it start to judder any ideas,also it wont let me drain the petrol i dont have a clue why.
Question by martyboy2012
I have just bought a Mercury Neo6 Mobility scooter for my wife to use while away in our motorhome as she can not walk far unaided. I have to disassemble the MS to carry in the MH. Knowing the batteries require charging on a regular basis & the fact that carrying the MS to & from the home to charge is heavy to say the least & then reassemble, Is there a way I can make up a charging lead so only the batteries need to be takes to the home. Our house is a short distance from the MH & I'm not getting any younger. I understand from the manufactures a standard battery charger should not be used direct. I do have the power pack. In layman terms can anyone explain how to so. Appreciate.
Question by TIMETRA4LER | last reply
Im looking to make an electric scooter for a school project, and im on a bit of a budget. I need to know what kind of motor i can get to move a scooter with a person and electronic weighing around 150 pounds on it, while still fast enough to go around 10 mph.
Question by thekasspell | last reply
I have a taotao ATE 501 electric scooter that has 4 12v 10ah batteries. 500W motor. Can I upgrade to 12v 24ah batteries without harming the motor? Thank you very much
Topic by studioartemus | last reply
Hi. I bought a 50 cc scooter that was sitting for some time. It's 2008 model and it had around 400 km when I got it. That's pretty low in my opinion. Well at first it was running fine. I mad around 100 km on the first day. Well the second day it didn't start. Thankfully my friend helped me and he said that my carburetor is dirty. He celaned it and scooter started up. I made around 60km on the same day with no problem. In the morning the next day my scooter wouldn't start. I tried to do the same as him. I cleaned carburetor and fuel filter but scooter still wouldn't start. It doesn't start electrically or kick start. It's like 5th day and my scooter still won't start. What happens when i turn it on: - sometimes it sounds just like a dc motor spinning but nothing happens (there is no cranking sound) - usually it makes cranking sounds but doesn't start - when I let it sit for a while (for 30min, 1h, day ...) it makes a sound like it almost started up but then dies Thank you all for help! I would like to apologize for my lack of english words in engines and bikes field (not a native english speaker and I'm not specialized in those fields).
Question by matijalazic | last reply
I found this scooter on the street and picked it up. I found out that the speed controller was broken and needed to be replaced. I tried to find one online but nobody is selling one. I would like to know how to make one or another speed controller that could be used as a replacement.
Question by hockeymikey | last reply
I've started a new group dedicated to motorcycles and the lifestyle that goes with them. Scooters, Mopeds, Trikes, Sportbikes, Choppers, Bobbers, Cruisers, Tourers: They all count. Feel free to join if you have something to add, or if you're interested in bikes. To me, motorcycles represent freedom. Freedom to go. Freedom to be. Freedom from convention. Freedom to live. Freedom to ride. When you're on a bike with the breeze in your face, bugs in your teeth, and wind in your hair, nothing else matters. Bills, ills, drought, loss, death, strain, stress: all gone while that engine is pounding, and those wheels are rolling. My parents treated them as if they were evil, and I agreed, FOR A WHILE. When I was 17, while they were out of town on vacation, I bought my first bike. It was a beat up 20 year old Harley. It almost never ran, (so Mom and Dad calmed down) but it started a permanent love-affair with cycles. I've owned nearly 50 bikes over the last 20 years, and still own 11 of them. Note: I just went over the list, and I've owned 41 complete bikes, and 17 parts/project bikes, not to mention a barn full of miscellaneous spare parts. So tell me, What do you ride? What do you want to ride? Why do you ride? How long have you been riding? Good/Bad experiences?
Topic by skunkbait | last reply
Alright, folks. It's story time. What sorts of crashes have you (or anyone else you know) been involved in while riding a bike? Has anything ever spectacularly malfunctioned with a motorcycle, scooter, or other two or three-wheeled monstrosity? Seen a big crash? Ever bought a bike that had been wrecked? I've got a couple of stories. Which one to tell first..... Oh, I know! One time our '39 Chief set the garage on fire. This was back in the '60s after my grandpa had bought it for my dad, for a hundred bucks cash. 20 year old collector's motorcycle for that kind of money? What was wrong with it, you ask? A lot of things. It needed restoring, and Gramps ran a hotel at the time, and, in his spare time, an Indian museum. Both of the Native American sort and of the American iron sort. Parts were found, damage was fixed, and the bike given a fresh coat of Indian Red before it was fired up. Ran like a dream. Happy, they shut it off and went to bed. Now at this time, that garage was heated by a gas heater. The cork float in the bike's carb swelled up and got stuck, continuing to let gas fill the float bowl, run out the intake, across the floor, and... you guessed it, over to the pilot light. It was a flash fire, but it destroyed the curtains on the door and put a solid layer of char on that brand new purdy paint. Not much else in the garage was flammable, so the fire died nice and quick. The next morning, grandpa and my dad got up bright and early to get to work on the finishing touches, like air in the tires and a test ride. The found quite a suprise, to say the least.
Topic by Rishnai | last reply
Heya guys I just aquired and parted out a electric handicap scooter from a rummage sale for 20 bucks. It is a three wheeler. Batteries are dead (read, toast). Im tring to figure out what to so with the gearbox/motor assembly. It is all one unit. Im trying to think of some kind EV project. I thought perhaps putting some larger 26in wheels on the axle ends to gear it up, and make some sort of cargo trike. Any other ideas would be appreciated
Topic by JerryMopar | last reply
I'm looking for information about replacing the usual 50cc and smaller engines on one of these with something a bit larger. Maybe the 10-15 horsepower range, so say 100-200cc. I've come across videos about people powering manual wheelchairs by attaching a go-ped scooter to it. I'd like to see about doing this and upping the speed to about 40mph. I'm a large person and could probably use a bit extra power over a stock engine. Also, a four stroke would be preferable to a two stroke. Adding oil to the fuel is a nuisance. www.youtube.com/watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nSA_uKpGpY
Topic by Lokisgodhi | last reply
My scooters forks/wheel has gone out of sync, after a slip on road thing is need a quick fix so I can get it back home, so I can replace thanks in advance...
Question by AlanW131
Hey guys, this is my first time on the forum section of the instructables! Not a bad place to be, really. So here's the thing. I have this old scooter that I've had for as long as I can remember. It was the very first thing I rode that was powered by a motor and my father bought it for me so I could get ready for my first motorcycle (Which was sadly stolen about a year ago :/). Last year, my dad went back to our hometown to visit family and he brought it back with him, but there was one problem. We have no gas tank for it. I have NO idea where it could have gone or why it wasn't brought back. Oh well though. I have this scooter, the same as Wesley666 does. I'm having trouble finding the gas tank on my own. Notice that there is a gas tank that I took from a weed eater just to try it out. But I'm not sure it would work out very well. I mean, look at the size comparison between the two? I also want to keep original parts on this nostalgic machine. Sorry if the pictures are oriented weird, but these are taken with my phone.You can see from the thread posted above there is a picture that shows a blurry close up to the gas tank and I can't really tell what it says. "Something EBR Motor". Long story short I need to get that gas tank, maybe even the gas line that comes with it, in order to get this thing working again. Does anyone know of the brand name of the scooter so I could get the original parts I need?
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Question by rodab | last reply
Hello! I am currently trying to build my won electric scooter. i bought this motor http://www.ebay.com/itm/Razor-MX500-Dirt-Rocket-Bike-Electric-Scooter-Motor-36V-500W-MY1020-P-ST20-/141293042627?pt=Motors_ATV_Parts_Accessories&hash;=item20e5b8bbc3&vxp;=mtr and i have a 38v 10A battery which i plan on turning into 20A further more i plan on using a resistor to change the out volt to 36v. i am now looking for a controller that i can connect to an arduino so the arduino can control the speed and direction of the motor. any suggestions?
Question by bfeher1 | last reply
I bought a 150cc go kart a while back, and want to take it sand duning. Problem is, it doesnt have enough power on sand. The model is the KM-2150R. I found out that the engine is a clone of the 150cc Honda GY6. I recently got offered to buy a 250cc honda scooter with a genuine Honda GY6 that is 250cc. Could I put the engine from the scooter in my kart? They use the same transmission, and look very similar, if not the same from the outside.
Question by LiquidLightning | last reply
Hello all, I am in the process of fixing up an old Can am 250 from the seventies, and wanted to hear some of your reviews of this bike. Most people i know say that it was a beast, if you twisted the throttle the front would come off the ground, other people have said that it was a gutless hunk of junk. Thanks in advance for the feedback!
Topic by Steamdnt | last reply
Every day on my way to and from school I have to walk a long way to the bus stop, and i often come too late because i miss the bus. the way is asphalt-only, but there are some small stones on the sidewalk too. I was wondering if I could build a jig attachable to any shoe that had 3 or more wheels on it, so I could skate to the bus stop and not be late. The wheel jig should be able to hold quite some weight because of my backpack and should be able to fit inside it for me to take it to school. I cant take a skateboard or scooter because I don't have any and it's not allowed to chain it to the bus stop and I don't even have a lock or a bike. I have access to the local skateboard shop as well as the hardware store and a Tailor and carpenter too (if leather or string or even wood is needed), and also to the local supermarket. Thanks!!
Question by sky0 | last reply
Hey everyone ! I'm planning to use a lipo charger from my Ebike to charge some scooter SLA batteries. I'm more of a li-po guy and haven't tried charging 3 SLA's in series before. Original lipo was a 10s 8.8Ah 36V (nominal, maxed out at 42V) and had an on board BMS that took a stright 42V input from the charger. the charger for it will deviver 42V @ 2amp and will let current flow until it hits 42V then automatically shuts off. The scooter batteries are 3X 12V 20ah (six cell I assume?) by all-means, I should be able to wire the three batteries in series, (3 x 14.5V = 43.5V) then my charger should be a direct replacement right? Still need to manually balance them occasionally but for daily use on a 2amp charge should be ok eh?
Question by Wired_Mist | last reply
I have a space out the front of my house that I want to turn into a chain anchoring spot for my husband's scooter. I've included a photo of the spot for reference's sake (I really need to clean it out and excavate >.<) Most of the area is already concreted in but there's a space about six feet by three feet under the kitchen window that I want to fill in. I watched a few videos on how to do it and the information given was great but it showed how to pour new slabs in areas that aren't already concreted so now I turn to you guys. I also, as part of the slab, want to install a heavy duty anchoring point for the scooter that can't easily be pulled from the ground and will take a heavy duty steel chain through it. Any advice?
Question by PaigeGrel | last reply
I'm trying to build a pmdc motor (perminent magnet motor) based on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKklyuzghQg But I want to make it in a much biger scale and instead of using a ceramic magnet I wan to use 2 big industrial neodymium magnets instead they will pull up to 200 pounds. I want this homemade built motor to pull a scooter like vehicle (skateboard if you will). It will be powerd by 2 12V 10A batteries wich doing the math should get me: 12V+12V=24V 10A+10A=20A 24Vx20A=240W The coils will be made from 1.5mm thick copper wire. Based on what I've said do you think the motor could be powerful enough to pull this scooter with someone standing on it at about 20 to 25mph? can this be done?
Topic by NoahW7 | last reply
Me :pNo seriously, at the food pantry/ thrift store I volunteer at, someone donated a fairly good condition Whizzer Pacemaker II, Midnight Blue. I bought it. It isn't yet registered for road legal, but that's ok because I haven't got my car or bike license so I'll call it a scooter for now. Anyways IT IS AWESOME, just a few paint dings, slightly rusty chrome, broken/missing turn signals and I haven't gotten it to run yet BUT I'M WORKING ON THAT... So anyways, here's some pics:148cc engine, awesome retro looks....
Topic by KentsOkay | last reply
I am planning to make a motorized shoe (you strap your shoe to it) and the design and every thing is mostly worked out, but I don't know what motor to use, I was thing this: (http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=YM2712) Would two of these work, one for each wheel, then would I be able to connect it to the wheels axel, I will use scooter wheels or something similar, kind of like this: (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/petertreadway/spnkix-wearable-mobility) , but the shoe will be on top of it and there will be a non-powered wheel at the front, any help with the motor etc, would be great.
Topic by ModderMan | last reply