Watch this old scooter get a new life as a minibike.
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If you like to turn old scrap in new and functional things, then we are confident that you will enjoy this little DIY project. Taking an old, forgotten and generally neglected scooter, this man managed to create a brand new minibike.
Follow this simple guide to find out how you can do the same.
Like any project of this nature, you will need some things first.
Necessary tools and equipment
With all your tools and materials at hand, it’s time to move on with this amazing design.
Step 1: Dismantle the old scooter
The first step is to take your old scooter for scrap and dismantle it. Depending on your condition, you may need some grease, WD40 and other tools to do this.
When the scooter is broken into its components, you can start adding spare parts such as suspension springs, etc., if necessary. However, this will depend entirely on your scooter.
Once you’ve done that, take bit measurements for scooters to guide the design you can consider for your DIY mini bike.
Step 2: Create a custom chassis for your mini bike
Using scrap pieces and your welding tools, cut to size and weld together your new frame for your minibike. The way you do this will depend entirely on the design of the original scooter and your vision for the finished piece.
You will want to build the frame so that it can connect the main rear drive wheel and the front steering column. Obviously you will also need part of the seat / saddle frame.
Once you are happy, you can use your scrap and foam to make a new seat / saddle for the bike. Attach to the frame if necessary.
Once you do that, you can either save or build new mini bike handlebars. Modify them to fit the design of the bike and the position / height of the saddle, obviously.
Then add grips to the handlebars and connect to all pneumatic or cable brake cables, chokes and more.
Step 3: Add the body
With the main frame, seat and other basic components of the minibike, you can now move on to making the bike look great. Either recycle parts from other bikes or make your own using a metal sheet.
When finished, mount the body to the frame of the minibike as needed.
Add some other features such as footrests, footrests, etc. if needed. Once you are satisfied with the appearance of the minibike, you can then partially disassemble it and paint the different parts of the bike to your liking.
You can do this manually or using spray paints. Whatever you find easier.
With this, your minibike is ready to spin.
Light it and show your hard work to your friend and family. Who knows, they might ask you to do them too?
If you liked this little project, could you like to make another construction related to a motorcycle? How about making your own, for example futuristic scooter?
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