SPARKY DIY ELECTRIC MINI-BIKE PLAN
Using only hardware store components and a basic electric DC motor, this easy to build and fun to ride electric minibike will run for hours on a single charge. Making no sound at all, you can ride this little power house in places where gas powered minibikes are not allowed.
Cheap department store electric pocket bikes and gas minibikes have nothing on this extremely durable and mighty electric minibike, and you get to build it yourself. The best things in life are not made in factories!
The transmission is made using hardware store pulleys, and is efficient and quiet. Pnumatic wheels can be purchased at your local hardware store or online for a minimal investment. You can even salvage many of the parts from old washing machines or dryers.
Atomic Zombie’s DIY electric pocket bike plan will show you how to choose the components needed in order to make your own electric fun machine on a budget. Many of the steering components can also be salvaged from an old bicycle frame.
The frame can be made out of hardware store conduit tubing, and even the curved section is just a factory bent elbow. Build a seat using plywood, foam and cover it yourself. Every part of this project is easy enough for anyone to do.
This fun to build DIY electric minibike is easy to customize. Create your own fenders from sheet metal, and add your own accessories for a totally unique look. Make your bike look like a mini Harely or a high performnace street bike.
The large battery back is easily removable as well, so you can keep a spare bank charging for all day riding. Just plug in your bike when you are done, and it will charge from your AC outlet. You can use standard gel batteries or lithium batteries for even more power.
Don't let the small size of this bike fool you - it can be built to keep up with city traffic! Even a one horsepower DC electric motor will move an adult up to the speed limit with ease, so you can gear your bike for speed or for massive climbing power and acceleration.