SPEEDSTER DIY ELECTRIC SCOOTER PLAN
Put those old bike frames to good use, and recycle them into something useful, like this DIY electric scooter. Most of the parts you need to build this can be taken from a single BMX or mountain bike. There are no machined parts on this DIY project, and it can be done on a budget.
Lean to chop up old bike frames to salvage the components for use in your own DIY bike projects. The rest of the frame is made using commonly available square steel tubing or recycled bike frame tubing. Use whatever parts you have on hand.
The electric hub motor kit can be installed on the front or rear wheel, or even both wheels for an extreme hill climbing and fast accelerating scooter. The head tube is salvaged from an old bicycle frame, and the other frame tubing is just common steel tubing.
This DIY scooter is the perfect way to enjoy a motorized bicycle in areas where noise levels are tightly controlled and when you do not want to disturb those around you. You can ride on the street, on the bike path, or even off road with the powerful electric wheel drive.
The diy battery box can be built to contain just about any size batteries, so you can make a super long range trike with massive hill climbing torque, or a lightweight, high voltage racer that will outpace city traffic. The battery box can also be swapped out easily.
Experiment with various battery technologies to get the power to weight ratio that is perfect for you. With newer technologies such as lithium ion coming down in price, you could easily build a lightweight scooter that would run for manyh hours at a time.
This DIY Electric Scooter can be made by anyone with basic tools in a few days. Since most of the parts can be salved from a single donor bike, you can also build on a tight budget. The finished DIY Scooter will be much better quality than most store bought units.
There is nothing as fun as the zippy torque and speed of a silent running electric scooter. Plug in your battery bank and then travel great distances for only pennies a charge, keeping up to city traffic as you effortlessly glide past non electric bicycles.