Something completely different

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  1. fast1075

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    Not sure if this belongs here, but it definitely was some assembly required. The deal is I have RA in my ankles. My line of work puts me on large job sites. Needless to say walking long distances is not my strong point.

    I have a golf cart, but I wanted something small and light enough to toss in the back of a truck, which a golf cart is not. I am also one of those guys that keeps stuff for just in case I might need it one day. And have been known to pick up "roadside free" stuff.

    Anyway, last week I found two Razor E-300 scooters for free. One was in pieces, one was mostly there. So a plan developed. Build a small lightweight 3 wheeler to use for work.

    I didn't fully document the build, but the plan was: Use what I had laying around as much as possible.
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    I tore both donors apart. The usual reason one gets abandoned is that they simply quit working. One of them had been converted to variable speed, so I used the controller and throttle. I added a reversing relay to switch polarity to the motor for reverse. Used a DPDT 24 volt relay I had laying around. Mounted a switch on the bars to energize it for reverse. Pic of controls mounted in position. 3 wheel controls.jpg
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    I sectioned out the frame where the tiny 10mm rear axle went thru, made up some mount plates from 10 gauge steel and welded them in. The rear axle bearings and sprocket were salvaged from a chain driven garage door operator. I had a piece of 5/8" keyed shaft laying around. Some dress up and a shot of similar color paint, and done. bearing inside.jpg bearing outside.jpg
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    The wheel hubs were next. The stock wheel hubs had tiny bearings, so no way to fit 5/8" id bearings. Old hand truck to the rescue. It had split hubs and used 4" tires, perfect for the tires salvaged from the scooters.
    Left side has bearings, Right side is live, driven by the axle. Don't need a differential. This thing will just see sidewalks and parking lots. Made a set of seat mounts from scrap, and a piece of plywood cut and sprayed with some leftover truck bed liner was seat MK1. That wasn't comfy and I had a boat seat laying around so I mounted that. 3 wheel left.jpg 3 wheel right.jpg
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    The stock batteries from both donors were toast. I had a pair of 12ah batteries from a UPS that were still good, so I mounted them up. I am going to make some foot pegs and a I ordered a collapsible basket I plan on putting on the seat back. It has plenty of zip and hauls my 150 pounds around just fine. I also need to install a brake. Maybe a set of rear fenders or not. I can pick it up put it in my truck with no trouble. When the batteries die, it is getting a pair of 24 volt drill batteries that will cut the weight even further.
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  6. nvklr

    nvklr Been here awhile

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    That's awesome, I want one now. LOL
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    Navin Long timer

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    Lookin good, needs a fishin rod holder and drink coozy!

    Oh, and a ball mount for your gps and SPOT tracker! :clap
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    I was amazed at the quality of the construction of the frame. Flawless welds, and very high quality powder coat. No fishin rod holder, but I do have a Drink holder somewhere.
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  9. 9Realms

    9Realms Drawn in by the complex plot

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    A milk crate and some wee bitty fake-Pelicans from Harbor Freight and you could start out on a coast to coast tour.
    I like it. Mobility is pretty dang important.
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    fast1075 Fasterizer

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    Maybe a crate with a "I wish I was a KLR" sticker!
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    Beezer Long timer

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    dude.... it needs ADV tires.....


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  12. fast1075

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    adv sticker.jpg Farkles scooter farkle.jpg
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  13. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Cool idea! :thumb
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