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DIY Electric Gokart backyard build?

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by DangerTaco, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Aug 3, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    DangerTaco

    DangerTaco [OP] The older the bear, the sweeter the juice

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    So im not 100% sure where to put this thread but i saw DIY and thats what this little build is going to be.

    I have in my possession one of those Kragen bought Zooma Electric Scooters.
    Cant find any info on it just places selling parts or the scooter itself.
    The motor, battery, and brakes work fine.
    The throttle is broken and the scooter frame is cracked.
    It was in this condition when given to me.

    I was thinking of trying to find a Radio Flyer wagon off Craigslist on the cheap and using that as the base for the Kart.
    Ill somehow rig up the electric motor, brakes, throttle, and steering.

    The motor is 350W (weak i know) with a maximum speed of 15mph and a traveling distance of 30 miles.
    I figure the wagon and everything attached to it will still weigh less than the scooter since the damn thing is all steel and weighs alot.
    The scooter also has a weight rating of 225lbs (dont worry ill lose those 10-15lbs haha), so i figure the wagon will be able to hold more weight.

    If anyone would like to make any suggestions or have any useful links/info on this backyard budget build it would be appreciated.
     
  2. Aug 3, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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    medic2230

    medic2230 Ditch Doctor

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    How are you going to steer a wagon???
     
  3. Aug 3, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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    NRXTM

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    how about a weed wacker engine enstead?
     
  4. Aug 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    DangerTaco

    DangerTaco [OP] The older the bear, the sweeter the juice

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    @medic:
    Lol no idea yet

    @nrxtm:
    Dont have one.
    Im trying to use what i have available and this scooter is kind of an eyesore. Cant even ride it cause it scrapes the floor with how cracked the body is
     
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