How To Make Your Own Gas Scooter
Need to know how to make your own gas scooter? A gas scooter is basically a scooter powered by an engine fueled with gasoline. We'll go in-depth about what you need to do and explain why the steps need to be done. Make sure you understand the terminology we use. If you don't, you could end up with a disaster! The process may be a little challenging, but the end results are very rewarding!
Stuff you'll need:
- Find a scooter. You'll want to find a scooter that is in relatively good condition. Ask your neighbors if they have a scooter they no longer use. If not, you could go to a local junk yard. Sometimes people will throw out scooters they no longer use even though they are in perfect condition. If you find a scooter, make sure it is in good working condition. Check the hand brakes to see if they still stop the scooter quickly and effectively. Check the tires to see if they're able to support your weight. If either of these parts are bad, you should consider replacing them before making your gas scooter. However, if it's impossible to find a good scooter that will support your weight, you should buy scooters built for adults.
- Modify the chainsaw. Take out the chain and remove the bar; leave everything else on. To make your life easier, leave the chainsaw in its housing. This will make it easier to attach it to the scooter. Take a screwdriver and remove the centrifugal clutch off of the crankshaft. If your chainsaw uses a two-stroke motor, leave the centrifugal clutch on. A two-stroke motor needs oil as well. The scooter will work by having the chainsaw's engine run through the scooter's sprockets and the bicycle chain to make it move.
- Put it together. Assemble the scooter and engine with a bolt that attaches the sprocket to the rear axle, making sure the base is wide enough. If not, you may need to modify the rear wheel mount. Check to see if the sprockets are in line by setting the motor on the back of the scooter platform. If they don't line up, attaching the motor could be difficult. Drill holes through the platform of the scooter and the chainsaw motor housing to bolt them together. Wire the hand accelerator of the chainsaw to the handlebar so you can control acceleration.