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DIY car top carrier

May 9, 2019

Here I am playing around again with a $20 sheet of 4×8 foot 4mm thick fluted plastic. I thought I’d make a car top carrier. I buy my fluted plastic at Laird Plastics Inc. (206-623-4900) in downtown Seattle Washington where they stock several thicknesses, sizes and color choices. Made with zip ties and held down…

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Electric recumbent scooter

April 13, 2019

  This is the first stand up scooter I made into a recumbent. It was a hoot to ride for about 4 miles, then the battery would drain and soon you were forced to walk the rig home.

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Little burningman trike

April 12, 2019

  The second time I went to Burningman I brought my older brother. I brought the big trike and made this little sail trike adding a 2hp Briggs and Stratton edger motor for back-up power. I pounded on a roughed-up tube onto the drive axle for front wheel food activated friction drive. I made a…

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High mileage trike #2

April 12, 2019

This was my second attempt at making my dream 150+ mpg one passenger vehicle. I started out with a rear engine design but opted to try a front engine placement for better cooling and balancing.   Later I tried to make it a rat rod type vehicle, but eventually abandoned the idea all together. Fast…

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Burningman trike

April 12, 2019

My first motorized trike was made for my first Burningman experience back in 2000. I used a 3 hp Briggs and Stratton motor with belt drive. This went to a 12″ pulley which drove a 13 tooth sprocket to my rear 6 speed cluster. It could easily carry 3 people, and it topped out at…

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Recumbent scooter

April 11, 2019

This was the third of my stand-up scooter recumbent conversions. This Zooma was built a bit cheaper than the Goped. The Goped had single forks for easy access to the wheels in case of a flat, and it had a big rear disk brake. The Zoom however had dual drum brakes on both wheels, rear suspension…

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Recumbent Goped

April 11, 2019

    This was the second time I turned a stand-up scooter into a recumbent scooter. I cut the Goped in two and welded on an 11″ extension. I shortened the steering column, added rake to the single front fork and added an extended tube for the foot peg ‘T’ bar. A seat post was…

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High mileage trike

April 11, 2019

I had this dream starting in the early 80’s of building a trike that could get very high mileage. After years of drawing different versions, I came up with tis simple but aerodynamic body design. I was given an old Hand aa 350. Not he motor I originally wanted to use but it was something…

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Motorized Delta trike

April 11, 2019

I noticed a front wheel drive trike on the market with a wheel similar to a Unicycle, but unlike a Unicycle you could keep your feet on the pedals when coasting. Although pedaling a large vehicle this way was almost worthless, like a moped it technically could be classified as a motorized trike allowing anyone…

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Motorized bicycle

April 11, 2019

  I made this motorized bike for my Third Burningman adventure. I called it the Hardley Davidson. That’s Hardley with a ‘D’. Get it? Even though this was scratch built, the Department of Mutant Vehicles wouldn’t grant me a license. The butthead laky I was dealing with felt it looked too much like a motorcycle,…

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