haha the 2011 photoshop season has begun!
While waiting for the paint to dry on my bazooka frame (in the other thread) I dragged out another project for 5 minutes of work. I've never been one to completely finish one project before starting the next
I picked up 2 of these scooters cheap on ebay. Arguably they should have been junk pile finds as they're pretty rusty but it's only light and will require minimal work to tidy up. I have a 16" cast alloy rim motor on the way which will go on the back and I'll either run the plastic wheel on the front or another 16" steel one I have. I'm leaning towards the steel one so I can atleast run some front rim brakes on it.
I don't plan to be breaking the sound barrier on this thing, it'll likely only do ~30km/hr but I'd still like to be able to stop from those speeds using something other than the friction of my body on the road!
I'll use it to take away with me when travelling for work and it's not practical to take my bike - which sadly is most of the time. Hopefully I can take this thing on a plane without having to disassemble and box it like I would with a bike. At a minimum I'll be able to throw it in the boot of my car for convenient EV scooting about when away from home.
I only got one of the tubes sanded back before getting called away but I think she'll come up OK. I'm not sure what battery I'll run on it yet - maybe a single 5ah 10S nanotech, or a 5ah 12s pack. I won't be going too far so I don't need hugely long range.
On an unrelated note, Greg was asking about the workshop in my new house so here's what I've set up so far. I've still got a bit to do but this is pretty functional so far.
I have a double garage + 4 bar carport so plenty of room for projects
My main workshop is in the front 1/3 of one side of the garage. That's where I do most of my electronics stuff
I also have a 'dirty' outside bench for cutting, grinding etc and working on whole bikes with plenty of room to move. Because my 'clean' workshop is up against one of the roller doors on the garage though I can still wheel a bike in to work on it there if needs be but outside is high and dry even in the pouring rain.
(disregard the silly ICE dirtbike
Oh, and this is where the house sits in relation to the national park - miles of fire trails right at my back door. That's the other reason I bought it. Well, that and it's a nice house