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    Scooters are fun to build what ya got planned? 8) :mrgreen:
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    Not sure, I am just building one to work out the kinks in my frame jig I built. I need to get some tubing first. Everything I have is too thick for bicycles.
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    Thats a nice jig ya got there,Im keeping my eye on this build!!
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    Agreed! I am curious to see this build.
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    For you or your daughter?...Some of us are scooter freaks here.
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    Both, I am making hers first then mine and then some for no reason. I also want to make a big one we can both ride with a a motor. I have learned the first design is not always the best, but you can learn from it and make a better one.
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    Kota is right we are some scooter freaks!!!! Check out are scooter build off there were a lot of cool builds going on !!!
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    If you're going to use them on pavement, make the footboard as LOW as possible, and use quality wheel bearings. I've got three (Footbike,Kickbike, Mogo) and I can tell the difference in bearings. One has a lower footboard by only an inch, and that is a huge benefit. I'm working on a motor scooter, for transportation, but when I'm done I'm gonna finish the footbike I started to customize....I'm GLAD you started this thread, I needed the "kick".
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    Yeah the 12 inch wheel I got is junk. It will work for mock-up. So if anyone knows of a decent wheel let me know. I might have to use a 16 in the back and a 24 or 26 in the front. Thanks for the tips. I am picking up DOM tubing tomorrow. I rolled some 16gauge square tubing today to give it a slight kick-up in the back. I will try both square and round see how they work. I will take some pics tomorrow if I get time to do anything.
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    Heres a couple ive done with square and round tubing.The best thing about scooters is ya let your imagination,and creativity go wild and build something fun.[​IMG][​IMG]
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    How does that long scooter with the engine handle?
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    It rides like a cadillac,Its a cruiser but ive gotten it up to 38 mph. 8) :mrgreen:
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    I have been working but got everything tacked up and some welding done.
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    Lookin good 8) :mrgreen:
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    I painted the 12 wheel today. Waiting on tires. I let my daughter pick the paint. She picked an HOK Kameleon color at $319.00. That is not going to happen. Atleast she understands how expensive that is and I am letting her pick and HOK shimirin base. I can used it on the scooters and base. I have some left over primer and clear so the price is right.

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