THE WORLDS FASTEST MOBILITY SCOOTER
71.59MPH Set a new world record but you all ask HOW
The stats for the scooter have been reported well, its got a 125cc motocross bike 2stroke engine from a 1997 honda CR125 which means its got 5 gears and around 25-35 bhp (can not seem to find exact number on this) and although my world record is 71mph its max speed is 82.5MPH yes you have read that correct .The record had to be timed using proper timing equipment like what they have at santa pod drag strip, but because I was at a drag strip I only had the quarter mile to the last speed timer but put this along a runway like bruntingthorpe and theres another 10mph left. Now driving this at 82 is quiet an experience as slight steering movements have a big effect because remember the wheel base and chassis layout has not changed much and these things are designed to go at 4mph and be turned around in supermarkets so all you need to think about is “KEEP STRAIGHT”
GETTING IT ALL TO FIT IN
The three photos above for some people will be very interesting, i must get at least one person a week ask how this thing is made and well its an engine in a scooter but fitting it all in and hiding it is tricky but i’d like to think i’ve made a bloody good job of this. Quite a lot has to be made from scratch if you want to keep this looking as near to a standard mobility scooter as possible (and this was a requirement for the record) so the axle, disc brake, exhaust, sprocket carrier and a gear shift system was all hand made. The two silver knobs in the first pic at the front are the gear shifters which work a rocker underneath. The cooling is all laid flat under the floor and does still work even though air does not really pass through it but you normally run out of fuel before you over heat as fitted very small tank so to fit under hood. The scooter is original frame at front but you can see the box section ive added to form rear frame, the wheelbase is just 3″ longer than the original, the bit thats easy to forget is the seat mount as they used to go straight down to chassis but of corse theres now an engine in the way so a sort of tripod is required. The hardest part is the exhaust as this is a 2stroke the expansion chamber is very critical and the distance from barrel and length make a big difference. Hope this all helps if your looking to make your own n maybe we can RACE.
I ALSO RACED A PLANE
Well why not, i suggested the idea as a joke thinking heath nsafety will kill this but pilot said sure just dont get to close hahaha so it happened. Now this was on odd race as i can not fly so it was a race till take off. The scooter started quicker and at half way was ahead but once plane got going it soon caught up and at take of was about level or ahead. We did this a few times for camera and the result was pretty much the same so no clear winner but what an experience to be sat on the mobility scooter with the sound of a plane coming up behind then over your head. ORSOME.
Part 1 is here http://youtu.be/u6arzfzwqyo
Part 2 is here http://youtu.be/cveCmTr-NnY
Part 3 is here http://youtu.be/XbPtonRSzII
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