Your Projects: How to Build a Minibike Out of Spare Parts

By Colin Wood
Sep 10, 2020 | Mini Bike, Your Projects

If you wanted a minibike, you'd probably either buy one from the depths of the internet or cut down a scooter to make your own. However, if you're anything like forum member Ben_Modified, you have a third option: Build one from scratch from the copious amount of spare parts you've been collecting over the years.

To make his minibike, Ben_Modified combined some bent tubing, suspension components from a Yahama dirt bike, the frame from a Honda scooter, and a small engine from Northern Tool.

A little bit of custom fabrication and bright-yellow paint later, a minibike was formed from nothing more than some parts lying around the shop.

As a bonus, Ben_Modified even included a startup video for us:

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Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/11/20 9:48 a.m.

I have an old craftsman battery powered sawzall that still 'works' but the case is beat and the guide doesn't stay in and the battery doesn't really clip in well anymore. 

I was thinking of trying to make it into a small scooter or minibike/pit bike, possibly using one of the many children's bikes that have now somehow piled up around my house. 

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