Unicyclist Community

Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Unicycling Discussion > General Unicycling Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 2006-08-07, 05:16 PM   #1
Gundu
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1
Need help on making a motorized unicycle

Hi,
I'm a university student from Malaysia and I am currently involved in a project of making a motorized unicycle. I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I'm kinda new to the unicycle and need assistance, haha. If you have any information or any sites about this, please do let me know. Thanx a lot.
Gundu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-08-07, 05:22 PM   #2
ilosttheotherwheel
Unicyclist
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 220
on youtube.com type in electric unicycle(i think) and it has a plan there and it cost about $1000
ilosttheotherwheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-08-07, 05:49 PM   #3
phlegm
Unicyclist
 
phlegm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: East Bay, California
Age: 44
Posts: 2,507
This is the site you're looking for.
phlegm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-08-07, 09:46 PM   #4
Klaas Bil
Newsgroup User
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Need help on making a motorized unicycle

A few more links on motorised unicycles:

http://mike.hinson.unicyclist.com/
http://othello.mech.northwestern.edu...ery/index.html
http://www.dself.dsl.pipex.com/MUSEU...l/motorwhl.htm

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict
--
"I'm slowly but surely stealing Wales and bringing it back to my house on the wheel, frame and cranks of my muni. - phil"

  Reply With Quote
Old 2006-08-07, 10:24 PM   #5
Tim Morin
Lone Rider
 
Tim Morin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: North Bay, ON
Age: 44
Posts: 409
I was just thinkin about a motorized uni the other day. I recently say a brochure for some motorized bicycles. They were kinda neat.
Tim Morin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-08-08, 01:56 AM   #6
mornish
magic
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: tomorrow.
Age: 26
Posts: 5,895
Send a message via ICQ to mornish Send a message via AIM to mornish Send a message via MSN to mornish Send a message via Skype™ to mornish
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim Morin
I was just thinkin about a motorized uni the other day. I recently say a brochure for some motorized bicycles. They were kinda neat.
aren't those called motorcycles?
mornish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-08-08, 02:02 AM   #7
skrobo
jumps stuff
 
skrobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Corpus Christi TX
Age: 30
Posts: 4,430
Send a message via AIM to skrobo
Quote:
Originally Posted by mornish
aren't those called motorcycles?
or mo-peds (pedal or motor)
__________________
><> Unicycle For Christ <><
MY VIDEOS
World Record
94cm Highest Hop (rolling)
308cm Longest Hop (10 feet)
210cm Static Flat Gap
skrobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-08-08, 02:04 AM   #8
ice_cold_uni6
Destroyer of Hubs
 
ice_cold_uni6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: East Haddam, CT
Posts: 878
Welcome!

i once was obsessed with building a motorized uni. i did out all the calculations, and found that a motor from a cordless drill is about perfect, if you gear it down with a 1:1.6 gear ratio made from a bike chain and sprockets.
__________________
><>chug counterfeit tobasco sauce while holding bananas for christ<><
PM if you want in.
Official MR Records Keeper
**my sick gallery**
80k 98k my closest to R100K post 111111
ice_cold_uni6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-08-08, 02:11 AM   #9
vuniw
The Nyalator
 
vuniw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Connecticut
Age: 28
Posts: 862
Send a message via AIM to vuniw Send a message via MSN to vuniw
a motorized uni would be so cool to have
__________________
KH20 and Nimbus 36" Life is Good
vuniw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-08-08, 08:13 AM   #10
Erant
I know how to change this title!
 
Erant's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: The Netherlands, Noord Holland, Alkmaar
Age: 33
Posts: 332
It'd be possible, I actually started on one once. The trick is in getting good throttle response, which is also why I abandoned my project halfway through. I was using an internal combustion motor from a chainsaw, and the 'lag' between pressing the throttle, and the motor actually revving up is too big. An electric motor has much better throttle response, but the regulators needed for that are quite expensive...
__________________
"There is power in your wall sockets, too, but I don't recommend that you plug yourself in to learn a 540 unispin." - Harper
Erant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-08-08, 08:36 AM   #11
kington99
Unicyclist
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Warwickshire, UK
Age: 34
Posts: 4,786
Send a message via MSN to kington99
A French stunt show run by a man called Jack Chabanais features an internal combustion powered unicycle, his site has some pictures and a video. Thought that might be of interest. He also mentions that he had to practice 3 hours a day for 3 months to learn to ride this, even though he is a highly skilled rider of motorcross bikes, stunt bikes and other odd automotive contraptions. This may just be publicity hype however.
__________________
Dave

- what a thoroughly post-modern subversion of the cycling genre -

Last edited by kington99; 2006-08-08 at 08:40 AM.
kington99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
making, motorized, unicycle


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Eunicycles. how to build your own motorized gyroscopic self balanceing unicycle. pk Unicycle Product Reviews 11 2005-12-23 08:00 PM
New monocycle/unicycle working design; it's also motorized! Ken Fuchs General Unicycling Discussions 7 2004-05-04 09:27 PM
motorized unicycle Laszlo Vecsey General Unicycling Discussions 0 2000-07-10 02:21 AM
motorized unicycle David Pazdar General Unicycling Discussions 1 1999-03-09 06:34 PM
motorized unicycle races Icky slug General Unicycling Discussions 2 1998-09-07 01:44 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2019 Gilby
Page generated in 0.09643 seconds with 13 queries