trilobyte wrote:... in the case of pedal-powered bikes and trikes an electric assist does not require registration...
Ano wrote:Yeah... That sounds fun, but I am a young office worker fresh out of college. I have $0 to spend on anything fun if I intend on ever making it back to Burning Man, let alone build a quad.
Okay, I've been googling and yahooing and msning nonstop to try to find something, anything, that would be helpful and useful for learning the skills necessary to build/mutate a quad... but there's nothing. Nothing at all. Apparently, you vehicle artist folk don't really leave documentation... and I don't have funds to spare to experiment. I think I'm putting this on the backburner for a few years, and continuing on riding my regular bike. I don't get how you burny folk do it! These things are expensive beyond belief. Anything is expensive beyond belief, it seems. When I say I have little funds to spend on this, I mean I have about $1000, MAXIMUM, maybe, to think about spending on my entire Burn, including my ticket and getting there. Oh well. I'll be sad about my monetary affairs elsewhere.
trilobyte wrote:More than 3 wheels, and it needs to go through the DMV process.
trilobyte wrote:If pedal powered, no problem. Once you've got a motor and more than 3 wheels it needs to go through the mutant vehicle process, from what I understand.
Ano wrote:... but there's nothing. Nothing at all. Apparently, you vehicle artist folk don't really leave documentation...
Elliot wrote:Ano wrote:... but there's nothing. Nothing at all. Apparently, you vehicle artist folk don't really leave documentation...
Try AtomicZombie on the interweb. They sell plans and parts, but there should be much information to harvest. They also sell at least one very good book for your purpose.
I suggest you go with three wheels. Much easier to make it function properly, compared with four wheels.
Major Krash wrote:Ano - learn to weld. it is not hard. my first year's welds were not great (some broke - hit them with a hammer to make sure they are good), but I got better....an auto-shade helmet is essential (pricey, yes, but essential for the ease and speed and safety)
Snow wrote:So far my largest human powered vehicle was the Trojan Horse in 2011
Always gotta push your boundaries right? Although I'm not sure what can be bigger and roll. Moving the horse was a stressful time for me, I was worried it wasn't going to roll straight, it'd hit a dune soft spot or someone would get steamrolled. Luckly all when as planned because if it didn't, there would be no one but me to blame and we wouldn't have got to burn it, and that was a FUN little campfire!!!!Tiahaar wrote:Snow wrote:So far my largest human powered vehicle was the Trojan Horse in 2011
EPIC!! Heheh, love the 'so far' part...that'd be something to top the Horse
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