DIY Scooter by New Zealand Naenae Engineer Looks Highly Unfashionable

DIY projectborn of a stripped down mobility scooter and a compactor engine 1 photo
Bbeing an engineer has its perks, this goes without saying. One of which is the ability to quickly transform some objects into objects with a completely different meaning. Old compactors are no exception.
Mike May, an engineer in Naenae, New Zealand had no better use for the old compactor motor he one day found lying around in his garage, than to turn it into a DIY scooter. Well, scooter may indeed be a bit too much for the result of his endeavors, but for the sake of fun we'll call it so.

Mike has built a wooden platform on an even older mobility scooter after stripping it down to its metal frame, and has not-so-graciously fitted the compactor's petrol engine to the new vehicle. Adding in a common 4-legged seat makes things look even worse, but terribly fun, at the same time.

The rusty chair contrasts violently with the bright yellow of the handlebars and the overall visual impression is a rather poor one. Yet Mike may claims he often does 70 km/h (43.5 mph) driving his utterly not-street-legal scooter. He has also been pulled over by cops and ordered to get the vehicle off the road.

Still, Mike May hopes he'll finalize the exterior aspect of the scooter and make it less conspicuous, thus being able to at least fool the cops into believing he's driving a more casual machine.
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