Ever since 2015, this channel has been creating material aimed at the automotive culture. This time around, they decided to do something special for their YouTube and Patreon supporters, and dished out one heck of a DIY ride.
At the bottom of this article, there's a video that goes through the entire process of building your own Monotrack Bike. This is what we're going to be exploring today.
From here, the crew goes to town by mounting what will become the eventual powerhouse behind propulsion, in this case, a 100cc two-stroke scooter motor.
Now, this is where things get tricky. If you have no knowledge of how to mill aluminum, you just may be out of luck with this project. But if you do, you'll need to mill five rollers that will eventually give the track its shape and allow it to rotate.
According to details on Make it Extreme's website, three rollers are mounted at the front of Monotrack and the other two at the rear. This is done to stretch the track into the desired shape. Again each roller is cut individually, milled, welded, smoothed out, all of that.
To make sure proper tension is sustained at all times on the track, the front features the addition of two shocks that push down on a "scissor" component, or rather, swingarm, and maintains tension. The use of shocks also offers the adjustability I mentioned earlier.
Another shock is mounted at the other end of the swingarm, and aside from helping keep tension, it also acts as a suspension system, helping smoothen out the ride.
It's then time to add the finishing touches like a gas tank, exhaust, throttle, and brake lines. Once this construction is done, it's time to move on to components the rider will interact with. Things like a seat, handlebars, and headlights.
The final minutes of the video below takes you through some scenes where you can see just how neat it could be to ride around town on something like this.
Sure, it's not the fastest thing you'll ride all summer, but just imagine three to four people riding around your city on something like this. I'm sure you'd ask some questions, and when you do, Make it Extreme will be there to answer any questions you may have regarding the build process.
Imagine a little subculture with this Monotrack Bike at its center. I'd like to be a part of it for sure.