I was at the flea market the other day when I saw this MX350:
You really can't see how bad the paint is in the photo's, but it has the crappiest spray can paint job that I have ever seen! The really funny part is, even though it didn't power up, the woman selling it wanted $100.00 for it! I laughed and started walking away and she asked me how much I would give her for it. I told her $20.00 and she said, "But I just painted it!" She ended up taking the 20 and now I have another project.
Stripping it down, it didn't look much better. The batteries are bulging and the chain is so rusted that I don't think that my chain breaker will work on it, I'll probably cut it off with my grinder. However, the frame is solid and really, I was going to throw away the rest of the stuff anyway.
Since everyone has done a 350 build, I need to do something a little more interesting than a new motor and controller, although I will be dropping my 36v 1000w Unite and YK43B from my limiette E300 onto it. What I'm thinking is something like this
I want to install a swing arm suspension on the tail. I'll cut and remove the down bar on the rear end and then cut the rest of the tail off and install a pivot and a shock absorber. I need to make my motor mount first so I can work out the shock part. I am also thinking of cutting the forward frame and stretching it by about 4".
I am also thinking of install a shock on the front end, something that I could put a disc brake on. Of course, I will convert the rear brakes to disc, but I am thinking of trying to do a right side foot brake, like on a real motorcycle. I could switch the chain sprocket to the left side, but then I would have to find a reverse freewheel. Maybe I can do something with a cable, I'll have to see.