Quadrocycles from the "Ural" with their own hands - it's possible
By its name this vehicle is obligedtwo words from different languages. The first word is from Latin and denotes the number "4" - quad, the second word is Greek and translates as "circle". Literally, a quad bike is a four-wheeled vehicle. Under this definition, almost all modern cars fall. But still quad bikes are motorcycle equipment. In the CIS countries, this vehicle is usually called a four-wheeled ATV.
The first quad bike was released in 1970. The development was handled by Japanese engineers from the world famous Honda company. The ATV drove on three wheels, and it was the first hybrid of a motorcycle and a car. The model of the first ATV had an unusual appearance. It stood out with its large wheels, the tires had a coarse and deep protector. Thanks to this, the wheels had excellent grip on the ground. Japanese ATV combined the power and practicality of the car and had good maneuverability and excellent cross-country ability. In the 70s, these hybrids of a motorcycle and a car were very popular. Following the "Honda", other manufacturers have established the production of ATVs.
What is an ATV?
ATVs outwardly resemble a car, but byinternational classification they belong to the line of motor vehicles. A modern ATV is a vehicle that has the following properties:
- has large four-wheel drive;
- motorcycle-type steering;
- can carry one or two people;
- the driver sits on a seat, as on an ordinary motorcycle.
Homemade ATV. This is possible
Buying a new modern ATVwill be expensive. Its price, even second-hand, is commensurate with the value of a used car. Cheaper will make a homemade ATV. On the basis of "Ural", for example, we get a good ATV. Of course, the ATV from the Urals is hard to make by hand, but it is possible. If you do not have enough qualification yourself to make a ATV, you can find a local kulibin that will help make your dream come true.
For rework, motorcycles that were manufactured after 1970 are ideal. Perhaps, one of three modifications will fall. Motorcycles differ in engine power. In the USSR, the following were produced:
- M66, engine capacity of 30 horses;
- M66-36, 36-strong engine;
- IMZ-8, on this motorcycle installed a motor of 40 horsepower.
The most optimal for alteration to the ATV will be the latest modification.
Stages of creating a quadrocycle on the basis of the "Urals"
So, we begin to collect the ATV from the "Ural" with our own hands. The process of alteration of the old motorcycle can be divided into the following stages:
- A small change in the frame.
- Installation of the engine and transmission.
- Mounting the suspension.
- Installation of the instrument panel.
- Installation of external body kit.
Before starting work, you need to decide on thetype of management. Homemade ATVs based on the "Ural" can be controlled with the help of a steering wheel or have a motorcycle steering wheel. When using the second type, the wheel from the motorcycle is useful.
When you collect an ATV from the "Ural" by yourhands, it is important to pay special attention to the brakes. It is better to use a new system. Ideal from the "Zhiguli". Before installation, it will have to be slightly upgraded: remove the vacuum amplifier and the parking brake. For braking it is better to use a pedal drive of a motorcycle.
Necessary parts, mechanisms and materials
Homemade ATV from the "Ural" is assembled from the following parts and mechanisms:
- directly the motorcycle itself;
- modernized frame;
- Tie Rod;
- shock absorbers;
- brake system;
- propeller shaft and hinge;
- forced cooling system;
- headlight, side lights.
Most of the mechanisms and parts can be borrowed from the car VAZ.
To make an ATV out of the Urals with your own hands, you will need the following materials and tools:
- welding machine;
- bench table with a vice;
- a set of metalwork tools;
- compressor for subsequent painting;
- profile and sheet products.
Why do a homemade ATV?
The ATV is better to build for specific tasks. Homemade ATVs based on the "Ural" can be used for outdoor activities. On it you can get a good portion of adrenaline, driving off-road. In addition, the ATV is an indispensable thing in the farm. The frame can be welded to the attachment for the trailer, and then the ATV turns a small maneuverable tractor. Quad bike can be used as a vehicle for huntsmen and hunters. Having decided how to plan to use the all-terrain vehicle, we select the design of our ATV.
Assembled ATV from the "Ural" with their own handswill become a real assistant in the economy and work. In addition, fans of extreme motorcycle all-terrain vehicle will also be to taste. The only thing that should be remembered is compliance with safety regulations and special equipment.