Racing DIY electric mini super bike vs Gas, Winner Takes All!

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My friend bet me that I couldn't build an electric mini bike to beat his gas mini bike. Let's see what I can do
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  • Bill Smith
    Bill SmithDitë më parë

    Fun stuff. I've been thinking about converting one of our mini bikes to electric and after this video it looks like a spring project for sure.

  • Adam Hathaway
    Adam Hathaway11 ditë më parë

    Hey Rich, what is the battery you used in this build?

  • B Loso
    B Loso2 muaj më parë

    Sweet build! I was wondering how many teeth are on your rear sprocket? Also tire diameter would be nice. Im putting this in a small gokart and im trying to hit the same gear ratio you have. Thanks guys, keep up the good work.

  • Proctor Reviews
    Proctor Reviews3 muaj më parë

    Do you have a link to the battery and charger you used?

  • Mrluvshack
    Mrluvshack4 muaj më parë

    which I saw this video when it released, I would have grabbed that bike lol

  • Rolled Potatoes
    Rolled Potatoes4 muaj më parë

    imagine seeing a whole bald man going down the highway on one of these wit a happy meal in his mouth lolll

    CQINCE4 muaj më parë

    Bro im trying to modify a gas electric blaze 2020 scooter frome blaze scooters .com and it was 399.00 and I only rode it 3 times im trying to switch over to electric and I would pay you if u could do it for me and I want it to go at least 55 mph let me know bro and good job

  • MJ
    MJ4 muaj më parë

    U should sell these as a swap out kit I would

  • Lee Wiggins
    Lee Wiggins4 muaj më parë

    Nice build.

  • Bryan s
    Bryan s4 muaj më parë

    electric motors have Instant torque. Try 2 3000w 72 v motors that would be insane

  • Paul S
    Paul S5 muaj më parë

    well, even 3000W is only like 4hp so of course a 212cc would smoke it after about 100ft; stock it's 6.5hp. elec's have the advantage of instant torque off the line but actually you need a hella lot of watts to achieve top speeds with short tires. Use 72V 5Kw and controller for 50A+, maybe a 52T sprocket and you could stay ahead of anything but a 125cc 2 stroke...

  • Roy Williams
    Roy Williams7 muaj më parë

    for round four was the assumption that rich weighs more....?

  • Donell Muniz
    Donell Muniz7 muaj më parë

    Where did you get the 3000kw motor and the big li battery and controller? How much did all that cost??

  • Donell Muniz
    Donell Muniz7 muaj më parë

    I've long wanted to make an electric mini bike with an old school (swap meet)Taco style frame. I could then pass it off as a mobility device and use it at the grocery store, swap meet, mall, etc...But all I know about electricity is that AC/DC is a great band.

  • mathew berry
    mathew berry7 muaj më parë

    Damn we need a bike build!

  • Davin Dalecki
    Davin Dalecki8 muaj më parë

    Where’s the battery pack from

  • Sean T
    Sean T8 muaj më parë

    Press F for Kimbo.

  • chasiu75
    chasiu758 muaj më parë

    I don't think that is glue. Looks like compounded to aid in heat transfer. It will help the heat dissipate into the metal and act as a radiator.

  • Daren Holste
    Daren Holste9 muaj më parë

    Could you put that electric motor set up on a full size 4 Wheeler with a full size rider??

  • George Clore
    George Clore9 muaj më parë

    Race again, but give your friend the same budget. Where were you racing too? Just far enough for the electric bike to win?

  • Sirbraapalot
    Sirbraapalot9 muaj më parë

    @richrebuilds can you link the battery ? thanks

  • Sirbraapalot
    Sirbraapalot9 muaj më parë


  • S1mpleSparrow
    S1mpleSparrow9 muaj më parë

    I was planning on buying this kit for no less than 6 months and I did just before finding your video and Amazon review. I know you're buds with jehu but I'm buds with jonny at ev west. I'd love to show you what my kit is going in next time you're on the west coast.

  • Barber Shop Podcast
    Barber Shop Podcast9 muaj më parë

    REVESE??????? WTF Rich? Even Sam Crackhead can spell......

  • Potatoes and Trucks
    Potatoes and Trucks9 muaj më parë

    gas all the way

  • Gabriel Q.
    Gabriel Q.10 muaj më parë

    I bought that same mini bike from the intro from a yard sale for 18 bucks it barely did 3 mph😂😂 but instead of electric swapping it I got the biggest gas engine I could fit on it with a CVT and had some fun

  • Kj16V
    Kj16V10 muaj më parë

    How to make an electric bike faster: *Fit bigger everything* And this is why electric vehicles bore me.

  • One Tanggol
    One Tanggol10 muaj më parë

    And My Ebike Iron Man Costumize End Game 😂😂😂

  • Boober
    Boober10 muaj më parë

    Wondering where the battery came from?

  • Cambo 18
    Cambo 1810 muaj më parë

    You said making it go faster would take a better Controller what kind would you suggest and how much stronger should it be I wouldn’t want to destroy the motor

    BigCooter.com10 muaj më parë

    Monster Moto 1000 !!! ... LOL, oxymoronic !!! ... 1000 watts < 1.5 hp

  • Travis Caplette
    Travis Caplette11 muaj më parë

    Cool build, where did you get that battery pack?

  • powersv2
    powersv211 muaj më parë

    Hopefully you put two of these motors in a Quad!!!

  • Paul's karts Lifan 420
    Paul's karts Lifan 42011 muaj më parë

    Where in mass you from .. I live in dedham .. I build some of the fastest mini bikes in America .. I’d love to test mine against yours .. for fun .. plus maybe A colab video ???

  • Raymie H
    Raymie H11 muaj më parë

    KIMBO SLICE 👊👊👊👊✊

  • latitude
    latitude11 muaj më parë

    no need to replace anything but the cog on the moter...

  • gary maya
    gary maya11 muaj më parë


  • Sound Garden
    Sound Garden11 muaj më parë

    Richard Slice - 1:24

  • Cambo 18
    Cambo 1811 muaj më parë

    Yo Rich ! What about the guys that have mini bikes that go 60-70 mph you think you could build something like that fast enough ?

  • Cup of Joe
    Cup of Joe11 muaj më parë

    I thought sam was Adam Sandler 1:31 ...... never mind, he's an impersonator you say.....🤨

  • G S
    G S11 muaj më parë

    For your friend: 'fist deep' is totally not deep, if you put your hand in a bucket, the first thing is is your hand. The only way to be less deep then hand-deep is to ball your hand up into a fist...

  • jarod atkinson
    jarod atkinson11 muaj më parë

    When you put that happy meal in your mouth, you looked like a third strike target for the cops lol...

  • Luca
    Luca11 muaj më parë

    Is he an Engineer?

  • James Faction
    James Faction11 muaj më parë

    You probably could have done same with the existing motor and just used the new battery and controller. It's called ”over-volting" the motor. It probably would have been fine.

    TRICKSTA11 muaj më parë

    18:10 Still here waiting by the local Popeyes chicken ... what's up?

  • SamUSA
    SamUSA11 muaj më parë

    How about a parts list? Where did you get the motor from?

  • Ryan Joseph
    Ryan Joseph11 muaj më parë

    hard boot= ludicrous mode

  • Michael Mayers
    Michael Mayers11 muaj më parë

    Ill by a electric mini bike cause its a toy bike but gas all the way for actual cars

  • Quidam Du Brujah
    Quidam Du Brujah11 muaj më parë

    Wears backpack and wonders where to put happy meal? Great vid! Love your work - wish I had half your mechanical skills and energy.

  • LogicallyLiterate
    LogicallyLiterate11 muaj më parë

    What battery is that?

  • Flojer0
    Flojer011 muaj më parë

    That's probably thermal paste on the side of the battery, not glue. Help get heat out of that compartment

    *THE PiEDMONT PUNiSHER*11 muaj më parë

    Random thought- At 9:50 is that the music from Kill Count??

  • Pink Freddy Productions
    Pink Freddy Productions11 muaj më parë

    Totally tubular dude 🤙

  • C Puzz
    C Puzz11 muaj më parë

    Lunar face, rat tail. Priceless.

  • Greg Marq
    Greg Marq11 muaj më parë

    Why not add some gears like on a bike?

  • Julime
    Julime11 muaj më parë

    3:08 chisfix vibes anyone?

  • nargapish xps2
    nargapish xps211 muaj më parë

    Why does your friend kinda looks like Adam Sandler

  • Pedro Braga
    Pedro Braga11 muaj më parë

    Im a good fan of your work I'm a Portuguese mechanic leaving in Worcester M.A I would like to win the bike I'm trying to make my own but can't afford . Like to see all your videos . peace

  • Fadi Battah
    Fadi Battah11 muaj më parë

    Rich: obey all rules and regulations. Also rich: the cops wont notice you in this tiny bike. ;)

  • Chocolate dragon
    Chocolate dragon11 muaj më parë

    Add a tav to the gas bike and it would take off a lot better. That centrifugal clutch kills your take off

  • letmelooktv
    letmelooktv11 muaj më parë

    I'll check later ;)

  • DubRpanda
    DubRpanda11 muaj më parë

    Londonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnmnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn Can you find the *M in there if you did check out my racing channel

  • Garrick Parsons
    Garrick Parsons11 muaj më parë

    Rich: So I'm going to make a few changes.. Removes one cap... Replaces entire bike.. Places cap from original bike on new one.

  • Adam Blaknovski
    Adam Blaknovski11 muaj më parë

    The ONLY doctor I want to see after 10 years solid (no really, no job, 14/7/365) learning about healing the body works in Florida. That man is John Bergman. Big ups to the bIg man Love your work too precious 💛🧡❤️💜💙💚

  • Ξανδρος Peaches
    Ξανδρος Peaches11 muaj më parë

    Personally, I would've rather seen the same bike with an ev swap, just to make it as comparable as possible. Larger bike probably has more potential for swaps anyways, as it's taller and wider, probably longer too. With some work and tetris skills, I'm sure you could get the battery, controller, and motor to all fit within where the engine would sit, with the only modifications being physical protection for the battery pack.

  • Lee Herrington
    Lee Herrington11 muaj më parë

    Great build Rich. Keep the videos coming.

  • Alan Rafanan
    Alan Rafanan11 muaj më parë

    I live in Rehoboth mass !!! I would love to have an excuse to head north for the ice bike and see Delores and general zod!!!

  • Josh Anderson
    Josh Anderson11 muaj më parë

    i dont care about the performance on the electeric one because i had the same motor and controller on mine and i had to replace the motor and the batteries on mine several times for $400 each time every 2 months or so of use until i got a gas one from harbor freight for $100 and after 3 years i still havent touched the motor. get gas its better the 6.5 gets around 115 miles on the small half gallon tank.

  • Cyber wolf
    Cyber wolf11 muaj më parë

    Use lithium ion battery cells

  • S. D
    S. D11 muaj më parë

    Cool video.

  • BrunoPOWEEER
    BrunoPOWEEER11 muaj më parë

    Hahaaaaa this video was AWESOME... little bike and sooo much POWEEEEEEEERRR ohhh yeaahh

  • Mark Martin
    Mark Martin11 muaj më parë

    You should put a big sprocket on front and a small sprocket on back and you'd go a lot faster the big sprocket on back actually makes you go slower

  • jmsaltzman
    jmsaltzman11 muaj më parë

    15:29 "always wear a helmet" 15:39... no helmet :D

  • Matt Denman
    Matt Denman11 muaj më parë

    Wear your helmet, MAN!

  • Vic B
    Vic B11 muaj më parë

    How about taking a common and cheap regular motorcycle and showing how to convert it to electric? Now that would be interesting. It could be a fairly small one but I think it should be realistically adult capable.

  • Motoman
    Motoman11 muaj më parë

    I spit soda through my nose when he went in reverse! Nice!

  • Greg NY
    Greg NY11 muaj më parë

    That's awesome! You inspire me Now I wonder what it would take to make it faster. 40 or maybe 50mph.

  • Donald Burkhard
    Donald Burkhard11 muaj më parë

    Rich rebuilds can't make a custom battery box? Change front and back sprocket for higher top speed, will still have plenty of torque to get going.

  • capcom4eva
    capcom4eva11 muaj më parë

    What you think of the build quality of em3ev battery packs? Supposedly they're really good packs, but are they the best in terms of safety design from fire?

    So FLOSSY11 muaj më parë

    Sick little bike. I had the same bike in my Amazon cart when they had a sale. I ended up buying a 20" schwinn grey ghost bike and putting a 1500 watt controller and rear hub motor. Thing zips around and only time a cop stopped me was to ask if he could ride it. I had to keep the "soft start" on cuz it just kept throwing the front tire up. How many AH is that 72v battery? Looks big, and lipo. Imagine getting two that are half the size/ah, and run them in series? Can't wait for summer to come so I can enjoy my toys. Just wish there were more people in the north east not afraid of cops. Nobody wants to actually ride them once built.

  • annas olds
    annas olds11 muaj më parë

    i live in salem ma

  • Sean Bey
    Sean Bey11 muaj më parë

    Have you giving the bike away? I live in mass! Lmao

  • Bungee Cords and Duck Tape
    Bungee Cords and Duck Tape11 muaj më parë

    The gas one is stock lol mine would win

  • Nick Robertson
    Nick Robertson11 muaj më parë

    you guys should really open them up. of course you won in a parking lot!

  • BoogieDownProduction
    BoogieDownProduction11 muaj më parë

    Im vaping through a badass stereo matrix and the MJ joke is when I hit the thumbs up. You really know your audience Rich.

  • Jason Explains Things
    Jason Explains Things11 muaj më parë

    The dude riding the gas bike at the end has his tires on backwards. Awesome build Rich!

  • NullFox
    NullFox11 muaj më parë

    Can I have he bike

  • Oskar Nirblad
    Oskar Nirblad11 muaj më parë

    Front wheel is on the wrong way...

  • Christian B.
    Christian B.11 muaj më parë

    Can I buy that electric bike from you? Holla at me !

  • Jon Devlin
    Jon Devlin11 muaj më parë

    Great job 👏 cooler than ice cream

  • Matt Simon
    Matt Simon11 muaj më parë

    this makes me want to take my gas scooter/moped and convert it to electric.

  • ragnorock cookie
    ragnorock cookie11 muaj më parë

    Can you guys please deastroy that gas engine please I'll love to take it and modifie

  • Hectaaa
    Hectaaa11 muaj më parë

    I'll take the bike lol I live in Boston, how had would it be to put an electric swap in it?

  • Grym Reiper
    Grym Reiper11 muaj më parë

    LoL @Worrying about hair loss is for the vain

  • jimcummings1
    jimcummings111 muaj më parë

    Great job on the upgrade Rich! Looks like a lot of fun! Your giving me ideas now???????

  • lal5555f
    lal5555f11 muaj më parë

    technical term for the type of batteries "heavy ass"

  • Aurora The Otter
    Aurora The Otter11 muaj më parë

    *puts Tesla motor in it*

  • Jennifer P
    Jennifer P11 muaj më parë

    Dat moment in a video when you recognize the street they are riding on. Sup neighbor Rich

  • tom meaden
    tom meaden11 muaj më parë

    Where did he get the battery from!!!

  • Duane White
    Duane White11 muaj më parë

    You make that thing run with a 12-volt motor and alternator to charge the motor and keep it running and one little battery to start it with where's your helmet at

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