17-year-old boy makes bike out of scrap
Surprising all, a 17-year-old boy in Alappuzha has created a stylish motorbike by using scrap materials. He collected the spare parts for engine from scarp dealer's shop.
R Rahul, a native of Akamkudy in Alappuzha, made this bike during the lockdown. He had made the frame of the bike using a GI pipe. He arranged all facilities to fill engine oil and brake oil in his bike. The bike made by this little genius is nothing short of a branded bike in the market. Anyone can take a smooth ride on this bike which is the brainchild of a 17-year-old boy.
“The lockdown was imposed in the state soon after my Plus Two humanities examination. As I was too bored sitting at home, I started thinking about making a bike. My father Ramesh RK is running a workshop of two-wheelers. So, I collected maximum spare parts and other materials from my father’s workshop. Later, I purchased tank, engine and tyres from a centre which turns damaged cars into scrap and sells the parts. I have made some small parts myself. The frame of the bike was made of GI pipe with the help of a welding workshop,” Rahul described his bike making.
“As the parts were collected from different vehicles, I struggled a lot to attach it. Sometimes, I continued working late night hours,” he added.
Rahul’s bike also has some safety arrangements which is needed for a two-wheeler. His bike will only start when the driver removes the stand. He also added the necessary features to avoid skidding of the bike.
Rahul will turn 18 years this year. As he has no driving license, he can’t take a bike ride on the road. So, he is riding the bike made by himself on the courtyard of his house. Rahul is on a mission to make his bike more attractive.
His bike is safe to ride on the road. But the Motor Vehicle Department should examine the bike and give clearance to ride it on road.
As per the central government rule, various matters including safety and pollution must be examined before giving clearance to take a vehicle on road.