Few things make us happier than seeing backyard mechanics build ridiculous machines. This homemade ATV definitely falls into that category.

We don’t know much about this interesting contraption – it’s just something we stumbled across on YouTube this morning. The video description doesn’t offer a whole lot of insight outside of a couple of key details.

From what we can gather, each wheel of this homemade ATV has its own engine and the person who uploaded the video says the entire thing weighs in at just 88 pounds. That seems impossible for a vehicle with four engines on board, small as they might be.

Of course, what stands out the most are the tires. While no measurements are provided, we’d guess they stand between four and five feet tall. Basically, four large, blue innertubes act as tires here and the homemade ATV seems to be just as adept in the water as it is on land. And with those big balloon tires soaking up the bumps, the inventor didn’t have to worry about shocks or suspension of any kind.

Top speed is listed at about 25 mph. That’s not terribly fast, but we aren’t sure going too much faster on this contraption would be a great idea anyway. Just look at how much those axles are flexing.



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Jim Dean says:

That’s one clever invention! He should look for better tires as that seems lacking of protection against sharp objects and lacks of traction. He never showed if that could climb back on a slightly stiff land. None the less, it’s a great machine with powerful small engine. We got some old but working scooter machine here. I’ll just finish installing the parts from 4WheelOnline and we’ll see what we can do with it.

Teresa Miller says:

Honda TRX 500 fa Rubicon -New girl to the ATV stuff just purchased a used one, which may be my downfall! It will not change gears stays in first unless i am going backward and it does go into reverse. I tried D1, D2, ESP, and none will change into second gear. What am I looking at here to fix. I will be working on it myself – cannot afford to take to Honda. Can you please give me some ideas where to start. thank you

Sully says:

I hope you got your Rubicon fixed by now, it looks like it has been a few months since you posted your question. I would begin with looking at the electrics. Fuses, wires, switches, connections, things of that nature. With a lot of the trans and diff being controlled electronically on the newer bikes the best place to begin is there. The mechanical side of this issue is most likely working just fine. All you need to do is get the message through to the transmission.

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