OwnerLawrence Rhodes
Owner's Other EVs1997 Ford Aspire
EMB Lectra
Vego 600 SX
1980 Jet ElectraVan 750
Schwinn Stingray
2001 Lepton
2007 I-zip Electric Chopper
Chinese Electric Tricycle Pickup
2016 Nissan Leaf
2013 Nissan Leaf
LocationSan Francisco, California United States map
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Vehicle1987 Honda VT700 Shadow
Chopper style cruiser.
MotorYale Series Wound DC
Forklift motor gone over by Jim Husted
DrivetrainFactory direct drive
ControllerCurtis 1221C
Batteries20 Hawker 13ah, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Zippy little batteries supposed to put out a lot of amps.
System Voltage120 Volts
Variac charger
DC/DC Converter YM-5151A
12v 5 amp By 3Y Power Technology
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight500 Pounds (227 Kilograms)
Conversion Time?
Conversion Cost?
Additional FeaturesDisconnects are a GE Breaker & a 350 amp Anderson Connector.
The bike is almost done. All battery connections are in. I tried charging but I will need regulators or 10 individual chargers. The motor rotates easily at 12vdc. I can turn over the motor with my fingertips & that rotates the back tire. Honda machining is very good. As the rear tire turns over so easily even while it is on the ground I'm hoping this bike will really scoot at 120v and 400 amps.

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