OwnerBryan McKinney
LocationBlanco, Texas United States map
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Vehicle1947 Cushman Road King
This is a little project I turned out last summer. It has been so much fun that I have decided to build another for my
MotorEVT Series Wound DC
2000 watt hub motor capable of approx 45 at 48 volts
Batteries4, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
35 amp hour
System Voltage48 Volts
18 amp 48 volt golf cart charger
HeaterBlinding Texas sun.
DC/DC ConverterSevcon
Instrumentationlight switch, antique mechanical horn, foot brake
Top Speed45 MPH (72 KPH)
speed is totally dependent on voltage. I can supposedly go up to 72 volts safely. But the bike is not safe above about
45 mph
Accelerationregulated through Alltrax controller
Range10 Miles (16 Kilometers)
I have personally tested it in my neighborhood and got 12 miles out of it before a noticeable discharge. It was hard driving through a hilly area. I expect 30 miles on flat ground
Watt Hours/Mile2880 Wh/Mile
I was told by the manufacturer that it used 60 amps full throttle on flat ground. I have not verified this yet. It is hard to hold a laptop and drive a bike at the same time.
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight300 Pounds (136 Kilograms)
Tires4-8.00. Thats right, you heard me. The same tire on your
wheel barrow
Conversion Time60 days roughly
Conversion Cost$5500
Everything looks original for a 1947 Cushman on the outside. Everything from the throttle to the tail lamp. The only noticeable difference is the batteries are visible from
where the kick starter used to be, and the fact that it is silent running.

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