OwnerPierre Audette
Owner's Other EVsRecycled Beater Bike
BladeZ XTR 450 SE Scooter
Folding Electric Bike
Board Tracker
Off road kick scooter
LocationGatineau, Quebec Canada map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1978 Honda CB400T
Battery rack added where the engine was.
Motor mounted on rear suspension arm,
where the airbox was. Bottom of gas tank
removed to hide the controller, DC/DC
converter and contactor mounted on the
On board video footage on YouTube:
MotorBriggs and Stratton Etek Permanent Magnet DC
DrivetrainDirect chain drive (#40) providing a 1:5
gear reduction ratio (12/60).
Motor mount by REV
ControllerAlltrax 4834
48V, 300A max
Batteries4 Delco M24MF, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Group 24 size.
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerSoneil 4808SRF
48V smart charger, 3.5A, installed under
the 'gas' tank.
DC/DC Converter Tyco QBW018A0B
36-75V input, 12V & 18A out, 216W.
(About to switch to Chinese golf cart
Instrumentation48V Golf cart battery volt meter
Top Speed45 MPH (72 KPH)
Actual top speed to date is 50 mph going
AccelerationNot much from dead stop, but picks up
nicely past 20 mph.
Range16 Miles (25 Kilometers)
Max range with batteries getting fully
discharged. Prefer to go 8 miles max to
reduce DOD and maximize battery life.
EV Miles
Start:33,473 Miles (53,858 Kilometers)
Current:34,562 Miles (55,610 Kilometers)
Total:1,089 Miles (1,752 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1-2 adults
Conversion TimeMaybe 40 hours or so. The battery rack was
the most time consuming, as I was
designing it as I was building around the

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