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OwnerKyle Dansie
Owner's Other EVs1994 Volkswagen Golf
1993 Toyota Pickup
LocationSalt Lake City, Utah United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1986 Kawasaki Ninja ZX 900
The Ninja started out a dirty greasy mess with a froze up ICE engine that I bought off of eBay. Today it is a clean, quiet ride without the smell of stale gas or burnt oil that it had when it arrived.
MotorPerm Motor PMG-132 Permanent Magnet DC
7000 watt 72V
DrivetrainChain Direct Drive
ControllerAlltrax 300 amp controller
Batteries6 Trojan 24 TMX, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
85 Ah 47lbs ea
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerZivan NG1
72V charger
HeaterLevi Jacket
DC/DC ConverterSevcon 72 to 13v 300w
Instrumentationdigital volt meter and amp meter
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
Has very nice acceleration and enough torque to climb hills without trouble. An early test ride up Emigration Canyon had plenty of speed to keep up with traffic and even stay ahead of a big touring bike.
Range45 Miles (72 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/Mile135 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:1,900 Miles (3,057 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight520 Pounds (236 Kilograms)
Original weight was 495 pounds, down to 220 after removing the engine transmission combination. Batteries and electric motor brought it back to 520.
Conversion Time200+ hours labor
Conversion Cost$4388 including purchase of bike
Detail Cost List at
Additional FeaturesSolar Charging Station.
PV panels are on the roof of my workshop.

Coal Sucks
Solar Rocks
Many Thanks to the other EV folks that helped me get this bike on the road.

Thanks to Jeff at WebPage for all of his help and support.

Thanks to John Bidwell for writing the book that inspired this bike. See
to purchase the book.

The guys at Backwoods solar where great to help me design the PV system and give
advice on off grid solar systems in general.

Founding member of Utah EV interest group.

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