OwnerSteve Limon
LocationChino, California United States map
Vehicle1987 Kawasaki 750 Ninja
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. Separately Excited DC
Pulls really well - barely gets warm!
DrivetrainDirect drive (#40 chain)
ControllerAlltrax 400 amp
Batteries4 Wal-Mart Marine, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
85 ah (about $45 each).
System Voltage48 Volts
Four on board chargers - one for each battery. Six amps each.
DC/DC Converter Cheap one - about $40
Disconnected it - really decreased my range! Tapping 12 volts for now.
InstrumentationBicycle speedometer (stock one was broken). Generic multimeter. That's it! Will install battery meter soon.
Top Speed45 MPH (72 KPH)
6:1 Gear ratio so top speed is limited.
AccelerationExcellent acceleration - quite quick!
RangeStill testing - not much.
Watt Hours/MileDon't know yet.
EV Miles
Current: Miles (0 Kilometers)
    As of 11/24/2007
Seating Capacity2 (Ran just as well with a 140 pound passenger!)
Curb Weight460 Pounds (209 Kilograms)
About same as ICE
TiresPirelli Demons
Conversion TimeAbout 50 hours labor over about 3 months. But TONS of hours looking at Austinev, YouTube, and other websites getting ideas!
Conversion CostAbout $2,800 including donor.
Additional FeaturesChose the Alltrax Controller because it comes with free software to adjust motor power, throttle rate, etc. Can also print a history of what happened (amps used, voltages, throttle positions, etc).
For a video summary of this project, go to www.YouTube.com and enter QUITGAS in the searchbox.

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