|Location||Calgary, Alberta Canada map|
|Vehicle||1988 Yamaha FZR 400|
|Motor||Advanced DC A00-4009 Series Wound DC|
Rated for 36 volts running at 72 volts
350 amps peak
|Drivetrain||Electric direct drive|
72 volt 450 amp peak controller. The Batteries are the limiting factor right now. The controller and motor can take a lot more than the batteries can dish out.
|Batteries||6 Interstate 35 amp/h power patrol, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM|
Seem to be holding up quite well. I can pull about 300 amps before the voltage falls to 60 volts. Once the batteries drop to 64 volts your in the danger zone. These batteries are doing fine although they are not high power.
|System Voltage||72 Volts|
12 volt 3 amp smart chargers (6 of them 1 for each battery) + a 1 amp charger for accessory battery. 1 of them recently overheated and failed so I replaced it and installed an additional fan to keep them cool. I also discovered that by opening them up you can adjust the voltage output with a turn pot inside. So I adjusted them all to about 13.6V float.
|DC/DC Converter|| none|
I'm using the 12 volt auxiliary battery for now. Charged by separate 1 amp charger.
Monitors each individual battery voltage, temperature, and battery amps.
|Top Speed||66 MPH (106 KPH)|
tops out at about 105km/h looks like I geared it perfect. 15 tooth in the front 55 tooth in the back.
|Acceleration||Did one test run feels great! Estimated 0-60 about 6 seconds... this is while sagging batteries to lower then you should for long life. Accelerating to 60mph without bringing the voltage into the danger zone is more like 9-10 secs.|
|Range||14 Miles (22 Kilometers)|
I have driven 13 Kms at high speed
(90km/h for 6 kms and 80km/h for the 6 kms back + 1km in town) and the batteries were starting to sag a lot in the last couple of KMs. Around town I can easily get 20Km to a charge.
|Watt Hours/Mile||125 Wh/Mile |
Unconfirmed. Based on other similar conversions. Also what my estimated range is based on.
Values below in the miles box are KMs...
|Seating Capacity||1, but if your really friendly 2, or maybe even 3 if your too friendly...|
|Curb Weight||400 Pounds (181 Kilograms)|
|Tires||Standard. I replaced the old rear tire but not before destroying it with a few burnouts...|
|Conversion Time||to many hours to count don't really know!!|
|Conversion Cost||$4000 CDN about|
|Additional Features||Large red keyed safety switch used to activate pre-charge circuit. Use the ignition to activate the main contactor. Made very few frame modifications to accommodate the motor and batteries.|
|Had fun building this bike!!! I originally built this motorcycle back when I was in grade 11! |
Finally in the process of updating the bike to LiFePO4 batteries and a new motor. Re-designing all the mounts to be lighter and stronger.
Also designing a custom BMS to look after the new lithium batts, and display everything on a simple LCD display.
See the link below for new progress!