OwnerKeith Klassen
LocationLeamington, Ontario Canada map
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Vehicle1969 Triumph chopper
proof of concept vehicle now being slowly made road-worthy
MotorYale Series Wound DC
7.5" x 8.75" drive motor from a 6000lb pallet jack - nice and short to fit in a bike frame
Drivetrain530 chain - 12 tooth Motor sprocket:60 tooth driven sprocket
ControllerCurtis 1204-410
24-36v 275A
Batteries3 Interstate SRM-29, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Marine deep cycle/starting bought as 2nds for $45
System Voltage36 Volts
ChargerGuest 2611
5/5 Amp potted marine chargers - I have two
Heaterthat warm fuzzy feeling
DC/DC Converter
Drawing 12v off the strongest battery for lights
Instrumentationmultimeter tie-wrapped to frame
Top Speed40 MPH (64 KPH)
estimated by the speed of the bugs hitting my EV grin ;-)
Accelerationquicker than my minivan, but I have to be careful of voltage sag when the marine batteries aren't fully charged
Range15 Miles (24 Kilometers)
estimated (@30mph) by short local runs - read that "clandestine night-time trials" ;-)
EV Miles
Current:10 Miles (16 Kilometers)
    As of 7/10/2008
Curb Weight385 Pounds (175 Kilograms)
I expect that by the time it's road-worthy it will weigh a little over 400lbs.
Conversion Timespare time spread out over 10 months
Conversion Costbelieve it or not $25! I did a lot of scrounging, dealing, trading and improvising.
Additional FeaturesThe pallet jack was given to me by the guys at our local Beer Store. I can't think of a better motor for a "bar-hopper"!
I think that it's important to convert or build something that YOU want to ride or be seen in/on. Otherwise you might as well send your conversion fund to me ;-)

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