motorhandlebars and ammeterbatteries and stufffront viewme and hellrider
LocationSpokane, Washington United States map
Vehicle2007 Hellrider
Back end is made from 2 BMX bikes, front was wife's mountain bike. Supporting bars are scrap bed frame parts.
MotorUnite Motor
1000w 36v 38 amps continuous. Heatsink fins made from aluminum angle JB Welded to motor- this works totally sweet and adds some flash. also has a cooling UFO fan mounted to side holes.
DrivetrainAll drivetrain components use bicycle parts- except oversize rear sprocket and freewheeling hub from some electric scooter store. Gear reduction is about 6:1.
36v-48v 150 amp max Chinese something I got from EV supplier in Port Angeles. Works great in this setup - no problems!
Batteries6 formerly computer backup power batteries, 36.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
these sealed batteries had about 75% life left on them in '07. Still workin!
System Voltage36 Volts
homemade charger from stacked computer power supplies and a 12v lamp. Only slow charges though, but seems to give a full charge after a day.
DC/DC Converter
Instrumentation150 Amp ammeter mounted on handlebars.
Top Speed28 MPH (45 KPH)
I was gettin' to 35 with lower gear reduction, but the 28 mph now is perfect for neighborhood cruisin'.
Accelerationfaster than a bicycle for sure!
Range7 Miles (11 Kilometers)
undervoltage lockout starts activating at around this point.
Watt Hours/Milegee I don't know.
EV Miles
Current:60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
    As of 7/6/2008
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight150 Pounds (68 Kilograms)
Conversion Timewinter of 06/07. This was no weekend project. I committed several months working the bugs out.
Conversion Costbike parts- $100, motor- $100, controller-$70, batteries- free!, ammeter-$120, misc.-$200
Additional FeaturesHellrider is loaded with auxiliary features. Taillights, sidemarker lights and LEDs, headlight, and the funky UFO fan lights make this thing light up brilliantly at night. Rockin' stereo system is desktop PC speakers powered by my mp3 player.

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