OwnerJustin Van Deusen
Owner's Other EV1998 Mazda B2500
LocationHolland, Michigan United States map
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Vehicle1995 Honda CBR900RR
A used pocket rocket I picked up for 1k. A sharp looking bike, especially for that year.
MotorMars ETEK Clone - RT Model Permanent Magnet DC
18 HP Peak,
8 HP continuous
Max Nonload Current.....8 AMP
Max Nonload Speed at 72 volts........3050 RPM
Shaft Size .......................7/8" Dia. 1 3/4" long
Continuous Current: 125 Amps
Weight: 30 lbs
Motor Diameter: 8.00"
Motor Length: 6.5"
Shaft Keyway: 3/16" and runs the full length of the shaft and the Shaft has a threaded tap on the end.
DrivetrainDirect Chain Drive
ControllerAlltrax 7245
24 to 72 volt input
450 amp
Weight: lb. 7.00
fully programmable controller
Operating Frequency: 18Khz
Throttle Input: 0-5K ohms, 5-0K ohms, 0-5 volts, and ITS (inductive throttle sensor)
Key Input Voltage: 8 volts to 1.5 times max battery volts
Quiescent Voltage: less than 75mA
Thermal Cutback: begins at 75C, 95C shutdown
Programming Interface: RS232 serial to host PC running freeware Windows interface
Batteries5 Crown 12CE55, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
55AH, 40lbs Each. 200Lb total pack weight.
System Voltage60 Volts
ChargerSoneil 1214S
12V, 7A. Will have a total of 6 one for each battery (main pack+aux 12V bat).
HeaterNo heater for the rider of course, would like to add heating for batteries thanks to the nice Michigan weather patterns...
InstrumentationStock, working on adding EV gages and custom embedded setup.
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
55 is the goal for the first conversion phase. Will change as gearing/motor/controller/battery choices change.
Acceleration0-30 in 4 seconds is the goal for the first phase. Again, will change as gearing/motor/controller/battery choices change.
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
25 Miles 100% DOD the goal for the first phase. I only live 8 miles from work so I would like to at least allow for the return trip home if I can't get on site charging.
EV Miles
Start:20,000 Miles (32,180 Kilometers)
Current:20,000 Miles (32,180 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight450 Pounds (204 Kilograms)
450 Before Conversion with full tank of gas.

Goal of no more than 550 after first conversion phase.
TiresStock, Need to be replaced though.
Conversion TimeSo far just less than a month...
Conversion CostSo far just $1,000 for the donor. Will update as phase one goes on.
Phase one will be a standard DC Setup(60V). I am shooting for a simple, cost effective setup for the first conversion.

Still debating on what the second phase will be. May try a high performance DC setup but I am leaning towards an AC setup....

Third phase hopefully will be the addition of Lithium batteries!

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