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OwnerChris Jordan
Owner's Other EV1993 CityCom City-EL
LocationSanta Cruz, California United States map
Vehicle2005 EV Warrior kit by Easy Racers for a recumbent trike w/motor
EZ Tad base frame with fiberglass kevlar and 1 tinted fairings
with a 36V hub motor from Electric Sierra Cycles (Santa Cruz,
Motor hub motor & human power
Electric Sierra Cycles
Drivetrain36V hub motor in rear wheel, and pedals (only 7 gears is all
that is necessary- front derailleur and rings were replaced
with a 77 tooth gear only) - a real hybrid!
Batteries36.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Thin Metal Film
Just replaced 3/5/2010 (3 - lead acid 14 amp)
System Voltage36 Volts
lithium charger: but it works. Whatever!
Top Speed35 MPH (56 KPH)
20 on flat, 30 pedaling, 35 down long hill!
Accelerationfair, but too smooth when I want to 'go'/burn out !
Range12 Miles (19 Kilometers)
Never ran low yet, have not pushed/fully drained batteries.
EV Miles
Current: Miles (0 Kilometers)
    As of 3/6/2010
Seating Capacity1 adult only, but lots of storage!
Curb Weight110 Pounds (49 Kilograms)
Trike, shell, fairings, accessories are 77 pounds; so motor,
batteries,controller about 30 pounds
TiresEither Primo Comet 20" x 1.5" (or for softer ride) Kenda
Kwest 20" x
Conversion Timemonth and a half to build, 2 years to plan. Been on the road
5+ years.
Conversion Cost$5-6000.00 (approximately)
Additional FeaturesFiberglass/Kevlar body lowered to 4" high, so BeSeen flag a must! Armrests came and
went, but hard shell seat with 2" thick open-cell foam stayed- as did about 9 square
yards of padded insulation, stereo, Sony speakers, disc brakes on all 3 wheels,
emergency brake pin. upswinging "Lamborghini doors" trailer hitch and trailer. The
solid top has been removed (2010) so stereo, signals, brake light were also removed.
Fairly limited top speed operation with California speed laws, but that might be a good
thing! The limit is 20. My other recumbent trike had no limits, and I rolled it several
times. This trike stays much safer without jackrabbit starts!

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