Left SideCyclist's ViewStripped
OwnerMariah Blanchard
LocationPort Townsend, Washington United States map
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Vehicle1974 Honda CJ360
"Frankenstein" donor bike. Spoon seat from a Harley, chrome frame. Fitted a Goldwing 1000 gas tank cover over the batteries which houses charger.
MotorMars ME0708 Permanent Magnet DC
DrivetrainSingle speed chain drive, no clutch. 14 tooth front, 60 tooth rear sprocket.
ControllerAlltrax AXE 400
Batteries15 Thunder Sky LFP90AHA, 3.20 Volt,
Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4)
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerZivan NG1
DC/DC Converter
2 non-isolated 10A 48-12, 1 dedicated to headlight
InstrumentationReplaced gas gauge in the GL1000 gas tank cover with an analog 20-60 VDC Westach analog meter. Otherwise original speedometer/odometer. BMS and real time display for Alltrax serial output on way.
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
Range41 Miles (65 Kilometers)
No BMS yet-don't want to push the envelope.
Watt Hours/Mile100 Wh/Mile
Approximate wall-to-road.
EV Miles
Start:31,190 Miles (50,184 Kilometers)
Current:32,855 Miles (52,863 Kilometers)
Total:1,665 Miles (2,678 Kilometers)
    As of 11/29/2008
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight350 Pounds (159 Kilograms)
This is about 50 lbs less than the gas version.
TiresRear: 120/90B18
Front: 3.50-19
Conversion TimeAbout 120 M*H design, fabrication, donor rehab .and assembly.
Conversion Cost$6,750.00 For batteries, motor, controller, misc. parts, donor bike & rehabilitation, custom design and fabrication.
Additional FeaturesMotor mounted on front of swing-arm (no relative motion between sprockets).

Since there is no clutch, the clutch lever now pulls a cable that opens an emergency main power circuit kill switch, which can be reset with no tools.

Batteries are protected from delamination using aluminum plates and all-thread.
As well as novel, this is a useful piece of transportation for regional travel. Looking for saddlebags.

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