The spaceTest motor fit
OwnerBradley Jarvis
LocationWarragul, Victoria Australia map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1992 Suzuki GSX250F
The bike should end up looking standard except for the missing exhaust.
Motor 3kw 3-Phase AC
Drivetrain3-Phase AC induction with direct chain drive
Controller Homemade
AVR based homemade 3-phase motor controller
Batteries30, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
For proof of concept 30 x 12VDC @ 7A to get the 360VDC and to be able to fit them under the fairings
System Voltage360 Volts
Custom battery management, to begin with it will probably be a switch mode to float charge the SLA's
HeaterThermal underwear
DC/DC Converter
Separate 12V battery for extras
InstrumentationCustom LCD touch screen
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
I will be happy if I can get 60mph
AccelerationNothing less than smoking tyres ;) hehe, I'll be happy if it does actually
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
60miles would be good, but would be happy with 30 for now
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight0
Should end up close to standard for the bike to make registration easier
Conversion TimeI started about a year ago but have only spent about a month part-time on it.
Conversion CostSo far $800 for bike $200 for paint/repair fairings. $900 for 30 SLA batteries. Estimate $1000 for mechanical modifications and mounting batteries/motor and electronics and $1000 for electronics
The Suzuki Across is a good candidate for conversion because unlike most faired bikes it has the petrol tank hidden under the seat and the part where the petrol tank usually is is actually a storage compartment. So it is easy to remove the petrol tank for extra space to put batteries and control gear. The petrol filler is also at the back of the bike under a flip lid above the tail light. It will be the perfect place to fit a retractable power cord.

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