June 12Sept 20At the Kick Gas FestFri, Sept 25, 2009
Owner's Other EVsHarley chopper
1973 Harley Davidson Sport-E
LocationSan Diego, California United States map
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Vehicle1993 Suzuki GS500e
Length: 81.9"
MotorBriggs and Stratton Etek RT Permanent Magnet DC
19 pk hp
72 Volt rated
3700 rpm @ 72V unloaded
Size: 8" OD, 6.5" long (w/o shaft)
Shaft: 7/8"x 1-3/4", 3/16" key
Weight: 38 lbs.
Drivetrain12 tooth front, 50 rear, 530 chain
ControllerAlltrax AXE 7245
72v 450A
Batteries6 8AU1, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Powerstride deepcycle, 24lbs each
System Voltage72 Volts
Charger Tempest Smart Battery Charger BC-24-5000F
(3) Tempest Smart Battery Charger BC-24-
5000F that I got here:
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@ 24 Volts / 5 amps each.

They work very well, three automatic
modes: bulk, equal and float.
DC/DC Converter
72VDC to 12VDC 10A I found on eBay
for $10
InstrumentationOriginal speedometer.

Big red LED voltmeter
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
Range31 Miles (49 Kilometers)
Still working out the fine details.
Watt Hours/Mile80 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Start:40,598 Miles (65,322 Kilometers)
Current:40,598 Miles (65,322 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1
Curb Weight437 Pounds (198 Kilograms)
394.8lb before conversion, lets see what
it is after completion.

Assuming it is 254.8lb without motor since
it weighs 140 exactly. However there were
other parts that came off too, but they
were not weighed. Current assumption is
that the bike now weighs around 436.8lb
with batteries and motor.
TiresFront: 110/70-17
Rear: 130/70-17
Conversion TimeOn going...
Conversion Cost$475 for the bike
Additional FeaturesKilovac EV200 Series Contactor (500+ amp, 12-900vdc)
Just got it on June 12, 2009. The idiot who owned it before
spray painted everything yellow. What a moron.

Friday, September 25, 2009 - The 1st road test was a success!!!

Oct 2, 2009 - Already torn down for an upgrade to 72v. Will be
removing a portion of the frame to accommodate a 6 battery

Dec 22, 2009 - Upgraded to 72v

Nov 2015 - 6 new 12v 35ah agm batteries. Rewired. Body modifications.


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