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OwnerTim Ritchey
LocationGraham, Washington United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1982 Kawasaki KZ1000
A "Re-Cycled" Kawasaki KZ1000
Motor Jim Hustead Permanent Magnet DC
Drivetrain7 1/2" DC motor and Tested with Lead.
Planned on using a 201.6 Volt NiMh battery pack from 08 Toyota Prius with around 300 mile on it and reconfiguring it to 68 or 72 Volts. Now we will to Lithium with a BMS.
ControllerCurtis 1221B-6601
48-72 Volt 500 Amp
This controller will not wake up so I'm testing with another Curtis and will replace with an Altrax or Curtis
Batteries0.00 Volt,
08 Prius battery pack to be reconfigured or stepped down to 72 volt limit of Controller

UPDATE 09/04/09 Battery reconfigured to 68 Volts. 3 block of 9 Cells 7.56 Volts each.
UPDATE 09/01/11 We will use the 7.5Ah Prius cells on electric bikes and put Headway or Thundersky in KawEVsaki with BMS
System Voltage48 Volts
Unknown at this time.
Budget will determine.
HeaterLeather and Long johns!
DC/DC Converter
Unknown at this time
Budget will determine
InstrumentationUnknown at this time.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/MileUnknown at this time
EV Miles
Start:43 Miles (69 Kilometers)
Current: Miles (0 Kilometers)
Total:-43 Miles (-69 Kilometers)
    As of 12/30/2012
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight400 Pounds (181 Kilograms)
Unknown at this time.
TiresStandard KZ1000 tires and wheels
Conversion TimeAt present, I'm in this project over a year. Just collecting parts.
The actual build has only been about two months.
OK just like many EV builds, Now I'm over two years on this build but expect at my renewed passion I'll have it done by Spring of 2012
Conversion CostAprox. $1500.00 invested with expectation of an additional $2000.00
Will spend another 2 to 4 G in Batteries and BMS and maybe charger.
Additional FeaturesVetter Fairing refinished to flat black. Plans for LED driving lights and turn signals.

This has been a long but rewarding process and I hope to have the KawEVsaki on the road by August of O9! DID I SAY August 2009? OK so I need more time and more money. :- )

UPDATE: 09/2011 Well It's funny how a project can linger on so long. We are working on the KawEVsaki again.
Comments, suggestions, and help welcome!

UPDATE 08/29/09 New back tire and Air shocks installed.
Plans to take bike to Tacoma EV Meeting on Sept 2nd.

UPDATE 09/04/09
Battery reconfigured to 68 Volts. 3 block of 9 Cells 7.56 Volts each.
Flipped the swing arm over to put sproket on right side of bike. Motor only turns clockwise. 60MPH in reverse "no fun".

Modified frame to accept battery pack at bottom with motor to be installed just above. The pack fits great!

code by jerry