OwnerMark Canterbury
LocationTucson, Arizona United States map
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Vehicle1983 Honda XL600
Electric Dual-Sport, but it is not real good in the dirt.
MotorMars ME0708 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainDirect chain drive with 10 tooth sprocket on the motor and a 53 tooth rear sprocket. Standard motorcycle 520 chain.
ControllerAlltrax NPX4844
non-programmable 400amp
Batteries4, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
39 amp hour SLA
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerSoneil SON4812SR
48 volt 6 amp (not on-board)
DC/DC Converter
No converter. I am using a seperate 12 volt battery.
Instrumentationspeedometer / odometer
Top Speed45 MPH (72 KPH)
AccelerationNot like an ICE motorcycle, but it keeps up with the cars.
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
15 miles hard city riding without running the the batteries too low. It might make it 30 miles of easy riding.
EV Miles
Start:19,091 Miles (30,717 Kilometers)
Current:19,196 Miles (30,886 Kilometers)
Total:105 Miles (168 Kilometers)
    As of 11/4/2009
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight300 Pounds (136 Kilograms)
About the same as with the ICE.
TiresIRC Trials GP-1 17" rear, 21" front
Conversion Time2 months; but a lot of that was research, getting the components, making things fit, etc. Once I got the parts and figured things out, it came together pretty fast.
Conversion Cost$1350, but I got a killer deal on the bike.

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