Left sidebacksteering detailbattery and controllerBefore
OwnerSteve Boser
Owner's Other EVse bike v1.5
2009 Tidalforce S-750
2006 Actionbent E-Jetstream
2010 KMX Cobra Tadpole recumbent
2003 Giant Revive conversion
e bike v1.55
2010 KMX Cobra Recumbent Quad
LocationAloha, Oregon United States map
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Vehicle2010 Worksman Adaptable
1980's Worksman Adaptable industrial tricycle
Motor Nine continent Brushless DC
Brushless DC Hub motor manufactured for Ebikekit
DrivetrainEbikekit 500watt Brushless hub motor
Controller Ebikekit 25 amp controller
Standard brushless controller
Batteries3 Portalac EV12180, 36.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
Three Gel cells in custom frame mounts
System Voltage36 Volts
Charger Generic 36 battery charger
Purchased from a kind member of endless sphere forum
HeaterDickie reflective jacket
DC/DC Converter
InstrumentationTrek Velo computer and Wattsup meter
Top Speed25 MPH (40 KPH)
Much faster than it can safely hand. Currently the vehicle has been up to 25 mph (with limiter disengaged)
AccelerationBrisk for this type of vehicle
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
With a balanced mix of slight up and down grades and my 8 eight year old riding along in the rear tray
EV Miles
Current:30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
    As of 3/7/2010
Seating CapacityOne adult and small child riding in the package tray
Curb Weight85 Pounds (38 Kilograms)
Tires2.25 inch balloon tires
Conversion Time4 months
Conversion CostPriceless, if you include personal time, otherwise about $800 in materials
Additional FeaturesFront fork was replaced with a stronger Mountain bike fork with linear pull brakes. Tigard cycle rethreaded the head tube to fit.
Fabricated battery mounts and reinforced seat tube and built rear package tray, replaced ape hanger handlebars with flipped 10 speed road bike bars
Cup holder and trailer hitch for solar charging trailer
The hub motor is too fast for this bike, care must be used for cornering and evasive maneuvers. The controller has a 15 amp limiter which has been useful

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