|Location||Topeka, Kansas US map|
|Vehicle||1996 Yamaha FZR 600 |
The fairing is red, gray, and black. It is also bent and busted
from being laid over. I may not end up using all of it.
|Motor||Mars ME0708 Permanent Magnet DC|
Front sprocket is a 13T and the rear sprocket is a 68T. That
puts the gear ration at 1:5.23. People recommend that the
ratio be between 1:5 and 1:6. This ration should work well.
|Controller||Alltrax 4844 400 amp (scaled back to 300 amps)|
|Batteries||4 Will Power Deep Cycle 90Ah, 48.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
The 4 deep cycle batteries from the south Topeka Battery are
going to be used to power the motor. Another 12 volt
battery will be used to power just the lights.
|System Voltage||48 Volts|
|Charger|| NOCO 12-48 Volt, 40 Amp Genius 4 Bank Charger|
The great thing about this one is that it can charge the 4
batteries even when they are wired in a series. It has been installed and maintains the batteries individually. It has been a great charger so far!
|DC/DC Converter|| |
Instead of a DC/DC converter, I'll probably use a 5th
battery just for the electronics.
|Instrumentation||A cheap volt meter from Harbor Freight.|
|Top Speed||45 MPH (72 KPH)|
This bike will get going. It was a little slow on the start
with a rear 45T sprocket. With the 68T, it should
accelerate much better or it could just be slow off the
start because I'm a big boy. With the 13T drive sprocket
and a 45T driven sprocket it was able to get up to 55
MPH. I still need to test the top speed with a 13T/68T
combination. I'm hoping for about 45 MPH.
|Acceleration||This bike gets going pretty well with 13T/45T sprockets. |
With 13T/68T combination, it should get going a little faster.
It doesn't have the quick off-the-line like the electric race
bikes on youtube, but it does the job.
|Range||12 Miles (19 Kilometers)|
The batteries have been charged a few times and I think
I've gone about 30 or so miles so far. I've driven to our
church a couple of times and a few 5+ mile road trips
around my neighborhood.
|Watt Hours/Mile||21600 Wh/Mile |
|Seating Capacity||2 adults although I doubt there will ever be more than just |
I want to get the bike weighed at the recycling center since
they have a scale on to which I can drive.
|Tires||Front Tire Size - 110/70 R17|
Rear Tire Size - 140/60 R18
|Conversion Time||This conversion is still on-going but to get the bike into a |
rideable state took about 1 month which was spent mostly
waiting for parts and building battery racks.
|Conversion Cost||About $1,700 to get it rideable. Somewhere around $2,000 |
now. There is still some work to be done on the lighting and
fairing so it will go up a little more.
|This bike was purchased without a motor. The fairing was off but it was there. I have |
been working on this bike since March 29, 2010.
Future items: add a battery monitoring system that monitors the batteries as a
combined total and individually.