|Location||Burlington, Ontario Canada map|
|Vehicle||1991 Suzuki GSX600F |
Road worthy motorcycle intended for in-town travel and capable on secondary highway use.
|Motor||Perm Motor PMG 132 Permanent Magnet DC|
The smallest PM DC motor for its power rating at the time.
|Drivetrain||14t drive and 60t driven sprockets, #40 chain, more efficient for speeds <110km/h|
72V, 400A PWM controller
|Batteries||96 Headway 38120S, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
Three 24V battery banks series-parallel configured for 40Ahr.
|System Voltage||72 Volts|
One 800W charger under the gas tank. One 2kW charger (custom design by ElectroCraft EV Systems) at home.
|DC/DC Converter|| PST-DC4812|
Powerstream 48 to 12V @12A (accepts 80V input)
|Instrumentation||stock speedo & Cycle Analyst|
|Top Speed||60 MPH (96 KPH)|
About 110km/h (68 mph) on slight downhill grade.
|Acceleration||With current set to 300A, pulls very well off the line.|
|Range||25 Miles (40 Kilometers)|
Farthest trip so far -- 45km (28 miles) at an average speed of 60km/h
|Watt Hours/Mile||130 Wh/Mile |
Determined by time it takes to recharge the motorcycle x charger power draw from AC supply / distance traveled. This method includes losses.
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||400 Pounds (181 Kilograms)|
Just a guess but no heavier than stock.
|Conversion Time||At least 140 hours research and buying parts, 150 hours building on and off... I really have no idea!|
|Conversion Cost||Stopped counting but at least $10000CA, most of the cost was for lithium batteries, motor, motor controller and chargers.|
|Additional Features||LED tail lights and signal lights. AC cord on retractor stolen from a vacuum cleaner. Custom control breakout box for vehicle control and future upgrades. Removed one front rotor/caliper to reduce weight. 72V battery common connected to chassis via 10k resistor for safety. Stash box under the seat where the old battery compartment was.|
|Advice: Educate yourself about batteries, especially lithium. Had I taken the time to study up, I would have saved a lot of cash.|
Thanks to EV Album for ideas gleaned off other conversions. Thanks to my father for all the welding work, beer, conceptual ideas and allowing me to make a mess of his garage. Thanks to Ian for cutting the rear sprocket; looks stock.