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OwnerTed Dillard
Owner's Other EVs1984 Honda VF500F Interceptor
1971 Yamaha R5 (v2)
1985 Suziki 125 RMe
LocationBoston, Massachusetts United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1971 Yamaha R5
A restoration and electric conversion of a vintage privateer
MotorBriggs and Stratton ETEK Permanent Magnet DC
- the motor mount is designed to fit several different motors with
a standard NEMA C mount. The vintage Briggs and Stratton ETEK
is the current installed motor.
Drivetrain520 o-ring chain
ControllerAlltrax 7245
Batteries20 14.8V 5ah Turnigy , 14.80 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
System Voltage74 Volts
Top Speed95 MPH (152 KPH)
Acceleration0-60mph - 4sec.
Curb Weight212 Pounds (96 Kilograms)
This bike is a non-street legal super-light performance conversion for a high top speed, good
handling and good track performance. A nod to the many privateer roadracers who ran the
R5, RD250, RD350, and RD400 in the '70s and '80s.

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