Side View of TrikeA Full Battery CompartmentPot /Accelerator controlFront of Battery CompartmentBack End of trikeBack end showing holes for stop and turnInside View of Battery CompartmentClose up view of the Instrument ConsoleControl Electronics
OwnerSheldon Itscovich
LocationWinnipeg, Manitoba Canada map
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Vehicle1978 Kawasaki KZ 750
Electric Trike for every day city driving. Seats two people. Battery Storage over back wheels and room to carry some stuff.
MotorAdvanced DC 203-06-4001A Series Wound DC
from EV America 8" 16 HP Continuous, 45 HP Peek.
Weight: 110 Lbs.
CCW Rotation.
DrivetrainDC 203-06-4001A Motor driving a 2:1 Sprocket & Chain(#60) reduction, that in turn drives a Chevette Differential with a 3.5:1 Reduction Ratio. Total deduction 7:1
ControllerAlltrax AXE 7245
24-72 Volt @ 450 Amp.
Batteries6 Trojan J185H-AC , 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
121 mins. @75 Amps. or 225 @20 Hr. Rate
Weight: 128 Lbs. each. Total 768 lbs.
Size: 15" X 7" X 14 5/8" each
System Voltage72 Volts
Charger PFC-2000
1500 Watt 115/230 VAC
HeaterSunlight
DC/DC ConverterElcon TDC-72-12EG
Input: 60-84 VDC Output:13.7-13.9 VDC at 30A. For Headlights, Running Lights, Horn, Turn Signals, Stop Lights, charge Aux. 12v Battery and AM/FM/CD Stereo.
Why A Stereo? Because unlike an ICE Bike, I'll actually be able to hear it!
InstrumentationElCon Fuel Gauge
Westberg 0-500A Ammeter
Shunt and Voltmeter
Top Speed50 MPH (80 KPH)
Calculated with 24" diameter standard car tires turning at 714 RPM. Motor turning at 5000 RPM and geared down 7:1
AccelerationYet Unknown.
Range100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
Not known for sure, but calculated at 100
+ miles at 30 MPH.
Watt Hours/Mile2700 Wh/Mile
225 Amps Hrs. x 12v x 6 batteries = 16,200 watts.
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,560 Pounds (709 Kilograms)
768 lbs. in batteries, remaining weight is motor, bike frame, Battery Compartment and Electronics.
TiresRear: Standard Car Tires: 195/70R14
Front: Stock Cycle Tires
Conversion TimeNot done yet
Conversion CostLooks like around $8000.00 Cdn.
Links to test run videos:

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Trike Test Run 2 - WebPage />
Trike Test Run 3 (2012 ready for paint)-
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