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OwnerMatt Aldeman
LocationBloomington, Illinois United States map
Vehicle1979 Harley Davidson Sportster
MotorMars 1003 Permanent Magnet DC
ControllerAlltrax 7245
Batteries24 60 Ah, 3.60 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC 1500
DC/DC ConverterSevcon
InstrumentationCycle Analyst
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
Uses about 200 Wh/mile at 50-60 mph
AccelerationWicked fast up to about 45 mph. I'd love to race a comparable ICE Harley-Davdison up to about 45 mph. Acceleration from 45-60 mph is a little slower.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
In-town range is 40-45 miles depending
on driving style. Energy consumption
is about 105-110 Wh/mile in-town
averaging around 25-30 mph with
stops and starts.
Watt Hours/Mile110 Wh/Mile
Seating CapacityNo passenger foot pegs at the moment. So, just me.
Curb Weight0
I haven't weighed it, but I think it's
considerably heavier than stock. Stock is 540 lbs; I'm guessing it's 600 lbs.
Conversion TimeAbout 6 months start to finish, but I
don't want to think about the number of hours. Bought the rolling chassis in January 2011, and took it on the first test drive in June 2011.
Conversion CostAbout $6,500 conversion cost.
Additional FeaturesThe bike is 100% wind-powered. This is because the
electricity we buy for our house is wind energy... hence, the motorcycle is wind-powered since I plug it into the wall outlet in the garage.

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