|Location||Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia map|
|Vehicle||1999 Yamaha FZS 600 |
Original half-faired bike was in an accident - fairings and headlights damaged and chunk taken out of motor casing but no structural damage. Replaced fairings with full fairing kit from England, windscreen with touring screen from Eagle Screens.
|Motor||EnerTrac MHM-602 Brushless DC|
Now fitted with a 3.25" rim.
|Drivetrain||Direct drive via hub motor.|
120V, 600A peak, regenerative braking.
|Batteries||38 Thunder Sky LFP60AHA, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
Supplied by EV Works in Perth.
|System Voltage||120 Volts|
Fairly simple standard charger.
|Heater||Looking at heated gloves with their own batteries.|
|DC/DC Converter|| |
Bought custom by a friend, produces ~12V at 3.3A (40W). Adjusted up to 13V.
I bought a TBS e-Xpert pro, but it sees a constant drain on the battery of about 0.1A which I can't see from my instruments, so its actual idea of what the range is always slips down each charge.
|Top Speed||78 MPH (125 KPH)|
It would be possible for me to verify that the motorbike will go up to 120km/hr if it was legal to go over 100km/hr in Canberra.
|Acceleration||Modest at the moment - the controller is set at 50% of motor power, so it feels like taking off in third gear. But it keeps that rate of acceleration up to about 80km/hr, so it takes off roughly the same speed as normal car traffic but then they start falling behind...|
|Range||78 Miles (125 Kilometers)|
125km range based on recent measurements - I got to 81km and the BMS said there was about 25% battery remaining.
|Seating Capacity||2 adults. Will be adding lower foot pegs for my partner who is 6'.|
|Curb Weight||440 Pounds (199 Kilograms)|
|Tires||Dunlop ? front|
Michelin Pilot 2 Road rear.
|Conversion Time||Started in April 2009.|
First ride of bike in September 2011.
Registered in February 2014.
Motor repaired and full time riding started in May 2014.
|Conversion Cost||Around $12,000 for all the components.|
Including all the things I bought which I then decided to replace, more like $15,000.