The rolling frame once every thing has bWinter worksThe original 42 t sprocketThe new rear sprocket 60t
OwnerDavid Wilson
LocationHalifax, England United Kingdom map
Vehicle1991 Kawasaki GPZ500s
Very much work in progress as I had lots of work to do to bring the donor bike up to scratch.No pointing in building on crap, after all vertually building a new bike. Now at rolling frame stage and making ready to install motor. Once the motor is installed I will make my battery decision. The build is being filmed to encourage others in the UK to have a go. Cost, ease of build, range and availability of parts all play their part in this build.
MotorPerm Motor 132 Permanent Magnet DC
Installed externally facing in, as the drive is on the left side of the bike. The Perm motor must travel clockwise at 72v hence this set up. However this will give more room for battery space.
DrivetrainDirect chain drive 15 60 ratio
Batteries0.00 Volt,
Looking into all types, however ease of build is important to encourage others. Build will have caperbility to change evolve or upgrade at a later date.
System Voltage72 Volts
HeaterOn a bike? er the sun
Instrumentationmechanical speedo off front wheel with additional electronics
Top Speed50 MPH (80 KPH)
Hoping for est 50mph
AccelerationAs it comes
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Hoping for est50 but who knows
Watt Hours/MileTo be worked out
EV Miles
Current:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
Seating CapacityUp to 2
TiresRound ones roll better!
Conversion TimeDUNNO
Conversion CostO come on, if I put that on here the wife will find out!
Created facebook page to encourage others in the UK to talk about their builds. UK Builders please join!
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1, Bought donor bike late 2011 and stripped bike over winter, selling exhaust, engine etc and replacing stock bearings and repainting frame etc.
2, March 2012 aquired Perm motor
3, April 2012 awaiting rear sprocket
4, May 2012 Sprocket arrived thanks to the guys at Jozztek (fast service) Now assembling rolling frame and positioning motor in frame.

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