OwnerTaxman
LocationBrisbane, Queensland Australia map
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Vehicle2004 Suzuki SV650
Nice big light aluminum frame. Stoked to find
this donor bike in such good nick for a grand.
It had a knock in the big end bearings and some
road scraping damage that made it unviable for
repair.
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. ES 15-6 Series Wound DC
Rated at 72 volts, running at 100.
DrivetrainI went with 11 tooth front, and the 44 tooth
stock rear for 1:4 ratio, see how it goes, maybe
get a bigger rear later. Belt drive would be
awesome, that might be a future upgrade
ControllerCurtis 1221C
400 Amp peak controller
Batteries64 A123 Systems 20 Ah pouch cells, 102.00 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Scored these high output cells from Jon
Eggenhuizen from the Catavolt team. Awesome
cells, great service!
System Voltage102 Volts
Charger
Custom 900W charger on board. Also sourced by
Catavolt.
HeaterThe scorching Australian sun
DC/DC Converter
Running a 9Ah sealed 12v auxillary battery, with
a small DC/DC.
InstrumentationNext step is a custom dash, including 4 little
voltage readouts for the cells, and a cycle
analyst.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Aiming for 100km/h top speed.
AccelerationWe'll see . . The performance data on the motor
doesn't look too promising, but we'll see how it
goes at the higher voltage.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
I'd be happy with 40-50 km range. Hopefully I
can get this with around a 4kwh pack.
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight380 Pounds (172 Kilograms)
Measured on bodgy home scales, I've got 88kg on
the front, 85 on the rear.
TiresStock
Conversion TimePlease stop asking. Too long.
Conversion CostDonor bike - $1000
Motor - $1000 shipped
Controller and bits and bobs - $650 second
hand.
Batteries - $2240
Charger - $300
BMS - $100
Chain and sprocket - $200
Cables and small components - prob $300

So around $5 grand so far.

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