FrameCloser lookFront viewPanel side
OwnerRob Fredrickson
LocationBlaine, Minnesota United States map
Vehicle1981 Kawasaki KZ 440 ltd
MotorMars ME1003 Permanent Magnet DC
The ME1003 is a same motor as the
ME0709 but it has a double brush set to
handle 200 amps continuous. This ME1003
is a Brush-Type, Permanent Magnet DC
motor with very high efficiency. For
voltages from 12 to 72 VDC input and
200 amps continuous (500 amps for 1
minute) @ 72 Volts. Designed for
battery operated equipment.
ControllerAlltrax AXE7245
450 Amps
0-1K, 0-5K, 5K-0 ohms, 6-10.5V & ITS
Throttles 24-72 Voltage Range
Batteries6 Universal Batteries 12260, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
This 6 cell battery is rated at 12V 24.0Ah
288 Whr
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerKelly F7210-72v/10a
DC/DC Converter 72v to 13.5A
InstrumentationCheap volt-meter from china
Stock speedometer
Misc stock lights converted for EV use
Top Speed48 MPH (77 KPH)
Fresh off the charger, no wind, hugging
the bars...55mph
AccelerationFaster than most accelerate from a

15-45 gear ratio, also have a 10-45 ratio
for faster acceleration (not needed)
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Start:24,000 Miles (38,616 Kilometers)
Current:24,067 Miles (38,723 Kilometers)
Total:67 Miles (107 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult
Conversion TimeTwo months
Conversion Cost$2,000-$2,300
That includes a net donor bike cost of -
$50 after selling internal combustion
Additional FeaturesExtra loud horn
Headlight off option
Main power kill switch off battery bank
Completed Sunday, April 22, 2012 (Earth Day)

Future battery upgrade:

code by jerry