OwnerEugene Jarschke
LocationNapa, California US map
Vehicle1980 Mongoose Koss Cruiser
Originaly my first real mountain bike, converted to the sidecar bike
in 1999. Ultra low gearing by virtue of compact drive gearing. 2ft. by
4ft. Cargo area. 500 lb. cargo capacity.
Motor Kuaki Brushless DC
Purchased used with controller and no information. I estimate about
1 Lancepower.
DrivetrainKuaki 16" brushless hub motor and controller
Controller Khaki
Purchesed used with motor and no information
Batteries12 H GH 6-dim-7, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
2 front packs of 4 battery's each 7ah in each pack for a total of 14
ah plus a rear pack for a total of 21 ah.
System Voltage48 Volts
Charger KAI JIE KJ-2
HeaterProgressive depending on how much you pedal
InstrumentationProgressive L.E.D.s to indicate state of charge
Top Speed16 MPH (25 KPH)
16 MPH is plenty fast got this vehicle.
AccelerationSeems moderate
Range10 Miles (16 Kilometers)
On battery power level ground no wind 50 lb. cargo 175 lb. driver.
EV Miles
Current:73 Miles (117 Kilometers)
    As of 10/9/2012
Seating CapacityDriver, one person in strapped in chair, one person on padded rear
Curb Weight190 Pounds (86 Kilograms)
Battery packs are about 20 lb. each
TiresFront and rear of bike are 26 X 2.125 and outside wheel is 16 X
Conversion TimeThree days.
Conversion Cost$ 200.00 in used parts
Additional FeaturesTwist grip throttle and motor cut-out brake levers were included with motor and controller.
This is fun and a little bit scary unless you have around a hundred pounds in the sidecar.

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