OwnerEric Klatt
LocationLeominster, Massachusetts United States map
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Vehicle1976 Motobecane moped
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
2 HP
Drivetrainchain and sprocket, 9 tooth/53 tooth 420 chain (#41)
275 Amp
Batteries3, 12.00 Volt,
deep cycle
System Voltage36 Volts
small on board "torroid" transformer with full wave rectifier
Heaterwhen the sun shine
DC/DC Converter
small one from MECI for the lights
InstrumentationSpeedometer, digital Voltmeter, analog Ammeter
Top Speed35 MPH (56 KPH)
Acceleration0 to 25 MPH is quick
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
useable is 20 miles, 40 miles longest
Seating Capacity1 adults
Curb Weight370 Pounds (168 Kilograms)
TiresJC Whitney on sale, pumped up to 65 psi
Conversion TimeConcept to 1st drive 2 days, completed 100 hours
Conversion Costmotor, controller batteries $500, rest scavenged
Fun project, put over 1,000 miles on it. Its a bit too heavy for the frame but works well. Brakes are marginal at best.

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