OwnerPatrick McKay
Owner's Other EVs2005 Kona Kahuna
2003 Bladez
LocationJohannesburg, Gauteng South Africa map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle2012 Custom.
My big fast home made bike
Motor CroMotor Brushless DC
Got one of the first cromotors. Insanely big, insanely powerful.
DrivetrainHub motor with schlumpf high speed drive.
Controller 18 Fet Lyen edition
Lyen gives great service
Batteries52 Headway 38120S, 83.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
26 series, two parallel of the 10AH cells
System Voltage83 Volts
Charger BMSBATTERY
400w charger, so it would take 4 hours from totally flat. I don't let it get there though.
HeaterCalories
DC/DC Converter None
InstrumentationCycle analyst.
Top Speed53 MPH (85 KPH)
And was still climbing. I'll do more testing. I now wear a full face motorcycle helmet!
AccelerationManic. Just make sure you hang on!
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
At 20-30mph 60 miles should be fine. As a motorcycle probably about 25 miles.
Watt Hours/Mile20 Wh/Mile
That's my average so far. I'll be doing more faster trips later so that may change.
EV Miles
Current:8,000 Miles (12,872 Kilometers)
 
    As of 8/15/2016
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight100 Pounds (45 Kilograms)
Tires24inch maxxis hookworms
Conversion TimeA stop start affair over a year. Most of the assembly was done in 3 weeks.
Conversion CostPlenty. I'd guess at about $3500.
Additional FeaturesCruise control. Very useful and easy to use! Oh and some lights.
This was my dream build. I achieved everything I wanted except for the looks. For the life of me I just can't keep things neat and tidy...

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