Yes, that's really the plateThumbs Up~!
OwnerJake Chapman
LocationSiem Reap, Siem Reap Cambodia map
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Vehicle1986 Honda TZR250
It was sitting in a field for a long time, but still structurally sound
MotorMars 0709 Permanent Magnet DC
ControllerAlltrax AXE 4844 400 amp
Batteriesother Optimum, 48.00 Volt, Lithium-Ion
48V for the motor and 24V for the electrical system
System Voltage48 Volts
Top Speed42 MPH (67 KPH)
It fits the safe driving style here cruising at 30mph. With that little extra available when needed. It may go faster with different settings on the controller.
AccelerationGood, faster at the lights than all the locals on 125cc
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
Its flat and warm here and the roads are a jungle. At 40kph 40 kilometers is achievable.
Used daily for 2 months about 1000 miles traveled.
Curb Weight0
Lighter than the original 144kg, so weight is more evenly distributed without the bulk of a petrol engine.
Conversion Time5 months from idea to completion. Things take longer here and shipping adds to that, add little unknowns like imperial screws being impossible to get here.
Conversion Cost$4500 Total. For motor kit and main battery + shipping etc. $3000. I had a lithium ion battery from 4 years ago that can be bought for a third of the price today - so the same could be made cheaper.
The build was a lot of fun and much more is to be found when riding. After Super Storm Sandy, and having seen a documentary about the Gulf of Mexico BP disaster I just had to move away from oil. I had an electric scooter I bought in Taiwan some years ago, but its max speed of 20mph and tiny wheels made it unsafe to drive on the roads here where anything goes - literally. We used the scooter's electrical system, lights and 24V lithium ion battery, so, at night there is no loss of power.
With no need for registration - a personalized number plate costs whatever it costs to make.
The Go Like Buddha Bike - so much fun~!

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