OwnerTed Dillard
Owner's Other EVs1984 Honda VF500F Interceptor
1971 Yamaha R5
1985 Suziki 125 RMe
LocationBoston, Massachusetts United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1971 Yamaha R5
Barn-find frame with replica TD3 tank.
MotorMars ME1003 Permanent Magnet DC
ControllerAlltrax AXE 7245
Batteries24 CALB/Skyenergy 40ah, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
System Voltage76 Volts
DC/DC ConverterVicor
Top Speed90 MPH (144 KPH)
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
Curb Weight275 Pounds (124 Kilograms)
Additional FeaturesBattery mounting is using a battery module, enabling quick swap-out of battery packs.

This enables swap-out with fresh packs, use of a standard pack for several vehicles, and fast,
easy swap-out of chemistries.
This is the third revision of the original R5 conversion, also listed on this site.

Currently running CALB 40ah cells, I'm planning a second pack of Turnigy RC lipo for Spring
2014. The CALB pack will be used for other vehicles, such as the RMe dirt bike and lawn

code by jerry