OwnerMike Schreiber
LocationAlton, Illinois United States map
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Vehicle1940 Elgin bicycle
MotorMagmotor S-400 Permanent Magnet DC
4.5 HP peak
Drivetrain#25 Chain
none. On-off by solenoid
Batteries2, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
18 Ah, bought 5 years ago at recycler
System Voltage24 Volts
12 Volt wheelchair charger, 10 Amp
InstrumentationBicycle Speedometer
Top Speed32 MPH (51 KPH)
on 24 Volts, 22 MPH on 12 Volts
Accelerationfast for a bicycle
Rangenot tested
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight86 Pounds (39 Kilograms)
TiresSummit 20 inch whitewalls
Conversion Timeabout a month
Conversion Cost$350
Additional FeaturesHas some antique bike accesories, horn, springer fork, wind deflector, license plate.
Bought motor on ebay new for 250 dollars. Very powerful. Too fast on 24 volts even with poor batteries. With better batteries and gearing expect about 43 mph. Use as a pit bike at drags. May even try it on the track after I get the better batteries.

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