OwnerAlex Bessinger
Owner's Other EVs1967 Kawasaki A1-SS
2000 Ford Ranger EV
LocationSan Marcos, California United States map
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Vehicle1963 Honda C105-E
This was my high school senior project, but it has been dismantled
to build my new and improved electric motorcycle
MotorMars ME0708 Permanent Magnet DC
Motor is rated for 48v 100a continuous 300a for 1min, 8hp.
DrivetrainChain drive, 16 tooth drive sprocket and 72 tooth rear sprocket(#40
chain). See below for motor and controller info.
ControllerAlltrax AXE 4834
48 volt programmable up to 150a continuous and up
to 400 a for 1 min
Batteries4, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
100 ah deep cycle batteries from bi mart
System Voltage48 Volts
48v 15a reverse pulse charger, should be about 6.5 hr total charge
time from empty
DC/DC Converter
None yet
InstrumentationStock speedometer/odometer
Top Speed50 MPH (80 KPH)
According to calculations from gearing setup and
motor rpm limit, theoretical top speed, has not been tested.
RangeI'm expecting a range of about 40 miles with my
high amperage batteries, but we shall see...
Seating Capacity1 adult, the sidecar will be too small for a
person, cargo space only
Curb Weight300 Pounds (136 Kilograms)
Guesstimation weight should be about 300-350 lbs
including sidecar
TiresFront 2.25x17 rear 2.75x17 sidecar 2.25x17
Conversion TimeSo far, about 7 months while working on weekends
and such (not to mention the time it took to
Conversion CostAbout 1200usd (with discounts
due to it being my senior project, realistically to
get this far more like 1500-1700).

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