OwnerTim Clifton
LocationBaltimore, Maryland US map
Vehicle1986 Kawasaki Ninja 600
MotorMars MotEnergy ME1003 Permanent Magnet DC
DrivetrainSingle Speed Chain, 3.27:1 gear ratio
ControllerAlltrax AXE7245
Batteries20, 3.30 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
NewEnergy 60Ah
System Voltage66 Volts
ChargerElcon
DC/DC Converter
found on eBay
InstrumentationAmmeter, Speedo
Top Speed50 MPH (80 KPH)
On flat ground. Hills are more difficult, but changing the gear ratio
helped considerably.
AccelerationBetter than expected.
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
I'm still in the process of finding this out.
Seating Capacity2 adults
Conversion Time40+ hours
Conversion CostMore than I expected, but hey, it's a fun
project.
I came into this project because a friend showed me a website showing
home-built electric vehicles. I thought to myself "hm... I bet I can
do that," which is usually the start to many hours of work. With
basic knowledge of electrical systems, a lot of reading, and a
surprisingly small amount of trial and error, I ended up with a
working electric motorcycle and couldn't be happier.

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