OwnerJames H. Bishop
LocationSpokane, Washington United States map
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custom aluminum C channel frame with 360 Honda forks and rear springs
Motor Series Wound DC
24 Volt forklift motor
Drivetrain2.5 to 1 gear box from forklift to #50 chain with one way clutch from Ford Bronco truck tranny
275 Amp
Batteries8 Optima 750 DS, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Yellow Top
System Voltage24 Volts
I use two 12 Volt car chargers, one for each bank of 4 batteries
InstrumentationI carry a digital voltmeter under the seat to check voltage
Top Speed35 MPH (56 KPH)
but it goes to beat hell downhill over 60 MPH
AccelerationIt will put you back in the seat when you hit it
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
at full speed 35 MPH Over 40 miles just cruising
Seating Capacity2 adults but I have driven with 3
Curb Weight820 Pounds (372 Kilograms)
Tiresregular 8 inch rim boat trailer tires, 16 inch tires
Conversion Time2.5 months full time
Conversion CostAbout a $1000 with a lot of good deals
Additional FeaturesFreewheel drivetrain
Custom built rear suspension
"turbo button" direct battery to motor via dual contacts.
Motorcycle style grip potentiometer control
King/Queen seat with storage compartment underneath seat
Custom Hand bent handle bars
rear drum brake from forklift
Battery life saver "the heat sink by keyed ignition switch"
LED lights and blinkers
Custom paint job, turns green, silver with a flop of purple depending on what angle you're looking at it.
CD/AM/FM radio
Wheelbase is 8 feet long!
Every part was hand made by me, every hole drilled, tapped, machined and painted. Even though it's bigger than most motorcycles it is considered a foot scooter because the tires "rims" are under 10 inches. No driver's licensing required! I get a reaction from everybody, most think it is cool, some think it funny and some don't know what to think! The bike handles very responsive due to the low center of gravity and is like riding on a cloud. Me and any friends "passengers" I may have really enjoy crusin' around in stealth mode "silence" on warm summer nights.

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