Bare BikeFirst FairingsFirst Fairing left side
OwnerPatrick OLeary
LocationTucson, Arizona United States map
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Vehicle1983 Kawasaki KZ550 LTD
2 wheels, burger bike style
Motor Motenergy ME0709 Permanent Magnet DC
72v motor
DrivetrainWas a 4-cylinder gas engine, now chain
driven electric motor
ControllerAlltrax SR72300
Batteries10 Nissan Leaf 2nd Gen, 8.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion
10 Nissan Leaf either 1st or 2nd Gen
batteries, 2 packets,
nominal 4.2v each
System Voltage72 Volts
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
Have hit 55 mph on fairly flat surface
Range42 Miles (67 Kilometers)
Kind of hard to tell. Have run as low as 1.8
v for 7.6 miles to 10.5 volts for 8 miles.
Theoretical is up to 58 miles depending on
driving but need to verify against battery
performance curve.
Watt Hours/Mile100 Wh/Mile
roughly 100 whr/mile in basic commute to
work. can vary based on head wind and
outside air temperature (better performance
when 100 deg F or less than 104 deg F and
EV Miles
Start:19,884 Miles (31,993 Kilometers)
Current:20,180 Miles (32,469 Kilometers)
Total:296 Miles (476 Kilometers)
    As of 9/12/2021
Seating Capacity1
Conversion TimeStarted in December 2018. First street test
ride in April 2021 due to putting project
Conversion Costroughly $800 for batteries, $1050 for
motorcontroller and motor, probably another
$500 for just electrical components
including wiring
mileage varies, as expected. have gotten as much as 6.25
miles/volt and as low as 1.25 miles per volt depending on
speed, uphill slope, windy day, etc.

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