|Owner's Other EVs||1998 Honda EVplus|
2000 Corbin Sparrow
2001 Xootr eX3
1993 Kewet EL-JET3
1998 Ford Ranger EV
1974 Fiat Bertone X1/9
2012 Yikebike Fusion
|Location||Alameda, California US map|
|Vehicle||1973 Auranthetic |
Gemini Scrambler minibike from Taiwan, minus the gas engine, converted by a Los Angeles company in the 1970s and sold as a new electric motorcycle.
|Motor||KDB Permanent Magnet DC|
|Drivetrain||direct drive, #35 chain driven, fixed gear. 9:52 ratio.|
|Controller|| 2 stage contactor controller (original)|
Provides two-speed levels - 10-15 mph off of 12v and up to 30 mph off of 24v.
|Batteries||2, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
|System Voltage||24 Volts|
Transformer, taking 110vac input and outputting for 24v pack.
|DC/DC Converter|| |
Unknown, but generating power for headlights and brake lights.
|Instrumentation||Speedometer & Horizontal scale 12v meter only.|
|Top Speed||30 MPH (48 KPH)|
Fine for local travel, either in the bicycle lane or edge of residential street.
|Acceleration||Fairly quick launch when in high-mode.|
|Range||10 Miles (16 Kilometers)|
Best range if in high-mode, but voltage meter very inaccurate. Limps when power is drained to far.
|Seating Capacity||1 adult standard, put up to 3 (1 adult, 2 children) for fun.|
Heavy enough to have broken off the ball-ends of the brake levers from tipping over on its side.
|Tires||10" hub minibike tires|
|Conversion Cost||Donated after many years in storage, with two flat tires & dead battery pack.|
|Additional Features||Simple 2-stage contractors make it simple to use & maintain. Throttling down to first stage acts as plug-braking to slow down.|
Replaced original tires with modern motorcycle tires. Replaced damaged rear light with Honda rear light. Added turn signals.
Soon to upgrade to a Curtis controller for better performance and range.
|Fun to drive for local|