Sparky 2Sparky 2
Owner's Other EVsSparky
Kyoto Cruiser
The LongRanger
The CycleBully
Silent Speedster
E-Style BMX
DeltaWolf EV
LocationThunder Bay, Ontario Canada map
Vehicle2006 Home built
Sparky is a small but powerfull minibike for long distance riding or extreme fun.
MotorScott 24 volt 2.5 HP Permanent Magnet DC
DrivetrainWashing machine parts
ControllerAlltrax 300 AMP
Batteries2, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
from wheechair
System Voltage24 Volts
Charger Wheelchair 24v charger
HeaterNo heat. Even the motor stays cool.
Top Speed40 MPH (64 KPH)
AccelerationTakes off like a rocket.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Really depends on how many wheelies and burn outs you do! Drive nice, and go farther.
Seating CapacityMade for one, but a brave passenger can sit on the handlebars.
Curb Weight50 Pounds (22 Kilograms)
Tires10 inch department store dolly wheels with inner tubes.
Conversion Time3 weekends of garage hacking.
Conversion Cost200-400 bucks depending on your junk pile.
I made this bike as a downloadable plan on my website. It is done with basic tools and parts to show that anyone can build such a unit. Check out the videos on


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