A bit on the goofy side

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Deckofficer
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In the past I used to race my electric scooter with the gasser crowd. About 5 years ago they decided to handicap the electrics by having the race run on historic Route 66 for 50 miles in Arizona. With the (4) PC680 AGM batteries I only had a range of 6 miles, but because of the power of the Etek motor, figured I would have no problem towing a 500 lb battery trailer with (6) 8 volt, 165 a/hr, flooded golf cart batteries.

Bob

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1983 Cushman Metermaid 72 volts 40mph 30 mile range
Etek powered scooter
48 and 72 volt golf carts
2010 Smart Car Electric
http://tbuckets.lefora.com/

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LeftieBiker
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Re: A bit on the goofy side

So how did it turn out...?

Briggs31
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Re: A bit on the goofy side

Nice one. I like it

Deckofficer
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Re: A bit on the goofy side

I was competitive until a wheel bearing on the trailer seized and started sucking amps. Deafscooter stopped and pulled the wheel bearing from his generator trailer and replaced my cooked wheel bearing with it. Still had enough whr to finish the race, but did not place.

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1983 Cushman Metermaid 72 volts 40mph 30 mile range
Etek powered scooter
48 and 72 volt golf carts
2010 Smart Car Electric
http://tbuckets.lefora.com/

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