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Submitted by andrew on Sat, 08/11/2007 - 20:41
Stock (planned HID upgrade)
Number of wheels:
Unconventional aspects of this conversion:
● Horizontally opposed eteks wired in parallel
○ Coupling shaft drives sprocket
● Chain tensioner
● Batteries mounted horizontally opposed
○ Easy to access terminals
● Clutch cable routed to switch that deactivates main SW200 contactor.
○ Great safety feature to de-energize the bike very quickly.
● Fiberglass support for batteries, attached to frame w/fiberglass molded around frame tubes
○ Very simple and lightweight.
● Series/parallel switching of the batteries done with high-power Anderson connectors.
○ Switched in parallel for charging with one 12v smart charger.
○ Can charge from a car alternator w/jumper cables.
● All of the component are mounted by bolting to frame.
○ No drilling/welding was done to frame as existing mounting holes were used.
○ Can remove everything in a few hours.
Vector B&D 12v
(5) AGM 35ah 12v: EVP35-12
Rio Rancho, NM
Conversion time and cost:
3 yrs on and off, >$4.5k
13T drive 72T driven #40 chain, Custom chain tensioner
400A Curtis, 1100 Amp Logisystems upgrade
Method for 12v system:
Vicor DC-DC Converter
Miles as an EV:
Watt-hours per mile:
65 mph, much faster capable with different gearing