Curtis 1238 heatsinkBike with fairingsV2.0: DeltaQ 96V chargerFiberglass "faux" tankSmall PackV1.0: At a showAnother view of small packAndroid Gauge Display for BMSAC20 mounted
OwnerTravis Gintz
Owner's Other EV2013 Brammo Empulse R
LocationPortland, Oregon United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1986 Honda VFR700F
Bought a used VFR with engine problems but otherwise cherry. Got fiberglass fairings and converted to electric with lithium and an AC Induction motor.
MotorHPEVS AC20 3-Phase AC
Got rid of the series wound motor and upgraded to an AC20 3-phase AC motor from HPEVS (High Performance Golf Cars).
DrivetrainDirect drive with a 60tooth rear.
ControllerCurtis 1238-7501
Curtis 1238-7501 AC Controller. 96V 550A. Will go to 130V before cutting out.
Batteries160 Headway 38120S, 3.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion
Currently upgrading to a Headway pack. Designing for 32s5p for ~96V. Should end up with just over 5kwh of capacity. Using an Elithion Lithiumate Pro BMS system.
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerDelta-Q Technologies 912-9600 QuiQ Deluxe
96V QuiQ Deluxe waterproof charger
DC/DC ConverterSure Power Industries, Inc 71030i
72V-96V nominal input (up to 124V), 13.5V ~340W output, Waterproof with switched output to eliminate Aux battery.
Instrumentation840 Spyglass and Torque for Android running on a 5" Tablet talking to Elition Lithiumate Pro BMS via a Bluetooth --> OBD-II converter
Top SpeedTarget of 80+mph with new batteries and AC motor/controller. Has reached 65ph with 72V and 4:1 gearing using the original series wound motor.
AccelerationVery quick!
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
New Headway pack should get me 40-60miles per charge depending on driving.
Watt Hours/Mile100 Wh/Mile
This is an estimate.... Calculations and estimates of original power useage was close to 100wh/mi.
EV Miles
Start:4,250 Miles (6,838 Kilometers)
Current:4,450 Miles (7,160 Kilometers)
Total:200 Miles (321 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults, but its just for one person commuting.
Curb Weight400 Pounds (181 Kilograms)
Bike weighs about 150 totally stripped naked before conversion. Fiberglass fairings are being used to lighten things up. Electric Motor is 55bs. Headway batteries weigh 120lbs plus hardware and battery frame. Charger is ~10lbs. Controller is ~10lbs. I think I can get it under 400lbs.
TiresBrand new.
Conversion TimeThis bike has about 100 hours into it.
Conversion Costhas exceeded $7500. Cost was spread out over 2 years.

Project Abandoned and sold to purchase Brammo Empulse R
Kept project page for posterity

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