|Owner's Other EV||2013 Brammo Empulse R|
|Location||Portland, Oregon US map|
|Vehicle||1986 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.
|Motor||HPEVS 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).
|Drivetrain||Direct drive with a 60tooth rear.|
Curtis 1238-7501 AC Controller. 96V 550A. Will go to 130V before cutting out.
|Batteries||160 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 Voltage||96 Volts|
|Charger||Delta-Q Technologies 912-9600 QuiQ Deluxe|
96V QuiQ Deluxe waterproof charger
|DC/DC Converter||Sure Power Industries, Inc 71030i|
72V-96V nominal input (up to 124V), 13.5V ~340W output, Waterproof with switched output to eliminate Aux battery.
|Instrumentation||840 Spyglass and Torque for Android running on a 5" Tablet talking to Elition Lithiumate Pro BMS via a Bluetooth --> OBD-II converter|
|Top Speed||Target 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.|
|Range||50 Miles (80 Kilometers)|
New Headway pack should get me 40-60miles per charge depending on driving.
|Watt Hours/Mile||100 Wh/Mile |
This is an estimate.... Calculations and estimates of original power useage was close to 100wh/mi.
|Seating Capacity||2 adults, but its just for one person commuting.|
|Curb Weight||400 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.
|Conversion Time||This bike has about 100 hours into it.|
|Conversion Cost||has exceeded $7500. Cost was spread out over 2 years.|
|Project Abandoned and sold to purchase Brammo Empulse R|
Kept project page for posterity