OwnerJason Ribeiro
Owner's Other EVGo Kart
LocationPeterborough, Ontario Canada map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle Power Assist Bike
Old bike sitting at the side of the house was just begging to be put to use once more...
Motor Series Wound DC
1.4kW Gear reduction starter motor from a Toyota
DrivetrainChain driven rear wheel with series wound dc motor providing power assist. Bike was a 15 speed but only now a 5

65 tooth welded to rear wheel hub, 10 tooth sprocket on motor.
Ford Starter solenoid
Batteries12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage12 Volts
12v 6a
HeaterMotor heat
Top Speed40 MPH (64 KPH)
With all-out pedaling and power assist on I can keep up with traffic.
AccelerationI say 'power assist' but this thing is fully capable of moving you at a good pace on its own from a stand still.
Seating Capacity1 brave person
Curb Weight50 Pounds (22 Kilograms)
Just an estimate, could be a little less or more, but I can pick it up with one hand.
TiresStock 26" bicycle wheels
Conversion Time1 weekend
Conversion Cost$60
Built in a weekend just for fun

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