MBJ Motorcycle H-D Sparkster
OwnerMike Mangan
LocationWest Allis, Wisconsin US map
Vehicle1979 Harley Davidson Sportster
MotorBriggs and Stratton Permanent Magnet DC
Etec 24-72V
Drivetrainchain
ControllerAlltrax 7234
Batteries5 Sealed lead acid, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
System Voltage60 Volts
Charger
Off brand. Bought it used
Heaterna
DC/DC Converter
none
Instrumentationna
Top Speed35 MPH (56 KPH)
Actual
AccelerationSimilar to normal Sportster
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
Actual
Watt Hours/Mile100 Wh/Mile
EV Miles
Current:10,150 Miles (16,331 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult. New seat now 2 adults
Curb Weight450 Pounds (204 Kilograms)
estimated
TiresStock 50psi too hard. Back to 25psi
Conversion Time10 months
Conversion Cost$3500
Completed May 2009. Already designing Sparkster II
Upgrading to 72V but only 40 Ahr batteries.
Might try lithium ion batteries next. Stay tuned.
Heading for 65 mph and 50 mile range.
Nov 2009. Riding season is over. Put @350 miles on bike since May. Great first season! Kept my sanity afloat during tough $ times this summer. Wanted to get upgrade to 72V (55Ahr batteries) but couldn't get the $ together.


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