OwnerT. S. Brook
LocationFort Mill, South Carolina US map
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Vehicle2008 WAZAT Emerald
I got the idea from the El Chopper ET but had to redesign to suit my frame and I did quite a bit of custom fabrication.
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. MARS ME 0709 Permanent Magnet DC
DrivetrainDirect chain drive, 1:3.7 sprocket ratio (10T motor/37T wheel)
ControllerAlltrax 7234
Batteries6 Duralast 24MD-DL, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
I deliberately designed to accommodate the Lead/Acid batteries - I like the low-tech aspect of the deep-cycle "floodies" - they can be rebuilt, they're widely available, and you don't cry when you have to replace them
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge
72v / 20 amp output - easily does full recharge in about 5 hours
InstrumentationSpeedometer, LCD Voltage Meter, 2 green LED turn signal indicators, red LED "power on" indicator - 10w stereo amp for MP3 player / 2 - 4" boat speakers @ 40w each
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
AccelerationUsing the Progressive throttle setting - very consistent 0-30MPH in 6 seconds - awesome power!
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
That's with an average speed of 45-50MPH.
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight625 Pounds (284 Kilograms)
yeah, it's big and heavy, but it'll cruise with the big dogs - for a little while anyway
TiresRear:110/18-90
Front: 100/90-19
Conversion Time400 hours
Conversion Cost$3000.00
Additional FeaturesCustom fabricated square tubing handlebars and sissy bar - Each took about 20 hours to build but produced the anti-traditional look that I was after -
custom fabricated daytime running headlight w/ 69 white LED's - tail/brake light lens is stock but has 35 LED's instead of stock bulb - turn signals are LED's, too - 180 LEDs in all
I abandoned traditional curvy streamlined design in favor of the angular geometry of Stealth aircraft - chose stainless steel in place of chrome - Since it was going to be ridden along with other custom bikes and serious V-Twins, I knew it had to be the most unusual bike in the parking lot and that it really had to perform -

I call it a WAZAT because the first thing people say is "Wazat?" then they see it move and they say, "I gotta get me one of them!"

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