OwnerBen Vanderhoek
Locationsomewhere In, somewhere In Australia map
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Vehicle1983 Suzuki RG250
MotorMars Brushless DC
Drivetrain5 Speed Yamaha DT175
#520 Chain. Original 43T Suzuki rear sprocket. Custom sprockets for Motor (14T), G/box-in (19T) G/box-out (14T)
ControllerSevcon PMAC
200 A
Batteries4, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
75 Ah
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerZivan NG1
Instrumentation250 A shunt + temporary multimeter
Cheap push-bike cycle computer
Top Speed73.0 km/h so far
Acceleration40A max. in 1st gear
EV Miles
Current:11 Miles (17 Kilometers)
    As of 1/23/2009
Seating Capacity1 adult
TiresRear: 110/90 R18
Front 100/90 R16
Conversion TimeStarted in January 2008. Part time building during my university studies. First tested in Oct '08.
Conversion Cost< $4000
I did much research before the build and this site was one of my sources. I had to come back here and give my input to the community.

This is my first electric vehicle build and while I have only done about 6 km around the backstreets, I am impressed with the bike. It accelerates well, changes almost seamlessly up the gears (without a clutch). With further testing I will be able to provide an updated top speed and range.

Any specifics or photos, feel free to email.


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