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OwnerJack Knopf
Owner's Other EVs1964 Chevelle Malibu
1980 Kawasaki
1968 Owens Yacht
2000 Kia Sephia
1959 Berkley
LocationChico, Texas United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1966 Harley Davidson H Model Sprint
Took a stock 66 Harley Sprint and extended the frame, put a big Harley rear wheel and disc brake, gutted the tranny and flywheel out of the case and made direct drive. Powered by four 6.8 HP double bearing winch motors. Uses my two-stage contactor controller activated by the original twist grip throttle.
Motor Series Wound DC
Uses four 6.8 HP double bearing winch motors.
DrivetrainChain to rear sprocket. 7 to ratio.
Controller C2M
Built by Poorman's EV
Batteries2, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Optima 6V Starting batteries, 1000 amp CCA
System Voltage12 Volts
ChargerBlack & Decker 12V 40 Amp
Used for bulk charging to two 6V Optima's, then I bring up with independent 6V chargers.
Instrumentation2000 Amp panel meter & digital voltmeter.
Top Speed50 MPH (80 KPH)
Just on 12V test so far, I can reach 50mph. Can not wait for 24V and beyond.
Plan on racing in the National Electric Drag Racing Association. www.nedra.com
AccelerationJust got the two motors hooked up so far and acceleration is good with 1000 battery amp launch. Should pull about 1600 amps with four motors. See this link for video. WebPage
Curb Weight340 Pounds (154 Kilograms)
With two 6V Optima's. Might go with Li for 12V to 24V.
TiresStock front and big Harley rear.
Conversion Time6 months
Conversion Cost$1000

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