Whirlygig Emoto - RearWhirlygig Emoto - InsideWhirlygig Emoto - Front Whirlygig Emoto - DashboardWhirlygig Emoto - With Steam
OwnerTom Sepe
LocationOakland, California US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1967 Tote Goat Collegiate
A highly modified steampunk inspired tote goat. You can see more pictures by clicking on my website link, as well as interviews and video footage.
MotorBriggs and Stratton Etek Permanent Magnet DC
15hp Etek wave wound axial air gap brushed DC motor
ControllerAlltrax Axe 4865
Batteries2, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
2 Deep Cycle Marine Batteries I bought at Costco for $80 each
System Voltage24 Volts
ChargerVector
2 Vector 30,10,2 amp Smart Chargers - One on each battery
Top Speed12 MPH (19 KPH)
I'm using a 6:1 gear ratio
70 tooth rear
12 tooth front
with my little wheels and 24V system I'm calculating a top speed of about 12mph and that's about what it feels. but I can carry two people up a steep incline, and even with three on the bike it has a nice jump out the gate.
Range5 Miles ( 8 Kilometers)
I really have no idea the range - I built this for the art and for show, not for efficiency. I can usually get about 4 hours of riding on flat ground.
Seating Capacity3
Conversion Time1 month
Additional FeaturesThere is a propane fired steam boiler on the back. It is a flame-tube through a water chamber made from an old fire extinguisher. There is a 100 psi rated safety valve, an it holds about 1.5 gallons of water. The steam powers a "dead-man's whistle" as well as other steam effects.

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