OwnerChris Ravana
Owner's Other EVs1977 Yamaha xs400 Special
1980 Suzuki GS250
LocationFt.Collins, Colorado United States map
Vehicle1986 Honda Rebel
got a makeover
MotorBriggs and Stratton
Batteries4, 12.00 Volt,
Lead acid for now...
System Voltage48 Volts
Top Speed50 MPH (80 KPH)
Accelerationpretty quick
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
depending on how you are riding it
Seating Capacity1 adult
Additional FeaturesI put in some LED lighting, from a friend at, changed the tank, painted batteries, and sheet metal, moved a few things around, encased the batteries in Lexan. Still a lot of work to go to make it pretty, but it is a start. I need to change the bars to a better ape, and run all the cables through them. There is a bunch of hardware store bolts that I need to replace with chrome, will probably repaint again in summer. but I am glad to get going.
I bought the original "El Chopper ET" from John Bidwell of Bidwell Designs and Clean and Personal Transportation. This is John's original El Chopper ET that he wrote the book on. I now am starting a business that creates custom choppers, and other retro's from electric, check out the website WebPage I have the next two bikes to do, one a cafe cruiser, and the other with drag bars, and a bamboo seat.

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