Motor Mounted!
LocationSanta Barbara, California United States map
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Vehicle1980 Suzuki GS450
MotorD&D Motor Systems, Inc. ES-10-33 Separately Excited DC
ControllerSevcon PowerPack
Batteries6 Power Sonic PS-12350, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage72 Volts
Charger ACI 7A supercharger x 6
Heaterum. the California sun?
DC/DC Converter HWZ Series DC/DC 72V to 13.5V 300W
bought it from a sketchy chinese lady
Instrumentationoriginal Speedo, battery monitor from the china
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Calculations say ~70mph,
however my baby ninja puts the same amount of HP on the table and it does 100, I think its going to depend on how much the SepEx control can compensate for the back emf and more importantly which sprocket I decide to keep (5:1 or 7:2) so we'll see...
Accelerationgoing for FAST
Range15 Miles (24 Kilometers)
with a 1C capacity of 25Ah, I didn't expect much more than 10 mi, but my most recent trip surpassed expectations! I went ~11 mi and my pack was still around 74V!
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight400 Pounds (181 Kilograms)
Tiresthe ones that came with it
Conversion TimeLOTS of time spent researching
not done building yet
Conversion CostOriginal budget - $2000
Running Total - Decided to stop keeping track.

Longest journey to-date:
~11 miles
Top speed achieved :
50mph (controller limited to 2/5 power!)
Still to implement:
Speedometer and security system

5/15/09: 2 of my chargers popped... Waiting for replacements to come in

code by jerry