|Owner's Other EVs||1989 Kawasaki EX 500 Ninja|
1991 Suzuki GSXR 750
Mini Speed Demon
2008 Zap Xebra Sedan
1979 Honda CB750R-E
|Location||Charleston , South Carolina US map|
|Vehicle||1993 Kawasaki Vulcan |
We purchased the bike with a motor that
needed work. The old owner had just put
new tires and added things we needed to
make it worth the $500 we paid for the
|Motor||Mars Etek RT Permanent Magnet DC|
|Drivetrain||Belt, converted over to chain.|
|Controller||Alltrax 300 amp 72 volt NON Regen|
|Batteries||104 Headway Lifepo4, 3.30 Volt, Lithium-Polymer|
11/2010 We are now running 104 Headways in
a 26S4P configuration.
|System Voltage||86 Volts|
|Charger|| 3.32 volt Lifepo4 indivudual charger|
26 - 3.32 volt Lifepo4 individual
chargers. We charge the pack using SOLAR
power from the house.
|Instrumentation||Voltage meter and speedometer.|
|Top Speed||70 MPH (112 KPH)|
Runs up to 70 just fine but likes 45
better for distance.
|Acceleration||Keeps up with any traffic with no |
|Range||36 Miles (57 Kilometers)|
Still learning to "coast" to a stop.
Hoping for 40 MPC (Mile per charge) after
the next addition of lifepo4 batteries
|Seating Capacity||2 adults|
|Curb Weight||330 Pounds (150 Kilograms)|
The swap of the lead to lifepo4s reduced
the weight by over 80 pounds!
|Conversion Time||One month for the first conversion. We |
have changed batteries as well as a few
other upgrades since then.
|Conversion Cost||$3600 (sold some of the old parts from the |
|A complete writeup on the build is on juiceddragracing.com. |
The Motorcycle has been sold and now living a new life in
Florida getting new batteries and paint!