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OwnerJohn Alder
LocationCollege Park, Maryland United States map
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Vehicle1991 Suzuki Katana
MotorAdvanced DC K99-4007 Series Wound DC
This is a 6.7" series wound DC motor, same as K91-4003 except for the shaft.
DrivetrainChain - sprockets are 13t front, 65t rear
ControllerAlltrax 7245
Batteries6 Power Sonic PS-12550, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage72 Volts
ChargerDeltran Power Tender Plus
I charger per battery. 5A each.
DC/DC ConverterVicor V72B12E250BL
72V to 12V, 250W "mini".
InstrumentationPakTrakr and original speedo.
Top Speed53 MPH (85 KPH)
Expecting low 50's. I've had it to 45 and it was still pulling.
AccelerationEnough to keep up in traffic.
Range18 Miles (28 Kilometers)
So far I've only been able to go a little more than 15 miles. I am hoping the batteries break in some.
Watt Hours/MileNo idea yet.
EV Miles
Start:12,580 Miles (20,241 Kilometers)
Current:12,684 Miles (20,408 Kilometers)
Total:104 Miles (167 Kilometers)
Seating CapacityOne rider plus one passenger.
Curb Weight550 Pounds (249 Kilograms)
Stock was 450lbs. I have not weighed it, but I think I am 100lbs over stock.
Conversion TimeAlmost two years from purchase of donor to registration. I took a lot of time practicing welding before I really got going.
Conversion Cost$3500
This has been a great project. I still have a few things left to do and then I will try to get it registered. I am hoping to make it my daily driver.

4/23/10 - registered today! Now we'll see what it's capable of.

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