OwnerJohn Higgs
LocationPerth, Western Australia Australia map
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VehicleGIANT Rincon
26" Mountain Bike
Motor Permanent Magnet DC
12 Volt 120 Watt Rated 680 Watt Peak 3500 RPM 3.3 Kilogram
DrivetrainO6B Chain on rear bmx ratchet wheel in front forks 11:1
Hi-Tech 2 Speeds = ON and OFF
Batteries2 DiaMec DM12, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
18 Ah at 20 hour rate 6.1Kg each
System Voltage12 Volts
MeMade 15 Volt regulator, series diodes 14.7 Volt or 13.8 Volt
HeaterThe Australian Sun burns your armhairs off :)
DC/DC Converter
will make up a LM340T6 for front headlight
InstrumentationBike Speedo
Top Speed35 MPH (56 KPH)
on 24 Volts, 20 MPH on 12 Volts 40 MPH if pedalled
Range5 Miles ( 8 Kilometers)
flat out
Seating Capacity1 adult, but I could fit lots more seats, honest
Curb Weight63 Pounds (28 Kilograms)
bike 11 kg, motor 3.3 kg, batts 12 kg, stuff 2 kg
TiresRear: 26" Continential, Front: Cheng Shin Rubbish
Conversion Time25 Days from Idea to Now
Conversion CostAbout $350 Puny Australia Dollars
Bike Will make a trailer and put a larger motor and bigger batteries on it, even a speed controller. I like the idea of a low center of gravity and it would be great to be able to unhook it all.

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