The maiden voyage - Sept.  26 - 2010
OwnerWalter Lindley
LocationWilliams, Oregon United States map
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Vehicle1972 Honda CL350
Currently rideable, but not legal - no lights or horn.
MotorMars ME0708 Permanent Magnet DC
DrivetrainDirect drive - 420 chain - 14 tooth drive sprocket - 70 tooth driven sprocket - motor mounted on swing arm
ControllerAlltrax AXE 7234
Batteries5 Interstate DCM 0026, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
System Voltage60 Volts
Charger cheap Chinese
60 volt 3.5 amp scooter charger
DC/DC Converter
No need yet -haven't hooked up lights and horn.
Top Speed50 MPH (80 KPH)
This is going uphill with the AXE controller top speed set at 80% - so it remains to be seen what the top speed is.
Range11 Miles (17 Kilometers)
This includes a 4.5 mile relentless uphill climb on the way home.
Watt Hours/Mile150 Wh/Mile
Curb Weight325 Pounds (147 Kilograms)
Conversion TimeMaybe 60 hours of my time and lots of emails and a few phone calls from Dave Arnold - thanks, Dave!
(see Dave's '79 Honda CBX conversion at WebPage )
Conversion Costabout $1500 + $250 for bike
It was really a fun project - I am looking forward to my next EV conversion.

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