|Location||Bloomington, Illinois US map|
|Vehicle||1979 Harley Davidson Sportster|
|Motor||Mars 1003 Permanent Magnet DC|
|Batteries||24 60 Ah, 3.60 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
|System Voltage||72 Volts|
|Charger||Elcon PFC 1500|
|Top Speed||60 MPH (96 KPH)|
Uses about 200 Wh/mile at 50-60 mph
|Acceleration||Wicked fast up to about 45 mph. I'd love to race a comparable ICE Harley-Davdison up to about 45 mph. Acceleration from 45-60 mph is a little slower.|
|Range||40 Miles (64 Kilometers)|
In-town range is 40-45 miles depending
on driving style. Energy consumption
is about 105-110 Wh/mile in-town
averaging around 25-30 mph with
stops and starts.
|Watt Hours/Mile||110 Wh/Mile |
|Seating Capacity||No passenger foot pegs at the moment. So, just me.|
I haven't weighed it, but I think it's
considerably heavier than stock. Stock is 540 lbs; I'm guessing it's 600 lbs.
|Conversion Time||About 6 months start to finish, but I |
don't want to think about the number of hours. Bought the rolling chassis in January 2011, and took it on the first test drive in June 2011.
|Conversion Cost||About $6,500 conversion cost.|
|Additional Features||The bike is 100% wind-powered. This is because the |
electricity we buy for our house is wind energy... hence, the motorcycle is wind-powered since I plug it into the wall outlet in the garage.