Rider's ViewFolding footpegsIn ProgressBefore (What a mess!)
OwnerKaj Lydestad
Owner's Other EV2012 Schwinn Meridian
LocationChilliwack, British Columbia Canada map
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Vehicle2008 Raylight Spectra
Chinese scooter, recovered for $20 sans accessory electrical, body panels, battery, charger, and fenders.
Motorunknown 500W Chinese Hub motor Brushless DC
Includes integrated brake hub.
DrivetrainDirect Drive Electric Hub motor
Batteries16 Ping LFP4801005001 , 48.00 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
48V 10AH V2.5 LiFePO4 Battery Pack by Ping Battery.
Original pack was 48V 20AH SLA, but weighed ~60 pounds
System Voltage48 Volts
Chargerunknown 2A LiFePO4 Charger
Supplied by Ping Battery
DC/DC Converter Stock Chinese 48V-12V DC-DC Converter
InstrumentationBicycle speedometer, BMS indicates when cells are balanced during charging. Someday, would like a cycle analyst.
Top Speed20 MPH (32 KPH)
Electronically governed for local legal regulations.
AccelerationPeppy with the LiFePO4 battery lightening up the load.
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
Calculated, full testing still required.
EV Miles
Current:105 Miles (168 Kilometers)
    As of 12/6/2011
Seating Capacity2 adults - Never tried it though.
Front seat foot position was terrible stock, so added footpeg clamps to frame so legs are in a better riding position.
Tires16" X 3 Tube Tires
Additional FeaturesLightweight aluminum leg shield keeps the legs dry and warmer during fall & winter riding.
35 Watt High/Low beam headlight with Euro-spec beam pattern and H4 Bulbs.
Headlight shell provided by ~1979 Suzuki GS1000 motorcycle.
Taillight is a Grote fixture for 18 Wheel trucks :)
Footpegs attached via motorcycle "Highway bar" clamps - allows for adjustment of foot position and lower center of gravity for rider. Additionally, this makes room for groceries on the floorboard.
Future plans include:
New front turn signals
"Be seen" decorative LEDs on bodywork.
Improved handling of groceries.
Better instrumentation (Cycle Analyst)

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