OwnerDietrich Pfeifer
LocationPhoenix, Arizona US map
MotorBriggs and Stratton Etek Permanent Magnet DC
pancake
DrivetrainDirect drive, racing go-kart sprockets & chain
ControllerCurtis
275 Amp, rebuilt
Batteries3, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
UPS "High Rate Series" 33 Ah
System Voltage36 Volts
ChargerSoneil
solid state 4 Amp constant current, on-board
HeaterUnrelenting Phoenix sun...
DC/DC Converter
12 Volt tap after burning up small regulator
Instrumentationantique German voltmeter, 4QD led 36v battery meter
Top Speed51 MPH (82 KPH)
AccelerationFast, tire spinning, fish-tailing, hold on fun!
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
estimated, have put well over 15 miles
Seating Capacity1 is a lonely number.
Curb Weight200 Pounds (90 Kilograms)
without rider
TiresMaxxis 20"x1.95 110psi Hookworm(F) and Ringworm(R)
Conversion Time1 year to design, collect parts and build
Conversion CostHave not added up receipts, for fear of divorce
Additional FeaturesParts of wiring harness, lights, and controls taken form surplus EV Warrior parts.
LED rear tail/brake light.
LED rear turn signals built into mirrors just like many SUV's.
Hand-blown front fairing.
"Artistic" newbie welds.
Thermoplastic wheels.
This vehicle turned out to be in a strange catagory. Too fast for the bike paths. Too small and not fast enough for the surface streets. Braking, after many upgrades, still insufficient. Met original design goal of 50 MPH top speed. Will cruise at 40 MPH no problem, but 30 seems to be a bit more comfortable and probably better for range. I learned a lot building this and hope to convert a two seater three wheeler Tri-Magnum kit car I purchased for the purpose...

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