Bare BikeAccent LightingFirst FairingsFairing and Gas Tank, Passenger SideFair and Gas Tank, Passenger Side AngleAccent Lights Driver SideFairing Accents Passenger Side 2City of Tucson C-130Accent Lights Passenger Side
OwnerPatrick OLeary
LocationTucson, Arizona United States map
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Vehicle1983 Kawasaki KZ550 LTD
2 wheels, burger bike style
Motor Motenergy ME0709 Permanent Magnet DC
72v motor
DrivetrainWas a 4-cylinder gas engine,
now chain
driven electric motor
ControllerAlltrax SR72300
Batteries10 Nissan Leaf 2nd Gen, 8.20 Volt, Lithium-Ion
10 Nissan Leaf either 1st or
2nd Gen
batteries, 2 packets,
nominal 4.2v each
System Voltage72 Volts
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
Have hit 55 mph on fairly flat
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
Kind of hard to tell. Have run
as low as 1.25 v for 7.6 miles to 10.5
volts for 8 miles.

Current work commute is right about 32
miles as a round-trip to work will leave
the batteries 0.5 v above the low voltage
cutoff under load. Previous commute for
equal distance would leave the batteries
at 13 v above the low voltage cutoff under
Watt Hours/Mile100 Wh/Mile
roughly 100 whr/mile in basic
commute to work. can vary based on head
wind and outside air temperature (better
performance when 100 deg F or less than 104
deg F and higher
EV Miles
Start:19,884 Miles (31,993 Kilometers)
Current:24,671 Miles (39,695 Kilometers)
Total:4,787 Miles (7,702 Kilometers)
    As of 6/25/2023
Seating Capacity1
Conversion TimeStarted in December 2018. First
street test
ride in April 2021 due to
putting project
Conversion Costroughly $800 for batteries,
$1050 for
motorcontroller and motor,
probably another
$500 for just electrical
including wiring
mileage varies, as expected. have gotten as much as 6.25
miles/volt and as low as 1.25 miles per volt depending on
speed, uphill slope, windy day, etc.

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