OwnerRay Walters
Owner's Other EVsBarbie's Stump Puller
Suzuki Samurai
LocationTaos, New Mexico United States map
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VehicleKawasaki ATV
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
2 HP Cont at 2300 rpm
DrivetrainAncient Cushman rear axle direct (14:1 ratio?)
ControllerAlltrax AXE
500 Amp
Batteries4 Optima 750 DS, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Yellow Top
System Voltage48 Volts
48 Volt 3.5 Amp
Heater(undersized battery cables)
DC/DC Converter
may add later for lights
InstrumentationAXE controller linked to Laptop
Top Speed25 MPH (40 KPH)
Acceleration0 to 15 MPH in 2 seconds
Range15 Miles (24 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity1 adult
Curb Weight560 Pounds (254 Kilograms)
TiresR: 22 x 11-8 mild ATV @ 5 psi, F: 20 x 8-8 tractor @ 18 psi
Conversion Time2 weeks
Conversion Cost$2250 including donor ATV.
Additional FeaturesHas custom designed 4 link rear suspension that allows axle articulation for extra traction.
Vehicle is parts from 5 different machines with alot of custom fabrication to bring ot all together.
motor doesn't have high enough rpm for real speed. (which may be why I'm still alive). Front end needs beefier springs or I need to relocate 1 or 2 batteries further to the rear. Future Plans may include a solar charging station and a motor upgrade to an ADC with higher HP and 4000 rpm at 48 Volts.

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