OwnerTerry Richards
Owner's Other EV2009 Zap Zebra Pickup
LocationPickney, Michigan United States map
VehicleYamaha RZ350
MotorAdvanced DC Series Wound DC
DrivetrainChain Drive, Single Speed, 6 to 1 ratio
Batteries4, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
53 Ah
System Voltage48 Volts
four individual 12 volt trickle chargers (tucked in gas tank shell)
DC/DC ConverterJC Whitney
48 Volt to 12 Volt, 10 Amp, purchased from J.C. Whitney
InstrumentationE-meter, 12 volt auxiliary, original speedometer
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
Accelerationkeeps up with traffic
Range16 Miles (25 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight400 Pounds (181 Kilograms)
TiresStandard motorcycle tires
Conversion TimeRoughly six months
Conversion CostUnder $2000
around 30 miles. If you decide to do a motorcycle, DON'T LET THE FRAME LIMIT YOUR BATTERY SIZE! You'll be just shooting yourself in the foot. Also, using Optimas (or another absorbed glass mat battery) means no battery acid flying around in case of an accident, and no need to water the batteries that are so tightly packed in the frame. Good luck!

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