OwnerBob Martin
LocationPetaluma, California United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1985 Honda CMX 250 Rebel
Based on John Bidwells guide book. Upgraded basic frame structure, rear brake cable routing, motor mount, battery mounts, tank and fairings.
MotorBriggs and Stratton ETEK Permanent Magnet DC
Runs pretty cool, depending on how many amps you're dumping into it.
Drivetrain#40 Chain, 14 tooth motor, 54 tooth Wheel sprockets
ControllerAlltrax 400 Amp
Turned current down to 80%
Batteries4 Interstate DCN0055, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
220 amp/hours, 152 lbs, mounted low in frame. #2 Welding cable.
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerSoneil 48V 4amp output, 220/120vac input
Automatic, fan cooled, light weight, on-board.
HeaterI wish
DC/DC Converter Unknown
12V, 10amp output. Compact size, finned heatsink.
InstrumentationTrailtech Speedo, Curtis 'Battery state-of-charge', no amp meter
Top Speed52 MPH (83 KPH)
Sounds like a WWII dive-bomber
AccelerationSnappy enough to keep up in town.
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
Depends on varying conditions.
Watt Hours/Mile"Watt Me Worry?"
EV Miles
Current:1,600 Miles (2,574 Kilometers)
    As of 9/9/2007
Seating CapacityOne
Curb Weight350 Pounds (159 Kilograms)
About 50 lbs more than stock Rebel
Conversion Time4 Mos
Conversion Cost~$3500.00
Additional FeaturesKeyed Albright main safety disconnect. Controller enable wired into handlebar mounted killswitch so you can shut it down without letting go of the handlebars.
Designed for in-town, not a highway vehicle. Range is much more than I really need. This is my first motorcycle, it is very easy to ride because, No clutch, no shifting, both brakes are on the handlebars like a bicycle. People are very interested in electric vehicles. I like to park my bike in a public place and watch people checking it out.

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