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Old 05-07-2009, 03:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Electric Cycle - '81 Kawasaki KZ440
90 day: 334.6 mpg (US)

S10 - '95 Chevy S10
90 day: 30.48 mpg (US)

Electro-Metro - '96 Ben Nelson's "Electro-Metro"
90 day: 129.81 mpg (US)

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I think the only problem with the plan is that there are so many "off-the-shelf" parts available as it is.

So, it's pretty easy to just buy the parts and bolt them in.

My motorcycle conversion ended up being more than I planned on, but a big part of that was buying NEW:controller, charger, motor(may as well have been new for what I paid for it!) and batteries.

Used/homemade, etc. would have saved plenty of money.

The whole motorcycle conversion cost me right around $2000.

The motorcycle itself was the cheapest part of it! ($100, minus the parts I sold off it!)

Hope that gives people an idea on what these can cost.
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