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Chris' Electric Motorcycle Build Thread



Hi Everyone.

One of the other guys in the Milwaukee Electric Car Club, Chris, is working on an all electric motorcycle.

It's one of those projects where we got a pretty nice drive-shaft motorcycle frame, and had a few other EV parts kicking around. I was very tempted to take the project myself, but really don't need ANOTHER electric motorcycle, and have too many other projects going on anyways.

However, I thought I would post the progress of the project here as we go.

Already, the frame was sand-blasted and primed.
We had a smaller DC motor around, which Rich has made a coupler for to attach it to a universal joint and connect it to the driveshaft.

Yesterday, work was done on making a new tube for the side where the engine originally finished off the frame. Also, there was plenty of work cutting and fitting a mounting plate for the motor.

Here's some video of the work.


Here's a photo of the motor sticking through the mounting plate (which will be welded to the frame) and going to the coupler that connects to the driveshaft.


More photos from yesterday can be seen at:
EV Build Day Sept. 20 2009 Cycle work - a set on Flickr

I don't recall exactly what the motorcycle originally was. I believe it was a Yamaha with a 1liter+ sized engine.
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