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Old 07-29-2015, 12:24 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Location: Coastal Southern California
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Team Honda
90 day: 59.78 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
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I shaved 3.5" off the ends of my handlebars, which was about all there was room for while still mounting the grips, brakes, and hand throttle for the electric motor.

I'm also building a headlight and a taillight by adapting LED flashlights I already own and never use. It's cheaper, but also I will be able to use standard AA and AAA batteries, which is good for a lot of reasons, but also because I have a supply of free (used) batteries. All the mounting hardware is reused stuff.

See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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