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Old 09-13-2015, 10:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
Isaac Zackary
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Originally Posted by sendler View Post
Electric drive kills ICE for efficiency but is inconvenient and expensive to put together for out of town travel. An electric hub motor makes a conversion easy. Find a Honda Rebel with a blown engine, convert it to a hub motor, and wrap it in a Vetter streamline fairing to increase the highway range. You will excede 300 MPGe at 70 mph and be sheltered from bad weather. And have 150 liters of storage to carry all of your stuff from the grocery store.
I was thinking more as a hybrid mod, keeping a bike like the Honda 125 Grom's original engine but using a hybrid electric motor somehow to increase acceleration. Of course with the weight it would have to be quite small.
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