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Old 02-14-2009, 08:59 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I definitely want to get on board with this and build my own EV bike - are there any exact specs on those forklift motors? I know they're 36v, but kW, max RPM, HP, etc.. Those were Raymond forklifts if I'm not mistaken, and Raymond is but 20 miles from where I sit. I know the owners too - fancy that. They might have extra parts lying around, they might not. Where did everyone get their forklift/motors? Even used forklifts are damned expensive, and the ones that don't work probably don't work because the motor doesn't work. Are there forklift clearing houses in WI?

If I talk to the Raymond people, I want to know exactly what motor to ask about because that's the one place I probably wouldn't have to bother looking for a whole forklift just to ditch it for the motor.
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