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Old 07-07-2009, 03:11 PM   #121 (permalink)
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Good News: Electrical system is pretty much done and this DC converter works.
Bad News: Was having some chain tension issues, mostly caused by the bushing that was mounted to one of the polycarbonate plates. I relocated it to an aluminum side plate, and will need to cut a longer axle.

I should be able to go for a test ride tomorrow.

The 30amp drive and 5amp ignition fuse holders are located on the tank underneath the seat.

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Old 07-07-2009, 05:20 PM   #122 (permalink)
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Looking good!
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:14 PM   #123 (permalink)
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Damn. That looks good.

I want it.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:56 PM   #125 (permalink)
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Rear Chain tensioner.


Good News: Motor outputs a good amount of torque

Bad News: It outputs enough torque to sheer set screws.

I'm going to have to make a new freewheel thread adapter out of steel so that I can weld it onto the chain axle. The aluminum one is pretty much destroyed.
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Setbacks: LOL.

Good to know that it's going to work out though... would hate to see that much planning and execution go to the scrap yard because of a few screws or something.

Teaspoon of Personal Opinion: Seat could stand to be MUCH lower... suspension could probably be lowered a bit, as well.
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Well, at least it's got a lot of torque...heh, and at least you're getting the kinks worked out ahead of time. Better now, in a parking lot or home or w/e than down the road, when you least expect it.
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What were the specs on the motor you used again? I misplaced them somewhere.

Also - is that an automatic chain tensioner, or set and lock?
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:06 AM   #129 (permalink)
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What were the specs on the motor you used again? I misplaced them somewhere.

Also - is that an automatic chain tensioner, or set and lock?
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I've estimated that it's spinning at 4200 RPM @ 60 volts.

The chain tensioner also acts as an axle spacer and adjusts with a spring.
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Brake light and turn signal LED array is together and works.

However it's way too bright, so I will need to add a diffusor to it.


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