Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Fossil Fuel Free
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-10-2009, 03:38 PM   #21 (permalink)
Misanthropologist
 
captainslug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sterling, VA
Posts: 383

BORK! - '89 Volvo 240 DL Wagon
90 day: 21.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 24 Times in 13 Posts
More progress welding


And the seat arrived.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 02-10-2009, 04:00 PM   #22 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 1,096

2k2Prot5 - '02 Mazda Protege5
90 day: 33.82 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
Sorry to tell you, but this is way out of the realm of "DIY" and into the realm of "Custom fabricated"... joe sixpack ain't slappin this job together. Great work, btw.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2009, 11:07 PM   #23 (permalink)
Misanthropologist
 
captainslug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sterling, VA
Posts: 383

BORK! - '89 Volvo 240 DL Wagon
90 day: 21.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 24 Times in 13 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MazdaMatt View Post
Sorry to tell you, but this is way out of the realm of "DIY" and into the realm of "Custom fabricated"... joe sixpack ain't slappin this job together. Great work, btw.
Eh, I guess.
I could have made a much simpler battery rack and motor mount, but I have the know-how, tools, and time to make something more robust and tailored to my preferences.
You'll have to make a battery rack and motor mount for any electric motorcycle conversion. I'm just leaning towards cheaper parts, more modest performance figures, and a higher percentage of parts made from scratch.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2009, 01:40 AM   #24 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: seattle
Posts: 72
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
How much does the bike weight without the ice/tranny?
estimated weight after conversion?

I'm considering buying a honda cr125 w/o motor to do a similar project so I really appreciate you putting this up here for us to see. And yes, some of your work is quite custom but I can see where a simpler less custom approach could be substituted so no worries. Keep the updates and pics coming. Thanks!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2009, 02:54 AM   #25 (permalink)
Misanthropologist
 
captainslug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sterling, VA
Posts: 383

BORK! - '89 Volvo 240 DL Wagon
90 day: 21.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 24 Times in 13 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daveedo View Post
How much does the bike weight without the ice/tranny?
The only part I've weighed is the main frame fork and triple-tree which measures 28 pounds without the battery cage. I will weigh all the parts once the battery rack is welded in.
Frame & wheel weight should be around 90 to 105 pounds.

My final target weight is 250 pounds or less.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 06:36 AM   #26 (permalink)
learning to be ecominded
 
brihoo2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: lakeville in
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That gives me a good idea for my xr250r thats sitting in my shed
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 06:53 PM   #27 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: seattle
Posts: 72
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Its an excellent first EV project. Plus you get a "stealth" bike out of it too
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2009, 03:05 PM   #28 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
my first gmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Houma, LA
Posts: 121

Sierra - '96 GMC Sierra
90 day: 20.89 mpg (US)

White Lightning - '10 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS
90 day: 27.18 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Awesome, I love the rack design. I found a gold wing on craigslist for $20, hope the guy still has it so i can start on an EV project.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 12:31 AM   #29 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: seattle
Posts: 72
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
A goldwing! Wow, you could probably haul enough batteries for an electric vehicle. I'd really like to see how your project works out in regards to speed and range. If ya get it post up your project progress (in a new thread of course)

As for capnslug, any progress today?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2009, 12:45 AM   #30 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
my first gmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Houma, LA
Posts: 121

Sierra - '96 GMC Sierra
90 day: 20.89 mpg (US)

White Lightning - '10 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS
90 day: 27.18 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well, wouldn't keep it too much of a goldwing, I'd turn it into a bobber or cafe racer.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com