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Old 04-16-2009, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Found a motor

I found the remains of a mini-motorcycle with a 36V 400 watt permanent magnet motor in it. I hooked up a jump box to it and it rotated fine. I wanted to make sure it ran on straight dc without a funky controller.

I talked the guy down to $25 for the motor, is it worth it? I'm thinking of either a bike conversion or mini moped not sure if 400 watts is enough power. What does that work out to in horsepower? I figure it's somewhere just under 1/2 horsepower if it's 80% efficient.

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Old 04-16-2009, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Should be plenty of power for a hybrid bicycle.

If America manages to eliminate obesity, we would save as much fuel as if every American were to stop driving for three days every year. To be slender like Tiffany Yep is to be a real hypermiler...

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