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Old 03-23-2009, 04:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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G'day from Oz ( Australia )

Hey all,

I am a Train Driver with Queensland Rail for the last 23 years .

I have been interested in alternative fuels and motors for many years and have posted many vids on youtube under the name of gregted1 on hydrogen fuel cells.

I have researched magnet motors, overbalanced wheels and of course hydrogen fuel cells.

I currently own a 1989 Yamaha FJ 1200, a 1980 Suzuki DX 100 ( the wifes ), a 1984 Nissan 720 ute, a 2001 Nissan Maxima, and am restoring a 1928 65 series Chrysler.

I would like to modify a small road bike to run on battery power only.

I've seen the vids on youtube and visited other sites. The only problem I may have is I do not have access to a power point at work so the bike would have to travel about 30 kms round trip before a recharge.

I have to read more about regen braking but so far seems to only return about 10 to 15 percent.

Anyway thats me. Hope to hear from some of you soon.


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That's a fairly long range for the bike with no place to charge up. Do you plan on doing any pedaling yourself?
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Peddle Power !!!!!!!!!!!!

May have to fit a sail????????????

On a serious note

Is there a way to fit another gear for highway use or can I simply change the gearing to have lower top end, hence less revs but more range?

Does lower gearing mean less load on the motor hence more battery time?

I could live with lower speed if that meant longer range and no fuel...

I noticed most bikes are 48 volt. Is this optimal power versus weight?

I also like the idea of charging up from a bank of batteries that have been charged from a home solar panel.

If this is possible, do I need twice as many batteries with stored power to charge the batteries on the bike?

So many questions, so little time.


" Aut viam invemiam aut faciam" I will either find a way or make one...

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30km range, ev motorbike, regen braking

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