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Old 02-13-2009, 09:02 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I finally got some prices and its going to cost more than $4000, so Im just gonna forget about it.
Wow, you give up easly, how much did you spend on gas, oil changes, exhaust, tuneups and all that last year? how much did you spend buying your last vehicle?
sure $4,000 is a bit to shell out all at once and I was able to buy a compleat road worthy factory built electric car for less, but why give up your dream?

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Old 02-13-2009, 11:24 AM   #22 (permalink)
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If that's too much money, why not try something more modest first?

My motorcycle is tons of fun to ride and cost me about $2000 to build.

My Electro-Metro is far more practical, and can now hit 60 MPH. That was built for $1300.

Swee's trike was dirt cheap to build.

Try building an electric bicycle or something. You will learn TONS about batteries and motors by doing a small project. All the same components are there - just cheaper and lighter!
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:27 PM   #23 (permalink)
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No need to give up-just bide your time. Eventually you can find a lot of bargains, or just get lucky scrounging...and while you're being patient, you can try and save up some extra money for your project.

Heck, i'm too poor to even electrify my bicycle right now, and i've lucked into 3 old bikes I can salvage parts from, a 1972 VW Generator for a motor and some cables. I'm half there for free...

I feel your frustration, mind you. But look at it this way-

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Old 02-14-2009, 01:21 AM   #24 (permalink)
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My friend's Yamaha Warrior YFZ600 will go about 67 MPH tops, with a solid axle and the stock swingarm, and about 300lbs of dude on it. And we've been known to put street tires on it and drive it to work during the summer (keeps miles off the cars and the huge truck he has.)
What size rim can you fit on a ATV? And what lug-nut spacing would I be looking at?
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Your buddy could add a pannier with solar panels and charger tucked away; unfold and deploy when parked. Not free, but cheaper than $4K.
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What size rim can you fit on a ATV? And what lug-nut spacing would I be looking at?
most atvs are either 4"x4 lugs if you want larger rims you can get trailer rims and car tires.

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