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Old 06-18-2008, 04:04 PM   #21 (permalink)
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So, she's actually running now. Click the pic below for the blog entry and some pictures. I posted a video, but its dark. I'll get more tonight and throw it up on youtube. I'll do a walkaround as well. Looks like frankenbike, but it'l be cleaned up. We just wanted to get it together so we can begin testing.



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Old 06-18-2008, 09:28 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Woohoo! Another EV comes quietly to life! Congrats.
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:42 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Thanks... Its been a fun week!

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So last night, I dropped by Synkromotive to help Ives with some testing. We tried logging with the DataQ again, and it it kept failing, no matter what setting we used. Nothing seemed to help. We unhooked it, and Iím going to contact Customer Service. We need something to compare our measured values to.

We spent the rest of the evening getting the Old Tachometer (originally fed off the engine spark), to display the current on the motor side. Its pretty cool, as you give it gas, it displays current at a 50A per 1000rpm resolution. So 200A is 4krpm. Iíll likely print something to display actual A, but its great for testing. Its just a PWM signal to the original Tach line. Iím totally cool with keeping the stock look, infact, Iím HOPING to keep as much of a stock look as possible. Now I need to order a PB-6 to keep my original throttle, order a EV200 contactor and get the lights working.

David Boyd got the bike up to 60mphÖ wow! It was fresh off the pack, and pulled 300A or so up to 30mph, and then it started to dropÖ at 55mph, it was roughly half of that. Better gearing should help this, as less torque is needed. Weíll keep gearing what it is for now because weíre testing something new every day. I thought it felt kind of like a 250cc, but David said it actually feels more like a 500cc. I think the batteries are waking up a little too, so switching to new ones in the future, with higher current draw is definately going to help. This controller rocks!

I got a jacket the other day, and am going to pick up a Helmet this weekend. Insurance wonít be that hard (My agent has been really cool about helping me). Registering it should be ok, but Iíll have to have someone make sure they see it doesnít have an exhaust/was converted to electric so I can be excluded from DEQ. Iím also going to get a Motorcycle instruction permitÖ and keep my riding limited to daytime, with a friend. Just need to take the Knowledge test.
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:30 PM   #25 (permalink)
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So, I decided to work my butt off this last weekend, and prepare the electric motorcycle for its first official public apearance. the OEVA was sponsoring an EV Awareness day downtown Portland on Saturday. I put everything together, cleaned it up, and went down there. Had a blast. It was one of the more popular vehicles there, because it was the only motorcycle, and the only electric sportbike that I know of in this area!

Read the blog article for details and some pictures!

Just thought everyone would like to see the finished bike. Still have to get it registered and get the lights working, but thats pretty easy stuff. Thanks everyone for the support, its been a long time coming, but the payoff has been great.
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:14 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Congrats on the showing. (Was that Wayland's blue Datsun EV parked next to you??)

I like your reuse of the tach, too.
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:17 PM   #27 (permalink)
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yeah, that was Blue Meanie! He was there around 12 and left before I did.

It was funny, when I had the bike on the centerstand and gave it some throttle, he about **** himself! We had a good laugh, he loved it.

He did a great job on that car conversion!
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:49 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Travis: nice ABG update!

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yeah, thanks. They talked with me yesterday about the bike.

Great exposure, a few other blogs picked it up.
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Here's a video that my friend Jim and I shot earlier this week. We have all the fairings on it, and pretty much have the motor mount and battery pack design nailed. We'll be cleaning up the wiring, making some small changes to the mounts, and upgrading the rear sprocket to a 60tooth (ordered 7-18-08).

Right now, I'm working on the custom charging system that will be installed as well as the 12V aux system for lighting.

Real nice shot at the beginning and end of Jim hitting 50mph.


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