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Old 04-03-2009, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Magna-Trak Orange. Honda Magna conversion thread

It was a dark and stormy night... OK it was a sunny, cool day and I was out riding "Stella" when I passed a grizzly sight. Dangling like some slaughtered carcass from a meat hook on the back of a tow truck was a motorcycle of unknown age and origin. Grass and twigs draped over her rusty battered body like the entrails leftover from some horrific ritual. I knew I had finally found my franken-cycle corpse. With a new copper wound heart taken from the belly of my electrak snowblower, and a jolt of 36, maybe 72 volts, this lifeless beast shall roll again into the night... Reborn. *LIGHTNING STRIKES* AHH HAAA HAAAA HAAAA *cough* *hack* *gasp*

Ahem... Introducing...

MAAAAGNAA-TRAAAK!!1!

I will probably be doing this conversion slowly as time permits but I wanted to get the ball rolling.


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Old 04-04-2009, 12:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice. The best deals often happen out of the blue like that.

Keep us apprised-I can't afford to build anything so i'll be cheering you on instead...
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Motor pics

This is the motor I will probably use. It's a 36V Elec-Trak snowblower motor which I believe can pull 100A continuous, so about 5 HP. I'm going to swap it between the implements seasonally to save money.

I'm trying to do this for the absolute minimum cash outlay a la forkenswift. I may even put anderson connnectors on my eletrak curtis controller and swap them between machines.

I also have a battery of batteries from the Auranthetics and the alternatorless Previa which I will swap out for this project. All 12V "deep cycle" series 27 costco (johnson controls) batteries.

The motor looks almost unused. Brushes are full length and comm looks good.






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