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Old 05-04-2009, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have a Greasecar equipped mercedes, and a Ford F250 I had planned to convert, but finding that Two diesels do not make reliable transportation in Northern Wisconsin in the Winter (esp. without a garage). So I plan to dump the truck before winter. I also have a Ural motorcycle that I have considered coverting to EV over the long haul, which is what led me here. When I begin that project, I will probably need much guidance..

Ural is effectively a russian made BMW, with sidecar standard. This should give me a lot of options for batteries. They are shaft drive, so I may be looking at a Car EV motor rather than a typical motorcycle motor. They are heavy, so I am gonna need some real muscle in the trunk.

I live in Northern WI, at the western end of Lake superior, and I am wondering if there are any bright modders about in the region. Face to face help would be excellent. But this is a long term project, I think. No hurry..

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Old 05-04-2009, 08:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. Glad to see another Wisconsinite around. I'm in the opposite corner of the state though. Sounds like you got some great projects comming up.
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sorry, haven't been back for a bit. The weather has been nice enough to actually go out on the bike. But, I have also had to reinstall my operating system (ran out of hard drive... ).

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The motorcycle with sidecar sounds great and could be had for reasonably cheap. Would be useless for the winter though. The cold would destroy your batteries(while in use and while sitting).

Hop over to grand central or the aero department and we can help you with improving the mileage of your diesel. . .as you'll need it in the winter might as well make sure it gets the best range possible.

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