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Old 04-20-2008, 09:05 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:32 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Still, both cars are very cool.

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Old 04-20-2008, 11:24 PM   #23 (permalink)
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That flip top is hilarious. Nice going Russ.
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:21 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Guess what's currently the top story at AutoblogGreen?

http://www.autobloggreen.com/2008/04...iy-its-beauti/
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Old 04-26-2008, 03:59 AM   #25 (permalink)
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The electric motorcycle is cool, but this thing is awesome.



Do you have photos, a build log, or video of that little guy running? With an electric conversion it could be Frankengirlyscooter.

Good job on the the story getting some recognition, MetroMPG. It's nice to see you are making some lofty friends.

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Old 05-12-2008, 11:47 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Exclamation Up Date!!! VOLTZILLA

ok everyone! this is what i have been doing to the "VOLTZILLA"...
i just bought a house and getting married in 2.5 weeks so i will not be working on this project for a little bit but its good to go as of right now!!!
here are some pics of what i have been doing.... Enjoy!


This is the piece i turned down on the lathe. it is being used for the tachometer. it was the cam shaft off the original bike!!! yes the Voltzilla uses the original pieces to see the rpm of the newly installed electric motor!!! cool... eh

i have been waiting for the speedo and tack to come in. EBAY!!!
the speedo came from Hawaii... Kinda Cool!!!

let me know what you think!!!

Dont just live life, ENJOY it!!!!!!
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:09 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Hey Russ - nice work on the tach addition.

Any update since you got the brushes seated properly on the commutator? Did speed improve at all? Will you be able to use it to go to work like you thought?

The only other things I'd add are gauges for volts/amps. Don't want to kill your batteries.

Best wishes for the upcoming wedding, too.
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:16 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Hey Russ.

Just found this. Nice conversion. The article I read said you were needing a 24/12v DC-DC. The EV Warrior bicycle ran on 24V, and it had a nice small DC-DC for running the lights and horn. I bought a complete set off eBay for $25; you might check it out as well.


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I definitely want to get on board with this and build my own EV bike - are there any exact specs on those forklift motors? I know they're 36v, but kW, max RPM, HP, etc.. Those were Raymond forklifts if I'm not mistaken, and Raymond is but 20 miles from where I sit. I know the owners too - fancy that. They might have extra parts lying around, they might not. Where did everyone get their forklift/motors? Even used forklifts are damned expensive, and the ones that don't work probably don't work because the motor doesn't work. Are there forklift clearing houses in WI?

If I talk to the Raymond people, I want to know exactly what motor to ask about because that's the one place I probably wouldn't have to bother looking for a whole forklift just to ditch it for the motor.
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