|Oct 15, 2003, 04:33 PM|
What if you replace the engine in your motorcycle with Nicd's/Nimh's?
Hehe, had to use that title.
I've been thinking about this for some time. An electric powered motorcycle - with two wheel drive.
What is the horsepower of a typical sport bike? 50 hp?
two 18kW brushless motors do the trick? (or 38 Hacker XL motors?) Where would I find controllers?
|Oct 15, 2003, 08:43 PM|
United States, MI, Commerce Charter Township
Joined Dec 2000
There's an outfit at www.electricmoto.com that sells a VERY competitive electric dirtbike. It uses a Briggs & Stratton 18hp motor and a handful of fancy gel cells. Run time is 15-20 minutes at race-pace speeds, and it charges in about the same from 120V outlets.
If you believe the hype, and the dyno charts (pretty believable), this thing stomps the 125cc class because it has considerably more torque. I want one..
P.S. typical sport-bike HP #'s are over 100 for even 600cc bikes. HP figures sell motorcycles, torque wins races.
|Oct 16, 2003, 02:02 PM|
Thanks for the links. I'ts not something you hear about.
I want to build one which a unique body style.
Perhaps there is an off the shelf powertrain that can be used.
|Category||Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|What happens if you have a lipo in your back pocket!||1987tc||Humor||8||Nov 13, 2005 10:54 PM|
|What do you use to store all your field equipment in?||solouk||Electric Plane Talk||21||Feb 21, 2004 01:10 AM|
|What if you replace the battery in your motorcycle with Nicd's/Nimh's?||GregG||Life, The Universe, and Politics||25||Oct 18, 2003 06:45 AM|
|What do you guys put all your STUFF in?||Ralph_D||Parkflyers||23||Sep 18, 2003 03:04 AM|
|Would you or do you fly in your street? (with a parkflyer - not slowflyer)||Sal C||Parkflyers||50||Feb 07, 2003 09:47 PM|