can i make an electric motorcycle with the motor from an old table saw?

it is 1.5 hp rpm 3450 volts 115/230 amps 15/7.5 will this motor be fast enough to adequately drive a suzuki gs550e frame?

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It wouldn't have enough power. It might be fine for a scooter, though. Single phase AC motors in general aren't used much for electric vehicles because of the poor power to weight ratio and difficulties with speed control.
rickharris7 years ago
Short answer NO - If you could we would all be driving around in electric cars. Reasons too complex to go into.
......extension leads.....
lemonie7 years ago
That's not a lot of power for a bike of that size.
See this one:
https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-72Volt-electric-motorcycle/
More than 10x the power.

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vanmankline7 years ago
That motor seems a bit under powered for that application...
orksecurity7 years ago
Where are you going to get the 115 volts? Inverter, or very long extension cord?
bornon511 (author)  orksecurity7 years ago
can i not run it on batteries?
not directly, no. By 115/230 the specification means 115/230 VAC. Batteries are, of course, DC. 1.5HP seems a bit low, but then, I'm not sure what adequately drive means to you, nor how much weight you'll be stripping off the frame aside from the motor. A decent bicycle electric runs about 500W...Assuming a 200lbs male, another 100 lbs for the bike (with motor & batteries), so about 300lbs @ 500W for a top speed of somewhere in the neighborhood of 30mph yours... ~1100W. 200 lbs male, ?? weight of cycle, motor, and batteries... Maybe...idk. this is all very back-0-napkin