Introduction: Electric Motorcycle at Instructables/Craftsman Experience Webcast

This past Friday I got to go to Chicago to meet up with other Instructables authors for a live webcast at the Craftsman Experience to show off our DIY projects! I brought out my DIY Electric Motorcycle!


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Jayefuu (author)2012-01-22

Brilliant video :) Very inspiring.

Aron313 (author)2011-12-24

Aww man no instructable!

vistal (author)2011-11-24

I seen a Lio-ion battery pack 2kw's thats as big as 3 of those Marine batterys you had on this bike but they run like 1500$ .Is this something your looking into for bikes?

bennelson (author)vistal2011-11-25

If you know of a good source of affordable Lithium batteries, post it.

Currently, my cycle is running 4 off-the-shelf AGM lead-acid batteries rated at 55AH, with 900 cranking amps.

vistal (author)bennelson2011-11-25

Type Z-Force™ patented Li-Ion intelligent portable power pack
Maximum capacity 3.0 kWh
Nominal capacity 2.6 kWh
Estimated pack life to 80% (MX track) 3,000 hours
Estimated pack life to 80% (trail) 4,000 hours
Charger type 1kW, standalone
.zeromotorcycles.com/zero-mx/specs.php they have some here .. i think they used to sell them for 2,000 ish .

bennelson (author)2011-11-23

I have actually had people assume the cycle just wasn't on - that I was just coasting with the engine off or some other nonsense. I actually did play around with some sound effects a while back. https://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Sound-Effects-to-your-Electric-Motorcycle/

mikeasaurus (author)2011-11-23

Fun interview! I like how quiet the bike was when you were driving it.

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