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How to build a 24 Volt Electric Motorcycle

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I have viewed a few Electric Vehicle (EV) builds for Motorcycles on Instructables and they all were very helpful. I hope to add to those who have gone ahead and built, shared and motivated me to build one. This is how I went about building this EV Motorcycle.

First view as many Instrcutables, EV forums and Google EV Motorcycle builds. This will give you a good idea of what people are doing. Each time you view one of these builds you may learn something. Here is a list of sites I liked or had some good insight to building an EV Motorcycle and I am sure I will miss some of these tasty bits of information.

Good overall view of how an EV works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFWEc7Ytq44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikOqnkIJrLg

Instructables that I used over and over
http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-ELECTRIC-MOTORCYCLE/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Motorcycle-conversion-48-volt-on-a-budg/
http://www.instructables.com/id/48V-Electric-Flat-Tracker/?ALLSTEPS

Other Sites
http://www.schultzengineering.us/chap2.htm
http://www.electricforum.com/cars/conversions-kit-electric-cars-diy/82-electric-motorcycle-2.html
http://www.gcroa.org/teams/ASU_Maroon_Grand_Canyon/final%20report.pdf
http://www.evalbum.com/
http://www.alltraxinc.com/ (I used an Alltrax controller, use the site for your controller)

Sites I used to purchase items for my EV Motorcycle

http://www.EVDrives.com
http://www.electricmotorsport.com
www.craigslist.org
http://www.amazon.com
http://www.ebay.com/

 
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If you add alternator to the front wheel, it could charge spare battery , hence get more running.
kretzlord9 months ago
This is more inspiration for me to build my own! Great job, I hope she rides well for you. has anyone considered regenerative braking for one of these?
From what I have heard regenerative breaking systems are really heavy for the most part. So their application is limited to public busses and what not.
dkeller81 year ago
How is she running? I have been looking at your bike and others like it. I am going to school for welding and am wondering if hooking a charger to the battery pack (48v) that puts out 56 volts would it be worth it I'm thinking that it would be like the Chevy volt even though I don't like chevys. I would like somthing that I don't have to charge if I cant. Or just ride it accrost the country. But still be great for in town.
msjsdmesjs (author)  dkeller81 year ago
I have recently taken it apart as I am building a 1942 electric jeep with dual Perm 132 motors and running at 72 volts. I will post when I am complete.
londobali1 year ago
Thanks for sharing, msjsdmesjs..
Great presentation.. love it!

I'm following! :)
how fast and how far
msjsdmesjs (author)  thelurchmanfl1 year ago
It goes between 25-30 mph. I don't know how far I can take it yet as I only have driven up and down my street.
Hfaan9511 year ago
Congratulations on your maiden voyage!
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