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

Instructables that I used over and over

Other Sites
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


Step 1:

If you add alternator to the front wheel, it could charge spare battery , hence get more running.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for sharing, msjsdmesjs.. <br>Great presentation.. love it! <br> <br>I'm following! :)
how fast and how far <br>
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.
Congratulations on your maiden voyage!

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