Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel

By Carl Vogel

A step by step advisor to development an electrical bike from the floor up

Written via substitute gas professional Carl Vogel, this hands-on consultant can provide the most recent technical details and easy-to-follow directions for construction a two-wheeled electrical vehicle--from a streamlined scooter to a full-sized bike.

Build your individual electrical Motorcycle places you in hog heaven by way of hitting the line on a competent, low-cost, and environmentally pleasant motorcycle. inside of, you will find entire information on each part, together with motor, batteries, and body. The booklet covers electrical bikes at present on themarket and explains easy methods to convert an current motor vehicle. images, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each one step alongside the best way. even if you must get round city on a graceful experience or cruise the tremendous slab on a tricked-out chopper, this can be the publication for you.

Build your personal electrical Motorcycle covers:

  • power discount rates and environmental advantages
  • Rake, path, and fork attitude
  • body and layout
  • Batteries and chargers
  • DC and AC motor forms
  • Motor controllers
  • add-ons and converters
  • electric procedure and wiring
  • Conversion strategy
  • defense, upkeep, and troubleshooting

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Although the buildit-yourself experience will enable you to rapidly diagnose any problems, and replacement parts could take only days to receive. You could just stockpile spare parts yourself. However, take time to carefully think through this or other repair alternatives before you make your electric motorcycle decision. My Passion The electric motorcycle was a project that became a passion for me. At the time, there were very few bikes with size and power. My goal was to build a machine that created a presence, was not wimpy, and kicked butt.

They clocked him at a remarkable 40 mph. Then the machine wobbled, and Roper fell off. He was dead when they found him. 1 I am grateful to Keith Hollingsworth, from the University of Hawaii Mechanical Engineering Department, for calling my attention to Roper’s motorcycle. uh. htm). Two illustrations from the 1897 Encyclopaedia Britannica show early motorpowered vehicles (Figures 3-5 and 3-6). The tricycle style four-wheeler on the left in Figure 3-5 was built by Richard Trevithick, inventor of the first successful railroad, in 1802.

E-mail from Bill Dube Monday, June 7, 1999 I brought the KillaCycle to Bandimere last Saturday for its shakedown tests and even with the controller set at 120 hp (less than half of what the machine can produce), I managed to set a new world record for an electric motorcycle in the 1/4 mile. 995 right out off the trailer. 050 run to seal the NEDRA record. This beats Don Crabtree’s record (set on May 22) by more than 2 seconds. The bike gave me zero trouble, so I will check all the connections, snug up the nuts and bolts, tighten the chain, and turn up the controller for the next race.

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