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Old 03-02-2010, 07:16 PM
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Default Re: I need some input on this Frakenstein bike project

Wow - Cali allows you to build a pretty powerful e-bike at 2 hp (1500 watts!).
Texas limits us to 750 watts to stay street legal.
You will not be happy with automotive alternators or starter motors.
Unless you have a background in electrical maintenance, I would get a kit.
You can start out with the cheaper, lower performing lead acid batteries to see if the ebike is for you. Wait until you have some experience before spending that take home pay on ping batteries.
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