Gas To Electric

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by weekend-fun, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. weekend-fun

    weekend-fun New Member

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    hey guys
    Yesterday i was reading make after our session of testing (Make - Volume 14) and i saw this article about some people who took a Honda Rebel with a blown engine and turned it into electric. i was thihnking about doing the same but to a pocket bike.
    input?
     
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    Why? Unless the gas pocket bike is not legal, why would you bother? I would never mess with electric otherwise.
     
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    beacuse i think it would be more energy efficent.. just something fun i probally wont even do it :D
     
  5. wheelbender6

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    I would try it on something that is already titled and street legal. I saw a post on another forum where a guy made an E-Knock (Kikker Hardknock Bobber with electric drive train).
    I thought a Whizzer Ambassador with a sick motor would be perfect for an electric conversion, but Whizzer fans would consider that blasphemy!
    Such a conversion will be much easier if you can find an electric hub motor that will fit your donor electric motorbike.
     
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    Yes, i thought about a hub-motor. I could use the space were the motor was for batteries. But the budget comes first ;)
     
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    Goldenmotor.com. $180 for a hub motor. Woooow. I can get a 1000 watt scooter motor for 60!
    Maybe some sort of rear drive instead with a little front assist. Hmmmm.
     

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