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Re: (ET) drive motor speed
- Subject: Re: (ET) drive motor speed
- From: Brian Matheny <bmatheny mediaone net>
- Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2000 10:10:55 -0400
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
A local club member, Eric Klatt (BE7575 aol com), converted a Motobecane
scooter using an ET motor. He is currently getting 50mph tops and 50mi
range at 35mph using 3 group 27 'deep-cycle' batts. Gear it so 50mph=6k
so there is reasonable acceleration from a stand-still. See it at:
At 08:31 PM 07/04/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Does any one know the max RPM of the drive motor on an E-15. I am playing
>around with the idea of making an electric motorcycle out of some of my
>spare Elec-Trak parts. I have never worked with electic vehicles before,
>other than my E-15. Based on the tire size and gear ratio of the bike I
>have laying around (Honda cx500 Turbo, shaft drive), I would need 3000 rpm
>to go 70 mph. Would the motor have enough power to push it? I would
>estimate the loaded weight to be around 950 pounds, using 3 12V batteries.
>Could I get a 25 mile range out of it? If anyone has worked on a electric
>cycle and would like to share info, you can email me direct.
>Dean A. Stuckmann
-Brian 37,000+ EV miles since 5/97! Charged by biomass, wind, solar!