Many people at events want to know the specs on the electric motorcycle that I bring along and the parts that were used to make a commuter bike on a reasonable budget.
Lithium Batteries: GBS brand, sixteen 100 amp hour cells make up a 48 volt nominal pack, chemistry is LiFeMnPO4 pack weight is 112lb.
Speed Controller: Alltrax Axe4844 400 amp 48v, user programmable to adjust acceleration rate, throttle sensitivity, Max current, voltage cut off and a few other options.
Motor: Advanced DC Motor Series wound 36v/48v golf cart motor approximately 2.5/3.5hp continuous, around 20hp peek, top speed at 48v of 3,600 RPM, faster with a higher voltage.
Throttle: Magura electronic 0-5K twist throttle plugs directly into the speed controller.
Motor Adapter: Black Box Bikes kit connects the motor to the motorcycle frame and drive shaft.
Battery Charger: Elite Power Solutions 15amp battery charger with CANbus communication to the BMS.
Battery Management: Elite Power Solutions BMS with CAN bus communication.
12V Power: Surepower 10 amp DC-DC converter steps down the 48v pack voltage to 12v to run lights and other 12v needs.
Battery Disconnect: Albright 48v SW180 contactor connected to the key switch.
Top Speed: 60mph with the 48v pack, top speed is dependent on voltage, double the voltage and the speed doubles.
Range: 50 miles on open roads with a few stops, 35 miles in towns with stopping every few blocks, 100 to 150 watt hours per mile.
Weight: 440 Pounds, about 40-80 pounds below stock curb weight.
Cost: Total cost was $3,500 including the cost of the donor motorcycle.