The Goal of this project was to convert a classic motorcycle into a clean, quiet, electric motorcycle that would run on battery power and reduce the amount of automobile pollution caused by my short to mid-range driving trips. I started this project after watching ”Who Killed The Electric Car”, realizing that I was 1 of the 80% of Americans that drives less than 20 miles a day. Frist I considered a car conversion, but it fell outside my budget. So after some inspiration from electric motorcycles conversions on EV ALBUM, I thought a motorcycle sounded fun and economical.
So fast forward 4 months, and I now have built the ”Electric Dream”! Clean, Quiet, and best of all not a drop of Gas! Continue reading and I will take you step-by-step through the conversion process.
Check out this well documented electric motorcycle conversion by West Virginia Tech’s Mechanical Engineering students. Click here to download the PDF plans. Electric Motorcycle Plans. Leave a comment below and tell me what you think of this build.
Joe sez, “Hey Cory- Took your advice from little brother and started to teach
myself Python. I wrote my first little script which downloads your
complete podcast archive(see below). I did this after finding out the
iTunes feed was incomplete, and severely needing a Doctorow fix. I
was hoping you could share the script with some of the listeners who
might find themselves a smiler situation.”Script tested in python 2.7