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Ken Will
28 September 2011, 1147
So I got this rolling chassis. Ordered a bunch of parts. Sat back, took a deep breath and thought to myself, " Oh, crap. What have I gotten myself into?"

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First I did the old Cardboard box battery placement.
Using 35 AH SLAs, I can fit 3 across on the bottom, and 3 front to back over those.

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Ken Will
28 September 2011, 1156
With no clutch or transmission, I decided I needed a center stand.

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I had several left over bicycle parts that wanted to be the center-stand so I narrowed it down to these.
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I chopped some up added a couple of temporary braces and checked for height and level.
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Every thing looked good so I welded it up.
It works fine on a hard surface but I should add feet.

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Ken Will
28 September 2011, 1202
It also needs handlebars, this bike uses clip-on bars, which I will probably buy later, but for now I am going to make some.
First I need some clamps.
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Second a handlebar.

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Oops ... time out. UPS and FEDEX are here!!!

Ken Will
28 September 2011, 1328
Wow! When it rains it pours.
I sat around all week end with nothing to do.
Today I almost needed a traffic cop in my driveway.
UPS, FEDEX, and USPS were acting like Santa Clause.

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6 32 ah batteries
Motor ME 1003
Rotary switch for battery charger
Contactor (Big mother relay)
fuse and fuse holder
Throttle with matching left grip
Controller AXE7245
Wire kit ( Connecters, diode, resistor, 15ft of bright orange 4 gauge cable.
spring for center stand
yellow tie wraps
5 cut-off wheels
Florescent light
Plenty of Gatorade

Now I have no excuse to miss the "Greenday" at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum
Monday, October 10, 2011 from 9 am - 4pm
Be there or be square!

DaveAK
28 September 2011, 1348
Looks like you're having too much fun. :D

Remotecontact
28 September 2011, 1402
Seriously.

Looks like a blast!

Ken Will
28 September 2011, 1507
I just can't stop smiling!!
I feel just like i did the first time I went up in a small plane.
Life is great.

teddillard
28 September 2011, 1639
I just can't stop smiling!!
I feel just like i did the first time I went up in a small plane.
Life is great.

You just made my day, man... You're also well on the way to getting the "Fastest Build Evah!" Award, just so you know. :D

__Tango
28 September 2011, 1914
Wooo! Another Electric Interceptor! :) Have fun, looks like you're going strong!

Ken Will
29 September 2011, 1002
First major hiccup!
The motor is too big!
The ME1003 is... NOT... the same as the ME0709 !
It is 3/4" longer. which means it will not fit in the same hole as a me0709!
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Which isn't a major problem by it self, I can just move the motor forward.

But, that will affect the chain slop going over bumps.
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And again that is not a major deal, I can just pump up the rear shock to get less movement going over bumps.

But, the Major problem is I am now going to need to do a rearrangement of the batteries.
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It's always the little hiccups that drive me crazy. Crazy I tell you, Crazy!

Nuts & Volts
29 September 2011, 1038
Have you tried shaving some material off of that housing? Is there any room under the housing so it doesnt interfere? If not you could try rotating the motor to find space under that housing.

Thats sucks that the thing is messing with the rest of your design. :(

frodus
29 September 2011, 1044
won't be the last hiccup ;)

DaveAK
29 September 2011, 1101
won't be the last hiccup ;)
Yeah, no one said this would be easy. Fun yes, easy no. :D One concern I would have is whether that center stand interferes with the chain when you're using a larger rear sprocket. I had to remove mine because of that.

Allen_okc
29 September 2011, 1305
:cool: pressure i love it...

Ken Will
29 September 2011, 1412
It really isn't that big a deal.
I can be a little bi-polar, I see so much amazing stuff about to happen, I get carried away some times.

It's just that everything was going so well,
and then the weather channel predicted rain everyday for the next week, and I have put myself under a dead line and then I noticed this and over reacted so this seemed like a big deal.

It's rubbing against the rear swing arm so it has to go forward, and today I am balancing to pros and cons of two different ways to move it.

I also modified the battery racks so they will fit with either modification I make to the motor mount.

So I am back on happy street.

I just have to remember "obstacles suck but challenges are fun"

Ken Will
29 September 2011, 1419
Yeah, no one said this would be easy. Fun yes, easy no. :D One concern I would have is whether that center stand interferes with the chain when you're using a larger rear sprocket. I had to remove mine because of that.
That's one nice thing about a custom made center stand, I can chop it up and reassemble it like a "Transformer";)

DaveAK
29 September 2011, 1433
That's one nice thing about a custom made center stand, I can chop it up and reassemble it like a "Transformer";)
That's why I didn't mention it earlier. I figured if you built the thing then you'd just rebuild it if you need to. :D I really don't miss my center stand, but that's probably because I bought a paddock stand when I realized the center stand had to go.

Ken Will
30 September 2011, 1146
I am glad the motor did not fit. I moved the mount forward and added a diagonal brace. Now the motor fits and is much more stable than before.
My welds don't look that pretty, but they work.
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Actually compared to this factory weld, mine aren't that bad.
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Remotecontact
30 September 2011, 1337
Moist & Meaty

frodus
30 September 2011, 1427
Moist & Meaty
Saving this for posterity

Ken Will
30 September 2011, 1632
I installed the bottom layer of batteries, but as I started to put in the "Steel" rack for the top bunk of batteries, I saw those bare battery terminals just oozing with voltage.
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So I went up town and bought a rubber drainage mat. (Now If I was still married I would have given the new mat to my wife, and cut up her old mat.)
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I sliced it in half and laid it over the battery terminals. Now I feel safer adding that second layer.
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Ken Will
04 October 2011, 1440
I am getting a little closer. I'll have to put fins on the bottom batteries to look like a BMW.
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Hopefully; control wires tomorrow, learn the software and program it Thursday.
Get key for motor sprocket and a drive chain Friday.
Ride, Laugh, and Grin all weekend!

DaveAK
04 October 2011, 1538
Should be a good weekend!