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yankee1919
15 February 2012, 0918
Hello All,

I had some time this past weekend to take pics of the Vespa and to reading the book pdf from Ted Dilliard " ... from Fossils to Flux.". Let me say for those who have not had a chance to pick this up it is a basic "non technical" is to understand information book to get you started.
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Here is the bare bones. I will take measurements of areas, motor and battery compartments.

Tony
Los Angeles

Headway-Headquarters
15 February 2012, 1458
Hey Tony!

Awesome! Looking forward to seeing the progress you make and what you come up with for the conversion!

Jim

scoot440
15 February 2012, 1711
Very excited to see your bike underway (and to see yours too, Jim). Nice to see scooters coming out of the woodwork.
Daniel

yankee1919
20 February 2012, 1042
Hello Everyone,

Over the weekend I made a decision of the type of motor and controller I am looking at

PMAC-SS motor (ME0201014201) 24-72 volt
and
AllTrax AXE 7234 24-72volt/300amp controller.

I will finish up wish list soon.
Tony
Los Angelels

yankee1919
06 March 2012, 1522
Hello All,

Attached is the donor bike for the Vespa. Thanks to Harlan over at Hollywood Electric Motorcycles and a shout out to Josh.
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yankee1919
10 March 2012, 1832
Hell All,
I had some time to strip down the bike(pics of bare bones bike later). Here are the images of the Mars motor and Alltrax controller.2846
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yankee1919
13 March 2012, 0928
Hello All,

I have stripped the old donor bike and using the components for the new EV Vespa. I hope to have a list of items in the next day or two.
Tony

liveforphysics
13 March 2012, 1101
Hello Everyone,

Over the weekend I made a decision of the type of motor and controller I am looking at

PMAC-SS motor (ME0201014201) 24-72 volt
and
AllTrax AXE 7234 24-72volt/300amp controller.

I will finish up wish list soon.
Tony
Los Angelels


Just so you're aware, that motor that you listed is a brushless 3-phase motor, and the controller you've listed is a brushed motor controller. They do not work together.

In the picture below you show a brushed motor and brushed controller which do work together, which is great. Just wanted to clarify that motor part number is for a brushless motor so nobody mistakenly goes ordering the same combo and ends up disappointed with parts that don't work together.

yankee1919
14 March 2012, 0819
Hello Liveforphysics,
Yes you are right, in my developing stage of the build I did not realize the type of motor I was going us was not compatible with the controller. Since I have purchase the parts bike, I am basically transplanting electronics into the Vespa.
Thanks again.
BTw "Wizard: the life and times of Nikola Tesla" book is a fantastic snippet of his life and inventions. I am currently reading and very much enjoying it.
Tony

Lyconthrous
15 March 2012, 1919
Hi Tony,

Nice to see your starting your build. That book is on my to get list, nice to know it's worth reading. I'm still not sure which way I'll be going, but I like the scooter angle and what the 'ell I already own 1.It's nice to see we're thinking along the same lines for controller and motor. But I still have a lot to learn yet and batteries are causing me more questions then answers. Looking forward to watching your build.

yankee1919
05 November 2012, 1353
Hello All,

Sorry for the long delay in updates, I have purchased additional batteries and making mock up for motor to tire setup.

Pics on the way.

Tony
Los Angeles.

yankee1919
05 February 2014, 1033
Hello All,

Sorry for not updating. I have worked on the drive system. Will start posting pics soon.

Tony
Los Angeles

yankee1919
22 February 2014, 0053
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yankee1919
22 February 2014, 0054
Sorry for the double image, working on rear hub assembly.

yankee1919
22 February 2014, 0812
This hub assembly will be the drive line of the single swing arm. I have made a steel mock up and it will fit.

scoot440
24 February 2014, 0906
Good to see you making progress. I see that you are using the original driveshaft. How much of the original engine cases will you be retaining, and will the sprocket be attached to the flywheel side? I have a Rally 200 body and the running gear out of an '09 Zero motorcycle, and I keep looking at different method of putting the two together. I look forward to seeing your solutions.

yankee1919
24 February 2014, 0921
Hello Scoot440,

Nope not using the engine case at all, using the electric motor takes up a lot of space and had to fabricate a simple and direct method. This will be the first prototype after looking at it I have another idea that might work better. I will give you guys an update this week.
Tony:cool: