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EVcycle
22 December 2010, 1730
Over the next few months I will chronicle the creation of this particular bike.

Constructive criticism is always welcome. Spelling errors are yous to keep.

And we are off!!!!

The "Juice Cafe" Racer. From start to Ton up!


It started life as a 1978 Honda CB750 with a few missing parts.
I wanted a Cafe Racer like the many Triumph's I have had
throughout the years. This one was going to be built as a
single seat, fun to ride, something different EV motorcycle.

First step: Get the bike home and sell the unused parts.
It came without a seat, (not needed as it will be
changed anyway) but the rest was usable.

The $250 ride. The tank came with it, but is outside due to it being full of fuel.

http://juiceddragracing.com/Cafe%20Juice%20003.JPG

http://juiceddragracing.com/Cafe%20Juice%20001.JPG

http://juiceddragracing.com/Cafe%20Juice%20004.JPG

The first part is removed!

http://juiceddragracing.com/Cafe%20Juice%20002.JPG

One hour later (yes really) and a ICE motor and a box of parts are ready for the new owner.

http://juiceddragracing.com/juice%20cafe%20001.JPG

EVcycle
22 December 2010, 1752
A " Naked" Bike! For those keeping score
the bare frame and old wheels weigh 170 Lbs.

It still has all of the brackets and supports.

http://juiceddragracing.com/juice%20cafe%20002.JPG

Some of you may notice the frame design is similar to the
first Gold Wing, one of Honda's major achievements.

http://juiceddragracing.com/juice%20cafe%20004.JPG

The tank is huge and once gutted out will
cover a good amount of the electronics.

http://juiceddragracing.com/Juiced%20Cafe%20Tank%20002.JPG

More later.

EVcycle
22 December 2010, 1835
Project items.

120 LifePo4 Cells (100 V)
Curtis (yes really) 80V controller
Albright contactor.
Mars RT motor.

Questions?

Only2Jakes
22 December 2010, 2006
No questions.
But it looks like it's going to be a great project!
Can't wait to see it progress :)

teddillard
23 December 2010, 0322
Pretty frame! Thanks for the weight, too Ed.

EVcycle
24 December 2010, 0435
Day Two

One thing about getting an older motorcycle is the
technology is well ....Old.... and it is advised that every inch
of the frame and such is gone through thoroughly.

Grease? We don't need not stinking grease?

http://juiceddragracing.com/Juice%20cafe%202%20004.JPG

Now time to see what and how things will fit. I do want to keep the Cafe racer look
so getting things to tuck under the vintage Aero cover is important.

The Post office boxes are the same size as the
LifePo4 boxes that will be used in the project.

http://juiceddragracing.com/Juice%20cafe%202%20002.JPG

One of the reasons to use this frame is the extra battery
space over the present "Orange Juiced" motorcycle.

Look Ma! They fit!

http://juiceddragracing.com/Juice%20cafe%202%20005.JPG

4 boxes and even some leg room!

http://juiceddragracing.com/Juice%20cafe%202%20006.JPG

More next week.

jpanichella
24 December 2010, 0838
What kind of fairing were you planning? Something like the CR750 Fairing from Airtech Streamlining?

http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/images/CR7501%7E3.JPG

EVcycle
24 December 2010, 0944
MMMMMMMMMmmm...Interesting looking.

Yes, something along those lines. Need something vintage in appearance.

jpanichella
24 December 2010, 0954
http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/images/CR750cw_side.jpg

Here it is on a bike.

http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/hondaz/CR7501969-77SINCAM.htm

Price is good too, as long as you fabricate your own mounting brackets. Definitely has a cool retro vibe.

Nuts & Volts
24 December 2010, 1018
^^^ I like the look

EVcycle
24 December 2010, 1830
Me too!!!!

Thanks for the info.

eracebike.com
24 December 2010, 2114
Ill let ya have a fairing for $100, a cr tank shell top only for $100, and tail for $80.... just call and tell my guy Dutch i gave you these prices
Kent Riches

EVcycle
25 December 2010, 0525
Outstanding!!!!

Its Christmas all over again!!!! :):):)

Thanks Rich!

Ed
(Some Decals too!, Gots to give credit!)

Skeezmour
25 December 2010, 1017
Thats awesome. Can't wait to see the end result.

Merry Christmas to all!

Frank
25 December 2010, 1837
Kent:

How wide will that particular fairing go? I've been looking at it for my conversion: http://www.evalbum.com/3471 but I'm not sure it will fit the width (I think 21" but have to check...)

thanks and Merry Christmas

EVcycle
30 December 2010, 1842
Parts update. Looks like we will be getting a Mars ME1003 Motor.
All the clock jobs is paying off....


More Power!.....buaaaaaaaa <----Evil laugh?

jpanichella
31 December 2010, 1404
Parts update. Looks like we will be getting a Mars ME1003 Motor.
All the clock jobs is paying off....


More Power!.....buaaaaaaaa <----Evil laugh?

Very cool. I'm excited to see what kind of performance you can get out of that motor.

Tony Coiro
31 December 2010, 1417
Ditto, the double brushes should help quite a bit. Were there any other modifications to the new motor by Mars, Ed?

EVcycle
31 December 2010, 1433
5000 RPM at 96 volts.... for one.

I was told it red lines at 7000. We will see as I plan for at least 80 volts to start and then more (and more.)

Much higher amp rating too,
:)

Tony Coiro
31 December 2010, 1447
5000 RPM at 96 volts.... for one.

I was told it red lines at 7000. We will see as I plan for at least 80 volts to start and then more (and more.)

Much higher amp rating too,
:)

Haha, that's the thing about maximum RPM, it's a hard characteristic to check twice. :D Looking forward to seeing this build Ed.

EVcycle
31 December 2010, 1451
Agreed! I will be happy with 5K!

Motor will be in a few weeks. I will use my spare RT for measurements. The new one is only 3/4 of an inch longer so clearance
should not be an issue.

jpanichella
31 December 2010, 1515
Ill let ya have a fairing for $100, a cr tank shell top only for $100, and tail for $80.... just call and tell my guy Dutch i gave you these prices
Kent Riches

Do you have a few of those fairings? I'm interested in one as well.