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Spoonman replied to the thread New member looking in to converting a Honda Ruckus.
" I'm afraid your budget is a good deal too low for anything to achieve that spec dude.
You'd be doing pretty well just to get sufficient batteries for that range at that price, and that's before you even consider the motor, controller, charger, and all associated wiring and accessories.
You might get lucky and find somebody selling off a project, or maybe evening just letting it go to a good home, but otherwise you're going to have to find more funds I'm afraid.

Aside from that though, it looks like a pretty cool project - I've always fancied those machines, don't see many of them over here though.
Fitting a motor to that CVT should be a straightforward enough thing - might call for an adaptor plate, but I don't expect there'd be any major machining required beyond that.
Something like this would likely work well - naturally you're going to have to try and find similar 2nd hand to keep costs down (check the for sale section here for starters), but that's the sort of machine you'll be after.
You will want to confirm the rev range of the standard engine though, as the motor will have to be able to match or exceed that for the CVT to function correctly.
After that you'll need a battery, something in the 4kWh capacity range would likely do the job for you - again, you'll just have to keep your eyes open for the best deals. They pop up on here every so often but endless-sphere usually have plenty of offerings in the for sale forum.
Then comes a charger appropriate to your battery - a meanwell unit will likely work out the most cost effective, but again if you're keeping costs down you'll just have to keep your eyes open and see what comes available.
After that then it's all contactors, fuses, throttles, wiring, and maybe a BMS of some sort (highly advisable but not strictly 'required') to suit your needs.

So, as you can see, there's a bit to it I'm afraid. "

3 Hours Ago

zerous replied to the thread Curtis 1236Se-6521 and ME1115 good match?.
" Small update. Found a manual for Curtis OS31 which describes auto-characterization controller run it self.

It took 60 seconds. I dont know if is enough or if I need to adjust more things later, but at least it runs in right direction "

18 Hours Ago

m1gu3l created the thread New member looking in to converting a Honda Ruckus.
" Hello everyone,

I'm Miguel from Denver Colorado, and after lurking around I was not able to find any information on any members talking about my project. I'm looking at converting my '05 Honda Ruckus (NPS50) into an electric scooter... I know, I know it's not technically a motorcycle it's a small 49cc moped or whatever you want to call it. But I bought it brand new, installed a big bore back in '06 and stopped riding it in 2013 (my first son was born.) So I was thinking about resuscitating my scooter after being parked for almost 7 years, but I discovered that I will need at least to put $300 in a new carburetor plus other parts, I could also get a new engine ($1.5k) and make it a 150cc scooter which will be a lot more fun around the city but then I thought, that if I'm gonna go through all the trouble restoring the scooter, why not make it electric?

So my questions for the forum are:

Has anyone converted a scooter or moped? (honda, yamaha, etc)
Do you have any recommendations on small motors comparable to a 150cc engine?

My requirements:

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Thank you for your help. "

18 Hours Ago

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Richard230 replied to the thread KwSAKI Mk1 (Ex 500).
" That is a really nice job of integrating an electric power train and batteries into an ICE chassis. Probably the best job I have ever seen. "

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markS clicked Likes for this post: ElMoto for Berlin by flo

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flo replied to the thread ElMoto for Berlin.
" Hi Mark,
welcome here on el-moto.
Your goals should be managable. Higher Voltage systems allow for lower current. But then high voltage controllers tend to be more expensive than the ones below 60 Volt.
Above 60 Volts you need to build to VDE Standards (like orange cable,,,).
I would suggest reading a few builds here to get a better grasp of what you really up to.
I am in Germany too and have finished my conversion last year.. pm me your number or mail adr. if you in need of help.

good luck with your project.

Flo "

3 Days Ago

Nuts & Volts created the thread R6 Frame for sale with motor mounts, bat box and controller mount.
" Selling my R6 chassis from my old conversion. Clean title. Iíve moved on to a car conversion and parted most of it out. This was setup to house leaf cells, sevcon size 6 and a zero 75-7 motor. Has 420 chain setup and tires only have about 6000 miles on them. Will need a new subframe and a new regen lever. Broke these trying to lift it. Comes with seats, tail fairing, front fairing (aftermarket with light holes cut), low voltage wiring, throttle, maybe a few other odds and ends.

Frame has a seen a low speed low side but everything is straight and rides great. A few tabs have been removed and holes enlarged so converting it back is probably not a good idea.

Asking $500 for it. Located in Columbus OH. Willing to meet up maybe an hour or so outside. PM me if interested








Do not have batteries, motor, controller, or displays.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk "

5 Days Ago

Spaceweasel clicked Likes for this post: ElMoto for Berlin by markS

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markS created the thread ElMoto for Berlin.
" Hi guys, I just wanted to present myself: I am considering building an ElMoto for daliy commuting in my hometown, Berlin.
As I am an enthusiastic classic bike driver (I own a yamaha XS650), so I would like to use a classic lightweight scarmbler bike as donor, like a XT250.
My budget is something between 3k-4k, including restauration of the donor bike. For speed I woul like to go around 90 Km/h.
I have never to commute for more than 50Km, so that range would be sufficant for my needs, I hope I can save some cash using a smaller battery pack.
This is my first post here, thank you for letting me in this forum and thanx for sharing your experiences, I learn a lot from it!
I will continue reading and eventually asking some dumb questions, so please be patient with me
ride on
basically I am trying to figure out if I need to go for a mid-drive or a hub motor, 48 or 72 volts. any input or links to similar projects most welcome "

6 Days Ago

Richard230 clicked Likes for this post: 18650 Motorcycle - Current question by Zero_Phobia

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Zero_Phobia replied to the thread 18650 Motorcycle - Current question.
" Fiinished! You can watch the video series here.
https://youtu.be/h3mI2W-zzVU "

1 Week Ago

Richard230 replied to the thread NIU unveils 100 mph electric motorcycle, could usher in era of affordability.
" Here is another article regarding the new NIU EV's. The RQi-GT looks interesting, depending upon its price, availability and distribution in the U.S. That has always been the difficult part of marketing an electric motorcycle. Making them, selling them and providing after-sales parts and service. https://electricmotorcycles.news/niu...s-at-ces-2020/ "

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Richard230 created the thread Solid state battery discussion.

2 Weeks Ago