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EVcycle replied to the thread The Juiced Drag bike progress post.
" Muther Nature got us again!

We loaded the "new" van with the bike, and all the race gear, drove two hours to the "good" track,
unloaded, setup the generator and chargers, took the bike to the inspector, (all he wanted to do was
ask questions about the electric bike) returned to top off the charge and got out the rest of the racing gear.

We sat around in the heat for another 1 1/2 hours.
5 minutes before the track opened the staging lanes a rumble in the background paused the track prep.

One of the officials stopped by to let us know it was going to rain within the next 20 min. We scrambled
and got everything back just in time to beat the storm.

A hour later they shut down for the evening. It was a 20% chance of rain today....

We will try again on Sunday and the "OK" track. "

4 Hours Ago

Functional Artist replied to the thread 1980 Kawasaki 440 LTD 8kW conversion.
" Decision time

The motorcycle (Kawasaki) uses "big 'ol" #50 chain (5/8" pin to pin) & sprockets

My 8kW motor has a 10 tooth sprocket for #40 chain (1/2" pin to pin)
...I have a 54 tooth driven sprocket (that I can use on the rear wheel)
...& I have ~10' of #40 chain too

#40 chain is also a bit lighter

So, we'll go with that, #40 is the winner

Then, I removed the rear wheel assembly, to switch the sprocket from a 45 tooth for a #50 chain to a 54 tooth for a #40 chain

Before instillation, I had to do some DIY machine work, on the driven sprocket to make it "fit" onto the Kawasaki rear wheel

Here is a video with more info

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boTUgLzOe00 "

9 Hours Ago

flo replied to the thread Sachs xtc 125 conversion.
" Hi
working 18 days in a row somehow dampens sparetime or social life somewhat.
at least i managed to fabricate 4 small holders for the controller.
Small steps... well i guess its important to carry on.
Took the craddle out of the bike again , like this its easy to work on it..
Pics show how these holders keep controller in place...
last pic is taken from top down, it shows how the controller plate extends fore and aft of the cutout so basically the controller now can go nowhere.
greets

Flo
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12 Hours Ago

Stevo replied to the thread 1980 Kawasaki 440 LTD 8kW conversion.
" Hmmm... Are you using "the Gallery" to upload your pics into? From there, you can copy the link to your pics and they will show up large on your thread. The Gallery is cool too because you can copy a link and post pics on other forums without having to upload the pic again on that forum. "

13 Hours Ago

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Functional Artist replied to the thread 1980 Kawasaki 440 LTD 8kW conversion.
" I think, I can stuff the motor "up in the pocket"
...mounted right onto the trailing arm

This way the motor & the rear wheel will move as one
& there will be a heck of a lot more room, inside of the frame, for batteries & electrical components

So, now the motor will go where the battery used to be
& the batteries will go where the engine used to be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUfhil1jfqE "

1 Day Ago

markcycle replied to the thread Is Enertrac Corp. legit?.
" Because individual builders need to be qualified at some level, so I like to talk to or email potential customers. If I feel they are building something unsafe then I won't sell to them. Motorcycles can be dangerous and some builders have no clue and wind up getting frustrated and failing and they never blame themself for the failure. Guess I should update the web page
New builds can be found on https://www.facebook.com/groups/Enertrac/

"

1 Day Ago

markcycle replied to the thread Is Enertrac Corp. legit?.
" New builds can be found on
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Enertrac/ "

1 Day Ago

Functional Artist replied to the thread 1980 Kawasaki 440 LTD 8kW conversion.
" Figuring out where to put the motor was next

Here is a video discussing the available options

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Escb_E891e8

I "finally" got a pic to upload
...had to edit it twice
...but, it's just a little fella

How do you add pics so their big & visible?
...not a little thing that ya have to click on to see "

2 Days Ago

Stevo replied to the thread 1980 Kawasaki 440 LTD 8kW conversion.
" The pics need to be smaller files because I think of bandwidth. Try to lower the MB size until you find the size that works. You might need to use photo edit tool in your programs. You know, for flipping or changing contrast and brightness or cropping your pics. "

2 Days Ago

Stevo replied to the thread Hello from Toledo, Ohio.
" Resizing them lowers the kB size in effect (for the Avatar pic) or MB size for posting on threads or in the Gallery. If I post from Tapatalk on my cell phone I dont think I need to resize them. I dont usually use my phone though for alot of internet stuff. That is just the easiest way for me on my Ubuntu OS "

2 Days Ago

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2 Days Ago

Functional Artist replied to the thread 1980 Kawasaki 440 LTD 8kW conversion.
" I just tried to attach a picture & again it said "file too large"

SAM_4519.JPG 3.40 MB

Here is a video with lots of information on dismantling the bike.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1IUs5TG9HU "

2 Days Ago

Richard230 replied to the thread Hello from Toledo, Ohio.
" I have been able to download pictures from my computer files in the 1 MB range without any issues or having to resize them. Attached are some scanned photos of a trip to Yosemite that I took with two friends in 1964. "

2 Days Ago

Functional Artist created the thread 1980 Kawasaki 440 LTD 8kW conversion.
" Last summer, I picked up a nice 1980 Kawasaki 440 LTD with a seized engine for $100.00

The guy actually wanted $250.00 because, he said, the carbs were "rebuilt" & worth $100.00 each

So, I said, "will ya take $100.00 CASH & you can keep them carbs, maybe sell them on eBay"

I took 'er home, stripped 'er all down & cleaned 'er up

Here is the intro video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkLXnjOEB7Q "

3 Days Ago

Functional Artist replied to the thread Hello from Toledo, Ohio.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
I don't think I've seen anybody leave the exhaust pipes on! That's different!

OH... and to upload pics, sometimes I have to resize them to something like a 2000 pixel x 3000pixel size....that usually works
Yes, I wanted it to keep the look, as close to stock, as I could

Resizing every single pic is a PITA
...isn't there an easier way

Why don't I have to resize my pics on other forums? "

3 Days Ago

HotrodLambretta replied to the thread Alta R5.8 battery pack article.
" Right.


Jason "

3 Days Ago

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3 Days Ago

Stevo replied to the thread Electric Race Kart build.
" Good idea. Ya, except with multiple power wall banks. Have to keep them isolated. I'll be contacting you soon about setting up the Sevcon. My battbox is 1/2 done. "

3 Days Ago