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Stevo replied to the thread KZ 550 Conversion.
" Be sure to add pics here! we all want to see your progress
I don't have a good battery source. I lucked out finding one right here on this forum.
Keep your eyes open for good deals, but the perfect battery doesn't exist yet,
It makes it a design challenge not knowing what's next, as far as shape, size, weight, voltage, etc...
my 2cents of advice to anyone starting a project like this is to enjoy learning every step
of the way. . I'm still learning too, and you probably can teach me something new with your build
We are all learning together! "

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Electric Cowboy replied to the thread We made an in-depth Harley Davidson Live wire review.
" OK, I'll see about setting up a quick chat about things with him. "

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ericreese20 replied to the thread KZ 550 Conversion.
" I ended up buying the Motenergy ME1008 motor for about 550 after shipping "

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ericreese20 replied to the thread KZ 550 Conversion.
" Thanks for the reply. I asked the company for a refund and will be returning them. Do you have a site where I can buy good batteries? Willing to spend around 1200 ish on them. Price isnít a worry for me. I havenít yet decided on a controller. Was working on battery, then motor, then controller. I just need to find a good battery link "

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Spaceweasel created the thread Empulse on cycle trader for $1795.
" Not mine- just saw this, seems like a screaming deal.
https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/...se-R-119595194 "

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Stevo replied to the thread KZ 550 Conversion.
" Welcome to the forum and the learning experience that you've started
I used these batteries early on in my learning curve: https://www.amazon.com/Mighty-Max-Ba...771925&sr=8-33

You will discover that although they will work to get the bike moving and pretty well too, but not very far. You will be less than impressed. I know the limiting factor of the expense of good batteries, but that part of your build is really the most important part. However, to learn all the other aspects of building your conversion, they will get you there. Just keep your expectations low.
Either motor will work well for you, and they can work up to 90 volts pretty safely, when you decide to upgrade your battery pack to some better Nissan Leaf modules, or Chevy volt batteries.

What controller are you thinking of using? "

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ericreese20 created the thread KZ 550 Conversion.
" Trying to convert my kz 550 and had some questions. Just wanted to make sure I was on the right track. This weekend I'm stripping the bike down so that only the wheels, and fork remain. Gonna make it bare.

I just bought 6 of these batteries (https://www.atbatt.com/amstron-ap12-...lose-out-item/). Going to wire them in series for 72V. Next, I was looking at motors. I found Motenergy ME1008 PMDC Electric Motor 72V. There was also a ME0709 motor as well. Does it matter which one I get? Seems the difference is in the kWh output. Am I on the right track? "

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Stevo replied to the thread We made an in-depth Harley Davidson Live wire review.
" I d like to ask him his thoughts about electric motorcycles. His Fuel project looks to be a bike made for commuters, not really a sport influenced machine. He is so creative
and original with his designs, I'm curious to see where he goes with this blank canvas. Not to mention that the HD review is good Segway into an Eric Buell interview!
I'd also ask him about thoughts on a 2 wheel drive motorcycle using electrics, If he knows any of the design team over at Ohlins who worked on the 2 wheel drive Dakar Yamaha. I think pairing electric motors with a hydraulic drive train is an interesting idea to build on. I want to build an electric hydraulic 2 wheel drive sidehack! "

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Richard230 created the thread European electric scooter sales up.
" Electric scooter sales were up in Europe in 2019, compared with the previous year by 104%:
https://electricmotorcycles.news/sil...e-to-covid-19/ "

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Richard230 replied to the thread We made an in-depth Harley Davidson Live wire review.
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Quote Originally Posted by Electric Cowboy View Post
So HD and those companies had some unfortunate business dealings where the smaller electric companies did not protect themselves, and ended up damaged to the point of death after trying to work with HD.

Morgan and I spoke to Erik about the Fuell last year. We could probably do a video chat with him about it if you guys were interested.
I would be interested in what Erik is up to with his Fuell project. "

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Electric Cowboy replied to the thread We made an in-depth Harley Davidson Live wire review.
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Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
How exactly is HD responsible for putting Mission and Alta out of business?
I'm not a HD fanboy, and will never be a Harley owner, but it seems to me that Alta and Mission put themselves out of business.

If you ever do a test of one of these https://electrek.co/2019/03/05/motor...e-brand-fuell/, please post here. Nice work.

So HD and those companies had some unfortunate business dealings where the smaller electric companies did not protect themselves, and ended up damaged to the point of death after trying to work with HD.

Morgan and I spoke to Erik about the Fuell last year. We could probably do a video chat with him about it if you guys were interested. "

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Richard230 replied to the thread We made an in-depth Harley Davidson Live wire review.
" I now recall where I heard the latest information regarding H-D. It was from a CBS radio business news reporter. He said last week that H-D would be opening up one or more of their factories for limited production this week, but that 70% of their dealers would not be receiving new motorcycles this year. He also mentioned that H-D would be concentrating on the upper end of their product line, so that might include the Livewire if they get orders from their dealers, I assume. "

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evguy created the thread Controller for 100 volt motorcycle.
" Looking for a controller for my 100 volt brushed dc motor. I was looking at the Kelly KDZ12400 but have heard bad things. The controller has to have 0-5K throttle input also. Thanks for any help! "

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Stevo replied to the thread We made an in-depth Harley Davidson Live wire review.
" How exactly is HD responsible for putting Mission and Alta out of business?
I'm not a HD fanboy, and will never be a Harley owner, but it seems to me that Alta and Mission put themselves out of business.

If you ever do a test of one of these https://electrek.co/2019/03/05/motor...e-brand-fuell/, please post here. Nice work. "

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Richard230 replied to the thread We made an in-depth Harley Davidson Live wire review.
" Here is an entertaining video blog regarding Harley Davidson's troubles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOwxxsPaogY

I have seen one or two financial H-D report articles recently and they were not too positive regarding their sales this year. I think I might have seen something recently on motorcycle.com. "

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