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    Today, we started mounting the motor into the frame of my VF500 conversion project. Pictures of the progress:
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    Last edited by bugeyebug; 20 August 2012 at 0416. Reason: added pictures

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    ...played with the Big Printer at work:



    This is a cover made from 13oz scrim vinyl, printed on the big flatbed HP6100. Every single time I put the bike on the trailer it rains, and rain ain't something I want to get on my lipo battery pack. Last time I used saran wrap, if you can believe it. Anyway, I wanted to get a motorcycle cover that could take highway speeds, and the 13oz scrim is just the ticket. Then, I thought, hell. I can print on that shiz yo.

    This is my first stab at the pattern... got some ideas on how to make it better.

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    http://www.whosay.com/kurtsutter/photos/216907

    Here is a pic of what we did today.

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    Here are a few more pics on the set, what an incredible day!DSC_0004.jpgDSC_0007.jpgDSC_0017.jpg

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    Well yesterday I had the engineer over to look over the bike and ensure I am on the right path. I was a little concerned that he might not like the way I had done some of the things. He got me to prove the new brakes were pulling up the bike in a suitable time (great fun on a wet and cold road), inspected the battery mounts and looked over the job.

    No need to be concerned, he gave me a short list of items that I must do:

    Get the tare weight of the bike measured at each wheel
    Fit ADR (Australian Design Rules) approved indicators
    Get and fit a mechanical battery isolation switch
    Place a warning sticker on the brake reservoir
    Provide a space for the modification approval sticker.

    Admittedly there is stuff I have to do prior to final signoff that were already in my plans:

    Polycarbonate protector plates on the batteries
    12 volt wiring and fuse box
    DC-DC convertor installation
    Water cooling setup.

    Given enough weekend time I plan to have this done by mid October at the latest.
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    ...brought home a new puppy:



    yummy gauges:


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    Finished up the motor mount bracket, and started thinking about how we're going to lay out the batteries:
    motor mount 01.jpgmotor mount 02.jpgmotor mount 05.jpgbattery arrangement.jpg
    More info on my blog post from today: http://evmotorcycle.blogspot.com/

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    House trained or still on newspapers Ted?
    Are you going to convert it? I was thinking of doing one myself.

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    Nice bugeyebug! That's a pretty unique mount, really cool!

    Red, I think it's trained... (I hope). It's already converted, that little meter down low is a VM. It's a better-than-average quality Chinese deal, definitely worth upgrading a bit.

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    Nice bugeyebug! You can fit a bunch of those batts in those VF500 frames (though be careful of weight...). I fit 36 TS 60Ah cells in one (though i used a hub motor).

    Keep it going dude.
    EVs: 2007 Zapino Scooter, Honda VF500 Conversion (electriceptor.wordpress.com), Red Nissan LEAF SL (Arrived!)

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