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    Project moving along reasonably well - I think I have everything I need on order now. Bike is starting to go back together. Motor and controller should be with me in about 3 weeks. I'm only about 4 weeks into having the donor bike and set myself a realistic minimum of 12 months so all being well I should be on track. Oh yes, I'm already over budget
    Cheers,
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    looking good from a fellow brit doing a fazer conversion, although mine is a 2008 FZ6 mine is nearly finished over budget but with in time (6 months)

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    Hi Chris - thanks - was following your build on here - would be really interested to see some pics now that you are nearly finished.
    I'm also going to use Leaf Modules so if you have any advice on building a suitable box to house them and what charger you ended up going with that would be much appreciated....
    Cheers,
    Mike.

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    Glad to see you're progressing at a good rate

    My bike is at a similar stage, ICE stripped out and a mostly cleaned up frame.

    Currently designing my motor mount (for a motenergy ME1012 in a 1979 Honda superdream)

    I had been planning on going for hobbbyking lipo but it seems that leaf cells are popular, I may have to give them some more thought.
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    I use the Hobbyking Lipo's in my 2kw ebike, (as well as my model aircraft, helicopters and quadcopter) cheap enough but quality can be a bit eratic, they also really don't like being abused! Having said that, I do abuse them and usually get 2 years out of them. But for the money, leaf cells do seem to be the way to go so will be giving them a try.
    The Superdream is a great looking bike, especially to those who were around and biking in it's era!
    Keep us updated on the build progress.... and good luck!
    Cheers,
    Mike.

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    Motor shipping today - Enertrac just sent me this picture of the finished item
    Cheers,
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    Motor arrived last night, quick trial fit this morning looks good......
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    Hey mcress!

    Really cool project you got there and as I see you're moving really fast with it
    I'd have some questions tho...how come you choose the Enertrac motor and not the Motenergy M1003 kit? As I see it, the price is the same, isn't it?
    How will you make the bike street legal? I'm planning on making an electric bike as well (I live in Germany) but as I see the regulations it'd cost at least 2-3000 pounds for JUST the EMC tests and stuff...how is it in the UK? I really don't want to pay that much money for a 20min test if I just can haha...

    cheers

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    Hey Krrisztian, thanks, yep it's coming on OK I think!
    From what I have been reading from other peoples conversions here in the UK it's not necessary to undergo a test other than our standard Mot Test. We just need tin inform the DVLA that there is a change to the fuel type and send in proof (invoice for the motor, pictures etc) and they then send us back an updated registration document, although they can apparently request an inspection on occasion. So hopefully it shouldn't be too difficult. Sounds like it may be More complicated in Germany? I know that they also have to undergo some testing in Australia from talking to others.
    I chose the Enertrac as I wanted a fairly straightforward conversion without much fabrication if possible as I get really short for spare time, and also it gives much more room up front for batteries and as this is going to be a pretty heavy bike I think I will need it.
    Been working on the controller placement this morning and will be posting a few pics ups shortly!
    Cheers,
    Mike.

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    Tank bottom taken out this morning to accommodate Kelly Controller which seems to fit quite nicely.......
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