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    The Juiced Drag bike progress post (Weekly updates)

    Hello everyone !

    This will be the thread that shows the progress as we build it. I will try to do weekly updates on how it goes.

    For those of you that do not know us (Ed & Tammy - Juiced Drag Racing) We have been building and racing EVs for a while.

    This bike it not going to rotate the earth. It will be fast enough to keep our need for speed happy, our retirement fund in check and
    keep the other motorcycle bracket racers worried.

    Smoky burnouts will be mandatory.

    We are trying to build this in the 5 thousand USD range. I think with some help from a few friends and us doing 95% of the
    build (I cannot paint that well ) we should make that happen.

    The goodies:
    A pro-built older, but perfect for this application, Kawasaki drag bike. The only Kawasaki parts (from a Ninja ZX-7R) are the steering,
    front and rear wheels and the front brakes. It is Molly frame and very well built. It is set up for a 7" to 10" slick. We will be running
    a 7" which is really 7.8" wide. It will meet the IHRA rules.

    ME1507 PMAC Brushless Motor
    Chevy Volt batteries set up for bulk and cell charging. It will be 116v or 130v. This voltage will be decided depending on the controller we get.
    Right now we are leaning toward a Travis Programed SEVCON GEN4 SIZE 6 controller.

    Paint - Chrysler Tangerine Pearl

    The fun part will be getting all of this to fit. We have made measurements and a good plan, we will see how it goes.

    Sorry, but I am old school, my cad file picture of the project is in my head.

    Questions are always welcome. More later !

    E&T
    Last edited by EVcycle; 12 May 2018 at 0443.
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    She is naked!!

    The "as purchased" and stripped down photos.

    Juiced Dragbike sm.jpg

    Drag bike 2.jpg

    Drag Bike 3.jpg
    EV Ed
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    Regardless of which direction you go on parts, this is going to be fun to watch. Glad to see you are both still doin the Elmoto thing!

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    Its totally doable at 5Gs. Any pics of the battery pack?
    Tangerine Pearl with gold ghost flames would be killa!
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    Battery packs are on the way.

    Here is a photo of what we are getting two of. They are the Gen2 Chevy Volt packs.
    These are a larger version of what I have in the Cafe racer.

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    EV Ed
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    Nice, will be fun to watch! Hard to believe I have 10 years and 9k EV miles on my Ninja now!
    2003 Ninja 250EX, Agni #95R, 6:1 Gearing, 11 Leaf Modules.
    Alltrax SPM72400, 400 amp Controller, all LED lighting
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    Well.... The motor fits ! (I take good measurements) and this is a MANLY motor. 1 1/8" shaft no less.

    Motor fit a.jpg

    I recommend you see Travis at Electro Motive Force, LLC to get one..... (This was a non paid endorsement,
    I am not related to him and he does have me in some compromising photos...at least I don't think so.)
    Last edited by EVcycle; 25 April 2018 at 1412.
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    Don't be too sure on that. Travis sent me a bunch of photos from the (2006?) ElMoto meetup at VIR for the book... just sayin'.
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    Dont be sure about what Ted? The photos?

    Now I get it .....LOL... Duhhhh

    That was a fun weekend! Close, it was 2010. (according to the photo tags anyway)
    That was our first build...

    VIR.jpg
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    EV Ed
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    That was the coolest event I have ever been to. Saw your bike, all the TTXGP bikes, the Monotracer, and some kid with a bunch of hot models...Terry something. :-) My wife and I are even in the movie for several seconds. That was as good as it will ever get for me.

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