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    Hello CharlesZaden,
    Thank you for bringing up the topic of batteries, this thread is "Volt full" of information.

    Tony
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    I used 6 Powerstar 35 AH U1 deep cycle batteries with a Mars 709 72v motor. Put over 2000 miles on them in 3 years and they are still going strong....when I switched to Calbs last april I sold them to my neighbor for his trolling boats. AGM batteries rarly die...they are killed. First rule is if you're not riding than the bike should be on charge (smart float charger). I used 3 on board 24v 5amp smart chargers (scooter type, $45 each).

    http://www.powerstarsla.com/evita.html
    2003 Ninja 250EX, Agni #95R, 6:1 Gearing, 11 Leaf Modules.
    Alltrax SPM72400, 400 amp Controller, all LED lighting
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRZ400 View Post
    I used 3 on board 24v 5amp smart chargers (scooter type, $45 each).
    I've been looking for scooter type smart chargers. Where did you get yours?

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    Update:
    I just ordered the following items and expect to see them arrive within the next week or so (pics to follow)
    seat, rear shocks, front suspension tube, rear wheel and rim, bearings, washer, and dust seal for my steering stem. I swear Ebay should sponsor me.
    - Chris [1982 Honda EV650]

    "Just throwing science at the wall and seeing what sticks"

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    This is why I Elmoto

    Thought you guys would appreciate this:
    I was long set on doing an EV but wasn't planning on doing a motorcycle until I saw this...
    Honda 650.jpg

    This is a picture of my dear mother on her CB650 back in 1980. So this project is a tribute to her and how awesome she was before she had kids
    Last edited by CharlesZaden; 17 February 2012 at 0950. Reason: spelling
    - Chris [1982 Honda EV650]

    "Just throwing science at the wall and seeing what sticks"

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    That's really cool Chris. My dad rode motorcycles before he had kids too...I need to find some of those pics.
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    Hello CharlesZaden,

    Yes truly awesome, parents do a lot to get there kids ahead. Use this dream of building your EV for all moms and dads.
    Keep running.
    Tony

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    will do tony and please... call me Chris
    - Chris [1982 Honda EV650]

    "Just throwing science at the wall and seeing what sticks"

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    Why not Turnigy?

    So I am very close to being able to start ordering all my pieces and parts for this build. After much deliberation I've decided to get a conversion kit which includes:
    Motenergy ME0709
    Alltrax [AXE] 7234 72V 300A
    Magura twist grip throttle
    60/72V contactor.
    Now the only thing left is the ever familiar battery dilemma.
    @EVGator got me looking at some of the Turnigy LiPoly batteries
    (specifically these: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html

    With these I can pull about 3.5 KWh with ~72V at 50Ah (5s10p).
    this all sounds fine and dandy to me, but I haven't heard of many people using these guys past RC applications.
    Ted, word on the street is that you might have a piece or two for me on this...
    - Chris [1982 Honda EV650]

    "Just throwing science at the wall and seeing what sticks"

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    oof. There's a crap-ton of info here on running Turnigy, and lipo in general. My own thread is here:
    http://www.elmoto.net/showthread.php...hlight=turnigy

    But do a search for Turnigy and lipo here, and there's a whole lot more on Endless Sphere (which I linked in my first post on that thread ^^)

    I also have a bunch of posts on my own blog- here:

    http://evmc2.wordpress.com/?s=lipo

    http://evmc2.wordpress.com/?s=turnigy

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