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    It's done. Immensely satisfying to ride.

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    Beautiful job! Looks great!
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    Fantastic work! I like the fact you kept the bike looking as original as possible. I'm in the process of planning the same type of conversion on a Honda CT90 Trail.

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    This is my inspiration project, absolutely amazing! What are your thoughts on doing this on a 350 vs 450? I found a pretty cheap 450 that I"m eyeing up. Any sense of range from real-world riding? How much does the bike weigh? Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmurphy26 View Post
    This is my inspiration project, absolutely amazing! What are your thoughts on doing this on a 350 vs 450? I found a pretty cheap 450 that I"m eyeing up. Any sense of range from real-world riding? How much does the bike weigh? Great job!
    hey thanks, glad you dig it. I think a 450 would do just fine. I like the gaiters on the 450, more of the scrambler look. This thing has been an absolute joy to ride. Accelerates like mad. I had originally engineered it for about 75 mi range with the batteries I had opted for, which were advertised as 100ah cells. It ended up being more like 50ah (the risks of buying through ali baba) probably due to refurbished cells (a couple of the cells are weaker and limit the rest of the system). In actuality I get almost exactly 40 mi range on a single 2.5 hr charge (from a 220v outlet through a 90v transformer/power supply) which is great for me as I'm only ever just around the city with it. I charge it 3-4 times a month. Happy to share any info, consider this project open source for whatever you can learn of it. Best of luck.

    edit: haven't weighed it yet but I guessing maybe 35-50lbs lighter than before, so around 325-340lbs
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    You can use a standard bathroom scale, weigh each wheel separately, and just add the two. My local trash collection ecology center has a vehicle scale and the bathroom scale method checks out to work just fine. Im curious too to find out as well!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
    You can use a standard bathroom scale, weigh each wheel separately, and just add the two. My local trash collection ecology center has a vehicle scale and the bathroom scale method checks out to work just fine. Im curious too to find out as well!!
    sure, makes sense, I just don't have a scale. I'll keep it in mind if the opportunity presents itself and will post here.

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    The moto weighed in at 360lbs, whereas the original 350F shows online as 395 lbs with a full tank, or 373 lbs dry.

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