Thursday, June 26, 2008

Electric Motorbike Conversion

Old Bike Frame

Forklift Motor


Vroom! will probably be more of an electric-sounding whine. Anyways, the motorbike was stripped of its engine, gas tank, transmission, and the rest of its innards. The forklift motor was pulled out of a dead forklift. A basic prototype using a different bike frame and motor was demonstrated at the last Maker Faire. When this thing is finished, it will make for one hell of a stealth bike, and will eventually make use of those heatsinked mosfets in the UPS's as explained a couple posts back. Here is a pic of the older version, which is using a different frame and motor:

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