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  • Wanted Bike/rolling chassis for EV bike conversion - up to $1000

    Hey everyone,

    I've been wanting to do an electric motorcycle conversion for sometime now; I have been hanging out on PSB and gumtree and haven't seen that perfect donor bike pop up yet.

    What i'm after is a cheap complete bike, with frame, wheels, brakes etc all in decent condition. Engine can be non existent or completely shot I don't mind. I saw a newish Hyosung with a busted motor go cheaply ($500) on this site a few months back, something like that would be perfect. Price range will vary depending on the bike but I suppose anywhere up to $1000 is good, but I will pay higher for something awesome. The electrical gear going into the bike will cost $2000-$4000 so i'm not after a rust bucket.

    Ideal donor bike is/has:
    • Chain driven (a must)
    • A sound frame - no write offs
    • Good brakes
    • Large ~600cc and upwards (I am 6 foot 4)
    • Full fairing to hide the batteries - (although not compulsory)
    • The newer the better - although it's hard to find a new bike with a stuffed motor

    Please keep an eye out for such a vehicle, or if you have something lying deep in the back of the shed let me know.

    *No need to tell me I'm crazy and should stick with fuel etc etc, I have an xv535 and cbr1100xx (well dads..) which will stay in my garage also. I just want a project bike.

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    Suggest an older 2 stroke if you can find one... much lighter than a Hyobung, which will of course make the bike much more efficient
    the Hyo 250 frame is the same as the 600 if I recall, so a bit solid.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Shadow78 View Post
      Suggest an older 2 stroke if you can find one... much lighter than a Hyobung, which will of course make the bike much more efficient
      the Hyo 250 frame is the same as the 600 if I recall, so a bit solid.
      I wouldn't suggest a very light bike (more important with a car) simply because once set up with a full load of batteries it will no longer be light, and will need much heavier frame and suspension than a nimble old 2T has.

      About time someone did an Electric conversion on here, I will be keen to follow it.
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      • #4
        About time someone did an Electric conversion on here, I will be keen to follow it.[/QUOTE]

        There's lots of information on the web, however, the sites never go into the really fine details. With the AUS so strong atm, I thought it's the ideal time to import the goods - unless I stumble across a decent local supplier.

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        • #5
          Hyo 250 wouldn't be too bad... Provided you get one of the newer ones that has a frame made from something other than 2 day old Brie...
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          • #6
            Do you think your project can get through ADR compliance? If not, what would be the reason for having a frame that isn't a writeoff?

            I have an 04 CBR 600 frame, swingarm, front end and engine in my garage. The wheels are being straightened and if I keep one complete set, there will be another set available.

            It was a stat writeoff, so it can't be registered. Although it was written off and converted to a very nice, straight track bike. It is also very clean.
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            • #7
              Great Project Keithman.

              I have a 96 CBR900RR frame and swingarm for the cost of a carton. Its not stat write off and has a clean compliance plate.

              Pm me for more details

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ozboy View Post
                Do you think your project can get through ADR compliance? If not, what would be the reason for having a frame that isn't a writeoff?
                I intend on developing the bike as a cheap commuter; hence ADR compliance is a must. I have seen a couple of licensed electric motorcycles riding around Perth (whether they went over the pits or not I don't know). I toyed with the idea of finding something already registered, but at the end of the day if you run into something you're not insured. If a prefect licensed bike rocks up awesome, but not essential.

                As much as I would love to convert a CBR600, I have to say no to stat write offs

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dejavu View Post
                  Great Project Keithman.

                  I have a 96 CBR900RR frame and swingarm for the cost of a carton. Its not stat write off and has a clean compliance plate.

                  Pm me for more details
                  This is a hell of an offer.
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                  wow
                  many post

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