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    22-year-old college kid Tom Miceli has built himself (what I think is) an impressive attempt at en electric cycle using a ‘96 Kawasaki ZX6 Ninja as the basis for his project.
    More here
    Capable of more than 70 mph and a range of 60 miles, Tom has plans to make this more powerful. He is looking at uping the amperage rating of his batteries, and is also planning on adding gearing which he hopes will see him hit 100+mph

    P.s. sorry if this is a repost.

  • #2
    I don't see any brake levers

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    • #3
      Orly?
      Attached Files

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      • #4
        I do?

        It's the clutch that's missing, as it's not needed.

        edit: beaten

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        • #5
          EDIT: Oh shit ignore me, the crack is at it again.

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          • #6
            It's on the right, same place we all have our brake levers...

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            • #7
              Dude looks like Esquire.
              FTP

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              • #8
                Can't be, his seat is in good nick.

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                • #9
                  Looks cool and constant powerband to boot

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                  • #10
                    Powerband of bike = -----------------
                    c o o l s t o r y b r o

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, therefore torque band = \ (though not nearly that steep of a decline)

                      Peak torque at 0rpm and downhill from there, certainly very different to having peak torque near the top like we're used to.

                      Has the potential to be awesomely fun in urban stop/start/turn though - especially with no noise to alert people to how much of a hard time it's being given.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BigTim View Post
                        Dude looks like Esquire.
                        Feels good man.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by browncow View Post
                          Powerband of bike = -----------------
                          For a DC motor you get max power at 1/2 stall torque (or 1/2 no load speed) so the power curve would look a bit like: /'''\

                          Without getting into a lengthy exposition involving analogies with moving bricks, punching fists, etc. I'd say that max torque at 0rpm is better for a vehicular application.

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                          • #14
                            Yep.
                            Will be interesting to see in a few ( read probably several) years when commercial offerings with comparable range and speed to ice's hit the market...
                            c o o l s t o r y b r o

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