drewjet wrote:So what motor are you planning, how much battery, and what top speed?
What is the typical wet weight of a gas trials bike?
Will you be able to be lighter or about the same with your conversion?
Sorry for all the questions. but I have never done trials before, and it sure looks to be fun, and as long as you are not trying some of the really crazy stunts, it seems relatively safe, as the speed is not real high. There just isn't a lot of info on this forum, and I haven't got the time for other places.
A modern ( newer ) gas bike will be a bit lighter than the one I have ( with gas engine) which is around 75kg-80kg ready to ride.
After conversion with around 30/40Ah worth of lipo it will be around 60kg ready to ride. Top speed will be around 22mph ( but I have a few plans to make it 2 speed and try to gear it even slower ) the plan is to use 2 outrunners on a common shaft ( If I can make it fit to save space) Im estimating about 7kw at this speed should be enough to have some serious fun. Its about one of the safest and cheapest forms of motor sport to get into and I love it. Its more of a personal challenge rather than competing directly with others and you only ride what you feel comfortable doing and your skill set. When I had it running before with only 2.5kw @ 22mph it was usable as a beginners bike but You need more power once you start needing to pop the front wheel over stuff.