TylerDurden wrote:It's not too early to consider coat-tailing on AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days in Ohio... they had electrics there this year (2011), right?
Central locationLuke, Paul (and other e-moto insiders) - is this already on your schedules?
Track & amenities
Camping / RV
Large event to attract sponsors
BIG swap meet
Alan B wrote: Did I see a banner at the Grange race?
bigmoose wrote:This is in my backyard. I only missed it this year because of a business trip that went a day longer than expected. This would allow us all to meet Craig Vetter who I continue to think would be very interested in our electric developments. Read up on Craig here: http://craigvetter.com/
Very good day of riding for the electric bikes. The gas bikes did well too, the mpg winner was at ~156mpg on an nx250 with a big front bubble fairing.
Anyways 3 electric bikes showed up and raced. Current Motors (http://www.pluginamerica.org/vehicles/c ... es-scooter) co-founder brought one of their rides. I brought my electric katana (110 EIG cells, agni 95R, & Alltrax 7245) and Kraig Schultz (http://www.schultzengineering.us/) brought his delta-11. As electrics we made the decision to ride at the 55mph pace for only the first 36miles and then recharge and turn around. All three of us accomplished this without slowing anyone down. Well the Current Motors had some powerloss because the motor overheated some, they are working on things to improve this. The awesome thing is that the rest of their software and everything works flawlessly, i was highly impressed.
We travelled on 55mph roads and rode at about the speed. I stayed tucked behind my small windscreen the whole time to minimize losses. According to my CA I averaged 48mph over those 37 miles and peaked at 62mph downhill. I used 3.066kWh over 35 miles (reset the CA 2 miles in) and got 88.1 wh/mile. I think i pulled 180A max out of my 100Ah pack. We stopped and cahrged, but I only got 5Ah back into my pack. On the way pack we took a slower pace at an average of 30.1mph and I was able to get 75.5wh/mile or 2.5 kWh over ~35 miles (still tucked). Overall I used about 70Ah out of 100Ah and my cells are still sitting at 80.1V (3.64V/cell on EIG cells). It felt great to get some great performance numbers.
Next year I will be traveling the whole 100miles and having the best mpg (well MPGe). I can probably do 90wh/mile so i need about 1.6kWh or ~20Ah more at 90%DOD to do 100 miles. Planning on getting a narrower chassis and some sort front dustbin. Screw the groceries! haha
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