electric quad bike

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evilned   10 µW

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massive thankyou to endless sphere

Post by evilned » Aug 03 2014 8:54pm

This is my first attempt at building an e vehicle, and thanks to this forum it was a great success. This is my son's now electric quad bike. 1000w brushless motor running on 2x 6s lipo batteries gearing 5:1 perfect for effortless circle work while still reaching a top speed of 46km/h.
Kaos on his lipo powered electric quad 2: http://youtu.be/03WZRC2G7TE
http://youtu.be/tr2SJG3Vi0c.

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electric quad bike

Post by evilned » Aug 03 2014 9:05pm

This is my first attempt at building an e vehicle, and thanks to this forum it was a great success. This is my son's now electric quad bike. 1000w brushless motor running on 2x 6s lipo batteries gearing 5:1 perfect for effortless circle work while still reaching a top speed of 46km/h. 

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Re: electric quad bike

Post by AussieJester » Aug 03 2014 9:19pm

Strongly advise you buy more Lipo, imho another 4 minimum should be wired in...

Great work none the less, looking to do adult size quad myself!

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Re: electric quad bike

Post by evilned » Aug 03 2014 9:27pm

Not sure what you mean by this? The one's I have already are 65-130c 8000mah 6s lipo x2 as its a 48v motor/controller and gives him a runtime of just short of an hour I can't see what advantage adding more wieght would achieve?? But as I said, i am new to this, so any helpful advice would be appreciated

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Re: electric quad bike

Post by John in CR » Aug 03 2014 11:36pm

That's it, I've gotta find a quad to convert now. Awesome job EvilNed! I just hope my kids don't see your vids before I get one built.


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Re: electric quad bike

Post by Philip » Aug 04 2014 2:47am

What motor and ESC did you use?

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Re: electric quad bike

Post by gwhy! » Aug 04 2014 3:01am

nice one!!.. reminds me of one of my old projects :


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Re: electric quad bike

Post by evilned » Aug 04 2014 3:09am

Thanks guys, my boy loves it. Next project is a full size quad for the whole family. Re- Phillip, I ended up going with this one from motion dynamics http://www.motiondynamics.com.au/brushless-straight/

Shane has been an awsome help with a wealth of knowledge. The next project will be using their 2000w motor, he tells me today that he has just sent 26 of them to a tour guide company so they can convert their full size quads to e power.

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Re: electric quad bike

Post by drew12345 » Aug 04 2014 6:38am

Thanks for link. I would like to do something like this for my kids. Can u show us pic of motor inside quad? Was it a simple swap? How much custom stuff did you have to do?

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Re: electric quad bike

Post by evilned » Aug 04 2014 4:48pm

I've added a photo of the motor that I have on my phone, I'm away with work until the end of the week. When I get home I'll take some more detailed pictures, as for the conversion - it was quite simple the only real engineering was the motor mount bracket as I wanted it to be adjustable so I could change the gearing. The other time consuming part was to get the wiring right for the motor to spin the opposite way as it was setup to be mounted on the other side of the bike. With the help of posts on this forum and a watt meter it took maybe an hour to get the right combination of phase/hall wiring.

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Re: electric quad bike

Post by drew12345 » Aug 04 2014 8:41pm

Cool, thanks!

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Re: electric quad bike

Post by evilned » Aug 31 2014 12:53am

Ok so been flat out with life…. You all know how the story goes. Here is those pics.
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