1984 Honda Elite CH125

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FbGFxVQhO6UHmBZQU   10 µW

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1984 Honda Elite CH125

Post by FbGFxVQhO6UHmBZQU » Jun 03 2021 9:54pm

Hi. I'm hoping to change the old scooter to an electric. It is not easy to get a street legal e-scooter in my state so I hope retrofitting will work out. I'll update what is going on as it goes on.
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original scooter
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Really appreciate any advice too.

I hope to be able to reach 55mph in a pinch, so I've asked about 72V QS MOTOR.

I just got a quote for a motor and battery and parts. Does it look good?

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1pcsx QS V4 10inch 3000w drum motor wheel
1pcsx 72V150A sabvoton controller
1pcsx bluetooth adapter
1pcsx throttle with switch
1pcsx 12V dc-dc converter
1pcsx CT-22 hall display
1pcsx Alarm
1pcsx 72V10A charger
1pcsx 72V50Ah lithium battery (410x150x153mm)

These are parts preview.

Battery
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72v battery 50ah
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controller
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controller
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display
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display
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12 step down
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12 stepper
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QS
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qs motor
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FbGFxVQhO6UHmBZQU   10 µW

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Re: 1984 Honda Elite CH125

Post by FbGFxVQhO6UHmBZQU » Jun 09 2021 5:37pm

I got another estimate with a different battery size.

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1pcsx 72v QS V4 10inch drum brake motor wheel 100Kph possible speed
1pcsx 72V150A controller
1pcsx bluetooth adapter
1pcsx throttle with switch
1pcsx 12V dc-dc converter
1pcsx display for speed and battery charge
1pcsx Alarm (optional)
1pcsx 72V charger (USA Plug)
1pcsx 72V50Ah lithium battery (220x170x320mm)
I made a template and I think this battery size can work. What do u think?
Template 220x170x320 top
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battery template top view
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I'm sure I can grind down the frame some and make a nice box in there for this size battery to slide in and rest an inch or two above the frame into the former gas tank space.

Template 220x170x320 side
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battery template
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My idea is to bolt this Suzuki swing arm in there just above the parking stand. Is anything wrong with having the swingarm pivot a little lower than the rear axle? It looks like that is what will be the result.

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Re: 1984 Honda Elite CH125

Post by kreal » Jun 10 2021 7:56am

FbGFxVQhO6UHmBZQU wrote:
Jun 09 2021 5:37pm
My idea is to bolt this Suzuki swing arm in there just above the parking stand. Is anything wrong with having the swingarm pivot a little lower than the rear axle? It looks like that is what will be the result.
If I understand correctly, then it shouldn't be a problem. You'll see this on most motocross bikes also.
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FbGFxVQhO6UHmBZQU   10 µW

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Re: 1984 Honda Elite CH125

Post by FbGFxVQhO6UHmBZQU » Jun 10 2021 8:41pm

kreal wrote:
Jun 10 2021 7:56am
If I understand correctly, then it shouldn't be a problem. You'll see this on most motocross bikes also.
thank you for advice. i think this low rider is really more like the case I will end up with.
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the pivot will be lower than wheel axle. but surely not that much lower. it is very encouraging.

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Re: 1984 Honda Elite CH125

Post by FbGFxVQhO6UHmBZQU » Jul 28 2021 6:57pm

Got to sizing up the swing arm in the low-rider position. Still could try it up in the original spot where Honda had the motor mount. If this ends up the location, should like to get a real space welded in on the sides and maybe the center.
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Washers are just for spacing for now.
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grinded the kickstand mount a little more to make the bolt and nut fit.
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The bolt is available on ebay. it is something to do with Audii suspension. Size M14 x 1.5 x 265mm
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It is a little wiggly. will need something welded in to stabilize it.
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I would wish to find a solid bolt with thread only at the end though. If u know any link to such bolt please share.

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Re: 1984 Honda Elite CH125

Post by Elektrosherpa » Jul 29 2021 4:47am

FbGFxVQhO6UHmBZQU wrote:
Jul 28 2021 6:57pm
I would wish to find a solid bolt with thread only at the end though. If u know any link to such bolt please share.
If I would need such a special part, I would go to a locksmith/lathing workshop and ask them to custom make one.
My favourite workshop usually wants for such simple things just "a few Euros for the tip money box"...

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Re: 1984 Honda Elite CH125

Post by JimVonBaden » Jul 30 2021 3:22pm

Check out my build. It is basically the same on my Vespa, and I can do 62mph.

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Re: 1984 Honda Elite CH125

Post by MJSfoto1956 » Jul 30 2021 3:56pm

And then there is my (rather long) build from two years ago where one thing led to another and I ended up with my much-loved “Elektra”. You can definitely learn from my mistakes along the way. https://endless-sphere.com/forums/view ... 14&t=98446

P.S. my front forks were derived from a Honda CH250!!
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