frodus wrote:light would be under 200lbs
fffiuuu, looks like I'm screwed. My estimate (that is, with data I could gather not from my own measurements) of the bike's weight without the ICE is some 210lbs, which in fact I think it's too much for that bike. I have a big and heavy bat pack for her, a TS 3KWh 16s1p 60Ah with total weight of 88 lbs.
frodus wrote:I doubt you'll get over 50mph with 48V, even with the gearing you want. Start considering 60V, that will help.
50mph is fine for the legalization, then 2 more cells to 58V nominal.... may do the trick... This sure is going to be fun
frodus wrote:Or consider talking to John Fiorenza at Motenergy. He designed the original B&S.... he's a great guy and very helpful. Don't take our word for it, take his.
I guess I can try, I hope I don't annoy him.
I need to investigate more and do more "real world" measurements to see better where I'm going. Thank you for your help frodus. I think I've been on your blog before. Good to know you went LLC