I bow before greatness. Which is rare.recumpence wrote:Latest work;
Today I installed the correct brakes on the bike, fabricated the center console, and did a bunch of chain clearance/component interference corrections.
Here are the latest pictures.
The bike is 52 pounds as it sits without batteries or controllers. It will gain 20 to 21 pounds when the packs and other bits are installed. So, the bike will weigh in at under 75 pounds with 24 horsepower. That is a 3 to 1 weight to power ratio. This is the most powerful bike at that weight I have ever built. Honestly, at this point, this thing is beginning to frighten me, seriously frighten me........ It is far more light weight motorcycle than bicycle.
It is far wilder than I initially envisioned.
recumpence wrote:The pack is 25C at 25amphour. That gives a discharge rate of around 600 amps. The system will pull 400 amps (and that for only a 1/2 second at a time while the front wheel shoots upward).
Here are some prices of a few of the components;
Twin motor drive with controllers, frame mounts, etc $3,000
Carbon Fiber $400 (and that is a discounted price)
Bike? (I bough it used and stripped and powdercoated it) I have about $600 in the frame alone.
Those are just some of the more obvious parts. You are correct about the labor time. I put about 6 hours per week into the bike to finish it.
izeman wrote:matt could you please post some close up pics of the rear disc caliper and how you mounted the rear disc and the gear wheel next to each other? the chain must be really close to the tire, isn't it?
could you please send me some high res pics? i'd really love to have those as wallpaper
I'm pretty sure the brake lights will need to be custom fabbed. You could use a simple tactile switch, and some GRIN potted lights.recumpence wrote:Hey Guys,
A new development has arisen. The client has decided to take this project to the next level. He has requested a few things and I would like your input on them;
#1 Brake lights (I have never dealt with brake lights before for hydraulic brakes).
#2 Dual headlights with a small nose fairing.
#3 Decorative gold plating.
#4 "Whatever I think would be cool."
So, what are your thoughts? I am open to suggestions!