Build your own: Electric Kawasaki

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electrickaw.jpg“I bought an 8hp Briggs & Stratton ETEK motor used through Craigslist. Then I mounted the motor to the frame using the existing engine mounting holes and a piece of scrap aluminum plate. I found a sprocket and chain in the tractor repair isle of the farm store.” Ben Nelson’s approach couldn’t be described as high-tech, but it is effective. This electric Kawasaki is now his primary transportation.

One of a growing number of Ecomodders — people who customize for economy, rather than speed — Ben knows why it makes sense to go for plug-in over petrol. “If gas is three bucks a gallon, I can go 300 miles on that same amount of electricity. 300mpg isn’t too bad for a motorcycle, is it?”

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Build your own: Electric Bike

  • Riaan

    I would like more technical step by step info on building the electric bike.
    regards

    • Isaac

      U have to send me the info so i can build me one too Isaac

    • nana

      can you tell me where to buy the stuff to build me electric bike, honda 750

  • Michael Willingham

    I would like to know what type or model motor was used.

  • http://www.chidiomolu.wordpress.com chidi

    hey i wanted to get the step by step process on how to make an electric bike.

  • Vijay

    Hello, I would also like to get step by step information on how to build an electric bike too.

  • Scott

    I have an old motorcycle and I would like to try to convert it, can I have the instructions? Thanx

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    Good idea on building your own bike. For shorter distances and around town thats probably a pretty good idea.

  • anil ravuri

    ———-8hp Briggs & Stratton ETEK motor ——————-

    I need few clarifications, the understand better :
    How did you mount an 8 hp motor in the frame using the existing engine mounting holes ?

    Whats the battery that you have used ?

    Had you used the battery of that of any car, how did u ensure that the battery gets recharged while driving, or is it that you can drive the vehicle as long as the battery of powered, if not get that charged manually ?

  • vinesh vernekar

    hey i wanted to get the step by step process on how to make an electric bike

  • mary anne

    i would like to ask the step by step process on how to make an electric bike. please.

    thank you!

  • roger

    me too

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    great inforamtion motor great

  • Brian manser

    I would like to know what sort of electric motor you used and how do you control it

  • Chrystal

    How does it work with getting it tagged through motor vehicle and insurance?

  • brent

    hey i would like the instructions on how to build the bike. also what type of battery did you use.

  • roger obrien

    i also work like the information for the conversion!~!

  • Don Karp

    I too would also love to read about the build process and all your issues you needed to deal with…is this possible?

  • Kevin Dix

    Wow, I love what you did! Is there any chance you have more specifics on how you did it, and what parts you used? Thanks.

  • ab

    Waayy cooooll!!! Does it serve as an electric toaster too?

  • Steven Parker

    Does it cost anything for the specs on building my own electric bike? If not, please send them. If the specs does cost anything please send the price.
    Thanks (aka)WhiteWolf

  • sheraz

    I would like to know about the machine used and the gear systems . Its a very good attempt Thanks

  • Awais

    respected, where r u? plz reply to these messages..

  • Mike

    Wow! Great Job! Does it cost anything for the specs on building my own electric bike? If not, please send them. If the specs does cost anything please send the price.

    Thank you
    Mike

  • John

    hello there, would to also like the instructions on how to build the bike. also what type of battery did you use and info on insurance and tax please. I think what you have done is a great idear.

    Thank you
    John

  • cramm

    is it for sale if not how much to bjuy if its for sale in future UK

  • Foreigner1

    For all you guys that ask where the plans are:

    https://rqriley.hostcentric.com/chopper-et.htm

    has plans for such a bike.

  • epssty

    What transmetion did you use

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    Had you used the battery of that of any car, how did u ensure that the battery gets recharged while driving, or is it that you can drive the vehicle as long as the battery of powered, if not get that charged manually ?

  • Ahmed

    Hi Dear,
    where to find u with the details?
    other than the page up there, with minimum information.would you please give some more information about it?
    So, all of the interested ones can get real info for a practicle bike.

  • http://eric eric wayne

    help me also build my own electric motorcycle ihave a kawasaki kmx125,ar80 and elemenator ihave also yamaha crypton z iwant one of this bike to run a fast e-bike pls send me in my email how to build an ebike just 12v batery and cheap motor tnx

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    I really like this idea! Though I might need some step by step instructions to build it myself.

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    I too would also love to read about the build process and all your issues you needed to deal with…is this possible?

  • FABIO

    Good afternoon I would like to support me in making a four wheeler gasoline to electricity in the sense that parts are needed and how attached

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    I like the blog, but could not find how to subscribe to receive the updates by email. Can you please let me know?