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Kawasaki KE-175 Dirt-E – Conversion to electric motorbike

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FrankG shows you how to rewind a permanent magnet DC motor, make hi-current amp meters and GPS tech for eclectric vehicle assessment – Link.

6 thoughts on “Kawasaki KE-175 Dirt-E – Conversion to electric motorbike

  1. Wow. That’s quite a project, but I’m worried about the mounting location on that motor. Seems like it would be quite easy to rip off on an obstacle, or get damaged in a tip-over. It’d be safer inside the frame, although that would make the drivetrain a bit more complicated.

  2. The steel plate and brace underneath are welded directly to the swingarm so I think the bike will bounce before the engine breaks off…

    Though I did dump the bike a few weeks ago on a patch of ice at about 20Km/h, the blower was destroyed on impact breaking the blades and busting the fiberglass mount.

    Since it was just below 0C the motor still ran cool enough.

    Frank

  3. The steel plate and brace underneath are welded directly to the swingarm so I think the bike will bounce before the engine breaks off…

    Though I did dump the bike a few weeks ago on a patch of ice at about 20Km/h, the blower was destroyed on impact breaking the blades and busting the fiberglass mount.

    Since it was just below 0C the motor still ran cool enough.

    Frank

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