- Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:33 pm #30436
It's been a while since I've posted but I had to come back to share this $100 Craigslist find! Its an Auranthetic Charger Electric Motorbike built in the 1970's in California. It's street legal with DOT approved lights and signals, it even came with a clean title so I could get a tag for it. It originally ran on 2 12v deep cycle car batteries. The electronics are crude but work. It runs off of a series of solinoids and switches to modulate power by changing from 12v to 24v. It had a claimed top speed of 30mph and a range of 30 miles. It has what looks to be an industrial grade 1HP motor. I wired it up to test it and everything works as it should. My plan is to use a YK43B controller to run the motor and run the lights/signals/horn from a auxiliary battery pack using the factory wiring. I'll probably go Lithium Ion or Lipos for my power source to cut some weight. 2 car batteries weigh over 100lbs! Looking forward to starting this project.
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