I find myself gnawing again on the idea of electric motorcycles and scooters, and building my own machine.
Of course, building your own rig has potential problems with regard to street legality: I don't wanna build a machine that I can only ride in my backyard.
I want to be able to head out onto the street and ride to the grocery store, or over to the mall in the next city over. Don't need highway speed: 35 mph is fine for my commute range and area. A 40 mile range is acceptable for my needs, as well. But, this begets questions:
Where do I learn how to weld solidly?
Do I bother with a task that really needs a lot of welding, or should I start with someone's old motorcycle with a failed ICE setup, converting that to electric by gutting everything else of no need?
What do I need to be DMV-registerable?
All of this comes to mind, before I even try to figure out where the hell I'd get the money for the parts, and just how I'd even build it. Like... do I want to sort out a chain drive, or would I actually look into that hub motor setup I saw recently?
Also, what do I do about batteries? I'd likely want Headway 38120s or 40160s, because while they are large, they also can hold a bunch of power. Since most of our power here is clean power, I'd be totally OK with using it, too.
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