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The chain runs over a 13-tooth drive sprocket to a 72-tooth chainwheel. In theory this could give me 60 mph at 4800 rpm, but we’ll see what the four small lead-acid batteries will do. I’m going to program the controller for a maximum 35 mph, which will keep me more-or-less moped legal in Colorado. But I’ll have enough acceleration to move with traffic.
The motor sits on a thin rubber damper made from an old innertube, and it now has an anti-torque link to keep it from rotating in the motor mounts. It fits as if the 35-year-old chassis had been built for it. The original Dunlop tires still hold air. I’ll replace them after the machine is running.
The controller and charger will go in the empty triangle under the rear of the gorgeous (empty) aluminum tank, which I haven’t had the heart to remove. The whole rig should then weigh 212 lb. Still hoping for a ten-mile range.
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