An electric motorcycle motor is a very simple design, but to make it work properly, many complicated steps are required. This project took on about 3 weeks of development and research (not counting the waiting for parts or help from an acquaintance with welding). In all, it still cost about $3000 to build an electric motorcycle using a high quality electric motorcycle motor. For most of us, the cost can be rolled into our annual budget when we start saving money.
Equipments Required To Build Electric Motorcycle Motor
So if you want to convert from gas-powered to electric, what should you look for in your next bike? Your first step should be to check the prices for these two types of motors. Unfortunately, you won’t find electric motorcycle motors that will outperform gas bikes. But that’s not to say that gas bikes don’t have their advantages!
The next thing you need to decide on is whether you want a portable battery or one that can be attached permanently to your bike. If you go with a portable battery, you’ll likely need an external power source to charge your battery. The battery is then connected to your electric motorcycle motor mount. Depending on the type of motor and the size of the battery, this can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to install depending on the complexity of the task.
Mount Or Battery Packs
A permanent electric motorcycle motor mount is a bit more expensive, but not that much. This type of mount allows you to use your regular fuel pump to charge your battery. To convert your bike to run on electricity, you simply attach the motor onto the axle and connect the axle to the chain. This is the easiest way to get started and gives electric bicyclists a boost of confidence. It also eliminates the need to purchase a power meter.
To build electric motorcycle motor mounts that use a battery pack, you will first have to convert your vehicle. Many bikers choose to do this conversion themselves because it is fairly simple and doesn’t require much technical knowledge. If you are confident enough to tackle the conversion, you should know that you can find all the materials needed to perform the job at any local hardware store. The only items you may need to buy include the motor, the battery, and some wire. You will also need to have a good supply of battery packs because Brutus 2 requires frequent battery replacement.
A Kit For Electric Motorcycle Conversion
If you’re not up to performing the electric motorcycle motor conversion, then there are several companies out there that make specialized systems for bikers. These companies offer parts that are specifically made for each brand of electric motorcycle. These parts are more expensive, but the price difference is well worth it. In addition to saving money on parts, many of these companies will perform all the labor and service for you, which saves you a lot of time. These companies will also give you full instructions on how to put the system together.
Another option is to look at a kit for electric motorcycle conversions. There are several popular kits available, but all of them have a few things in common. The first thing you will notice is that all of the kits are put together differently, which requires less technical knowledge on your part. Kits also have guides that explain all of the steps in easy to understand language.
In summary, if you are looking for a way to save money on your electric motorcycle motor system purchases, consider building one yourself. If you’re not comfortable with performing a conversion, then consider buying an electric motorcycle controller. Finally, be sure to buy your motor systems that carry quality parts. With a quality system you’ll be happy with your purchase for years to come.