Re: Honda Goldwing Conversion
I haven't posted about my project in a while. The Goldwing is running and I am using it. I had quite a delay scewring around with a BMS for a few months. What a pain. Delicate circuit boards on every cell. A controller that kept faulting and no reset. Board popping when I tried to work on it. The company (Elithium) tried to help, but in the end they abamdoned me and didn't stand behind the product. My suggestion is - don't use a BMS. LiFePo batteries seem to stay balanced, and just run a wire to a terminal block and check then once in a while with a volt meter. YOu can always manually balance using a big resistor. Thats how I do it. Make sure your charge shuts down the pack, and make sure you don't drive it unti it's dead. Follow that and you're fine without a BMS.
As for the bike, it runs great! Up to 60 mph. Range still not fully known, but surely will depend on many factors like how hard it is pushed. I did go 35 miles (mostly country roads - 45-50 mph), and still had some spare. I would guess I'm well over 40 in town. Acceleration is good, except I need an idler or somehting because when I crank on it the belt jumps. I need more wrap.
All for now. I did post on You Tube. Type in Goldwing EV