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Old 01-02-2012, 06:47 PM
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It is going to take me more than 3 sessions to strip this beast down. I've got an injured thumb on my right hand, so not having an opposable thumb is slowing me down a bit.

I've got the front half of the plastic off now. The next step will be getting the exhaust, intake and fuel systems off.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:04 AM
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I've got a few nuts soaking in WD-40 before I can remove the exhaust, but I did get the air filter and gas tank out. That tank is a monster.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:02 PM
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I'm exhausted.
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you mean d-exhausted? haha

Nice work!

Have you thought about a blog in addition? Thats how I documented my build (www.evfr.net).
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Have you thought about a blog in addition? Thats how I documented my build (www.evfr.net).
An excellent suggestion!

I've started http://ST1100ev.blogspot.com/ and will put more information in it, but will put milestones here as well.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:55 AM
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Carburetors, coolant and radiator removed. Upper motor mounts removed, I'll need an impact wrench to remove the lower mounts.
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An excellent suggestion!

I've started http://ST1100ev.blogspot.com/ and will put more information in it, but will put milestones here as well.
thanks, S.
could you also post weights of parts-out?
what size and weight of flywheel and clutch?
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:37 PM
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thanks, S.
could you also post weights of parts-out?
what size and weight of flywheel and clutch?
thank you
I'll be weighing parts and posting about that later on.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:42 PM
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I'm still working on getting the ICE out, but have made some measurements and the motors I was looking at aren't going to fit vertically... so a longitudinal mount with a belt system for a 2:1ish reduction is going to be the way I'm heading. (ETA: I haven't measured the shaft to wheel ratio yet, but it is supposed to be 2.83:1)

If anyone has any recommendations, hints, etc. on belt reduction systems, I would really appreciate them. Right now, I'm leaning towards the Goodyear PD belt drive system.

I've ended up deciding on the AC-20 motor system from HPEVS for this project.

I think it will be adequate for commuting and will give me a little regen and will add a simple reverse to help move this beast around in tight places. Most of all, it weighs about half of the DC motors I was looking at.

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Old 02-01-2012, 01:56 PM
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I'm still fighting that darn ICE, it lacks about 1/8th of an inch just dropping out on the floor!

My HPEVS AC-20 arrived from Electro Motive Force, as well as some other parts. More info can be found on my blog at http://st1100ev.blogspot.com/
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