Re: Converting a large motorcycle: Honda ST1100
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.
Last edited by StanSimmons; 01-17-2012 at 04:49 PM.