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So how much of a stupid idea would it be to put a very old 240v AC motor on a motorbike?
It has a maximum RPM of 1800 and power of 300W (400W peak), 1,6A max.

It is pretty much the right size to go on a basic motorbike.
Could it be hacked and converted to accept DC or lower voltages or something?

I really don't think it is feasible. It's just that I have a few motors like that lying around doing nothing.

If you want any pictures or more details let me know.

Thanks for any answers you can provide!
 

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You got some nice articles there, would you be able to tell me if a 400W AC motor would be powerful enough for an electric motorcycle?

It's pretty big compared to what I've see in other e-motorcycles, but those have different types of motors at higher powers.

Also, unfortunately I can't register to your forum and I don't want to bother your admins just for one question.

Thank you for your forum though!
 

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You got some nice articles there, would you be able to tell me if a 400W AC motor would be powerful enough for an electric motorcycle?

It's pretty big compared to what I've see in other e-motorcycles, but those have different types of motors at higher powers.

Also, unfortunately I can't register to your forum and I don't want to bother your admins just for one question.

Thank you for your forum though!
You either made a typo or need to do a lot more study on this subject.

400W is ~1/2 HP. That's barely enough to power an electric bicycle. I suggest you read the NuWiki and FAQ shown on the title bar above, for basic information.
 
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