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Suzuki DR800 Electric Street Tracker

Postby nug » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:46 pm

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Re: Suzuki DR800 Electric Street Tracker

Postby H_Lime » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:27 pm

Never mind the 100+hp, how the dr frame and swinger handles 207nm of instant torque is impressive. :clap:
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Re: Suzuki DR800 Electric Street Tracker

Postby dave#22 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:03 am

I dread to think what will happen to the drive chain when the suspension compresses.
The drive sprocket on the motor is far too high...if that's the only place they could fit the motor, they should have fitted a primary drive to position the drive sprocket near the swingarm pivot....apart from that...looking good.
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Re: Suzuki DR800 Electric Street Tracker

Postby nug » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:41 am

I thought the same as you initially Dave. If you look closely, the motor is mounted to the swing arm so the chain tension is constant. Looks pants though.
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Re: Suzuki DR800 Electric Street Tracker

Postby dave#22 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:19 am

Ahh....I didn't spot that....should have gone to specsavers. :lolno:
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Re: Suzuki DR800 Electric Street Tracker

Postby dave#22 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:31 am

Funny coincidence that....I'm just collecting parts to convert an American style bicycle to electric power....all Chinese made parts I'm afraid Bob :shh: .
Also a few of us with RWD single speed/2 speed mopeds are looking into a FWD setup to assist on the hills. Another member is looking at putting a hub motor into a FWD (friction drive) Velosolex.
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Re: Suzuki DR800 Electric Street Tracker

Postby H_Lime » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:54 pm

dave#22 wrote:Funny coincidence that....I'm just collecting parts to convert an American style bicycle to electric power....all Chinese made parts I'm afraid Bob :shh: .
Also a few of us with RWD single speed/2 speed mopeds are looking into a FWD setup to assist on the hills. Another member is looking at putting a hub motor into a FWD (friction drive) Velosolex.
All good fun. :tup:
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Love to see a build thread on that Dave :tup:
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Re: Suzuki DR800 Electric Street Tracker

Postby ladder106 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:44 pm

I wonder how that feels with a 40lb. motor sitting on the swingarm. It's inboard enough not to move too much but there would still be quite a bit of inertia to overcome.

If this is the future, I'm not impressed.
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Re: Suzuki DR800 Electric Street Tracker

Postby nug » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:10 am

I like some of the electric creations but am opposed to before forced to drive electric vehicles, I have V8 engines all over the place...I can't give those up. Planet will self destruct with or without them. All the vegetarians who make the rules will fart us into extinction.

My brother in law made an electric bike which I had the opportunity to test ride at Xmas ( after a few beers :think: ) went like a bloody rocket! had a rear hub motor and a bit more power than legally allowed I think? I tried to convince him to fit a front hub motor as well.... :crazy:
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