Grtechguy MegaDork
8/20/18 7:49 a.m.

I was volunteering a the local Mini Maker Faire and a guy showed up on this:

Original bike was a 73? Yamaha RD250 that was purchased for $100 with lots a parts missing.

Restoring to stock would've been fairly expensive and the guy is a Tesla repair man.

Solution?   Battery pack is 1/5 of a Nissan Leaf that was purchased totaled.  Motor  and it's corresponding controller are pulled from a fork lift and reworked.

The "Exhaust" is actually functional to pull hot air from the motor.   0-60 is 4.9? with a range of ~80miles.

and, it supports QuickCharge stations.

All made on nights/weekends over 2 years.


Cooter Dork
8/20/18 7:53 a.m.

I really like the idea of e-cycles, however.  


I would rather have a cobbled RD than that.  

ProDarwin PowerDork
8/20/18 8:14 a.m.

Regenerative braking?


That thing looks awesome

Maroon92 MegaDork
9/5/18 9:40 a.m.

I love this a lot. I've been thinking about building an EV sport bike a lot lately. 

T.J. MegaDork
9/5/18 10:10 a.m.

I have a friend with an RD. I'll forward this to him. He'll get a real charge out of it. That thing really sparks my imagination and has a lot of potential.

Appleseed MegaDork
9/5/18 9:35 p.m.

In reply to T.J. :

You forgot about the negative.

sleepyhead Dork
9/6/18 6:36 a.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

I thought that it was pretty well grounded

Adrian_Thompson MegaDork
9/6/18 7:34 a.m.

Stop resisting the positive comments or you'll drain you reserves.

Appleseed MegaDork
9/8/18 8:32 a.m.

I can see that this bike is very polarizing. 

EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
9/8/18 9:52 a.m.

Ride the lightning! I would name it Angry Pixies.

OHSCrifle Dork
9/8/18 10:16 a.m.

In reply to T.J. :  ohm my


Appleseed MegaDork
9/8/18 7:57 p.m.

My name for it?


"The Shocker"

EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
9/8/18 8:00 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

Ok, yeah that's a lot better than mine. laugh

T.J. MegaDork
9/8/18 8:50 p.m.

True story. When I searched ''electric RD' to try to find more info about that bike, one of the top search results was Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant. 

Now I want to rock down to....

Appleseed MegaDork
9/9/18 8:48 a.m.

Oh, no!

4/20/20 7:52 a.m.

I'm passionate about e-motorcycles, thus, while browsing online, I came through this thread and this amazing RD-E. I really love its style.

T.J. MegaDork
4/20/20 9:37 a.m.

This old punny thread got jump started. 

sethmeister4 SuperDork
4/20/20 5:51 p.m.

Frankly, I'm shocked that this thread didn't generate more interest.  I can't find a negative thing to say about that bike, I think it looks positively electrifying! 

Sorry...went a little overboard there, I should cool it.  Don't want to let out the magic smoke.

nocones UltraDork
4/20/20 5:56 p.m.

Although they give a lift we need to turn over a new leaf and stop with all the puns.   

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Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
4/20/20 6:24 p.m.

I find this zombie thread to be revolting. 

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