My first post on El Moto! I've been lurking for some time but couldn't post cause I think my confirmation email got spam-boxed. Anyway, it's good to be in and maybe I'll get more updates on Tony's build this way
I guess I have made Endless-Sphere my home, and you know how it is when you get settled.
So for those who have been following I built a twin-Agni beast called Voltron. It goes great in a straight line and wobbles around corners, mainly because I'm using a 1895 Suzuki RG250 chassis. I burned out a bunch of expensive motors, won a couple of races and smashed a couple more motors. The whole build thread is here: http://www.endless-sphere.com/forums...p?f=10&t=12480
After realising that building and racing electric motorbikes is a highly addictive and highly expensive sport, I decided that I should start work on a better race bike. I recently bought myself a 2005 GSXR1000 which is already kitted out for the track and was last dyno-tuned at 170 hp. I plan on racing this thing in the local series at Wanneroo Raceway here in Perth to home my racing skills. Once I have enough money to convert it, I will, but that's not likely to be until late this year.
I have been building batteries from individual 40 C Turnigy cells and the results are very promising. My experimental efforts are listed in my build thread over as ES. http://www.endless-sphere.com/forums...9916&start=180
I had planned on a stack of cells 6 columns wide, two deep and about 45 high, resulting in a 108s5p LiPo pack. I measured up a 2004 GSXR1000 and a 2007 GXSR frame and my pack would easily fit - 320 mm by 320 mm. I couldn't afford a 2007 bike so I bought a 2005 model.
Which just happened to be the only model that Suzuki substantially reduced the size of the frame! Now I think the biggest pack I can fit would be 300 x 250 mm. Sigh. So I'm looking at getting a new PCB made up for 4P, and going for a 110s4p pack which should fit in this space. I hope 8 kWh is enough.
It might not be enough because the motor I plan on running is an Evo AFM-140. The biggest controller you can get to run it is probably a Wavesculptor200 but even then I doubt I could get more than 100 kW peak. Assuming 60 kW average for a race, that's at least 14 kWh needed to run the race. I might well be coming in on empty.
Anywho, great to be here finally and I'll start a build thread soon. Maybe this can be it?