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    Suzuki Savage/RYCA CS-1 ecafe

    Hey guys,

    First of all thanks to everyone for taking the extra time from building to document and share.

    I've started my second build and look forward to seeing how it goes. Already have some questions piling up.

    First build is here: http://www.evalbum.com/2210
    Lead acid 48v etek Honda rebel chopper. Based on Jon Bidwell's el chopper build from a few years back.

    This one was inspired by the RYCA kit for the Suzuki Savage Thumper. Amazing to see what they envisioned in a cruiser chassis.

    Mark's got the swing arm now, so we are Enertrac for motor.
    Headways for the batteries, 72 or 96v tbd, light urban (5m each way on flat New Orleans surface roads) commuting only so no more than 40ah to start. As light and lean as I can.

    Props to SplinterOz and Moon and others for the Plastic fabricated mount concept for headways. I like that plan. And I know zip about milling plastic so that will be fun to learn.

    Let's do this.


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    I really dig those RYCA kits!

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    Have followed Ryca probably ever since they launched their CS1 and especially their new Scrambler and street tracker builds - I digg this!
    And with a Enertrac this should even be an upgrade in hp and torgue for the old Savage.

    Thumbs up!
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    Goal for this build


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    Very cool and doable goal.....please keep the photos coming!
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    Damn, when I saw "savage" I was hoping to see the belt drive retained!
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    It does kill me to have that sitting on the floor. If this cruiser to upright trick works, we will do the next one belt drive for sure.

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    ROUGH sketch of headway 15ah batt layout. ~52 cells. Not quite there. Want to stick with single layer and keep this as slim, ok slimmer, than the RYCA vision of the cafe. 40mm radius on these, right?. Cardboard CAD version tomorrow.

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    40 mm DIAMETER.

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    Thank you sir!

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