Goldwing electric motor conversion


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litoven42
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Location: venray, limburg, netherlands
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1200 Aspencade

Re: Goldwing electric motor conversion

Post by litoven42 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:02 am



Hi,
I am tony from the Netherlands,
How is it going with the conversion of your motorbike?
I want to convert my 1982 goldwing gl1200 in a electric motor bike.
I am thinking about a rear wheel engine, so i have a lot of space for the battery's.
Qs motor 3000Watt seem to be a good choice.
I have to find some lightweight battery's 24 pieces
18650 12 volt lithium ion battery 40ah
total off 144 v 80A 114520 w
with a use off 150W/km shut be a range of 76 km
i don't know what maximum speed will be.
Is there somebody who can give me an calculation for that?



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Re: Goldwing electric motor conversion

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:13 pm

First off, if it's a 1982, then it's a GL1100, not a GL1200!

3,000 watts for a motor is not going to get you going very fast. 3,000 watts equates to 4.02 horsepower. To get near the 81 hp of the GL1100's engine, you'll need a 60,000 watt motor.

litoven42
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Re: Goldwing electric motor conversion

Post by litoven42 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:18 am

You are write its a 1984 i check the papers.
It is a 1200 espencade.
The largest in wheel dc motor I found is 8000 w
Maybe that's enough to get this baby to the 80km/h
For about 2500 euro i can get battery total of 11kw/h from chine.
Its a lot of money buts its the best deal so far.
engine 1000 euro. controller en some electronic stuff 500 euro.
4000 euro. Quite a lot of money to drive green.
Well lets say its for our children's future.

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Re: Goldwing electric motor conversion

Post by thrasherg » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:45 am

I would think that starting with a much lighter motorcycle (than the goldwing) would be a better starting point for this project. The goldwing is a very heavy bike and not a good choice for an electric conversion, the frame and everything was built to handle 100 horsepower, if you are only going to put a 10 or 20 horsepower motor in the bike, I would be looking for a much smaller and lighter frame to use. You are going to loose a lot of performance and economy because of all the excess weight that you are trying to move..

Gary



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