Monday, March 21, 2011

Electric Motor

Since the weight of this puppy is probably gonna be pushing 200+ lbs I figured an electric motor would be quite handy when trying to ascend ANY sort of incline.  To keep things simple, I opted for an electric motor kit meant for a bicycle and adapted it for my rig.  I went with a kit from which included a 500W motor w with controller, gearbox and 14T Freewheel Sprocket; mounting brackets and bolts; a 44 tooth freewheeling chainwheel and crank arms (see previous post for installation); brakes with motor cutoffs; and a battery connection harness.  

I mounted the motor as close to the rear drive as possible to minimize the slack between the two.  With the makeshift brackets, we'll see how well she holds up.

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