Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jun 22, 2009 - Transportation - 384 pages
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A step-by-step guide to building an electric motorcycle from the ground up

Written by alternative fuel expert Carl Vogel, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions for building a two-wheeled electric vehicle--from a streamlined scooter to a full-sized motorcycle.

Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle puts you in hog heaven when it comes to hitting the road on a reliable, economical, and environmentally friendly bike. Inside, you'll find complete details on every component, including motor, batteries, and frame. The book covers electric motorcycles currently on themarket and explains how to convert an existing vehicle. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. Whether you want to get around town on a sleek ride or cruise the super slab on a tricked-out chopper, this is the book for you.

Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle covers:

  • Energy savings and environmental benefits
  • Rake, trail, and fork angle
  • Frame and design
  • Batteries and chargers
  • DC and AC motor types
  • Motor controllers
  • Accessories and converters
  • Electrical system and wiring
  • Conversion process
  • Safety, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  

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It doesn't really tell you how to build an electric motorcycle as the title infers Alot of nice facts though.

Contents

1 Why You Need to Get an Electric Motorcycle Today
1
2 Electric Motorcycles Save the Environment and Energy
17
3 History of the Electric Motorcycle
31
4 Current Electric Motorcycles on the Market
49
A Basic Lesson on Rake Trail and Suspension
63
6 Frame and Design
79
7 Batteries
121
8 Electric Motors
163
10 The Charger and Battery Management System
227
11 Accessories and Converters
251
12 Electrical System and Wiring
267
13 The Build
279
14 Sources
297
Notes
343
Index
347
Copyright

9 The Motor Controller
195

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About the author (2009)

Carl Vogel is the president of Vogelbuilt Corporation, a research, engineering, and development company for alternative fuels and alternative fueled vehicles. Vogelbuilt is in the process of building a renewable fueling station. Carl is also the president of the Long Island Chapter of the Electrical Automotive Association. Prior to that, he worked at Festo Corporation and Curtis instruments, planning and designing robotic and programmable logic controller applications, as well as designing solid state motor controllers for electric vehicles. Carl also taught at SUNY Farmingdale, expanding the electric vehicle and fuel cell operations on campus.

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