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9780071622936

Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071622936

  • ISBN10:

    0071622934

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-13
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB
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Summary

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

Author Biography

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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Table of Contents

Electric Motorcycles:Hybrid
Fuel Cell
Advanced Battery
Advantages/Disadvantages Cross-Country Journey Electric Vehicle History Design Options:Charts & Graphs
Do's and don'ts
Safety Issues and Precautions Vehicle Conversion:Center of gravity
Braking
Fork angle and rake
Tire Selection
Suspension
Transmission Selection of Parts:Considerations about weight of chassis, batteries Technical Resources:Battery Calculations
Wind Forces
Drag Forces
Angle of Incline
Motor Power
Energy Density
Weight
Gear Ratios Electric Motors Motor Controllers:Operation
Solutions
Wiring and Safety, diagrams Batteries:Battery History
Technology explained
Options Battery Chargers:Explanation of electrical systems Sources, parts, companies, and experts Formulas, Calculations & References
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