EV Cycle – Charging Port

by Ben N on May 25, 2011

Yesteday, I did a little work on the cycle, installing a power connector inside the original gasoline fill port.

The video explains it all.

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1 Alex Clark June 18, 2011 at 10:52 pm

i was wondering if there was a way to turn the propane generator that you were using in your Metro into some type of power generating pusher trailer that you could connect to your electric motorcycle when you were planning a slightly longer trip then normal? something similar to this, but fit for a motorcycle

or do you think the extra weight of pulling it around would outweigh the benefits of having it?

2 Ben N June 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I’ve seen similar pusher trailers to that. Just this weekend, I was talking with some folks, and I WAS wondering what it would take to make that RV propane generator into a generator trailer, or maybe even a side-car.
What I could maybe do is just load the generator and propane tank into a small motorcycle trailer and test-tow it around. That would let me know how many more amps I would be pulling. As long as that was in an acceptable amperage range for the continuous rating of the motor, there’s no reason why I couldn’t do it.

The cylinder in the generator is a 218CC – so it’s a little smaller than the engine in a 250 cc motorcycle. My cycle was originally a 440cc. However, a generator runs much more efficiently at a steady load, so it might actually be a very good match!

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