Our first build was heavy, slow and loads of fun. It began as a 1987 Honda Rebel 250. Using the EL Chopper ET manual from John Bidwell, we chopped, and stretched it to get the guts of a golf cart drivetrain inside.

Specs

  • 6 in overstock front end. 
  • Harley seat
  • 10 rise handlebars
  • Arlen Ness headlamp
  • Powdercoat.
  • MotorBriggs and Stratton Etek Permanent Magnet DC
  • Drivetrainchain drive 
  • 12 to 54
  • Alltrax AXE 4844 controller
  • Batteries4 Interstate group 24 deep cycle, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
  • System Voltage48 Volts
  • ChargerSchauer 15 amp 48v
  • Instrumentationvoltmeter for 48v pack
  • Top Speed 60 MPH (96 KPH)
  • Range 20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
  • Seating Capacity 2 adults
  • Tires stock Rebel
  • Conversion Time 3 months til running
  • 6 more til finished
  • Conversion Cost ~3000