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SamD's Aprilia Enjoy

Posted: Mon, 29 Aug 2011, 22:04
by SamD
Bikes don't seem to get a lot of coverage here. I've had an Aprilia Enjoy electric bike for about five years. These were a fantastic bike for their day, with an innovative crankset drive unit.

I recently rebuilt it with two 5.8 Ah LIPO batteries, replaced the controller to be standard twist throttle, and (ahem) lifted the 200W power limit to around 1kW.

I now have a very usable bike that has become a popular daily commute. I am in the process of cobbling together a solar panel and charge controller that will allow me to be off-grid with the bike. It's a good feeling.

I've found it a good way to at least get into electric before building an electric car.

I'd love to hear from anyone else with a crankset electric. I've got more details at my blog if anyone's interested...
http://samdidgaf.blogspot.com/

Aprilia Enjoy