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EV Registration / Re: Ev converted motorcycle registration?
« Last post by Barry Badenhorst on August 22, 2018, 12:57:08 PM »
If you buy a secondhand bike, you have to take it trough the road test in order to have it registered in your name. Once you are the registered owner and are paying the licence yearly, you can modify it. Usually people change the engine, in your case you also do that, the engine only happens to be an electric motor and the petrol tank is changed to a battery, much safer! If you need further assistance, contact us on marbad.b@gmail.com
Regards.
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EV Registration / Re: Ev converted motorcycle registration?
« Last post by Umbra on August 21, 2018, 01:55:18 PM »
If the motorcycle was a registered vehicle before the conversion, it can be re-registered by following the normal engine-change procedure. "Register a modified vehicle" https://www.gov.za/services/register-motor-vehicle/register-motor-vehicle

Thank you for the answer!

Even if it was converted to an ev from ice? That really gets my hopes up.... but what if it is a bike I just got (secondhand)? I want to know this stuff before I go buy it... but this makes me really hopeful...
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EV Registration / Re: Ev converted motorcycle registration?
« Last post by Barry Badenhorst on August 21, 2018, 10:21:11 AM »
If the motorcycle was a registered vehicle before the conversion, it can be re-registered by following the normal engine-change procedure. "Register a modified vehicle" https://www.gov.za/services/register-motor-vehicle/register-motor-vehicle
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EV Registration / Ev converted motorcycle registration?
« Last post by Umbra on August 20, 2018, 11:45:08 PM »
Is it possible to register a motorcycle that was converted to electric?
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DC Motor / Re: DC Motors in SA
« Last post by Alf on May 24, 2018, 02:19:01 PM »
I'm thinking about a motorcycle EV build. I've looked at the stuff from Thunderstruck but was hoping I could find some second hand DC motors in South Africa.
Where should I go looking ?  I can't seem to find anything online. Thanks!

Golden motors have an interesting 15kW BDLC motor offer that would be great for a electric motorcycle,
https://www.goldenmotor.com/frame-bldcmotor.htm
 and the following company in Montague Gardens Cape Town (who import and sell their bicycle hub motor range) told me they could import a unit if someone was interested.
http://www.croozers.co.za/

PS I own a Zero DS .... LOTS of problems with the electrics and battery :-(
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DC Motor / Re: DC Motors in SA
« Last post by Barry Badenhorst on April 25, 2018, 12:55:30 PM »
There is very little interest in EV conversions by the South African Public. Therefore there is virtually no market for selling conversion kits or components such as motors etc. in the RSA and as a result, no business opportunity to do so. At this stage kits/components can only be imported at very high cost. From overseas, a good buy for a general purpose ev motor is this one. (https://kostov-motors.com/ev-motors/mtr-00332/). Locally you could perhaps consider a used forklift motor. A 10 kW 48 volt motor working from a 96V battery will work well for most EVs. Used forklift motors are available from Du Plessis Projekte, 1011 Van der Hoff Road, Claremont, telephone 082 414 6823 or 012 379 2287, email: dpprojects@lantic.net
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DC Motor / Re: DC Motors in SA
« Last post by tk512 on April 24, 2018, 09:25:34 PM »
I'm thinking about a motorcycle EV build. I've looked at the stuff from Thunderstruck but was hoping I could find some second hand DC motors in South Africa.
Where should I go looking ?  I can't seem to find anything online. Thanks!
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EV Registration / Re: Anyone doing Motorcycle conversions?
« Last post by tk512 on April 24, 2018, 09:23:59 PM »
I'd be interested in finding out what components you used.  Also looking to build an EV conversion of a motorcycle, something like a KDX200.
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EV Registration / electric car conversion tutorial
« Last post by bellwether on March 27, 2018, 09:05:09 PM »
hello,my name is kwesi and im from ghana, im an electric car enthusiast and want to learn the basics of converting cars into electric. i honestly dont know how to go about it and i will be glad if someone on here can walk me through it, i can come over to south africa for a few days for practicals just to be familiar with the whole process and gain some experience.i picked one email on the forum and wrote the person but i didn't receive a reply from him, i will be glad if someone can get in touch with me please.
email: kwegyirkwesi@gmail.com
whatsapp: 00233264896452
                                            thanks
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EV Registration / electric car conversion tutorials
« Last post by bellwether on March 27, 2018, 09:02:10 PM »
hello,my name is kwesi and im from ghana, im an electric car enthusiast and want to learn the basics of converting cars into electric. i honestly dont know how to go about it and i will be glad if someone on here can walk me through it, i can come over to south africa for a few days for practicals just to be familiar with the whole process and gain some experience.i picked one email on the forum and wrote the person but i didn't receive a reply from him, i will be glad if someone can get in touch with me please.
email: kwegyirkwesi@gmail.com
whatsapp: 00233264896452
                                            thanks
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