here in VA, electric bicycle laws are super dumb. I can't even get to work without breaking 2 regulations.
Hence , I'm building an electric moped. with this 40T chassis. I have a set of mags otw and all the parts I need for handle bars.
The gas tank is pretty well trashed and one silent block mount is damaged, so I don't feel bad hacking it up.
I imagine ill need to beef up the frame and the front suspension, but thats the easy stuff ill do once I get decent estimates for the additional weight of batteries+motor. I do want a chain driven motor hanging where the stock motor would go.
With VA moped laws limiting me to 35mph and 2000W of power, I think I should be able to achieve 35 without stressing the motor right (I don't want the motor constantly running at peak power)?
I also need to climb 9% grades at 25mph (in my hood). outside of my neighborhood, the terrain is maybe half as steep.
I know just enough to be dangerous with electrical systems. I make my own wiring harnesses and test components with a multimeter. So I need reference material to read and examples to reference.
I'm not opposed to making a trike with a sold rear axle Either...
So what I really need help with is choosing components to match what I want todo. Halp?! (edited)