I have recently acquired a late 1970's Jawa Babetta that has been stripped down to basically a frame. I was interested in doing a full restore on it only to discover that finding the parts would be very expensive/hard to do. The frame, before I tear everything down, weighs about 40-50 pounds. I found your website from one of the few moped conversion blogs that exist. I was looking at your scooter/go-kart conversion kits and those look to be in a reasonable price range for me. I live about 5 miles from town and was wondering which kit I should go with or if any of your kits would be compatible with this chassis type.
On relatively flat ground the following top speeds are possible:
I need to ask a few questions in order to figure out which parts will be best for this project.
Thank you for the quick response. There are pedals and a chain that currently are geared to the rear tire. I am looking to keep these intact and then use whatever motor I decide to get to assist the pedaling. My main goal is to make it to campus and back (approx 10 miles) on one charge. The route that I am anticipating is mostly flat with a few smaller hills. I believe that my top speed that I would be shooting for would be around 20 mph. The tire diameter is 16 inches. I have attached a picture of what it currently looks like without the engine. I plan on removing the gas tank to decrease weight.
Our 36 Volt 1000 Watt motor has a 3000 RPM speed and an 11 tooth sprocket. An 80 tooth sprocket will need to be bolted onto the moped's existing rear wheel sprocket. And then a chain can be ran between the 11 tooth motor sprocket and the 80 tooth rear wheel sprocket.
For the kit, does a 1000 Watt motor with mounting base (MOT-361000B), three 12 Volt 22 Ah batteries (BAT-12V22A), and a twist throttle with built in battery gauge and key switch (THR-110K) sound good to you?
Would all of these parts be tested at the facility to confirm that they are all compatible? I think it's worht mentioning that I am somewhat on a budget. What would be the total cost of a kit that has everything that I need? I was also wondering if the power converter would have a low voltage output that would be able to run headlights and brakelights/turn signals or would I need an additional power source for these functions?
The budget I am shooting for is around $300.00 I would probably be able to make it work for $350.00. I believe that the 750 Watt may be the way to go and I can work around when I charge it. I may be able to find an outlet on campus that I can use. Would everything that I need be included in the kit for $350.00?