LONGRANGER ELECTRIC BIKE PLAN
The LongRanger frame is created from an old mountain bike, keeping the front triangle mostly intact so that the completed electric bikes rides just like an ordinary bike. The battery box fits in the mid frame, and is completely interchangeable.
The power is provided by a bicycle hubmotor kit, which you can purchase from many online distributors and bike shops. The motor is built right into the wheel, and they are available in many power configurations from 500 to over 2000 watts.
This DIY electric bike is all about long distance riding, so the battery bank is made from several large gel batteries. Depending on your goals, you can use standard gel batteries for long range or lightweight high power lithium batteries for speed.
The rear suspension system is made extremely robust so that it can take any type of wheel and hubmotor you want to install. This DIY electric bike will easily take a 1500 watt hubmotor, so you could keep up with city traffic if that is your goal.
A bicycle hubmotor kit is easy to install, as it will come with all of the parts you require. Just plug in the motor controller, battery bank, then connect the proportional throttle. With a press of the throttle you will be heading out on your DIY electric bike.
The frame is basically built around the battery bank you build, and you can alter it to suit your requirements. The seat can also be adapted to your style, or you can install a standard motorcycle seat. Change anything you like to make your own unique creation.
The front forks and rear swing arm both have standard bicycle brake for plenty of stopping power. You can also adapt the rear for a disc brake with a few easy modifications. To make the swing arm, you only need a few feet of thin walled steel square tubing.
Hill climbing and load moving are no problem for the silent running LongRanger electric scooter. For more speed, a 26 inch rear wheel can be used, which will bring you up to the speeds needed to drive on city streets alongside traffic. All of the parts needed to build this DIY scooter can be salvaged from a single suspension bicycle or purchased now at any bicycle shop.