OK I know this is slightly off topic, but I know you guys will have some great ideas. Someone abandoned an old Yamaha Riva Scooter at work (it blew its motor on the road in front of the dealership he pushed it in and never came back for it)…
I am thinking about making it into an electric scooter, but I have a few questions for you guys…
This is the big one, can anyone think of a continuous duty electric motor from a car or other device that will A) have about 5 HP (the gas motor was abouy 11hp, but I dont need it to do 60), and B) run on 12 volt batteries?? I was thinking about a trolling motor from a boat, but I have been told they must be immersed in water to stay cool or they over heat quickly. I thought about a electric lawn mower motor, but that’s 120 volts… A starter motor from a car would be great, but its not continuous duty… Basically I want something I can get at a junkyard/craigslist for cheap.
Will the trans on the Yamaha work without the gas motor (IE is it run off the motors oil pressure??)
Anyone ever do this??
Thanks in advance guys !!!