I'm new to the forum - registered a few weeks back. I'm an engineer in the auto industry w/ a fairly serious green habit.
Back in 2008 I converted my 1999 VW Jetta TDI to vegetable oil, and took it on an 18,000 mile cross country road trip before starting work in summer of 2009. I converted the car w/ a kit from www.greasecar.com
I've now decided I want to make the jump into EVing. I'm in the process of purchasing my first bike. If all goes well this weekend, I'll be the proud owner of a 2001 Yamaha YZF600R. I'm still in the infant stages of planning, but am having trouble figuring out how to proceed. I've found some websites that sell kits, such as http://www.motorcycleelectrickit.com/.
But I've not been too impressed with what I've found. Looks like I'll need to go component by component here.
I'm looking for advice and experience of the elder circle here. What are some good resources to proceed w/ my planning?
I found a book called "The Secrets of El Ninja" which seems like it might be helpful here.
Essentially my goal is to convert this bike so I can get a 35 - 50 mile range, and do so for approx $3,000 - 4,000.
Thanks in advance.