CONVERSION OF A '91 GSXR 750 TO AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV). The goal of this painfully slow process is not just a running EV Motorcycle, but a mechanical kit that will let others readily convert their own GSXR.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Progress At Last - Lower Battery Tray
Buoyed by the completion of my new bending brake, it was time to tackle the big kahuna: the Lower Battery Tray.
Back to the plasma cutter I went
I crossed my fingers and held my breath as I loaded the swiss-cheese like sheet into the brake.
The first bend was one of the two longest ones - could the brake handle a 12 inch long bend?
It held up like a champ, but the leverage required for the bend almost flipped my work bench over.
The icing on the cake? The tray actually fits!
Of course this piece is only half of the lower tray. A vertical piece will join the front of this piece to the frame, but that should be a piece of cake. Right?