I just got insurance for my electric FZ600 conversion project about an hour ago. I'm legal now! Because it now sits in the lowest rate class ("110cc's or less"), it was dirt cheap to insure for a year, even with a rather, umm, substantial declared value and full coverage.
Shakedown tests begin as soon as the streets are reasonably dry. I'm going to run it in the rain eventually, but I'm not ready to test the weatherproofing quite yet.
Here's a photo diary of the whole conversion, beginning back in the spring. They're on Facebook, but you don't need an account to view them:
I am soooo looking forward to getting back in the saddle after an entire summer missed due to shipping damaged parts.
I'll be using it to commute to my job in Burnaby from Langley. The commute is 35km each way, and that should dovetail nicely with the bikes (somewhat theoretical at the moment) range of ~90km granny driven. My company will let me charge at work, too. It's a short-ish range, I know, but it's ample for the purpose I designed it for. Zero pollution FTW!
The last steps aresome more waterproofing spray on some terminals, and the decals and emblems, which are being vinyl cut tomorrow. They match the paper proofs in Album 13.
This was a fun project, but frankly I'm glad it's coming to a close. Time to move on to my other list of household stuff, and actually ride for a change!
PS, Yes Dat, I'm going to bring it by the school. Probably in the early spring. See you then!