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2003 Stella 2T
Joined: 31 Aug 2020
Posts: 2
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:15 pm quote
I've been following this thread for a while and happy to see recent updates.

I have a 2003 Genuine Stella 2T which is essentially a PX150 large frame. I attempted a full IC engine rebuild last summer and it ran great but something wasn't right with the gear stack. I had thought about going electric before the rebuild and now I'm ready to ditch the 2 stroke!

@resistor I'm super interested in your 72V upgrade. I've been eyeing a motor from Kelly - their 72V 6kW motor - which seems like a beast. I've also looked at the battery pack from Luna, but it is pricey and may not be powerful enough. Leaning towards assembling my own.

Just wanted to check into this thread and say hello. Keep up the great work!
GL, PK, PE200 with hack, Sears Rust Badge
Joined: 24 Apr 2012
Posts: 913
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:23 am quote
This is getting more and more interesting. Freak Moped got his hands on one.

2013 S150; 1961 VBB
Joined: 18 Feb 2019
Posts: 19
Location: Dallas
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:34 am quote
That's really cool. He is using the stock swing arm and motor casing, so no hub motor. The engineering is brilliant!

He is using 3 batteries to get the range extension (200k/120miles). However, I'm not sure I have the stones to put a battery under the floorboard attached with sticky tape.

There was an outfit in Seattle, I think they were called Sound Speed Scooters, that briefly offered a similar set up, but they disappeared pretty quickly. They were a little early, as the battery tech has come a long way since then. Still more to go before this becomes mainstream, but 20hp should be plenty for anyone in the scooter world.
px244gs, cosa221LX, sprint177, gilera runner 180, triumph tiger 955
Joined: 09 Sep 2013
Posts: 61
Location: vienna/austria (the other one, w/o kangaroos)
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:57 am quote
pls moped & freak together
freakmoped it is!

its very well done and has the charme that you can still hand gearshift which i think is ingenious! & it even has a kickstarter

fun to ride, engine has 15kW, but its set to 9kW = 12hp
as they still have some TPS setting issues
i would NOT go for less power, near to 9kW is needed

box exhaust with sticky tape = controller, not the battery
the three batteries are in the spare wheel lid and tank area
same cells as tesla uses, i was told

more info:
part1: https://bit.ly/3h5YdoL
part2: (only analog, digital to come)
part3: https://bit.ly/2GqCTxp

its the austrian crank-e principle where you keep the gearbox

test ride with crank-e smallframes

more info about the project in the austrian news papter motomobil
part1: https://bit.ly/3h5YdoL
part2: (only analog, digital to come)
part3: https://bit.ly/2GqCTxp

dont ask about the costs
you get 2 bfa 306 engines for it
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