Motor_DCH_1

Hub motor EnerTrac

 I have just realized that I haven’t spoken about the DCH1’s motor yet. As you can see in the picture it is an electric hub motor from the company Enertrac. The price (€ 1,200 including shipping and taxes) is not cheap but in return you have an easy to install and elegant solution that doesn’t take up space in the …

Swingarm_DCH

Swingarm finally welded

I’ve finally welded the aluminum swingarm and the batteries box! It has been a long journey… As I was expecting, they were much more difficult to weld than the steel parts. The biggest headache was to weld the joints between the aluminum extrusions and the machined parts. Because the thicknesses were so different, machined parts (like the shock absorber lug) …

MotoE Vitabana

Vitabana sketch

Checking and organizing old files I found this sketch* I had done some time ago for the Vitabana´s project. This is a project that was canceled more than a year ago and it was a shame because it was quite advanced. But there is no time money for everything… Let’s see if I can take it up again in the …

The Elipse is on the move

In this video we can see the Tohqi Elipse covering its first meters. The scooter is quite agile, the frame really stiff and the driving position very comfortable. The anti-dive system also works well. The front suspension system sags a little when you are braking but not as much as with a telescopic fork. It has caused me a great …

ChasisTerminado2

Chasis terminado

¡Conjunto chasis/subchasis atornillado y terminado! Como las estructuras soldadas eran bastante pequeñas y tampoco necesitaba un gran acabado, me he animado a pintarlas yo mismo. Las he lijado para que no quedara ningún resto de óxido, les he aplicado una imprimación para metales y finalmente les he dado un par de capas de pintura en color negro mate. La combinación …

Amortiguador

Amortiguador

Aquí les dejo una foto del amortiguador trasero atornillado a una de las piezas del chasis. El amortiguador es el de una Yamaha MT03. Tiene un recorrido de aproximadamente 35 mm lo que nos da un movimiento vertical en la rueda trasera de 115 mm. Es difícil que la suspensión vaya perfecta con este amortiguador pero prefiero ir modificándolo hasta …