Did you catch the electric fever? Want to reduce your gasoline consumption? Need a weekend new and are you on a budget? Well, check out the “Build You Own Electric Motorcycle Project”, a very detailed Instructable by [bennelson] and http://300mpg.org/.
In this project, they convert a 1981 Kawasaki KZ440 to electric. Powered by four Optima Yellow Top sealed lead-acid batteries and driving a Briggs & Stratton Etek electric motor. It gets about 23 miles on a full charge, which takes about 10 hours. Hit the link below to read more about this project.