The biggest problem is that it’s top heavy and the battery weight is behind the rear axle. The batteries weigh about 35lbs. This makes handling very shaky.
Another problem is the wide aluminum beach cruiser bars; they flex too much when trying to move all that weight which makes steering very vague and sloppy.
Those things coupled with balloon tires and a short wheelbase make it a very scary ride over 15mph. It starts to shimmy and will change lanes unexpectedly. Not a good thing in traffic.
So here is the plan. I’m going to chop the chain stays and seat stays off and move the whole thing back about 7”. Then, move the batteries down near the bottom bracket. Also, replace the aluminum bars with a steel bar. This should solve the major problems.
What do you think about this? Give me your opinion. Is this a good idea, bad idea? Have you done anything like this before? Did it help? Click on ‘comments’ below and let me know what you think.