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If you are interested in building your own electric motorcycle, but want even more .. I simply made my own paper template based on the PDF file that I already. Build Your Own. Electric Motorcycle. Carl Vogel. New York Chicago San Francisco. Lisbon London Madrid Mexico City. Milan New Delhi San Juan. More importantly, he is writing a book called Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle —stay tuned!! Steve Clunn assisted with the book and is an electric vehicle.
It would also be a good place to mount the motor controller or a battery charger, as long as you make sure they have enough ventilation. The difference between the two is a study in contrasts. It's just not worth it for motorcycles. After the millionth time that I heard that "loud pipes save lives" mostly from NON-motorcyclists , I wondered if there was a way I could play with that in a way that an electric motorcycle could be BETTER than a gas one when it came to making noise. The last thing he did was weld in metal plates for mounting my electrical components. It needed the oil resources of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Indochina. Earlier fears of shortage at the beginning of the s and mids had ended in surplus and glut because rising prices had stimulated new technology and development of new areas.
Did my own prep work to save money but had them professionally painted. I wanted my bike to look as good as it rides. It will give you readings for Volts. Here is the E-meter nicely installed where the rpm gauge used to be. I know these weren't step by step building instructions. Be prepared for the dealership mechanics to swarm and hit you with a bunch of questions and jokes about failing the emissions test.
My intention was to give you the motivation to build your own by seeing how I did it and make it easier by supplying the parts list and a wiring diagram. I got the bike inspected and insured. Last few things Double check all of your connections and tighten every bolt. Hours left and Time left. Using a serial cable and laptop. If the amount of electricity used was the same wouldn't I get better starting power and top end speed? Sep I don't see how a transmission will really help.
A typical motorcycle and rider going mph will need about 5 horsepower to maintain that speed on level ground. Using a tranny will allow u to run the motor at a low amp rate at higher speeds using less juice form the batteries. To go faster u run the motor at a higher amp rating sucking more juice from the batteries. Aug 9. Oct Kind of off topic. I know dillweed2 says: Stryker says: Horsepower by definition is RPM x Torque.
The trans would also be extra weight and require more energy to overcome the drag from turning a trans bearings and gear lube. A transmission is just one more thing loading down the motor. Drag is dependent on velocity-squared. Electric motors due have a tendency to overheat and melt electrical components.
The weight wouldn't be that much. I think you should definitely add a transmission. The electric motor will run at a slower speed with a trans. If you are trying for highest efficiency and longest range. If properly designed. A transmission would provide a better "holeshot". Electric motors are not like a gasoline that requires more fuel at higher speeds. If you are designing a DRAG bike. Direct drive like this is something better suited for motorcycles.
The higher the voltage. Silence says: Jul There are MANY currently available. But I'm no electrical engineer so I doubt I could answer it if I did understand.
That is one reason why AC power is transmitted over the grid at very high voltages and then stepped down locally. I just herd about it.
Wiring in parallel pos to pos and neg to neg is how you jump a car battery. A motor could be designed to use 12V A. That's why electrical companies transfer power in thousands of volts. When designing the system. Its optional but in the end it comes down to extra weight. I am not trying to sell anything.
That's why you saw cordless tools go from 3V to 7V to 14V and now 18Volts. Sep 4. For a variable speed motor. An engineer designs a vehicle to accelerate at a reasonable speed..
Voltage is electrical pressure. Parallel increases the amperage or capacity of the system while keeping the voltage the same. The lower you can keep the current. I don't know what kind of calculations you did but I can assure you it doesn't go farther than 10 miles.
Aug With the components you listed. I should have been more specific I am sorry. Is that correct? So with the decrease in weight and recharging cycle life they might just pay off.
You stated only 10 miles between charges. Apr Aug 3. This would be a big boon to electric bike builders and solve some of the range issues.. I've been researching Lithium batteries which will make a great improvement. Apr 8. They supposedly recharge in 5 minutes. Slightly out of date. The newest Lithium technology is really nice. M says: SKINZ says: Aug 2. They are very expensive but are so much lighter and last longer. My work commute is a 30 mile round trip. It goes 70mph so you can't get away with saying its a moped or something like that.
I am looking to build an electric motorcycle completely from scratch with custom frame etc and want to get an idea of the range of a battery cell's ability to move the bike effectively and what voltages you used to set your F and E on the "fuel" gage if you will: Sep 9. I'm curious. My calculations were based on the full size batteries and generous efficiency estimates. Obviously they would both be significantly more expensive.
These batteries were supposed to come out in March of this year according to the press release last dec. As for inspection I just took it to the local Honda dealer and they did everything as normal except emissions of course. But until prices come down it's just not going to happen. Sep 5. This is the option used in electric and hybrid cars. Brushless DC Motors. Universal DC Motors. AC Electric Motors. AC Induction Motors.
Polyphase AC Induction Motors. Wound-Rotor Induction Motors. WarP Motors. The Advance FB Keep It Simple. Battery Overview. Inside Your Battery. Active Materials. Overall Chemical Reaction. Discharging Chemical Reaction. Charging Chemical Reaction. Electrolyte Specific Gravity. Electrolyte Replacement. Outside Your Battery. Basic Electrical Definitions. Battery Capacity and Rating.
The Gentle Art of Battery Recharging. Discharge Not in Haste. Lead-Acid Batteries. Battery Types. Battery Construction. Battery Distribution and Cost. Battery Core Deposit. Battery Installation Guidance.
Five Trojan Battery Solutions. Future Batteries: The Big Picture. Charger Overview. Battery Discharging and Charging Cycle. Battery Discharging Cycle. Battery Charging Cycle. The Ideal Battery Charger. The Real-World Battery Charger. The Zivan NG3.
Rapid Charging. Induction Charging. Replacement Battery Packs. Beyond Tomorrow. Terminal Strip. Battery Indicator.
Temperature Meter. Rotary Switch. Low-Voltage Protection Fuses. Low-Voltage Interlocks. DC-to-DC Converter. Auxiliary Battery Charger. Wiring It All Together. Conversion Overview. Before Conversion. Arrange for Help. Arrange for Space. Arrange for Tools. Arrange for Purchases and Deliveries. Purchase the Chassis. Purchase Other Components. Prepare the Chassis. Removing Chassis Parts. Mounting Your Electric Motor. Mounting and Testing Your Electric Motor.
Fabricating Battery Mounts.
Additional Mechanical Components. Cleanup from Mechanical to Electrical Stage. High-Current System. Low-Voltage System. Junction Box. Battery Installation. Battery Wiring. Accessory Battery. After Conversion. System Checkout on Blocks.
Neighborhood Trial Run. First Visitor Does a Second Take. Improved Cooling. Further Improved Cooling. Paint, Polish, and Sign.
Onward and Upward. Put Yourself in the Picture. Licensing and Insurance Overview. Getting Licensed. Getting Insured. Safety Footnote. Driving and Maintenance Overview. Driving Your Electric Vehicle. Caring for Your Electric Vehicle. Battery Care. Tire Care. Checking Connections.
Emergency Kit. Less Is More. Clubs, Associations, and Organizations. Electric Auto Association. Electric Utilities and Power Associations. Manufacturers, Converters, and Consultants. Conversion Specialists. Vehicles and Components. Experienced EV Conversions and Consulting. Conversion Kits. Conversion Plans. Other Parts. Books, Articles, and Papers. Online Industry Publications. Grassroots Electric Drive Sites. Federal Government Sites. General Electric Drive Information Sites.
Other Related Web Sites. The electric vehicle EV movement has broadened to multiple levels of the public debate. Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio have recently made movies about the need to assist the environment and how oil and energy have created the global warming problems that our world currently faces.
Well, EVs solve a lot of problems quickly. Electric vehicles bypass high energy prices. Electric cars cost pennies to charge. Electric cars have zero tailpipe emissions. While they charge up on electricity from power plants, they can also charge on electricity from solar, wind, and any other renewable resource.
Also, if you compare emissions from power plants for every car on the road versus gasoline emissions, electric cars are always always cleaner. In addition, as power plants get cleaner and our power plants reduce emissions, electric cars will only get cleaner. Electric cars also help develop the economy.
We all know that we need to increase the number of electric cars. Hybrid electrics, plug-in hybrids, and low-speed vehicles all expand electric transportation. We as a country—no, we as world—are increasing our involvement in this industry. I recently spoke with an owner of an electric car company who said that the UAW was more than excited to build electric cars since the traditional car companies were leaving Detroit in single file. This can only increase domestic jobs in the United States and help our economy.
Our world is depending on fossil fuels from countries that predominantly have not supported the best financial interests of the United States. Another way to ask the questions is: Should we be sending more money to Iran and Venezuela, or should we keep it in our own pockets? That is why I believe in a pollution-free, oil-free form of transportation.
When you drive an electric vehicle, that is how you feel—free. It also provides electric vehicle consulting services for companies needing marketing, engineering and technical expertise on their respective product lines. In addition, I also run a blog called www. I used to own a company called Electric Transportation Solutions, LLC, which sold all forms of electric vehicles, consulted for other companies on improving their perception in the market, and helped them determine strategic partnerships.
These books should be coming out in In fact, when I worked for the New York Power Authority, which powers those subways, I gained a new appreciation for electric transportation every time I took the train into and around New York City.
My interest in renewable energy and energy efficiency, however, began in graduate school at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy in Albany, New York, where I received a master of public administration degree. I concentrated on comparative international development, which focused on the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
After I read about the World Bank funding inefficient and environmentally destructive energy projects, such as coal-burning power plants in China or dams in Brazil that had the potential to destroy the Amazon, I decided to take my understanding to another level. I was fortunate enough to be able to ask direct questions to project managers who oversaw billions that went to China to build coal-burning power plants.
I asked them how the Bank could fund an environmentally destructive energy project when there were no traps or technologies to recapture the emissions and use that energy or recapture it back into the plant to use as energy. The answers were not good, but since I researched the Bank, attention to environmental issues has expanded by leaps and bounds and the Bank is starting to work toward economic and environmental efficiencies.
When I funded programs and realized the benefits of electric cars or hybrid electric buses versus their counterparts, I was transformed. I saw that electric transportation was the way to go. I fell so in love with electric transportation that I went to work for the New York Power Authority electric transportation group. In total, I helped to bring over 3, alternative-fueled vehicles and buses into New York.
I worked on the development, marketing, and management of electric and hybrid vehicle programs serving the New York metropolitan area. I developed programs that expanded the NYPA fleet from to over vehicles, while enhancing public awareness of these programs. I developed an incentive program that offered commuters up-front parking at the train stations with electric charging stations.
We provided insurance rebates and reduced train fares. To date, this was the largest electric vehicle station car program in the world. Figures 1, 2, and 3 show station parking and chargers for cars leased in Chappaqua, New York.
This was one of the most successful train stations excluding Huntington and Hicksville in Long Island, New York for the program. Figure 1 is a great overhead shot of the cars lined up in the areas we set up right next to the train station for prime parking incentives.
Figure 3 shows how close it was to the train station since you can see the platform and station name on the platform behind the row of TH! NK City EVs. It was a great program. On a related note, TH! NK is reemerging into the international automotive marketplace and is starting to open offices in the United States.
The TH! NK is coming back! Photo cour tesy of T own of Ne w Castle. Photo courtesy of T own of Ne w Castle. NK Neighbor low-speed vehicles for their respective donation programs to meet zero emission vehicle credits for New York State. Talk about incentive! I also wanted to tell people why they should convert their car. My intention was never to make a final statement, only to whet your appetite for electric vehicle possibilities.
I hope you have as much fun reading about the issues, sources, parts, and building process as I have had. Another timely point to add concerns the price of oil and its relation to the entire book. They have watched my involvement in electric cars expand over the years and, with global warming and green becoming the new black, they really appreciate what I am doing.
More importantly, I am in this movement so that my children can have a better earth to live in, since climate change and global warming is a reality. There are also so many people to thank. He has seen my involvement expand over the years and has even helped out with this book with a simple phone call. He is a great friend and colleague. Not for personal glory, but for the electric car movement.
This organization represents all the clubs across the country that promote electric cars and they need all of our support. There are some great, honorable people involved in these clubs with a love and desire to do the right thing: To me, that deserves our appreciation and thanks. When I asked her for her assistance, she was more than willing.
More than that, there was no ego or posturing. I say this because she came to help out on the book with a smile, decency, and greatness. Chelsea founded Plug-In America, which is working to make sure plug-in hybrid electric cars become a reality. What I like is that the organization does their work in a bipartisan manner and they do it for all the right reasons.
Even Felix Kramer from Plug-In America once told me that he always tells people that the best type of car is an electric car. They deserve to receive kudos too. I also want to thank Carl Vogel and Steve Clunn. Carl Vogel started Vogelbilt Corporation. He developed an electric motorcycle with the assistance of the original version of this book.
He has added his comments on the chapters in this book and has always been a great friend to me. Steve Clunn assisted with the book and is an electric vehicle conversion specialist.
I have always supported him and believed he was doing great things. Now, he has so many cars to convert he has a waiting list.
That is so great for him and a great sign for the conversion industry. Credit must also be extended to the many other electric vehicle enthusiasts who made this book possible, such as Lee Hart, one of the experts of the electric vehicle industry. I also want to thank, Lynne Mason from electric-cars-are-for-girls. Some of the pictures we approved by the original sources of the image, but I got the idea to get that image of add a company from her website.
He was one of the clean commuters in Chappaqua and this past year, Chris and I connected again. He said he wished the program was back. I just hope this book helps create more programs and electric vehicles are used more regularly. I also want to thank Bob Brant for writing this masterpiece, as well as his wife, Bonnie Brant.
She is such a sweet loving person who believed in me. I have always believed that people come into your life for a reason. Her reason was to bless me with the opportunity to update this book and give this industry the jolt it needs. She believed in my willingness to change the book for mass appeal while keeping the technical approach that Bob Brant used and everyone appreciates.
I also need to thank the best copywriter and editor that I could have ever been blessed with, Patty Wallenburg. She has been so supportive of the book and also so great with her entire team of copy editors and proofreaders.
Their job is to make the book great and she really did that! At the time when Judy approached me to do this book, Art Buchwald, a great political syndicate columnist for the Washington Post and a relative of mine, had passed away. He was a great inspiration to me. In addition, he wrote a letter of reference for me that helped me to get an internship between my undergraduate and graduate school years for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former U.
Senator for New York. When Judy Bass asked me to rewrite this book, I told her I was grateful because I could now work to continue the Buchwald tradition.
I dedicate this book to my beautiful wife, Jessica, and my beautiful sons, Tyler and Cameron. While sometimes things have been difficult for a person starting a company after the realities of living the Northeast version of the movie Who Killed the Electric Car?
My sons Tyler and Cameron are two great boys who only inspire me with their happiness, love, and intellect. As I see them grow up in the world we live in today, I am glad that this book can help to do its part for their future. Simply put, they are the cleanest, most efficient, and most cost-effective form of transportation around—and they are really fun to drive. When I worked for the State of New York, we always used to say that electric cars were almost maintenancefree: Electric cars are found on mountain tops railway trams, cable cars , at the bottom of the sea submarines, Titanic explorer , on the moon Lunar Rover , in tall buildings elevators , in cities subways, light rail, buses, delivery vehicles , hauling heavy rail freight or moving rail passengers fast Pennsylvania Railroad Washington to New York corridor.
Are they all electric vehicles? Do they run on rails or in shafts or on tethers or with nonrechargeable batteries? EVs were designed to do whatever was wanted in the past and can be designed and refined to do whatever is needed in the future. What do you need an EV to be: Design to meet that need.
Closer to home and the subject of this book, do you want an EV car, pickup, or van? You decide. As car companies continue producing sport utility vehicles SUVs that cannot meet federal fuel standards or reduce emissions that are harmful to our environment, think about some of the statistics and facts from the U.
This level of dependence on imports 55 percent is the highest in our history. The USDOE even goes on to say that this dependence on foreign oil will increase as we use up domestic resources. Transportation vehicles produce 25 to 75 percent of key chemicals that pollute the air, causing smog and health problems. All new cars must meet federal emissions standards. But as vehicles get older, the amount of pollution they produce increases. In addition, only about 15 percent of the energy in the fuel you put in your gas tank gets used to move your car down the road or run useful accessories like air conditioning or power steering.
The rest of the energy is lost. Clearly the potential to improve fuel economy with advanced technologies is enormous.
What can we do? Drive electric cars. Here are some reasons why. Although they are only at a relatively embryonic stage in terms of market penetration, electric cars represent the most environmentally friendly vehicle fuel, as they have absolutely no emissions www. The energy generated to power the EV and the energy to move the vehicle is 97 percent cleaner in terms of noxious pollutants.
Another advantage of electric motors is their ability to provide power at almost any engine speed. Whereas only about 20 percent of the chemical energy in gasoline gets converted into useful work at the wheels of an internal combustion vehicle, 75 percent or more of the energy from a battery reaches its wheels. One of the big arguments made by car companies against electric cars is that EVs are powered by power plants, which are powered primarily by coal.
Less than 2 percent of U. The power plants are stationary sources that can be modified over time to become cleaner. The major concerns facing the electric vehicle industry are range, top speed, and cost. They have to look great almost be an extension of the person buying the car , and they have to be safe. Conversions use currently approved frames and have been going on for years with gas cars using performance-based engines and motors.
Porsche chassis, electric cars can provide respectable performance. They are fun to drive, virtually silent, and they coast very easily when you let off the accelerator pedal www.
In other words, you can convert an old Porsche to go over mph with a mile range using lead-acid batteries alone! With lithium ion technology you can get the car to go — miles and the cost is still less than some brand new SUVs on the market.
In an effort to move the market toward the electric car, some people are trying other alternatives, including: Whether it happens in my lifetime is not the question. My point is that you can get an electric vehicle today. You can also take any vehicle you want and convert it to an electric vehicle. We can also encourage the fix-it guy down the street to help us with our conversion so that more mechanics across the country are building electric cars.
Electric vehicles are not difficult to build and they are easy to convert. There are so many reasons to convince you of the need to go electric: Once again: How about the fact that you can convert an electric vehicle today?
Right now! And it would cost you less than some new cars on the market. There are so many television shows showing people tricking out their cars, adding better engines, or doing just about anything to make it go fast and be safe. Conversions of an electric vehicle do all that and more.
They allow the next generation to have a safer world without relying on foreign sources of oil while giving our kids really clean and cool cars to drive. Also, the maintenance costs are negligible compared to the oil changes, radiator repairs, and all the other additional maintenance costs of an internal combustion engine version.
The difference between the two is a study in contrasts. The internal combustion engine is a device that inherently tries to destroy itself: These explosions in turn require a massive vessel to contain them—typically a cast-iron cylinder block.
Additional systems are necessary: This complexity means more things can go wrong more frequent repairs and higher repair costs. Figure summarizes the internal combustion engine vehicle systems.
The internal combustion engine is a variant of the generic combustion process. To light a match, you use oxygen O2 from the air to burn a carbonbased fuel wood or cardboard matchstick , generate carbon dioxide CO2 , emit toxic waste gases you can see the smoke and perhaps smell the sulfur , and leave a solid waste burnt matchstick.
The volume of air around you is far greater than that consumed by the match; air currents soon dissipate the smoke and smell, and you toss the matchstick. However, we still have a carbon-based combustion process that creates heat and pollution. Everything about the internal combustion engine is toxic, and is still one of the least-efficient mechanical devices on the planet.
Unlike lighting a single match, the use of hundreds of millions soon to be billions of internal combustion engine vehicles threatens to destroy all life on our earth. While an internal combustion engine has hundreds of moving parts, an electric motor only has one.
Figure shows all there is to it: A simple diagram of an electric vehicle looks like a simple diagram of a portable electric shaver: Nothing comes out of your electric shaver and nothing comes out of your electric car.
EVs are simple therefore highly reliable , have lifetimes measured in millions of miles, need no periodic maintenance filters, etc. They are highly flexible as well, using electric energy readily available anywhere as input fuel. In addition to all these benefits, if you buy, build, or convert your electric vehicle from an internal combustion engine vehicle chassis as suggested in this book, you perform a double service for the environment: You remove one polluting car from the road and add one nonpolluting electric vehicle to service.
An electric vehicle consists of a battery that provides energy, an electric motor that drives the wheels, and a controller that regulates the energy flow to the motor. Electric Motors Electric motors can be found in so many sizes and places, and have so many varied uses, that we tend to take them for granted. Universal in application, they can be as big as a house or smaller than your fingernail, and can be powered by any source of electricity.
Each of us encounters dozens, if not hundreds, of electric motors daily without even thinking about them: Back at home in the evening, you might use an electric garage door opener, program your TiVO, or use an electric power tool on a project. On and on, you get the picture.
Why are electric motors ubiquitous? In one word—convenience. This is because of its simplicity. Regardless of type, all electric motors have only two basic components: If you design, manufacture, and use an electric motor correctly, it is virtually impervious to failure and indestructible in use. Batteries No matter where you go, you cannot get away from batteries either. Batteries come in two distinct flavors: Like motors, they come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, weights, and capacities.
Unlike motors, they have no moving parts. The nonrechargeable batteries you simply dispose of when they are out of juice; rechargeable batteries you connect to a recharger or source of electric power to build them up to capacity.
There are different types of batteries. Why are batteries ubiquitous? In a word—convenience. The battery, in conjunction with the starter motor, serves the all-important function of starting the automobile powered by the conventional internal combustion engine.
In fact, it was the battery and electric starter motor combination, first introduced in the early s and changed very little since then, that put the internal combustion engine car on the map—it made cars easy to start and easy to use for anyone, anywhere.
Another great thing about the promise for electric cars is lithium-ion battery technology. It is moving rapidly into the marketplace and dropping in price. Over the next few years we can expect further drops in price, making EV conversions more affordable. Soon enough, the standard will be lithium-ion batteries in any conversion kit. Rechargeable lead-acid automotive batteries perform their job very reliably over a wide range of temperature extremes and, if kept properly charged, will maintain their efficiency and deliver stable output characteristics over a relatively long period of time—several years.
A lead-acid automotive battery is unlikely to fail unless you shock it, drop it, discharge it completely, or allow a cell to go dry. Newer, sealed batteries require no maintenance at all. Controllers Controllers have become much more intelligent.
The same technology that reduced computers from room-sized to desk-sized allows you to exercise precise control over an electric motor.
Why are electric vehicles elegant? When you join an electric motor, battery, and controller together, you get an electric vehicle that is both reliable and convenient. Besides all the discussion of electric cars and the California Air Resources Board CARB mandates to incentivize electric cars, hybrids, and fuel cells that are replicated in several of the United States, very few people have bought, built, or converted an electric vehicle because they wanted to save planet earth.
Here are some of the reasons why people do get into electric vehicles. Almost universally, people enjoy their consciousness-raising electric vehicle experience, are impressed by it, and tell a friend. This is only the first surprise of many when you get into an electric vehicle. Electric vehicles are first and foremost practical—but also fun to own and drive. Owners say they become downright addictive.
Tooling around in breezy electric vehicle silence gives you all the pleasure without the noise. NK City, Solectria Force, or a converted Porsche or Ford Ranger pickup truck, or a built-from-scratch chassis with custom kitcar body, your electric vehicle is a sexy, quiet, technologically spiffy show-stopper.
All different types of people were intrigued. When can I get one? How far does it go? Is it as good as people say? One suggestion too: On the other hand, if you just want to meet people, make the letters on your sign real big and you will never want for company. The first owners of anything new always have an aura of prestige and mystique about them.
You will be instantly coronated in your own neighborhood. New in Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle. Description A step-by-step guide to building an electric motorcycle from the ground up Written by alternative fuel expert Carl Vogel, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions for building a two-wheeled electric vehicle--from a streamlined scooter to a full-sized motorcycle.
Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle puts you in hog heaven when it comes to hitting the road on a reliable, economical, and environmentally friendly bike. Inside, you'll find complete details on every component, including motor, batteries, and frame.
The book covers electric motorcycles currently on themarket and explains how to convert an existing vehicle. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way.
Whether you want to get around town on a sleek ride or cruise the super slab on a tricked-out chopper, this is the book for you. Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle covers: Energy savings and environmental benefits Rake, trail, and fork angle Frame and design Batteries and chargers DC and AC motor types Motor controllers Accessories and converters Electrical system and wiring Conversion process Safety, maintenance, and troubleshooting show more.
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