"Converting a motorcycle to electric drive was an inevitable project for me. As a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, I'm an insatiable tinkerer. And as an electrical engineer with Lockheed Martin, I know a thing or two about electronics. The engineering and fabrication challenge are what sparked my interest in the project, but a reduction in my 'donations to the Middle East' is what kept me motivated! I was also really excited by the possibility of commuting to work on a homemade EV (electric vehicle). In total, it took about three months and 200-plus hours of labor to complete the conversion.